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FEBRUARY 10, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, announced today that Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.), will deliver the closing keynote address at the , taking place virtually May 11-13. Admiral McRaven’s address will begin at 2:15 PM ET on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Admiral McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His career included combat during Desert Storm and in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Phillips. McRaven is also credited with developing the plan and leading the mission that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.

“Effective leadership is a multifaceted skill that requires a commitment and dedication to inspiring those under you, setting goals, and being able to communicate effectively,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “We are thrilled to have Admiral McRaven deliver the closing keynote address – providing our virtual attendees with leadership insights honed over a nearly four-decade career in the United States Navy, and more recently as Chancellor of the University of Texas System.”

McRaven has been recognized for his leadership numerous times. In 2011, he was the first runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named McRaven one of the nation’s “Top 10 Foreign Policy Experts.” In 2014, Politico magazine named McRaven one of the “Politico 50,” citing his leadership as instrumental in cutting through Washington bureaucracy. In 2015, he received the Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service in defending the values of democracy. In 2016, McRavenwas named the Ambassador Richard M. Helms Award recipient by the CIA Officers’ Memorial Foundation. In 2018, he was awarded the Judge William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of service to the nation.

The is the only conference specifically designed for the brokerage-based 3PL industry. As the voice of the 3PL industry, the brings together thought leaders, 3PL professionals, and industry innovators to deliver timely and relevant content for the field and provides a networking platform to encourage peer connections both during and after the three-day event.

The will include a variety of learning opportunities and formats – including bite-sized learning labs, formal panel discussions, topic-specific roundtables, and main stage sessions. The program is designed to provide attendees with critical updates on developments and trends impacting the 3PL and transportation sectors, all within a four-hour window across three days.

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Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.

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