- Board Welcomes New Members to its Growing Group of Transportation Leaders -

DENVER, CO, November 12, 2013 – The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has recently elected two new members to its esteemed Board of Directors. Elected to three-year terms were Jeffrey S. Heller, Vice President Intermodal and Automotive Marketing for Norfolk Southern Corporation and Frederick M. Hunger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The World Group of Companies, which has a long and diverse history of excellence in international business, including transportation.

Mr. Heller adds more than 30 years of rail industry experience to the ITI Board of Directors. Currently he is charged with the responsibly for six business divisions and subsidiary companies for the Norfolk Southern Corporation. Since beginning his career in 1980, Heller has held various sales and marketing management positions in container shipping and intermodal, both in the US and abroad. Mr. Heller holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and transportation distribution management from the Syracuse University’s School of Management. He also attended Executive Management Programs at the Harvard Business School, Duke University Fuqua Business School, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration.

Frederick M. Hunger brings approximately 25 years of intermodal insight and expertise to the ITI Board of Directors. Since 1995, as Chairman and CEO of The World Group of Companies, he has been responsible for leading the activities of all operating units within the group that employs more than 575 professionals and has expertise in many areas of the intermodal industry. He is a 1985 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and management. He received his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in 1990.

“Both Norfolk Southern and The World Group of Companies have been corporate supporters and members of the ITI Board for many years, and have sponsored excellent graduates through the ITI’s Executive Masters program,” said Adriene B. Bailey, Vice President, Strategic Business Development for Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., and Chair of the ITI Board of Directors. “Fred and Jeff are long standing and well respected members of our industry, and ITI is honored and grateful to have their leadership, experience and insight added to the contribution our Board of Directors is able to make to the University and the program.”

About ITI

The Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver offers an Executive Masters Program that awards a Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management from the University of Denver. This graduate degree program prepares transportation industry managers for the increasingly complex, global business environment where knowledge of finance, quantitative processes, supply chain, transportation law, and public policy issues as well as freight, passenger, and intermodal transportation operational strategies are critical management tools for success. For more information on the ITI Executive Master’s Program call: 303-871-7449 or visit: www.du.edu/transportation.

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