Industry veteran Clark named to temporarily run TIA

Doug Clark has been named interim CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) as the trade group representing the 3PL industry moves quickly to fill the slot — temporarily — that was left by Bob Voltmann’s departure.

The move is effective immediately.

According to a prepared statement from TIA, Clark has been in logistics for more than 40 years, starting at the produce brokerage firm of Golman-Hayden. He eventually rose to executive vice president there. Most recently, according to his Linkedin profile, he has been the president of Clark Consulting since late 2016. 

In the interim, he was president at Cargo-Master and from there became president of Greatwide Freight Brokerage Division when Greatwide bought Cargo-Master. He left Greatwide in 2010 and moved on to Allen Lund, where he worked as vice president of business development between 2012-2016, according to his Linkedin profile.

“As the current Chair of TIA’s Legacy Committee and former Chair of TIA’s Board of Directors, I have experienced and contributed to the good work that TIA has done over the years to establish a voice for our members in Washington and around the world,” Clark said in the prepared statement. “As interim CEO, I am committed to continuing to support policies and strategies that expand our relationships, educate our members, and most importantly support, the 3PL industry as a whole.”

According to TIA, when Clark was with Cargo-Master, he supervised operations of 26 brokerage offices and had $160 million in revenues under the operations he managed.

TIA noted in its release that it was continuing the search for a permanent replacement for Voltmann, whose departure was announced two days ago.

“I have worked alongside Doug for more than 15 years and I am more than confident that he

is prepared and equipped to serve as Interim CEO of the association,” Brian Evans, CEO of L&L Freight Services and chairman of the TIA board, said in the statement. “His extensive industry knowledge and commitment to TIA over the past several years puts him in the perfect position to lead the association while our Board of Directors conducts an extensive search for the next President & CEO of TIA.”