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September 17, 2015

Avalon Announces Winners of 2015 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 35rd Annual Western Cargo Conference – WESCCON 2015 held at Riviera Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California on October 15-18.  The scholarship funds provided by Avalon will be used to cover the cost of airfare and accommodations at the Riviera Palm Springs. 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. 

“One of Avalon’s core values is personal growth and knowledge, we enjoy partnering with WESCCON to provide this scholarship award and take pride in the new talent it helps brings to the industry,” stated Lisa Gelsomino, Avalon’s President/CEO who presents the scholarship awards at WESCCON each year.  Avalon is proud to help members of our industry grow through furthering education, this year’s winners are:

Matt Ehlers, Robert E. Landweer & Co., / RELCO Inc.
Sarah Adams, Geo S. Bush & Co
Chris Parga, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
David Chavez, IJS Global
Margarita Lopez, RL Jones Customhouse Brokers

Victoria Lane, President of the PCC also stated, “The Pacific Coast Council extends it gratitude to Avalon Risk Management for providing the scholarship to our industry. This is a wonderful opportunity for our industry professionals to dip into the wellspring of knowledge provided by this excellent conference. Congratulations to all the winners!” 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

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