Executive Leadership Team

Our executive leaders are proud to work with a global team of professionals who deliver impeccable results daily. We’re thankful for all they do for our company, our communities and, most importantly, our customers.

Jon Slangerup

Executive Chairman and CEO

Jon Slangerup, Executive Chairman and CEOJon joined American Global Logistics as chairman in April 2017 and was appointed Executive Chairman and chief executive officer in July 2017. He has 36 years of executive leadership experience, including the past 22 years as a corporate director, president or CEO of both public and private companies that range from the Port of Long Beach to a billion-dollar subsidiary of FedEx Corporation.

With domain expertise in multi-modal logistics, enterprise software and environmental technologies, Jon has built businesses throughout North America, Europe and Asia, serving customers in more than 100 countries. Prior to joining AGL, Jon was chairman and CEO of Mxi Technologies, a leading aviation maintenance management enterprise software company, until its sale in 2017.

Previously, Jon was CEO of the Port of Long Beach, a primary U.S. gateway moving $200 billion a year in trans-Pacific trade. As CEO, he delivered record levels of cargo volume and revenue growth and successfully managed a $4 billion capital infrastructure expansion program. Jon’s career began in military and commercial aviation, leading to a distinguished 20-year career with FedEx, where he advanced to become President of FedEx Canada. During his seven-year tenure in Toronto, he increased annual sales from $50 million to $1 billion, establishing FedEx as Canada’s leading international express logistics enterprise.

Jon also serves as a trustee of his alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and holds a bachelor of science in aeronautics and a master of science degree in business administration.

Blake Shumate

Chief Operating Officer

Blake Shumate, Chief  Operating OfficerBlake co-founded American Global Logistics in 2007 as part of an accomplished team of logistics professionals. With more than 20 years of global logistics experience, he currently aligns IT, process improvement and service operations to drive positive customer experiences as AGL’s chief operating officer.

Previously, Blake was regional manager for leading freight forwarder Global Link Logistics, expanding shipping coverage substantially by growing its satellite locations to represent 60 percent of all ocean, air, import and export operations. He started his logistics career with global furniture importer Pulaski Furniture, managing domestic shipping and international freight, and became the importer’s continuous improvement manager. While at Pulaski, he achieved $1 million in annual savings by creating cross-departmental efficiencies based on a deep understanding of company workflows.

Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in business communications from Old Dominion University and a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from University of Phoenix, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Timothy W. Henry

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Henry, Chief Financial OfficerTim joined American Global Logistics in April 2017 as the chief financial officer. He leverages his significant experience in accounting, finance, treasury, enterprise risk management, human resources, IT, mergers and acquisitions, and financial planning and analysis to accelerate company growth and serve customers.

Tim has over 20 years of financial leadership experience in high-growth environments across commercial construction, IT, telecommunications and other diverse markets. Before joining AGL, he worked as chief financial officer for The Cook & Boardman Group (C&B), where he completed the acquisition of three privately held companies and guided C&B’s successful sale. Tim was also the first chief financial officer for IT service provider AGDATA, navigating a high-growth environment and business exit that delivered significant value to shareholders. In addition, his financial expertise includes experience in the banking industry and a seven-year tenure as vice president of finance for telecommunications provider Fairpoint Communications, during which he served on a team which oversaw a five-fold increase in revenue and a successful IPO.

Tim holds an MBA with a concentration in finance and marketing from the University of Hartford, as well as a bachelor’s degree in finance and business management and crop science from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture.

Darren Brown

Chief Technology Officer

Darren Brown, Chief Technology OfficerDarren joined the American Global Logistics team as chief technology officer in 2013, and currently oversees all technical aspects of the company. Leveraging 25 years of IT experience across multiple industries, Darren works alongside AGL’s IT team and executive management to develop technology solutions that fuel company growth and customer satisfaction.

Darren has cross-functional expertise across a wide range of technologies and IT roles, including chief technology officer, systems architect, database administrator and applications developer. He has provided bottom-line value through extensive process and software re-engineering in numerous positions, including director of release management at Greenway Corporation and database administrator at the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

Darren’s experience includes both consulting and in-house roles on software development projects for organizations in numerous industries including logistics, insurance, manufacturing, automotive, mobile, human resources, U.S. defense, university systems and background investigation. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from the University of West Georgia.

Tania Garcia

SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Tania Garcia, SVP, Head of MarketingTania joined American Global Logistics as senior vice president, chief marketing officer in March 2017, overseeing all aspects of marketing to drive sustainable growth and establish AGL as a trusted advisor to customers. She has over 20 years of marketing leadership expertise for global companies in technology, logistics and other diverse markets, and has worked extensively in Europe, Asia and Brazil.

Previously, Tania was Vice President of Marketing at First Data where she led initiatives to increase small business retention, optimize retail partnerships through strategic marketing programs and introduce new products to market. Prior to that, Tania was global head of corporate marketing at Recall Corporation (now Iron Mountain), where she built a centralized marketing and communications function that established strategic direction for the company worldwide and supported operations across 23 countries. Her leadership roles also include head of marketing at Barcelona-based global insurance company HCC Global Financial Products, where she established the company’s marketing infrastructure, strategy and team, and global communications director at UPS Supply Chain Solutions. While at UPS, Tania led the global rebranding effort of Fritz Freight Forwarding, UPS’ largest acquisition to date, and other key initiatives. She began her career at Interbrand before moving in-house at Equifax, helping to launch its first direct-to-consumer product.

Tania earned her bachelor’s degree in classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics from Vassar College.

Doug McBee

SVP, Head of Sales

Doug McBee, SVP, Head of SalesDoug joined American Global Logistics as senior vice president, head of sales in February 2017, where he leads the sales team’s efforts to foster mutually beneficial relationships with customers. His focus on understanding each business’ needs, flawless implementation and onboarding, and ongoing proactive communication plays a key role in AGL’s business growth.

Doug has over 17 years of logistics industry expertise across a variety of roles, including warehouse management, financial analysis and management, sales team development, and customer experience. While serving in various sales leadership roles for leading NVO providers, including D.B. Schenker and Expeditors International, his teams saw record growth year-over-year, in some cases up to 55%. Doug has a proven track record of consistently delivering above-budget results through a clear focus of developing out-of-the-box, hands-on customer solutions.

Doug also serves as Chairman of the Board of non-profit organization that specializes in trauma counseling.

Lori Fox

VP, Customs Brokerage Services

Lori Fox, VP, Customs Brokerage ServicesLori joined American Global Logistics in 2012 and currently serves as the vice president of its customs brokerage department, ensuring compliance and growing the value of AGL’s brokerage services to customers. With five years of industry experience, Lori is committed to continuous improvement and education to deliver the highest levels of service.

After spending three years working with the AGL customs brokerage team, Lori, a licensed broker, was asked to lead the company’s Virginia brokerage staff. Before joining the AGL team, Lori ran a small family business and worked as a computer programmer and sales forecaster.

Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Averett College, as well as an associate degree in applied science with a major in computer information services from Patrick Henry Community College.

Brad Ferguson

VP, Operations

Brad Ferguson, VP, OperationsBrad joined the American Global Logistics team in 2010 and now serves as the vice president of operations, providing impeccable service to customers by developing and implementing effective operating procedures. He has over 10 years of operational management experience in logistics and procurement.

Brad has held multiple operational roles at AGL, establishing national and regional service teams, implementing standard operating procedures, and ensuring full accountability to customers. Before joining the company, Brad was the lead operator at Global Link Logistics and procurement and supply chain manager at leading fabric importer Solid Stone Fabrics, managing supply chain processes from procurement to fulfillment and maintaining vendor and carrier relationships worldwide.