Shawn Richard, vice president Global Air Freight at SEKO Logistics, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Airforwarders Association (AfA) in the United States.
He joins other newly elected BOD members for the upcoming 2021-2024 term of office and will be officially sworn into office at the AfA’s virtual Board meeting on 5 January.
In a statement, the association said the "new recruits" will join eight existing AfA Directors in continuing the success of the Association and guiding its future growth and development.
“The Airforwarders Association is delighted to have Shawn Richard joining our Board. Shawn’s extensive experience and vast industry knowledge make him an ideal Director as we continue our ambitious agenda in promoting the interests of freight forwarders in Washington,” said Brandon Fried, AfA executive director.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard said he plans on being "heavily engaged in key issues for our industry, notably airport congestion, K9 screening and GHA outreach initiatives to plan and implement immediate service improvements for Forwarders.”
“I am looking forward to working with the other Board members, as well as the entire AfA membership, to ensure we continue to adopt a proactive role in relation to compliance, security and innovation, which will guarantee the health and survival of our industry,” he said, noting the importance of freight forwarders in the post-COVID world.