Four of the supply chain’s leading companies have joined the inaugural class of the CLDA’s new Industry Leaders Advisory Group. The group includes Key Software Systems; Openforce; Risk Strategies and SCI. This non-courier advisory group will help with the association’s strategic planning. It was formed to bring the voices of all members of the supply chain to the table.

“We see the formation of CLDA’s Industry Leaders Advisory Group as a way to diversify leadership and represent the interests of all our members – including carriers, shippers, and affiliate partners,” says CLDA Board President Steve Howard. “The membership of our board has been made up exclusively of carriers since 1987 and we believe it’s time to broaden that representation. These industry veterans will have a seat at the CLDA board table, helping us work through industry challenges and identify opportunities. They will help establish goals that are important to our 2,900+ members and map out ways to achieve them.”

Four supply chain veterans will be their company’s representatives on the CLDA Industry Leadership Advisory Group: Bryan Ice of Risk Strategies; Patrick Scardilli of Key Software Systems; Dominick Simone of SCI and Rob Slack of Openforce.

Bryan Ice, CIC is Director of Sales – Transportation at Risk Strategies. He has been involved in the insurance industry since 2003, assuming his position at Risk Strategies in 2017. Risk Strategies is a national specialty insurance broker providing risk management advisory services, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits and private client risks. The Risk Strategies Transportation practice specializes in providing custom courier insurance and same-day delivery insurance coverages.

Patrick Scardilli is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Key Software Systems. He has helped final mile delivery companies on-board technology solutions for over 16 years. Key Software Systems provides a delivery management and optimization platform for carriers of all sizes. Their Xcelerator and MobileTek solutions help final mile couriers automate their operations, streamline their processes and ensure reliability and accountability throughout the delivery lifecycle.

Dominick Simone is the Senior Vice President of Client Services at SCI. He has been involved in the Final Mile delivery industry since 1980. SCI is the premier third-party administrator for the transportation and logistics industry. SCI offers real person customer service and uses its market-leading size to create beneficial insurance programs like the only ACA compliant healthcare program to individual workers compensation coverage. SCI partners with other leading companies to help with fleet acquisition and effective recruiting. SCI is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2021.

Rob Slack is an industry relations executive at Openforce and a former president of the CLDA. He has been in the expedited delivery industry since 1976, as an IC driver. Openforce provides technology-driven logistics support services and driver insurance programs through their subsidiary, ICM Insurance, that reduce the operating costs and compliance risk for companies using independent contractors. They are an outsourced provider for recruiting, onboarding, contracting, “Pay as you go” insurance programs, settlement processing, risk mitigation control and driver member benefits.

These four industry pros will represent their companies, working with CLDA’s Executive Committee, including the President and Executive Director, to provide insight into strategies and opportunities for the industry. They will attend CLDA Board of Directors meetings in an advisory capacity.

“We invited these seasoned industry professionals to inaugurate CLDA’s Industry Leaders Advisory Group because we were looking for ways to involve the companies that are the best and the brightest in our sector to help us look to and shape the future of our industry. Their experiences and insights are the perfect fit to help us work through industry challenges and identify upcoming opportunities,” says Howard.