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WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 31, 2016 -- The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) has selected Shawn Swearingen as its new Executive Director. He assumes the position after the retirement of Bob Decaprio.

“It has been an honor serving as Executive Director for CLDA (previously MCAA) for the past 19 years,” said Decaprio, who was inducted into the CLDA Hall of Fame. “With the association celebrating its upcoming 30th Anniversary in 2017, I am happy to pass the torch to Shawn.”

Swearingen was previously the CLDA Director of Government Affairs. Before joining the association he was State Policy Manager for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA).  Prior to ASCA he was a Legislative Associate for a leading issues management firm in Arlington, Virginia.

A native of Oregon, Swearingen worked in a leadership office of the Oregon House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistant and Policy Analyst.  During the 2008 election cycle he was a campaign manager for a targeted Oregon House District race near Portland. 

“It is a privilege to follow Bob Decaprio in this position,” says Swearingen.  “I am honored that the board has entrusted me with the responsibility.  I look forward to continuing the growth of the CLDA membership, expanding the educational programs and pushing forward with our advocacy efforts.”

“We wish Bob well in his retirement.  He has done a tremendous job navigating the association through the evolution of this industry during his tenure,” said CLDA President John Benko. “We are confident in Shawn’s ability to keep that momentum going.  During his time as CLDA Government Affairs Shawn demonstrated a passion for the association and knowledge of issues affecting our industry.”

CLDA will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting & Exposition in Florida May 3- 5, 2017 at the JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes.

About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) is a non-profit trade association that advances the interests of the customized logistics and delivery industry through advocacy, networking and education.  As an industry thought leader and representative for over 300 member companies, the CLDA is committed to providing the resources and education for first and last mile carriers to stay educated about industry trends and opportunities.  Members handle the expedited shipping needs of large and small shippers across North America. They deliver the final mile to the supply chain. CLDA has been providing business opportunities, professional development, trend spotting and advocacy for all of those involved with time-critical and last-mile deliveries since 1987. 

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