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YRC’s CEO, James Welch – Keynote Speaker 
James Welch is set to touch on industry topics, trends and informational analysis at the 2015 GlobalTranz Agent Convention. As chief executive officer, James Welch leads YRC Worldwide and its operating companies. During his 33-year tenure in the transportation and logistics industry, Welch has established a proven track record of leading organizations through difficult challenges and moving them to positions of improved operational efficiency and profitability.

Welch has worked in both domestic and global settings. He has varied and expansive experience in sales and marketing, finance, operations, and labor activities. The experience with a major Fortune 500 company has allowed him to synthesize the various elements of a business into an effective and productive operation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in business from West Texas A&M University. In addition, he attended the Executive Development Program at Yale University and is a regular attendee at the Center for Service Leadership at Arizona State University.

“James Welch has been a pillar for YRC and their continued growth and success. We are beyond thrilled to have such an industry mainstay and innovator to present at our conference,” says Michael Bookout, Chief Operations Officer for GlobalTranz. “His insight and direction are highly regarded throughout the industry.”

Along with the excitement of Mr. Welch, GlobalTranz (a top 15 US freight brokerage firm) schedule for their annual Agent Conference is set to highlight new technology and service offerings as well as a surprise, groundbreaking product development announcement from founder and CEO, Andrew Leto.

Held in Hollywood, FL May 27th – 29th, the conference will help to re-define the individual freight agency model and focus on the relationship between corporate support and agent or agency. Slated to attend are hundreds of freight agency owners from around the United States who currently partner with GlobalTranz, as well as participants from top carriers (industry leaders) that currently partner with GlobalTranz as well.