Echo Global Logistics Elects Samuel K. Skinner as Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chicago, IL February 16, 2007 Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics, a technology-driven transportation management outsourcing firm, today announced that Samuel K. Skinner was elected as the company's non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Highly accomplished in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Skinner is regarded as a national leader in the transportation industry. He served as Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. As Secretary, he was credited with numerous successes, including the establishment of the President's National Transportation Policy and the development and passage of landmark aviation and surface transportation legislation.
Mr. Skinner also served as Chairman, CEO and President of USF Corporation, one of the nation's leading transportation and logistics companies. During each year that he served as CEO, the company was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of America's most admired companies.
"The transportation industry is at a crossroads where key players are finding ways to more effectively compete and deliver value," said Mr. Skinner. "Echo's evolved technology solution is revolutionizing clients' expectations around service and cost savings. I enthusiastically look forward to my active involvement with the Board and the company."
Mr. Skinner currently serves on a number of U.S. corporate boards. He previously served as President of Commonwealth Edison and Unicom (now Exelon Corp.) and as a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Skinner is currently Counsel to the national law firm Greenberg Taureg, LLP and Chair of Chicago Governmental Affairs Practice.
"We are very pleased to have Mr. Skinner lead our Board," said Mr. Waggoner. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as an indisputable reputation for independence, integrity, and leadership regarding national transportation strategy."
About Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
Privately-held Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics is a technology driven transportation management outsourcing firm which helps clients reduce their transportation spend. Echo's enterprise and transactional clients range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Echo's transportation management solutions deliver cost savings through proprietary access to unparalleled transportation market data, custom-built world-class technology, a "best cost" global labor platform, an extensive nationwide network of carriers, and buying leverage resulting from the aggregated spend on behalf of Echo's clients. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.