The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has named three new members to its Board of Directors. This strong, effective 50-member board consists of executives and leaders of intermodalism from both the freight and the passenger sectors. ITI is a partnership between academia and the transportation industry and offers an Executive Master’s Program, which awards a Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management from the University of Denver.

Joining the ITI Board is Michael K. Pigors, Senior Vice President, Air, Ground and Freight Services (AGFS) for FedEx Express. FedEx Express is a strong supporter of the ITI graduate program and has sent 20 FedEx Express management professionals through the executive master’s program, including Mr. Pigors, who holds his MS degree in intermodal transportation management from the University of Denver. In his current position at FedEx Express, Mr. Pigors is responsible for all national long haul and airport operations, both domestic and international, and serves on a number of civic organizations.

Also joining the ITI Board is James Russell Bruner, President & CEO of Maersk, Inc., one of the largest full service liner shipping companies in the world, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition, Mr. Bruner is Executive Vice President of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Primary among Maersk’s tenets is the value it places on education and training. Mr. Bruner is a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program and Harvard Business School AMP and brings a great deal of industry leadership to the ITI Board.

Richard C. Coleman, President & COO of ContainerPort Group, a leading provider of intermodal terminal and cargo transportation services, also joins the ITI Board of Directors. Mr. Coleman has played an active leadership role in a number of industry associations for many years. He is a former president of the International Freight Association of Cleveland, former chairman of the Intermodal Conference of the American Trucking Association (ATA), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), serving as its secretary/treasurer.

‘We are extremely pleased to have three industry leaders of this caliber join the ITI Board of Directors,’ said Tom Finkbiner, Chairman of the ITI Board of Directors. ‘Their collaborative expertise and leadership will greatly enhance our efforts at educating the next generation of transportation managers through the ITI Executive Master’s Program at the University of Denver.’