University of Maryland Business School Honors Logistics Leader for Industry and Humanitarian Contributions

University of Maryland Business School Honors Logistics Leader for Industry and Humanitarian Contributions

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of
Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today named John T. "Jock"
Menzies -- chairman of the Terminal Corporation, a warehouse, trucking and
distribution company -- as the 2009 "Person of the Year." Each year the Smith
School's logistics, transportation and supply chain management program and
student-run Supply Chain Management Society and Supply Chain Club present the
award to an influential industry leader. Menzies accepted the honor at a
ceremony that was part of Industry Day, which also includes networking events
and a career fair for logistics and supply chain management students.

"Jock Menzies industry leadership and wider contributions provide a great
inspiration to our students," said G. "Anand" Anandalingam, dean of the Robert
H. Smith School of Business. "In addition to heading up a major Mid-Atlantic
logistics company, his leadership in industry-coordinated philanthropic
efforts demonstrates the power of using business principles for social good --
an understanding of which we hope our students carry with them and apply no
matter what career they pursue."

In addition to heading Baltimore-based Terminal Corp., Menzies is a director
and first president of the American Logistics Aid Network, an organization
formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to provide efficient distribution
of humanitarian aid for disaster relief. The organization matches donations
with areas of greatest need through its Web portal, then determines the best
way to supply those goods and services through transportation and supply chain
partners.

Currently, Menzies also serves on the boards of the Harford Mutual Insurance
Co., the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Maryland
Chamber of Commerce. He is chair of the Transportation Coalition of the
Maryland State Chamber of Commerce and active with the International Warehouse
Logistics Association Government Affairs Committee. Past activities include
directorships of the International Warehouse Logistics Association, the North
Atlantic Ports Association, the Warehousing Education and Research Council,
the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, the United Way of Central
Maryland and the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. From 1989 through 1991,
he was chairman of Baltimore's Private Sector Port Committee, and in 1992 and
1993 he was the first president of the Maryland Distribution Council.

Menzies received a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University in Canton,
New York.

The annual Industry Day and the "Person of the Year" award ceremony are
organized by Smith School students and faculty. The Supply Chain Management
Society provides networking and career development opportunities for Smith
School undergraduate students, while the Supply Chain Club provides similar
opportunities for the MBA students. Each year, the groups work with faculty
and staff to plan Industry Day and invite companies and organizations to
participate. Representatives and recruiters from more than 30 companies were
expected to participate in this year's event at the university's College Park,
Md. campus.

Previous "Person of the Year" honorees include Rick Blasgen, president and CEO
of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; John D. Porcari,
secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation; a joint award shared
by Jeffrey N. Shane, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of
Transportation, and Ron Widdows, chief executive of global transportation
company APL Ltd.; the Dell Corp., accepted by Ro Parra; Jeffrey Crowe,
chairman of Landstar System Inc.; Linda Morgan, former chair of the Surface
Transportation Board and the Interstate Commerce Commission; Michael J. Ward,
chairman, president, and CEO of CSX Corp.; Don Schneider, president of
Schneider National Inc.; Herb Johnson, past president of the Council of
Logistics Management; and Edward Emmett, president of the National Industrial
Transportation League.

The Smith School's logistics, transportation and supply chain management
program is consistently recognized among the best business school programs in
the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate program No. 10
and the MBA program No. 13 in the United States in 2009. Smith's supply chain
management curriculum incorporates all aspects of the industry, including
expanding global networks and cutting-edge technology. In addition to offering
a range of academic courses, the school is home to the Supply Chain Management
Center, which provides research, consulting services and education
highlighting the latest advances in e-supply chain management.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 13 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community.
The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia. More information about the Robert H.
Smith School of Business can be found at www.rhsmith.umd.edu.

CONTACT: Carrie Handwerker of University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School
of Business, +1-301-405-5833, chand@rhsmith.umd.edu

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Carrie Handwerker of University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of
Business, +1-301-405-5833, chand@rhsmith.umd.edu