Vice President, Brokerage Services & Legal Affairs at Choptank Transport, Inc.
- Greater Atlanta Area
James Lee's Overview
- Vice President, Brokerage Services & Legal Affairs at Choptank Transport, Inc.
- 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
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
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
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Logistics and Supply Chain industry
March 2011 – Present (3 years 8 months)
Vice President, Legal Affairs
Cargo-Master/Greatwide Freight Brokerage
June 1995 – August 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
May 1988 – June 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
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FDP; Food & Beverages industry
June 1974 – January 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
- Transportation Law
- Operations Management
- Strategic Planning
- Contract Negotiation
- Customer Relations
- Business Strategy
- P&L Management
James Lee's Education
James Lee's Additional Information
- Groups and Associations:
* Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Association (TLP&SA) * SETSC, SouthEastern Transportation & Security Council * Produce Marketing Association * Atlanta Produce Dealers Association * United Fresh
- Honors and Awards:
* President's Team 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
* Transportation Intermediaries Association Industry Advancement Award 2005, 2007.
* Regular featured speaker at TIA conferences and seminars.
* United Fresh-Supply Chain Logistics Council
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