AWI Logistics Services Advisory Board


Leslie Ajlouny- VP Business Development - Evans Distribution Systems

Leslie earned a degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University. She started her career at DSC Logistics and is currently the VP Business Development for Evans Distribution Systems. Evans Distribution Systems has been a member of AWI for more than 30 years and remains committed to the AWI organization and its members. As a Past President of the Warehousing Education Research Council (WERC), Leslie is also committed to the growth and success of our industry.


Mark Andrews- Vice President, Logistics Solutions - Cargo Integrated Logistics

Mark Andrews at Verst Logistics

Mark is Vice President, Logistics Services with Cargo Integrated Logistics, a third party logistics company located in North Carolina, which offers general warehousing, transportation, logistics management, and value-added packaging services.  After studying Business Administration with an emphasis on Management and Marketing at Bowling Green State University in OH and The University of Arizona in AZ, Mark’s career spans 30+ years in this industry beginning in transportation with Ryder Truck Lines in 1983 – working there through the merger of Ryder & PIE (Ryder/PIE Nationwide) until 1991 with various assignments in Tucson, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Sacramento. He came to Charlotte in 1986 with P-I-E. At the closure of PIE in late 1990, he worked with Standard Trucking, Preston Trucking, and New England Motor Freight in various National Account roles including Director of Consolidation and Distribution Services. From 2003 – 2012, Mark was Vice President of Sales & Business Development with Bonded Logistics, a Charlotte, NC company founded in 1972.

Mark maintains strong industry connections and has held various leadership roles within the logistics industry including President and Chairman for the North Carolina League of Transportation and Logistics (NCLTL), and currently serves on the Board of Governors. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Associated Warehouses (AWI). Additionally he is active with the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), National Small Shipment Traffic Council (NASSTRAC), and American Trucking Association (ATA).

Mark resides in NC with his wife Erin, and his two children: Nicholas and Anneliese.

Kent Hunter - VP Business Development - J.D. Smith & Sons

Kent Hunter JD Smith

Kent Hunter is Vice President, Warehousing at JD Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kent has a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor Ontario. Kent began his career with Hallmark Cards in 1990. He has been with J.D. Smith and Sons Limited for over fifteen years assuming various roles operations, customer service and sales.
Kent is a past Chairman of IWLA's Canadian Council and a past board member of IWLA. JD Smith have been active AWI members for over 15 years. Kent lives in Toronto with wife Bonnie and three children ages 16, 13 and 9.



Brett M. Mears - Executive Vice President - Palmer Logistics

Kent Hunter JD Smith

Brett Mears is Executive Vice President at Palmer Logistics in Houston, TX. Brett completed his professional education in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN). While at Notre Dame, he participated as a scholarship student in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy in May 1994. 

Brett is past president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Houston Roundtable. He helped found and is current Chairman of the Board for the Logistics Trust of Texas, a worker’s compensation self insurance group. He is currently the president of the Texas Warehouse Association and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business (TAB) and the International Warehouse and Logistics Association (IWLA).

Brett lives in Kingwood, TX with his wife of 14 years, Denise, and their three
children: Nicholas, Blake, and Victoria.


Carl W. Neverman- Regional Vice President of Client Solutions - ODW Logistics

Carl Neverman - Weber Distribution

Carl Neverman is Regional Vice President of Client Solutions at ODW Logistics located in Columbus, OH.  Carl has 25 years of experience in supply chain management.  He has served as President of the Southern California Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) since 1992 and was recently appointed to the National Board of Directors. Carl received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.