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MISSION STATEMENT

In 2016 the AEMCA Board of Directors updated the association’s mission statement, smart vision statement and the strategic initiatives.

MISSION

AEMCA’s mission is to provide the framework for member networking, education, and inter-association relations; to assist the shipping public and regulatory agencies in understanding the many advantages of using flexible, client-oriented carriers offering a variety of expedited trucking services.

The significant role played by AEMCA members can best be illustrated by realizing how weak the air and expedited cargo industry would be if there were no air and expedited truckers to perform the many specialized services in today’s global marketplace.

AEMCA offers members the opportunity to educate, advocate, and promote business development through networking with members and industry groups.

VISION

Increase the core membership to over 100 members through improved marketing, legislative/regulatory, education, exposure and outreach.

AEMCA’s Strategic Initiatives:
Improve Association Marketing
Increase member development and retention
Increase legislative impact and exposure

 

OUR HISTORY

In the late 1990’s, the AEMCA became an independent non-profit association, governed solely by an appointed board of directors and members. They also became a part of the American Trucking Association for a short period of time but since 2000, have stood as an independent association. The mission and core values created in 1988 still apply today - to offer members the opportunity to educate, advocate and promote business development through networking with members and industry groups. Over the years, the AEMCA has represented the air freight trucking industry on many legislative and security issues ,as well as keeping up with the ever-changing demands of this industry.

The Film, Air and Package Carriers Conference (FAPCC) was founded in 1962 by a small group of like-minded people from the freight trucking industry.  This annual conference was comprised of three separate groups: Air Freight Motor Carrier Conference (AFMCC), American Package Carriers Association (APCA), and the Film Package Association (FPA).  The intent of the conference was the same then as the current AirCargo Conference is today, to assist members in networking, building their business and learning more about the industry. 1988 was a big year for AFMCC.  Under the leadership of Kevin Maloney and Ted Shapiro, the AFMCC separated from the FAPCC and changed the name to the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association.

PURPOSE

UNITY

AEMCA speaks as a unified voice in regulatory and legislative issues that affect the trucking industry. Members have an opportunity to learn, share, get consensus and guidance from other members facing similar challenges that include legal, regulatory, and financial issues. AEMCA members improve their businesses by listening to other member's successes, failures, and also solutions to the things that keep them up at night.

NETWORKING

AEMCA speaks as a unified voice in regulatory and legislative issues that affect the trucking industry. Members have an opportunity to learn, share, get consensus and guidance from other members facing similar challenges that include legal, regulatory, and financial issues. AEMCA members improve their businesses by listening to other member's successes, failures, and also solutions to the things that keep them up at night.

EDUCATION, LEGISTLATIVE & LEGAL

AEMCA speaks as a unified voice in regulatory and legislative issues that affect the trucking industry. Members have an opportunity to learn, share, get consensus and guidance from other members facing similar challenges that include legal, regulatory, and financial issues. AEMCA members improve their businesses by listening to other member's successes, failures, and also solutions to the things that keep them up at night.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AEMCA-John-Conahan
John Conahan
AEMCA President
Mobile Air Transport, Inc.
P.O. Box 2400
Binghamton, NY 13902
jjc@mobileairtrans.com
607-349-0490
(607) 772-1102

AEMCA-Billie_Sullivan
Billie Sullivan                       

AEMCA Vice President
Roanoke Trade
100 W. Broadway, Ste 100
Long Beach, CA 90802-4463
billie.sullivan@roanokegroup.com
562-412-7375
(800) 421-9324

AEMCA-Cody_Jackson
Cody Jackson

AEMCA Treasurer
Land Air Express, Inc. 
P.O. Box 2250
Bowling Green, KY 42102-2250
cody@landairexpress.com
270-535-6502
(270) 781-0655

Executive Committee

AEMCA-Ray_Shannon
Ray Shannon                        

AEMCA Secretary
The Expediting Co., Inc.   
1295 S. Brown School Road
Vandalia, OH 45377
ray.shannon@expco.com
937-280-2030

Buzz_Gondran-AEMCA
Buzz Gondran
AEMCA Past President
Action Freight Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 140005,
Austin, TX 78714
buzz@actionfreight.com   
512.422.5585
(512) 476-6415

Board Members

AEMCA-MauriceCallis
Maurice Callis
Enterprise Technology Alliance
197 Woodland Pkwy Ste 104-373
San Marcos, CA 92069
mcallis@etagroup.com
619-954-7723
760-798-9466 x112

AEMCA-Ian_Conahan
Ian Conahan

Central Air Freight Services, Inc.
20 Powell Drive
Hazleton, PA 18201
ianc@caffreightservices.com
570-233-9761
(570) 455-7543

AEMCA-Bob_Croce
Robert Croce
Philadelphia Truck Lines, Inc.
519 Kaiser Drive Ste D
Folcroft, PA 19032
bobc@phltrucklines.com
610-227-5000
610-522-1184 x109

AEMCA-Jim_Hill
Jim Hill
Hill Logistics, Inc.
800 East 17th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
jim.hill@hilllogistics.com
501-416-2724
(501) 375-4445

AEMCA-Chris_Rinaudo
Chris Rinaudo                      

Baton Rouge Cargo Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 77316
Baton Rouge, LA 70879
chrisrinaudo@batonrougecargo.com
225-291-3455

AEMCA-Scott-Klever
Scott Klever  
Forward Air  
6880 Port Road
Groveport, OH 43125
sklever@forwardair.com
513-331-1867

AEMCA-Wanda_Sample
Wanda Sample                    

Avalon Risk Management, LLC
17 Battery Place Ste 234
New York, NY 10004
wsample@avalonrisk.com
516-506-9152
646-490-5352

AEMCA-Lance_Small
Lance Small
Forward Air, Inc.
4370 Old Dixie Rd.
Hapeville, GA 30354
lsmall@forwardair.com
817-313-9416
404-362-2467

AEMCA-Matt_Hodson
Matt Hodson 

Summit NW Corporation  
5330 NE Courier CT Ste A
Portland, OR 97218-2817
matth@summitnw.com
503-209-1844
503-255-3826

AEMCA-Enzo_Vartuli
Enzo Vartuli 

American Linehaul Corporation
9 Mt Bethel Road, Ste 206
Warren, NJ 07059
evartuli@americanlc.com
973-589-0101

Other

AEMCA-Fiona_Morgan
Fiona Morgan

AEMCA Executive Director
AEMCA          
10613 Pineview Road
Manassas, VA 20111
fiona@aemca.org
571-229-6294
(703) 361-5208

AEMCA-Hank_Seaton
Hank Seaton

AEMCA Legal Counsel
Seaton & Husk, L.P.           
2240 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
heseaton@aol.com
703-283-4251
703-573-0700

AEMCA-Ralph_Turney
Ralph Turney

Board Member Emeritus  
Red Arrow 
673 Clifden Dr.
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
smturney@juno.com
(314) 605-2205

PAST PRESIDENTS

Paul A. Smith (1965-1968)
H.J. Noel (1968-1969)
Richard Harbourt (1969-1972)
Robert O. Weston (1972-1978)
D.M. Brandon (1978-1980)
Ronald Kauffman (1980-1983)
Sal Zummo (1983-1987)
Kevin Maloney (1987-1991)
Jack Law (1991-1995)
Gary “Duke”Downey (1995-1997)

James W. “Butch” Burleson (1997-2002)
Ed Hogan (2002-2003)
Jim Weiland (2003-2006)
Robert Serra (2006-2009)
Mike King (2009-2011)
Dave Kreigh (2011-2013)
Jeff Patterson (2013-2015)
Scott Klever (2015-2017)
Buzz Gondran (2017- present)

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