During the 2023 ELEVATE Conference in Savannah, Corporate Communications and Documentation Specialist Jaimie Wilson was bestowed with the distinguished recognition of being a recipient of the renowned Trailblazers Awards by the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA).
"I'm very thankful for TMSA's recognition and commitment to furthering education and collaboration in the transportation industry. Winning feels cool, but my success is really a reflection of the freedom and support I get at Atlantic Logistics," said Wilson. "I'm discovering being neurodivergent in logistics can be a kind of superpower. I never would have had the courage to truly be myself and discover hidden strengths without a really great company and team supporting me."
The TMSA Trailblazer awards showcase the very best of marketing and sales in the transportation and logistics industry. These awards push beyond recognizing the top campaigns but also the people behind the brand. As a trade non-profit in the transportation space, TMSA also highlights all the great work companies do to give back to their communities.
“The marketing and sales teams in the industry continue to blow me away with their diverse submissions,” said Courtney Keenan, TMSA Recognition Committee Chairperson and RLS Logistics Marketing and CX Manager. “This year, we are pleased to celebrate the success of 27 brands for blazing a trail at their companies or in their communities.”
The panel of judges, composed of industry professionals, awarded companies and individuals based on their outstanding achievements over the last 18 months. In addition to sales and marketing, submissions included recruitment, diversity, equity, and inclusion in this year’s winning submissions.
“Marketing and sales inside the transportation industry continues to evolve. TMSA is thrilled to honor the innovative thinkers whose campaigns include topics from content marketing to diversity, equity and inclusion to recruitment to everything in between and out-of-the-box,” said Jennifer Karpus-Romain, Executive Director at TMSA.
"It's hard to spread your wings, follow your dreams and all that jazz when you're too busy trying to survive," Wilson continues, "for the first time in my life, my work/life balance is sustainable...and that leads to all kinds of amazing things."
TMSA is the only association dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals in all modes of the commercial freight transportation market. From president and vice president to manager, director and coordinator, members are at all levels and represent all market segments including motor carriers, 3PLs, railroads, air carriers, ocean lines, port authorities, OEMs, media and suppliers.
TMSA's mission is to enable sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources, ultimately strengthening their individual development, their businesses and the industry-at-large. TMSA's vision is to be the pre-eminent non-profit sales and marketing association that transportation and logistics professionals turn to for industry-specific education, connections and resources.
ABOUT ATLANTIC LOGISTICS
Atlantic Logistics provides expedited truckload and partial service on flatbeds, stepdecks, lowbeds, vans, and reefers throughout the United States and Canada. Moving over-dimensional/over-weight freight with specialized equipment, Atlantic Logistics is an approved Department of Defense and General Services Administration broker, qualify as a woman-owned business, and are members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA), and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA).