Note from the President

Dear Members and Guests,

The bar is set very high now for our organization as we had an all-time record breaking turnout for the February 1st luncheon!  To all who attended, I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation; for it is membership participation and engagement that ultimately drives the success of ITMA and its mission of providing scholarships and education to our industry community.

I’d like to thank our guest speaker Alex Azparrent, Global Director of Logistics Operations at Fluor, for the excellent and informative presentation he provided to our members and guests. We knew Alex would be a big draw for attendance to this luncheon, and we are very thankful he joined us and provided such timely and relevant insight on Capital Efficiency, and the importance of human resources, systems, and data analytics for our membership.   I’d also like to give my thanks and appreciation to Pinch, our Lunch Sponsor, for their continued support and contributions to ITMA and its members. 

On a personal note, I want to say how thankful I am for the truly wonderful, hardworking, and thoughtful Board we have, and without whom these past few weeks would have been much more difficult for me and my family. I was not able to assist with the planning and execution of this past luncheon as I would have liked, but under the superb leadership and efforts of our Vice President, Charis Hansen, and our Board the luncheon was a great success. A special shout out to Christie Brush, our Hospitality Director, Tracy Henderson, our Programs Director, and Myriam Diephaus, our Communications Director, all of whom organized and executed the luncheon perfectly.  And thanks to all on the Board for the kind words and support you offered me and my family these past few weeks. I am truly touched and appreciative.

Our annual Mack Johnson Memorial Golf Classics is just over a month away and will be here sooner than you think. Please plan on registering early and grabbing the available sponsorships as we expect the largest turnout out we’ve ever had this year. This event is the largest golf tournament for the Houston area transportation industry and is the most significant scholarship fund driver ITMA has throughout the year. We are pleased once again to be holding the event at Kingwood Country Club who has done a tremendous job of updating and upgrading all the courses after suffering some very devastating floods last year. They have worked very hard and the courses are the best they have ever looked. You won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to seeing you on the links soon!

ITMA is very pleased to have James Hall, Director of Logistics, with Nabors Corporate Services as our guest speaker for the upcoming March 1st luncheon. Please register early for this luncheon as we expect the turn out to be every bit as large as this past February’s luncheon given the excellent topics James will provide. I look forward to seeing all of you on March 1st.

Very Best Regards,

Mitch Heiserman
ITMA President

Mitch Heiserman 


Welcome to ITMA

Based in Houston, Texas, and chartered by the State of Texas, the International Transportation Management Association ("ITMA") is a member-driven organization for companies and people that are involved or interested in international transportation logistics.



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Any individual or company involved in the international transportation industry is eligible to join. Read more about The Member Benefits and WHY you should join ITMA

Prospective members can apply online. Current members can update their member contact information by logging in, and then clicking the 'Edit Profile' link in the sidebar.

Individual membership is $50 per year. Corporate membership is $200 per year. Corporate membership entitles a corporation to nominate five (5) of its employees as the beneficiaries of the membership. Membership dues are paid annually, are good for the calendar year and are not pro-rated.

Membership dues and event fees must be paid in US funds.

Retired members, Educators and ITMA scholarship recipients are entitled to Honorary Membership and are not assessed annual dues and privileged meeting rates. Honorary Membership does not include voting privileges, but entitles members to attend all functions and receive discounted prices for regular meetings.


Meetings and Events

ITMA conducts meetings and special events throughout the year. Most Luncheons are held on first Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn meetings include an informative program and networking opportunities.

Luncheon Sponsors are showcased at a display at each luncheon. Meet our 2015 Sponsors.

Special events include annual golf outings, conferences and fundraising events.


Career Opportunities

ITMA posts transportation industry employment opportunities at this web site. If you're seeking experienced people, or are seeking a position in the international transportation arena, see employment opportunities for current job information.


ITMA Scholarships

Each year qualified college students are awarded substantial funding in scholarships from ITMA.

Learn about ITMA scholarship qualifications and submit a scholarship application at this web site.


Industry Education

In our commitment to Education for our logistics community, ITMA is working with leading industry experts to present valuable seminars and workshops to keep our members informed of the latest trade practices.

These Educational Programs have been very well received and proceeds assist our Scholarships!


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