LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Transportation Club (LATC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the field of logistics by providing learning and networking opportunities to members as well as support to community and educational programs, has named Scott Weiss to the officer role of President. Weiss is Vice President of Business Development at Port Logistics Group, the nation's leading provider of gateway logistics services.
"The field of logistics plays a critical role in our local economy here in Southern California," Weiss said, noting the logistics industry is responsible for about one million local jobs. "The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are home to the two busiest seaports in the nation and the Southern California region is one of the world's largest logistics hubs."
Weiss' year-long volunteer service as LATC President will further advance the ability of the non-profit to provide educational support and scholarships to the Southern California community. LATC's activities include a monthly executive speaker series, hosting an annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser, and hosting a Transportation Night at Knott's Berry Farm.
The logistics executive's new role follows ten years of service on the LATC Board of Directors and complements Port Logistics Group's focus on supply chain services. "Scott has been a leader in the supply chain community in Southern California for over 20 years and this appointment reflects his dedication to our industry," said Greg Morello, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Port Logistics Group. "Port Logistics Group is committed to giving back to the communities that we serve. We congratulate Scott on the achievement and know the LATC will be well served during his tenure."
Membership fees and donations raised at LATC events support the scholarship endowment fund at Cal State Long Beach for students majoring in logistics, and scholarships to the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP), an organization which prepares high-school students for careers in high-growth sectors. LATC also actively donates to local youth causes that include Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos and Compton Youth Build.
"Over the years, the LATC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities and provided scholarships to hundreds of students. Of all the fantastic accomplishments by the LATC in its 93 year history, perhaps the most important is giving back to our community by supporting the logistics leaders of tomorrow," Weiss concluded.
ABOUT PORT LOGISTICS GROUP
Port Logistics Group is the nation's leading provider of gateway logistics services, including value added warehousing and omnichannel distribution, transloading and crossdocking, ecommerce fulfillment, and national transportation. With 6.5 million square feet of warehouse space strategically located in and around major North American ports, Port Logistics Group provides the critical link between international transportation and the last-mile supply chain.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES TRANSPORTATION CLUB
Based in Los Angeles, CA, the Los Angeles Transportation Club (LATC) is a non-profit organization which offers a forum for professionals in transportation and logistics to stay informed and connected while promoting the industry's contributions to global commerce. Created in 1924, LATC members draw from more than 100 organizations and include logistics service providers, shippers and suppliers. In addition to programming attended by its members, LATC supports charities and scholarship endowments that benefit youth and adults in communities throughout Southern California and beyond.
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SOURCE Port Logistics Group