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Note from the President

Dear Members and Guests,

We had a great turnout for our October luncheon, and thanks to all who were able to spare the time from your busy schedules to attend. For those who were unable to make it, we hope to see you at our upcoming November 1st luncheon. It will be a terrific panel discussion and you won’t want to miss this one for sure. My sincerest thanks to our October guest speaker Mr. Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco Delivery, for his most enjoyable and informative presentation and for sharing his valuable time with our members. I’d also like to thank our luncheon sponsor, BBC Chartering and Mr. Ed Bastian, for their sponsorship this month and continued support throughout the years.

A big shout out and thanks to all the terrific volleyball teams, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers who participated in our ITMA Volleyball Tournament at Third Coast Volleyball Club on October 9th. Congratulations to GT Express, who was the Championship Bracket Winner, and to NDS who won the Silver Bracket, and our sincerest thanks as well to all the teams who competed this year. Many thanks to our Special Events Director, Loren Bruening, who organized this year’s event and provided a very enjoyable day of volleyball and fun for all those who attended.  I’d also like to thank our Hospitality Director, Christie Brush, and our Membership Director, Kayla Yates, for their valuable assistance at the event and to our student volunteers who helped make the tournament such a success. The team at Third Coast Volleyball Club did an outstanding job again this year providing a terrific venue and we thank them for all their hard work and assistance.

These are challenging times from a commercial and operational perspective. This has subsequently increased the chances of litigation when problems come up in transportation and have caused a more contentious working environment. There are steps that can be taken to avoid and lessen these issues. The HMAA sponsored panel discussion at our upcoming November 1st luncheon will discuss the importance of cooperation between stakeholders, developing equitable contracts, and the appointment of a proper team. We are very pleased to have with us a distinguished panel consisting of Forwarder - John Hark of Bertling Logistics, Legal – Dana Martin of Hill Rivkins LLP, Shipper – Margaret J. Vaughan of Wood, and Carrier – Thomas Damsgaard of Inchcape Shipping Services, together with Moderator – Doug Shoemaker from Blank Rome LLP. Please book your seats early as I’m sure we will have a full house for this diverse and informative panel discussion.

Please note our 2017 ITMA Christmas Party is just around the corner on Saturday, December 9th at The Downtown Club so put it on your calendars!  Please contact our Hospitality Director, Christie Brush, with much appreciated sponsorships and donations for the Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, and Wine Pull.  We’ll have reminders going out soon. Hoping to see you all there for a wonderful holiday evening!


Mitch Heiserman
ITMA President



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