James Lee

James Lee

Vice President, Brokerage Services & Legal Affairs at Choptank Transport, Inc.

Greater Atlanta Area

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James Lee's Overview

  • Vice President, Legal Affairs at Cargo-Master/Greatwide Freight Brokerage
  • Regional Vice President at Cargo-Master, LLC
  • Sales and Transportation Manager, Mid-Gulf Region at Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc

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James Lee's Summary

Highly successful Transportation and Logistics Professional with over 22 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain law and operations. Outstanding complementary skills in business development and strategic planning with demonstrated ability to resolve complex, operational issues while minimizing cost and maximizing profit.


Highly regarded negotiation skills
Business Development/Revenue Enhancement
Operations Management
Carrier Relations/Carrier Qualifications/Carrier Development
Credit and Collections
Transportation Law, PACA Law
Increasing Brokerage Sales
Minimizing Corporate Risk

James Lee's Experience

Vice President, Brokerage Services & Legal Affairs

Choptank Transport, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Logistics and Supply Chain industry

March 2011Present (3 years 8 months)

Vice President, Legal Affairs

Cargo-Master/Greatwide Freight Brokerage

June 1995August 2010 (15 years 3 months)

Head of Legal Affairs for "Top 25" Third party Logistics provider specializing in truckload and less-than-truckload transportation of general freight, as well as perishable and on-time sensitive commodities, with 23 offices across the United States and Canada, producing over $200 million in gross revenue. Supervised four functional groups that included the processes of Credit and Collections, Claims and Subrogation, Carrier Relations and Qualifications, Contract Negotiation, and Regulatory Compliance.

Regional Vice President

Cargo-Master, LLC

May 1988June 1995 (7 years 2 months)

Managed startup of new regional offices for produce and transportation brokerage sales with full P&L responsibility for "Top 25" Third Party Logistics provider with 23 regional offices nationwide. Managed regulatory compliance program for PACA, ICC and DOT.

Sales and Transportation Manager, Mid-Gulf Region

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FDP; Food & Beverages industry

June 1974January 1987 (12 years 8 months)

Territory manager for major importer/wholesaler of fresh fruits and vegetables servicing product buyers and merchandisers for Mid-Gulf Region. Coordinated procurement and transportation process from various ports of entry to designated customer delivery locations. Started as office clerk, receiving multiple promotions within divisions of Sales, Marketing, Stevedoring, and Marine/OTR Truckload Transportation.

James Lee's Skills & Expertise

  1. Transportation Law
  2. Negotiation
  3. Operations Management
  4. Brokerage
  5. Risk
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Contract Negotiation
  8. Customer Relations
  9. Business Strategy
  10. Purchasing
  11. Budgeting
  12. P&L Management
  13. P&L

James Lee's Education

University of South Alabama

B.S., Marketing & Transportation, Business Law


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