CMA CGM America Finance Appointments

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Caroline Brown, Manager, Audit and Cost Control

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Caroline Brown has joined the company as Manager, Audit and Cost Control.  In her position, Caroline will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the company’s operational costs throughout the United States.  Prior to joining CMA CGM, Caroline worked in various finance positions with Bourbon, an international leader in marine services based in Marseilles, France.  She earned her graduate degree in finance and cost control from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, and holds an undergraduate degree in accountancy and finance from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires.  She will be based in the company’s Norfolk, Virginia office, and will report to Laurent Olmeta, Director, Internal Audit and Cost Control.

The company also promoted Russell Chidester to Manager, Credit and Collections.  As such, he will be responsible for all aspects of the collections process for account holders in the following regions:  Florida & Abroad, Midwest, and West Coast & Canada.  Prior to joining CMA CGM, Russell worked in Shanghai, China for the U.S. Commercial Service, and also served with the U.S. Army in Iraq.  A 2007 graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Russell holds an MBA and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Utah.  He will be based in the company’s Norfolk, Virginia office, and will report to Gregg Gendron, Director, Credit and Collections.

CMA CGM (America) also welcomed Pamela Purdy to the company as Manager, Credit and Collections.  Pamela previously worked for Huff, Poole, & Mahoney, P.C. as Collections Manager, where she managed the court and civil collections team functions.  In her new role, she will be responsible for all collections for Trucker, Northeast, Gulf, and South region accounts.  Pamela will be based in the company’s Norfolk, Virginia office, and will report to Gregg Gendron, Director, Credit and Collections.

Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, CMA CGM (America) is the U.S. agent of France-based container shipping giant CMA CGM.  The company provides 23 services in and out of North America, and offers a global network to over 150 countries around the world.

(www.cma-cgm.com/usa)

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