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October 06, 2017

Avalon Announces Winners of 2017 WESCCON Scholarship

Avalon Risk Management  and the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Associations (PCC) and are proud to announce the winners of the annual WESCCON Scholarship.

The scholarship allows four (4) industry members of PCC to attend the Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) in Rancho Mirage, CA on October 12-15, 2017. The scholarship funds provided by Avalon will be used to cover the cost of airfare and accommodations at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas and the PCC will waive the conference registration fee for scholarship recipients.

These candidates have a minimum of 2 years experience in the logistics industry and have never attended WESCCON. In addition to their application, canditates are committed to writing an essay after attending WESCCON to summarize their experience and how their attendance will benefit them and further their career goals.

Avalon works closely with industry associations to support education, awareness and compliance. We are proud to help members of our industry grow through furthering education, this year’s winners are:

  • Angela Lewis, Panalpina
  • Cassandra Woods, Geo. S. Bush & Co.
  • Jessica Reynolds, Vantage Point Services
  • Tavish Garcia, Casas International Brokerage, Inc.
  • Christine Robinson, EMO Trans

WESCCON is the premier event for the international trade community with workshops, panels, roundtable discussions and town hall meetings on relevant topics. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and network with your peers. 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 and Casualty, Executive Risk and specialty auto programs including Truck, Courier and Paratransit.

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