Who’s on the move: November 1, 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff


Jo-ann dePass Olsovsky

Jo-ann dePass Olsovsky has been appointed to serve on the CN board of directors. She is filling the vacancy on the Board that was created in September 2021 when an independent director resigned. dePass Olsovsky brings more than 35 years of technology, infrastructure operations, and railroad experience. She is currently the executive vice-president and CIO of Salesforce. She previously spent almost 12 years at BNSF Railway where she was senior vice-president and CIO. Before BNSF, she held technology leadership positions at AT&T and GTE/Verizon. She earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, and a master’s in Project Management from George Washington University.


Cdnglobal is expanding into the Québec market and Montréal-based real estate specialist Luciano D’Iorio will serve as regional president, Québec. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Cushman Wakefield, D’Iorio has led various brokerage teams and is an expert in commercial, retail, corporate, and industrial real estate.

American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, as the Federation’s 77th chairman. Sumerford succeed Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking. Sumerford is a past chairman of ATA Federation members the Georgia Motor Truck Association and the National Tank Truck Carriers. In addition, he and J&M have been longtime members and supporters of the American Transportation Research Institute and the Truckload Carriers Association, in addition to GMTA and NTTC. Under Sumerford’s leadership, J&M Tank Lines has won numerous state and national safety awards and an ATA Mike Russell Trucking Image Award for the company’s work during the pandemic.

Michael Bennett

DH Property Holdings

DH Property Holdings, LLC, (DHPH) a developer of urban infill industrial projects, has hired architect Michael Bennett as director of development as the company looks to expand. Bennett, a former principal with Ware Malcomb, has designed more multi-story, urban-infill distribution centres than any other architect in the U.S., including DHPH projects. Bennett has deep experience with land-use and planning studies and with complicated zoning and infrastructure challenges. His expertise in multi-story projects comes as shrinking inventory, scarcity of industrial-zoned land and the growing need to provide more space closer to consumers dramatically increase the challenges to logistics warehouse projects.