Adriana Trueba - Chairwoman

Adriana was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States when she was fourteen. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She got into the field of international trade interning in the Trade Commission of Mexico and worked for Aero Mexico Airlines for two years. She has been with Atlanta Customs Brokers since 2002, got involved in the AACA in 2007 and passed her Customs broker exam in the fall of 2014.

Hope Chavez - President

Hope Chavez was born and raised in the Atlanta area. She has been working for Atlanta Customs Brokers since 2002. She recently passed the brokers exam and is excited to get her license. She has been involved with the AACA since 2006.

Lori Solomon - Vice President

Lori Solomon is a native of Atlanta Georgia and has been involved with the AACA since 2012. She has been in the logistics/trucking industry since 1995. Since 2009, Lori has been employed at Towne Air Freight where she is the Atlanta area account manager.

An avid college football fan, despite living and working here in Georgia, Lori is a fan of the Florida State University Seminoles.

Lynn Mertes - Treasurer

Lynn is currently the Sales Manager for the Southeastern US for American Linehaul Corporation. She has 16 years of experience in sales and business development with a special focus on transportation. Lynn has been married to her high school sweetheart, Chuck, for 29 years. She is also the Mother of two grown boys, Holden and Taylor, and a nine year old pug named Martini.

Yannick Aube - Secretary

After earning a college degree in International Finance and Management, Yannick worked in Sales and Finance for such companies as L'Oreal (Comestics), Exxon (Oil & Gas) and Societe Generale (Banking industry).

In 2005, he and his wife decided to seek new opportunities and move in the USA and shortly started his new career in the air cargo business with Delta Airlines.

After spending few years in Revenue Management optimizing Delta Airlines & Air France passenger and freighter flights ex USA, Yannick joined Air France to be in charge of route and pricing for the USA.

In 2011, Yannick became Customer Service Manager South East USA for Air France - KLM - Martinair.

He and his wife reside in the Atlanta area with their daughter Alyssa.

Andy Mak

Andy started the industry as travel agent back in 2009 while in school.  After graduate from Georgia State University, he joined to EVA Airways as sales executive in 2004.  In 2007 he moved to Expeditors International as gateway agent.  Since 2010, he went back to airline side with Cathay Pacific Airways and currently is the cargo services duty manager for the company.

Andy enjoyed spend time with his family and sing karaoke and basketball fan for NBA.

Douglas Crowe

Doug started in the Logistics industry back in 2010 based out of Orlando, FL. After opening the MCO & TPA facilities for Amerijet, he was promoted to the Southeast Regional Sales Manager position based in ATL covering GA, SC, NC, TN, AL, & FL.
Outside of work, my wife and 2 children make me who I am today. I couldn’t have accomplished half of what I’ve done the last 10 years without their support and love! Last but not least, I’m a huge Seminoles Fan! Go Noles!!!

Elliott Paige

Elliott Paige is the Airport Manager for Air Service Development for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the most traveled airport worldwide. He joined the airport after a successful career promoting trade and investment in developing countries. Elliott served for almost 10 years as a diplomat in Geneva, Switzerland where he established and headed the first joint diplomatic embassy representing several Caribbean countries. During this time, he negotiated multilateral trade agreements covering topics such as trade facilitation and services trade. Elliott later served as an international civil servant with the World Trade Organization, and the United Nation’s International Trade Center, delivering technical assistance and capacity building to developing countries to support their efforts to increase exports, open markets and develop industries and policies for international trade. Elliott has published technical papers and articles on trade and industrial development issues. His passion is promoting trade to contribute to economic and social development, wealth and job creation. Elliott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Economics and a Masters in Economic Development, and speaks Spanish and French. He enjoys hiking, writing, photography, and travelling to experience different cultures. He may be contacted at, or call him at 404-328-2334.

Kathy Denker

Kevin Madden

Kevin is owner and President of GLOBAL AIRLIFT SERVICES, INC since 1998.

Global Airlift is a General Sales Agency representing: CHINA CARGO; LOT POLISH AIRLINES; BRINGER AIR CARGO and SILK WAY AIRLINES selling their cargo products to the forwarding community.

Kevin has served on the AACA board as Treasurer, Vice President, President, Chairman of the Board and now a board member since 2003.

When not working in or for the industry, he served as president of the KIWANIS CLUB for two terms in Peachtree City and as a lector at Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City.

Leanne Kindernay

Tony Kelley

Started in Air Freight with Air Cargo Expediting in 1984 as the Terminal Manager. Left in 1995 and started JR&R Trucking and ProWay Transportation. In 2002 I left the airport and started a brokerage company where I held the position of Vice President until 2009 when I started with Special Service Freight Company, where I currently hold the position of SouthEast Regional manager. I am a Master Mason and a Shriner, and spend a lot of free time raising money for the Shriner Hospitals. I am big Georgia Dawgs fan. And my greatest accomplishment is my family.

Warwick Hetherington

Warwick is an account manager for, joining the logistics industry in 2010. He moved to the US from the UK in the summer of 1996 and worked in management for non-logistics companies prior to starting with

Warwick and his wife welcomed twin boys into the world in July, 2014. He loves challenges and is always looking to better himself personally and professionally through continual learning and personal development.

Past Presidents

1969 – 1970 – Jack Hudson
1971 – Cecil Turbyfield
1972 – Herb Mathews
1973 – Red Kale
1979 – Tommy Young
1980 – Doug Cagle
1981 – Bob Goulsby
1982 – Kay Geiger
1983 – Marv Gordon
1984- Karol W. Queen
1985 – Harry Crist
1986 – Hal Breffle
1987 – Steve Guice
1988 – Tom Kane
1989 – Ed Faulkner
1990 – Steve Guice
1991 – Becky Smith
1992-1994 – Jim Dore
1995 – Mary Lee Block
1996 – John Hightower
1997 – 1998 – Robert Kennedy
1999 – 2000 – Mike Owens
2001 – Craig Haddock / Scott Grevemberg
2001-2002 – Scott Grevemberg
2003 – 2004 – Rachel Worley
2005 – David Carruthers / Kevin Madden
2005 - 2006 – Kevin Madden
2007 – 2008 –Harold Hagans
2009 – 2010 – Donna Mullins
2011 – 2012 – Warren Jones
2013 – 2014 – Adriana Trueba
2015 - 2016 - Lisa Christie