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Salute to Secretary LaHood

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 15, 2011

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) announced that the recipient of the 2011 Logistics Executive of the Year Award goes to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood.

This award is presented jointly by Logistics Management Magazine and the NITL.

The honor is also known as the” McCullough Award” and is named after John T. McCullough, a former chief of Distribution magazine, a predecessor of Logistics Management. Secretary LaHood was selected on the basis of nominations that were provided by the NITL’s membership.

The Award has been given annually since 1979 to an individual or organization that has distinguished themselves in the freight transportation industry. The NITL’s Board of Directors then voted from this list of names and chose the Secretary for the Award.

Secretary LaHood became the 16th Secretary of Transportation on January 23, 2009. He has helped develop and implement the Obama Administration’s priorities and policies regarding all transportation modes and infrastructure. Before becoming Secretary of Transportation, LaHood served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-2009, representing the 18th Congressional District of Illinois, and also served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The Award wast presented to LaHood at the TransComp Exhibition’s Industry Awards Closing Luncheon on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. LaHood will also gave the keynote address after receiving the award.

About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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