Since the death of its founder and president, John “Jock” Menzies, on Aug. 17, the board and staff of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) have vowed to continue efforts to guide and coordinate logistics services for disaster relief.
“Jock dedicated an enormous amount of time, creativity and enthusiasm to disaster relief and resilient supply chains, and his shoes will be hard to fill,” said Kathy Fulton, director of operations, who is also serving as interim president. “But I want to reassure you that ALAN continues as a strong organization with an important mission: to support disaster recovery by engaging industry to address the unmet needs of relief organizations, communities, and people. To honor Jock’s memory, we intend to move forward with the same energy and commitment that he dedicated to the cause.”
Patrick Rofe, ALAN’s director of development, continues to serve as the contact for fundraising, resource development, marketing, and communications, while Mark Richards will serve as interim chairman of ALAN’s board.
For more details about ALAN, access the organization’s Website