Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) Announces 2023 Trailblazers Award Winners

Written By: Courtney Keenan | Jun 12, 2023 9:00:00 PM





SAVANNAH, GA - June 12, 2023 – The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announced the winners of its Trailblazers Awards program during the 2023 ELEVATE Conference in Savannah.

The TMSA Trailblazer Awards showcase the very best of marketing and sales in the transportation and logistics industry. These awards push beyond recognizing the top campaigns but also the people behind the brand. As a trade non-profit in the transportation space, TMSA also highlights all the great work companies do to give back to their communities.

“The marketing and sales teams in the industry continue to blow me away with their diverse submissions,” said Courtney Keenan, TMSA Recognition Committee Chairperson and RLS Logistics Marketing and CX Manager. “This year, we are pleased to celebrate the success of 27 brands for blazing a trail at their companies or in their communities.”

The panel of judges, composed of industry professionals, awarded companies and individuals based on their outstanding achievements over the last 18 months. In addition to sales and marketing, submissions included recruitment, diversity, equity, and inclusion in this year’s winning submissions.

“Marketing and sales inside the transportation industry continues to evolve. TMSA is thrilled to honor the innovative thinkers whose campaigns include topics from content marketing to diversity, equity and inclusion to recruitment to everything in between and out-of-the-box,” said Jennifer Karpus-Romain, Executive Director at TMSA.

The TMSA Trailblazer Winners are as follows:

Excellence in Sales or Marketing Campaign:

  • A. Duie Pyle
  • BlueGrace Logistics
  • ITS Logistics
  • Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
  • Luminaries Consulting & TMC Logistics
  • RLS Logistics
  • The Leverage Marketing Group & Odyssey Logistics
  • Trailer Bridge, Inc.
  • Verst Logistics & Sol de Naples
  • Verst Logistics & Autumn Consulting
  • Sol de Naples Marketing and Momentum Transportation, a Landstar Agent
  • drop & hook
  • drop & hook and She Drives CFI
  • The Shippers Group

Purpose Award:

  • The Erb Group of Companies
  • Matson, Inc.
  • Autumn Consulting
  • Fleet Advantage
  • Trailer Bridge. Inc.

Marketing Mountain Mover of the Year:

  • Marcie Vogelpohl, Marketing Manager, Verst Logistics

Top Brand Innovators:

  • Karen Sage, Chief Marketing Officer, Shipwell
  • Ryan Mann, U.S. Director of Marketing, Lean Solutions Group
  • Katerina Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Fleet Advantage

Sales Mountain Mover of the Year:

  • Carleen Herndon, Vice President of Business Development and Account Supervisor, MindShare Strategies and Women In Trucking Association

Top Rainmakers:

  • Jason Tackett, National Sales, ReedTMS Logistics, a Werner Company
  • Becky Scott, Director of Key Account Sales, Momentum Transportation, a Landstar Agent
  • Brandon Russo, Director of Business Development, FST Logistics

Rising Stars:

  • Bonnie Parkinson, Marketing & Communications Manager, XTL Transport, Inc.
  • Michael Leary, Senior Creative Services Specialist, Trailer Bridge, Inc.
  • Jaimie Wilson, Communication & Documentation Specialist, Atlantic Logistics

TMSA Member of the Year:

  • Cassandra McRae, Marketing Manager, A.Duie Plye

TMSA Partner of the Year:

  • Holly LaBoda, Partner and Co-Founder, Luminaires Consulting

 

ABOUT TMSA

TMSA is the only association dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals in all modes of the commercial freight transportation market. From president and vice president to manager, director and coordinator, members are at all levels and represent all market segments including motor carriers, 3PLs, railroads, air carriers, ocean lines, port authorities, OEMs, media and suppliers.

TMSA's mission is to enable sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources, ultimately strengthening their individual development, their businesses and the industry-at-large. TMSA's vision is to be the pre-eminent non-profit sales and marketing association that transportation and logistics professionals turn to for industry-specific education, connections and resources.

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