John Ficker, a 33-year veteran of the transportation industry will assume the role of presidnet of NITLeague on September 1. He succeeds Peter J. Gatti who served as interim head of the association since March 2003 following Ed Emmett's resignation. Gatti will continue to serve the organization, though his role was not clearly defined in the July 30th announcement.
Ficker who was logistics development manager for Weyerhaeuser Company will relocate to Washington, DC.
Just two weeks prior to the NITL announcement, NASSTRAC, an association which "focuses on essential transportation and supply chain activities" announced it had appointed Brian Everett as executive director.
Everett is senior partner in Mindshare Strategies, which has been retained to provide association management services. He is also executive director of the Transportation Marketing & Communications Association. In the same announcement, NASSTRAC said it had appointed Denny Grim, executive producer for Business to Business Communications, to increase membership.
The NASSTRAC office will relocate from Washington, DC to Waconia, MN.