WERCing it in North Carolina

Enthusiastic WERC members take the lead and form a new, local WERCouncil.
By Lorie King Rogers, Associate Editor
July 30, 2010 - MMH Editorial

In a continuing effort to reach logistics professionals across the country, the Warehousing and Education Research Council (WERC) has announced the formation of a new WERCouncil in North Carolina.

WERC CEO Michael Mikitka said, “We wholeheartedly welcome our hard-working volunteers who are taking time out of their busy schedules to start up this grassroots effort. WERC’s strength lies in their dedication.”

In an interview with Modern, Mikitka explained the importance of WERCouncils that offer education and networking at the local level.  “Because the board defines their own local needs, the group can be more responsive to members in the area.”

Mikitka also said that WERC helps the local leaders identify speakers, programs and tours that best suit specific needs.  “This is particularly important because people who don’t travel to national WERC events are able to get the same benefits of the organization.”

The new WERCouncil group president is Sheila Benny, Optricity.  Directors-at-large indude the following: Kristen Basmajian, Optricity; Steve Hensley, Blue Sky Technologies; Walter Martin, NC Consortium for Logistics Education; Jennifer Miller, Lord Corporation; and Fred Voss, Newstar Logistics.

For more information, go to http://www.werc.org or contact Ellen Pendoal in the WERC office at 630-990-0001 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Author

Lorie King Rogers
Associate Editor

Lorie King Rogers, associate editor, joined Modern in 2009 after working as a freelance writer for the Casebook issue and show daily at tradeshows. A graduate of Emerson College, she has also worked as an editor on Stock Car Racing Magazine.

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