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CCALS is operated by a Board of Directors that provides oversight, elects officers, approves budgets, establishes operational policies and bylaws, and has overall oversight over the corporation.

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CCALS offers its partners a unique economic and workforce advantage: A world class university ecosystem of advanced logistics innovation and excellence.

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Jeffrey J. Fox – Chair  |  bio
James C. Haug – Treasurer
Paul Olsen – Secretary
Dawit Haile – Interim President and Executive Director


Karen R. Jackson – CCALS Senior Fellow

Board of Directors

Dr. Jeffrey J. Fox
Assistant Dean for Research, UVA Engineering

Dr. Dawit Haile
Dean, College of Engineering and Technology
Virginia State University

Dr. Thomas PlaHovinsak
Associate Professor of Economics, Longwood University

Eric Jehu
Vice President, Logistics
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Keith Martin
Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
General Counsel
Virginia Chamber

Barbara Nelson
Vice President, Development and Transportation Authority
Virginia Port Authority

Paul Olsen, P.E.
Executive Director, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Old Dominion University

Dr. Gary C. Tepper
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University

Technical Advisory Committee

Dr. Sherif Abdelwahed
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Negin Alemazkoor
Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia

Dr. Hannan Sadjady Naeeni
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Director of Longwood Logistics Center
Longwood University

Lessie Oliver-Clark – Chair
Instructor, Information Logistics Technology
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Virginia State University

Dr. Sachin S. Shetty
Associate Director and Associate Professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center
Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering
Old Dominion University

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