THE WORLDWIDE TEAM
Jeff Bergmann - CEO
Jeff has spent the last 30 years managing multiple associations, specializing in international shippers’ associations. Jeff leads a team of professionals that are recognized for full service ocean contract management, financial management, membership promotion, strategic planning, and industry relations. Prior to focusing on shipper association management, Jeff worked in logistics for Andrew Jergens and Kenner Products. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS in Accounting.
Craig Akers - COO
Craig is a key member of the senior management team that reports directly to the CEO. Craig is responsible for the daily operations of the company including Marketing, Sales and IT. He is responsible for all expansion activities, corporate alliances and managing relationships with clients and vendors. Craig is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Information Technology.
Debbie Crowe - Manager of Member Services
Debbie has been involved in international trade since 1986. Since 1990, Debbie has served as the Manager of Member Services for multiple shippers’ associations managed by Worldwide Logistics Associates. She is responsible for account recruitment, customer service, rate requests, data management and contract maintenance. Debbie has also worked in logistics for Kenner Products.
Rebecca Rice - Manager of Member Relations
Rebecca joined Worldwide Logistics Associates in September 2014. Rebecca is responsible for recruiting new accounts and addressing the needs of existing accounts for all shippers’ associations managed by Worldwide Logistics Associates. She has worked 28 years in the International Transportation Industry with the majority of that time spent at OOCL (USA) Inc. in the sales and operations departments.
Theresa Bergmann - Controller
As Controller, Theresa provides financial and administrative support to the CEO including accounting functions, budgeting, payroll, HR, benefits, audit, tax and other services for the organization's operations. Theresa is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business, Bachelor in Marketing.
Sara Perry - Admin Specialist
Sara specializes in account support for all shippers' associations managed by Worldwide Logistics Associates, Inc. She has been a longstanding employee and is excited about her new responsibilities in account support.