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Sherene Williams-Loughead

Senior Manager - Special Projects
Expeditors

Company Description

Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 13,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include air and ocean freight consolidation and forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, distribution and other value added logistics services. At Expeditors, we pride ourselves on being a solutions-based organization and take time to understand each customer's individual business needs. As a non-asset based organization, we have considerable flexibility when managing customers' supply chains. Due to our relationships with local suppliers and global air and ocean partners, we can provide customers with the best routing and pricing options. Our comprehensive, flexible spectrum of services is supported by leading-edge information technology that provides a high level of visibility from end to end. To maintain consistent quality and customer service across the globe, Expeditors has regional headquarters located in London, Sao Paulo, Beirut and Shanghai. At Expeditors, our industry professionals, award winning processes and globally unified systems ensure that we always live up to our promise, "You'd be surprised how far we'll go for you."

Job Description

As a Director of Information Services I have the opportunity to lead four business application development teams. The software we create supports over 200 Expeditors global offices. My teams are technically innovated, have a curiosity for international logistics and use excellent communication skills. I am responsible for planning and coordinating short term and long term systems strategy and implementations. I act as a liaison between nontechnical business units and IT, communicating technical information and plans.

Employment History

Over twenty years experience in international logistics with a focus on marketing, operations, information technology and leadership.
2001 - Present Expeditors International
1992 - 2000 Airborne Express
1987 - 1992 Thai Airways International

Education

LEMBA - Seattle University
BA - Texas A&M
Project Management Certification - University of Washington

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Downtown Seattle or Seattle U