Columbus, OH (Feb. 8, 2012) – The Columbus Chamber announces the appointment of Jeff Zimmerman as Director of the Columbus Region Logistics Council (CRLC), an initiative of the Columbus Chamber and industry-led group which serves as the catalyst for the growth of the region’s logistics capability.
Zimmerman will drive the CRLC’s efforts, serving as the industry’s chief advocate and focusing on the strategic areas of infrastructure, workforce and education, technology and business environment. He comes to the CRLC with extensive business development experience and a proven track record as a business executive with Boise Cascade and later with Office Max.
“Our region’s logistics industry is at a pivotal point, as we build upon our strong foundation and work together to take Columbus to the next level,” said John Ness, owner/president of ODW Logistics, and chair of the Columbus Region Logistics Council. “I have no doubt that Jeff will be a great addition to the CRLC. His commitment to investing in this industry, as well as his professionalism, will greatly benefit our mission.”
Presently, more than 80 firms are council members, including third-party logistics providers, companies, professional services firms and educational institutions.
“I am excited to join the Chamber in support of the Columbus Region Logistics Council to ensure Columbus offers a world-class logistics infrastructure that creates a significant cost and service advantage for logistics operations in the Columbus Region,” said Zimmerman. “I hope to use my experience to help grow CRLC membership, foster member engagement and ensure that meetings and events are useful and reflect the importance of the region’s logistics industry.”
Zimmerman became a certified logistics associate at Columbus State Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the State University College at Buffalo in New York. He also sits on the board of directors for the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio and is a graduate of Leadership Columbus.
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The Columbus Chamber helps businesses thrive. It leads business growth, retention and expansion initiatives in the Columbus Region, enhances the business environment and delivers programs and services that enable its members to be more successful. To learn more about the Columbus Chamber, visit www.columbus.org.