September 15, 2016

Avalon Announces Winners of 2016 WESCCON Scholarship

Avalon Risk Management is proud to announce the winners of the annual WESCCON Scholarship, part of the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association’s (PCC) scholarship program.

The scholarship will allow five (5) industry members of PCC to attend the 37th Annual Western Cargo Conference – WESCCON 2016 held at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, California on October 13-16. The scholarship funds provided by Avalon will be used to cover the cost of airfare and accommodations at the Loews Coronado Bay. The PCC also waives the conference registration fee for scholarship recipients.

To qualify, candidates must have had a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the logistics industry and have never attended WESCCON. To apply, candidates needed to submit an application and agree to submit an essay after attending WESCCON summarizing their experience at WESCCON and explaining how their attendance will benefit them and further their career goals. Avalon works closely with industry associations to support education, awareness and compliance.

Avalon is proud to help members of our industry grow through furthering education, this year’s winners are:

  • Kelly Larson, A.N. Deringer, Inc.
  • Laura Yount, TLR, Inc.
  • Danny Ang, Hankyu Hanshin Express (USA) Inc.
  • Katie Hanson, MBC Brokers Inc.
  • Monica Camacho, Camacho Brokers Inc.

WESCCON is the premier event for the international trade community with over 280 attendees; don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the industry experts. Online registration is available at

Avalon Risk Management provides insurance and surety solutions to the transportation and logistics industries. Local service is provided through ten offices in major U.S. port cities and Toronto, Canada.

Products include: Bonds, Marine Cargo Insurance, Professional Liability, Property & Casualty, Executive Risk and specialty auto programs including Truck, Courier and Paratransit.

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