New Leadership at the IAM US Domestic Asset-Based Group

Chris Lantz and Lakelan Fennell Elected to Head US DAB Management Board

Dan Bradley, Chris Lantz and Lakelan Fennell


Chuck Bailey & Oded Carmi

At the 59th Annual Meeting and Expo of the International Association of Movers (IAM) Oded Carmi and Chuck Bailey handed off their leadership roles on the IAM US Domestic Asset Based Mover Management Board.  Host for the DAB Group Meeting was Dan Bradley, Director of Government & Military Relations at the IAM who gave a recap of how the US DAB Group was formed in 2020 to address the specific needs of independent asset based movers in the United States.

Both Chuck Bailey and Oded Carmi played pivotal roles in working with IAM staff to identify the services and value propositions required for IAM to attract this essential group of service providers who play such a pivotal role in the industry.  Today the US DAB Group is over 90 members strong who rely on the compliance, legislative advocacy, education and representation support to the industry’s largest and most important customers.

Chris Lantz, elected Chairman of the DAB Management Board is Senior VP Operations for Bekins Moving Solutions and is based in Sarasota, Florida.  Chris brings over 15 years of transportation experience with leading moving services providers nationwide.  Joining him as Vice-Chair of the group is Lakelan Fennell, Senior VP at Nilson Van & Storage in South Carolina.  Lakelan has been involved in various capacities at Nilson for over 27 years and is currently an officer and member of its Board of Directors.

Chris and Lakelan outlined their plans to continue the pioneering efforts of Chuck and Oded to advocate on behalf of all US Domestic Asset Based Movers and to eventually use the DAB model to organize DAB groups globally.

IAM Members who registered for the Annual Meeting can catch the recorded event session online:  US DAB Member Meeting


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