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Airforwarders Association appoints Rock-It Global’s Fisher as new board member

Airforwarders Association appoints Rock-It Global’s Fisher as new board member

Rock-it Global has signalled its close support for the Airforwarders Association (AfA) by maintaining a leading presence on its Board of Directors following Sasha Goodman’s term, which expires at the end of 2022.

Although unrelated to Goodman’s departure, Jacob (Jake) Fisher, vice president and general counsel to AfA Platinum member Rock-It Global, will join the AfA Board, effective immediately.

“Jake brings a wealth of industry experience and legal expertise to the AfA board,” said Kirk McCann, AfA chairman of the board, and executive director of North American development, Scan Global Logistics.

“Please join the board of directors and me in congratulating Jake on this prestigious appointment. We look forward to working with him in advancing the agenda for AfA.”

Longstanding and esteemed member of the AfA board Sasha Goodman, chief administration officer, Rock-It Global, will remain an active AfA member continuing on the planning committee for the AfA AirCargo Conference, at which she will take a leadership role in the women’s networking event.

The AfA AirCargo Conference takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, February 12 – 14, 2023.

“Sasha has done a tremendous job not only representing our company but also advocating for women in our industry,” said Paul Martins, CEO, Global Critical Logistics, the parent company of Rock-it Global, Dietl International, Dynamic International, Cosdel, and CargoLive. “It is fantastic that our company will continue to be well represented on the AfA Board by Jake Fisher. Thank you again Sasha and congratulations, Jake!”

Fisher was elected to fill an interim slot created by the departure of Brendan Akamu, who recently accepted a position with Hawaiian Airlines.

Airline members are not eligible to hold a seat on AfA’s board.

Akamu’s former seat term expires this Fall, at which time Fisher will be required to run for re-election for a four-year term.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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