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Our Leadership

Our team and board of directors include a cross section of international logistics leaders, and learning professionals.

Logistics Leaders

TraversEd Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is selected from a cross section of international logistics experts, and education professionals.

Troy Cowen
Troy Cowen
Board Chair

Manitoulin Global Forwarding
Director, Eastern Canada
7035 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, ON L5T 1T1

Troy brings thirty-five years of global logistics experience, including eight years on the CIFFA Board of Directors, and recently as its immediate past president. A long time advocate of logistics education, and committed to educating the industry globally.

Peter Hawkins
Peter Hawkins
Board Treasurer

Managing Director / Controller
MELLOHAWK Logistics Inc.
2785 Skymark Ave., Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y3 Canada

TraversEd Treasurer Peter Hawkins is the co-owner of MELLOHAWK Logistics Inc. (an award-winning freight forwarder) and the MELLOHAWK Logistics International Training Center. He has been named the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Person of the Year, the CGLCC Exporter of the Year and has been awarded the Access Employment Walk of Fame for over a decade of mentoring newcomers, new grads, women entrepreneurs and people re-entering the workforce. He is Co-chair of the Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), and Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) for the International Business Program for Sheridan College.

Bruce Rogers
Bruce Rodgers

Executive Director (PFF, CCS)
480 – 170 Attwell Drive
Toronto, ON M9W 5Z5 Canada

Bruce Rodgers has been an active participant on the Board of Directors for CIFFA since 2009, and became Executive Director in October 2018. Bruce has several years of senior executive experience with several large transportation organizations. Bruce also believes in giving back to the communities he’s involved in, and for much of his career has served on the Board of Directors of various industry associations including the Toronto Transportation Club and Canadian Courier & Logistics Association.

Susan McGann
Susan McGann
Board Secretary

Sr. Director,
SBS Implementation
ADP Canada

Inspirational leader with a flair for building high performing teams, Susan McGann is the head of Implementation within the Small Business Segment for ADP Canada. Susan’s roots are in learning and business development. As business mentor and advocate, board member and HR Canada’s 2020 and 2021 recipient of the Best Learning Strategy award, Susan has successfully helped some of Canada’s top organizations align their learning and development strategy with corporate goals and initiatives.

Stephen McDermott
Stephen McDermott
Vice President & Chief Learning Officer

Director: Education and Marketing

480-170 Attwell Drive,
Toronto, ON M9W 5Z5

Stephen McDermott brings over 20 years of experience in learning and development and is a certified training and development practitioner from the institute for performance and learning. Currently, Stephen is the Director of Education and Marketing at CIFFA, and the Chair of the FIATA Logistics institute focusing on the global training of logistics professionals. Stephen is an IATA/FIATA/ICAO certified instructor and has been designing and delivering the CIFFA Air Dangerous Goods courses for the past eight years.

Nasy Panahi
Director Business Development

In her role as Director, Business Development, Nasy is responsible for growing and expanding TraversEd’s course offerings nationally and internationally. Her years of experience include being trained as a teacher, and in International Business Development with a strong focus on global logistics and supply chain. Before joining TraversEd as Director, Business Development, Nasy was an executive VP for a fast-growing freight forwarding company.

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