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Shuffle Board: Board Members Named at Dollar General and Maersk, Logistics Firms Beef Up Ranks


Dollar General

Dollar General Corp. appointed Debra A. Sandler to its board of directors effective April 1.

Sandler’s addition to the company’s board will increase the total number of directors from eight to nine, boost its female board representation to one-third and bring its blended gender and racial diversity rate to 44 percent. She will serve on the board’s nominating and governance committee.

Sandler currently serves as president and CEO of La Grenade Group, a marketing consultancy that serves packaged goods to companies operating in the health and wellness space, a role she has held since September 2015. Since April 2018, Sandler has also served as CEO of Mavis Foods, a startup she founded that makes and sells Caribbean sauces and marinades.


A.P. Møller-Mærsk

A.P. Møller-Mærsk said Blythe Masters was nominated for election as a new member of the board of directors at the company’s annual meeting set for March 23.

Masters is currently industry partner at Motive Partners, a New York-based specialty FinTech private equity and venture capital firm.

Maersk said Masters will contribute with an international outlook and experience within financial services and technology, having extensive knowledge in startups and blockchain.

Patriot Rail & Ports

Patriot Rail & Ports appointed Paul D. Tonsager as chief commercial officer.

Tonsager will oversee all commercial efforts related to the transportation, services and ports business units across Patriot Company’s growing business platform. His scope of responsibilities will cover the growth of industrial development projects, as well as M&A activities and further leverage strategic organizational capabilities by aligning and refocusing the commercial group.

Tonsager comes to Patriot from CN Rail, where he most recently was responsible for U.S. business development and shortline engagement.  Prior to that he ran CN Worldwide North America marketing and sales.

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Patriot Rail & Ports is an operator of short line and regional freight railroads, rail services and integrated port logistics companies throughout the U.S. Service capabilities include railcar storage, railcar repair and maintenance, tank car cleaning and environmental services, contract switching, transloading, engineering services, excursion railroads, real estate and track access. It also runs an integrated port logistics business in the Southeast.


FourKites, a supply chain visibility platform, announced several additions to its management team to fully capitalize on demand from shippers, brokers, 3PLs and carriers for the company’s market-leading platform.

Steve Rotter joins as chief marketing officer, Frank Iannotti steps in as chief revenue officer, Christine Schoeff joins as senior vice president of human resources and Glenn Koepke takes over as vice president of network enablement.

Rotter’s past roles include leading marketing for Brightcove and Q-Link, and most recently chief marketing officer at tech unicorn OutSystems.

Iannotti, who will lead FourKites’ global sales organization, has a track record that includes successful building and leading high-performance teams at enterprises such as Procore Technologies, NetSuite, Salesforce, SAP and PeopleSoft.

Schoeff brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience at Vibes, TicketNow, Millward Brown/Kantar and Prudential. Koepke comes to FourKites with 16 years in the logistics services industry, having led teams in operations, supply chain engineering, operational excellence and solution design to help complex global shippers transform their business into cutting-edge supply chains.