“I am proud of every woman in the industry; they are fierce!”
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW JERSEY WAREHOUSEMEN & MOVERS ASSOCIATION
HOW DID YOU BEGIN YOUR CAREER IN TRUCKING?
I first started working in the trucking industry when I was in high school during the 80s while working for my family’s moving company, Apollo Moving & Storage a North American Van Lines Agent in Newark, New Jersey. After college, I worked as the production manager for a magazine publishing company for ten years. After that I returned to the industry. Moving is what I know best and love, and I enjoy helping New Jersey moving companies in any way I can, whether it’s assisting in their license renewals, tariffs or every day moving issues. Currently, I am the Executive Director of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association (NJWMA). I have been working for the company since 2003 and I am now the company’s first Female Executive Director.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY?
My goal for my work within the industry is to help consumers before hiring a moving company by raising awareness of the dangers of not using licensed public movers because of the risk of moving scams.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN LOOKING TO ENTER THE INDUSTRY?
I’d say go for it! Don’t be hesitant by the stigma that this industry is predominately male…simply not true. In the last decade I have seen so many women work their way up to senior management and owners. We have two women on our Board of Directors that own their own moving company. We have created a NJWMA Women Moving Women Group, and the size of our group doubled by our second meeting this past February. I am proud of every woman in this industry; they are fierce!