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May 06, 2015

Avalon Announces Winner of the 2015 Agriculture Transportation Coalition Scholarship


Avalon Risk Management is proud to award Lori Womack with the 2015 Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) Scholarship.

The scholarship will allow Womack to attend the AgTC Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA on June 24-26, 2015.  The scholarship funds, provided by Avalon, will be used to cover the cost of transportation and accommodations for two nights at the Hotel Nikko. The AgTC also waives the conference registration fee for the scholarship recipient.

To qualify, candidates must have had a minimum of 2 years experience in the agricultural logistics industry and have never attended the AgTC Annual Meeting. Candidates needed to submit an application and agree to submit an essay after attending AgTC summarizing their experience at AgTC 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.

Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition notes, “The mission of the AgTC is to provide real, tangible value to agriculture exporters and importers. Our partnership with Avalon Risk Management goes far towards achieving this mission.”

This year’s winner, Lori Womack, is an export logistics coordinator for Grower Direct Nut Co in Oakland, CA.  Womack wrote, “It would be such an opportunity for me.  I love to learn, even after all the years of doing this type of work, I love to get fresh perspectives and new strategies.  I feel it would help me in my current career tremendously.  I can in turn share it and maybe implement some procedures that will be able to help our company to navigate this next season.”

The AgTC Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of agriculture and forest products transportation professionals with over 350 attendees.  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the industry experts, online registration is available at

Avalon 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, and Executive Risk Insurance, and specialty auto programs including Truck, Courier and Paratransit Insurance.

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