Recently, Dan March, CEO of WCA-the world's largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders-was a guest speaker on the podcast, Logical Logistics. He shared an overview through the journey of his career, where he was challenged as he transitioned from an editor into a CEO.
Dan’s background lies between media and journalism. He landed a job as a managing editor of an industry publication called Air Cargo News. While working as a managing editor of an industry publication called Air Cargo News in the early 2000s, he came across a new organization called the WCA. The WCA intrigued several of the employees at Air Cargo News because they were putting together a large group of freight forwarders around the world to network, act, and create new business opportunities together. This eventually lead to the two companies coming together through events to bring the freight forwarding community even closer to their providers.
In 2010, Dan made his transition to join WCA. He helped remake WCA’s marketing portfolio, extended reach within the industry, and created publications for the industry of independent fright forwarder communities. Roughly 6 years later, he became CEO of WCA.
What is WCA?
David Yokeum founded WCA in 1998 in Miami. It is the world’s largest network of independent freight forwarders with over 6,150 member offices in 189 countries around the world.
David’s vision was to put together a network of trusted and quality agents around the world on a non-exclusive bases. Today, WCA is neutrally managed and operated to truly benefit every member. WCA continues to be the leader in the logistics networking industry by actively listening to members’ needs and wants, but also through dedication to develop industry solutions that challenge independent freight forwarders.
If you want to learn more about the freight forwarding industry, listen to the full podcast by Dan March here.
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