Meet Our MVPs

  • Kate Seebacher
    Kate Seebacher
    Operations Specialist
Kate Seebacher
Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7033

February 2017 Crew Member of the Month

Kate is a model employee day in and day out; she is the definition of dedication and hard work. She is always willing to help out fellow teammates, including helping with training new team members on her day off to assure continuity of service on her accounts. As a crucial teammate, she goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service to her customers. She’s one of the hardest working people on her team and does it all while maintaining a positive attitude. Kate is a true team player, and her work ethic is contagious.

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  • Liz Guth
    Liz Guth
    Logistics Coordinator
Liz Guth
Logistics Coordinator

(224) 515-7183

January 2017 Team Member of the Month

Liz is a rock star on the LC crew! Since she has started with AFN she has been nothing but a ball of energy… She uses that energy to take on every task she can and she is always thinking two steps ahead of the curve. In her short time here she has forged relationships internally and externally and become a go-to for both co-workers and clients alike.

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  • Alex Witt
    Alex Witt
    National Carrier Sales Representative
Alex Witt
National Carrier Sales Representative

(224) 515-7019

2016 Crew Member of the Year

Alex is relentless in his pursuit to grow his business and AFN’s. While he has been a crew member for a number of years, his work ethic is as if he is just getting started. Alex is a tremendous asset to AFN in leading growth through sourcing capacity and new customer acquisition. He continues to prospect, think outside of the box and bring new solutions to the table. He challenges those he works with, always pushes the envelope, and continues to be the leader in volume in Carriers Sales. He brings a great energy to the floor and consistently takes time out of his day to help coach and push other team members to improve their business as well. Ultimately, it’s his consistency, day in and day out, that makes him a crew member of the year.

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  • Erik Malin
    Erik Malin
    Corporate Development
Erik Malin
Corporate Development

(224) 515-7087

2016 Rookie of the Year

Erik hit the ground running when he joined AFN in March 2016 and never looked back. In his short tenure, he has been an integral part of our plan for corporate growth planning over the next four years. He is always optimistic and motivational to those around him and serves as a cheerleader for our growth initiative. He is a valued team member within this organization and does a great job putting himself out there as a resource for all. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious and oftentimes inspires others to look for ways to recapture our own professional passion.

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  • Marty Lande
    Marty Lande
    Pricing Analytist
Marty Lande
Pricing Analytist

(224) 515-7086

2016 Crew Member of the Year & January 2016 Team Member of the Month

Marty has developed into a key employee within AFN. It’s been extremely impressive to watch Marty transition over the past year from individual contributor on the Operations Team to a cross-functional leader for Pricing. Marty was a one-man band for part of the year and took on an extraordinary workload to make sure our pricing obligations were satisfied. He takes responsibility for his actions and looks at obstacles as challenges to overcome. Marty is always willing to help meet the goals of AFN and our clients, setting the business up for long-term success.

Shortly after Marty’s transition from operations to pricing, the lead pricing analyst left the company. The departure left the pricing team short-handed during peak bid season; however, Marty rose to the challenge and made the best of his opportunity. He is never afraid to ask questions to learn more from the many groups around him and eagerly works to teach others new techniques as well. He lives the spirit of continuous learning and innovation.

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  • Arielle Moya
    Arielle Moya
    Operations Specialist
Arielle Moya
Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7352

November 2016 & September 2015 Team Member of the Month

Arielle was the anchor that drove an exceptional customer experience during a time of intense pressure. She went above and beyond in regards to her customer service while still being able to provide that same level of service to all her other customers. Arielle gracefully allowed AFN to be a true ally during this successful holiday season.

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  • Josh Hoyle
    Josh Hoyle
    Sr. Compliance Specialist
Josh Hoyle
Sr. Compliance Specialist

(224) 515-7147

October 2016 Team Member of the Month

Josh  is a role model for improving lives through supply chain solutions. Every day Josh brings with him to the job a sense of urgency (no one analyzes contracts faster or more accurately), integrity & ethics (his analyses are always thoughtful and his judgments sound), a strong client service orientation (he facilitates a massive amount of business both internally and externally and always does so with an eye for AFN’s best interests), open communication (his guidance is always intuitive, honest and unencumbered), and teamwork (there is no one who provides more cross-functional support – and does so quietly and effortlessly).

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  • John Callahan
    John Callahan
    LTL Operations Specialist
John Callahan
LTL Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7357

September 2016 Team Member of the Month

John will go unnoticed for the little things that he does and it is about time that he gets recognized for his work. From staying late to make sure a customer rep looks good for a customer. Finding solutions to help out when a rep is in a bind. Communicating with customers to offer added services, he’s a ball of energy and he is all over the place helping people out. He deserves this award for the little things he does without asking for it to be done.

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  • Jeremy Hyman
    Jeremy Hyman
    National Account Manager
Jeremy Hyman
National Account Manager

(224) 515-7112

August 2016 Team Member of the Month

Jeremy constantly goes above and beyond to support his internal teams as well as his customers. Jer works tirelessly to make sure the ops teams are set up for success on his accounts. From hopping in and assisting when needed, to answering questions and obtaining new business – you name it and he is there. He is very passionate about his work and his customers take note and equally appreciate his efforts.

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  • Alec Naffziger
    Alec Naffziger
    Assistant Carrier Sales Representative
Alec Naffziger
Assistant Carrier Sales Representative

(224) 515-7137

June 2016 Team Member of the Month

Alec is the rock of our team. He is on top of everything at all times and truly cares about the success of each and every load. He works to get issues resolved immediately, and his prompt action saves us all time and ensures that his carriers are paid within their terms. Aside from the day to day, he has gone out of his way to help new team members set a path for success. He always puts in 100% and goes above and beyond to help others.

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  • Rocio Rivera
    Rocio Rivera
    Financial Analyst
Rocio Rivera
Financial Analyst

(224) 515-7325

June 2016 Team Member of the Month

Rocio has done an outstanding job within Accounts Payable. With her friendly demeanor, never-complain-style, work ethic, and service-minded approach, she has consistently demonstrated what it means to be an all-around team player. This was never truer than when her manager was recently out on maternity leave, and she stepped up to assure we provide excellent service to carriers. She worked long hours, weekends, and was completely committed to delivering the very best to her external and internal clients. Being down a teammate is never easy, but Rocio pushed forward, working tirelessly and always with a smile. On top of her daily responsibilities, Rocio is leading training and testing for a new technology enhancement and assisting with training a new employee. Rocio is a hard worker who exemplifies AFN values and is truly an all-star!

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  • Maggie Turner
    Maggie Turner
    Sr. Operations Specialist
Maggie Turner
Sr. Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7096

May 2016 Team Member of the Month

Maggie continues to exemplify our four pillars to our continued success. She has done an extraordinary job working with clients to provide a seamless experience. Additionally, she works to train and mentor across departments. She is very thorough with her work, which makes her a great and trusted resource.

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  • Lori Panzarella
    Lori Panzarella
    Human Resources Business Partner
Lori Panzarella
Human Resources Business Partner

(224) 515-7123

April 2016 Team Member of the Month

Lori stepped in while the HR Director was on maternity leave for 14 weeks. Not only did she help to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the HR department were maintained, she also managed several complex situations that were challenging to navigate. With Lori’s support, the team recruited and hired 24 summer interns and 20 new full-time team members, drove a number of office improvements, managed the year-end HR processes, including benefits, payroll, 401(k), and merit increases/bonuses, implemented a new Applicant Tracking System, and planned a number of events, among dozens of other projects. She has earned this honor through all of her hard work and support.

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  • Dan Leggio
    Dan Leggio
    Business Process Manager
Dan Leggio
Business Process Manager

(224) 515-7105

March 2016 Team Member of the Month

Dan has brought his experience in the industry on the carrier side and his extensive knowledge of AFN customers to assist with pricing and business growth. He worked with team members to find new carriers to add to our network and develop new lanes for the business. His dedication to mentoring team members while working to enhance existing programs shows that he truly cares about AFN’s success and that of its team members. Dan lives AFN values and looks to do the right thing to increase our chances to grow and be more profitable.

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  • Leijla Mustafa
    Leijla Mustafa
    Logistics Coordinator
Leijla Mustafa
Logistics Coordinator

(224) 515-7394

Feburary 2016 Team Member of the Month

Leijla is always ready to take on new projects and shows amazing dedication to her job. She works hard to assure we provide premier customer service and excellent execution through constant communication, seamless coordination, acute attention to detail, and prompt and accurate responses to questions or concerns. For example, we had multiple snow events in January that made an account extremely messy. She supported the team in tracking down all the loads, updating locations, and coordinating new appointments and ETAs. She comes in with a smile on her face, buckles down, and works hard to meet our customers’ requests. Leijla truly lives the AFN values. She is 100% all in.

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  • Brigitte Robb
    Brigitte Robb
    Accounting Manager
Brigitte Robb
Accounting Manager

(224) 515-7124

2015 Team Member of the Year &
Febuary 2015 Team Member of the Month

Brigitte has done an amazing job managing the Accounting Department. She constantly looks for ways to improve and simplify accounting processes. She has made it her personal initiative to ensure the department runs smoothly and nothing is overlooked.

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  • Jeff Knuth
    Jeff Knuth
    Director of Account Management
Jeff Knuth
Director of Account Management

(224) 515-7085

2015 Team Member of the Year from the Floor

Jeff has been the driving force in creating and renovating the Director of Account Managment. He excels at so much, but he is specifically gifted with internal and external communication as well as providing unreal customer experience. He truly encompasses AFN’s vision and values.

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  • Nick Fryer
    Nick Fryer
    Director of Marketing
Nick Fryer
Director of Marketing

(224) 515-7383

2015 Rookie of the Year

Since joining AFN, Nick has made an immediate impact, both internally and externally, on the business. He is extremely helpful, patient, and hardworking and is willing to provide assistance wherever it is needed. There is never a challenge that Nick doesn’t take on with a smile and an enthusiasm that everybody knows will lead to a finished product that will be a tremendous success. Nick always performs at the highest level from a marketing standpoint to ensure we position the AFN brand to succeed. He has done wonders in reinventing our brand within the marketplace. Nick has completely revamped our website, taken steps to ensure our social media presence is strong, and standardized AFN sales presentations. He has created new content to use in the field and taken ownership of the AFN intranet page. His positivity and willingness to help is infectious and inspiring. Nick lives and breathes the AFN brand, vision, and values.

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  • Alison Navarra
    Alison Navarra
    Human Resources Operations Manager
Alison Navarra
Human Resources Operations Manager

(224) 515-7216

December 2015 Team Member of the Month

The end of the year is always a very busy time for HR; however, Alison always manages to make it look effortless. She takes a tremendous amount of pride in her work, and her accuracy and attention to detail are second to none – even with heavy workloads and tight deadlines. Under Alison’s watch, our health care increases have been below the national average, and she has recommended plan changes crucial to keeping our benefits package competitive. She stays ahead of the curve on legislative changes, and her knowledge of employment law is always up-to-date, which ensures AFN’s compliance. It’s a true testament to Alison’s hard work and dedication that our HR operations run so smoothly.

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  • Josh Krol
    Josh Krol
    Logistics Coordinator
Josh Krol
Logistics Coordinator

(224) 515-7378

November 2015 Team Member of the Month

Josh comes to work and works hard every single day. His consistency in performance and attitude, as well as his willingness to always get involved in something new and different is exactly what you want out of an employee. Josh has an amazing ability to stay organized and complete the myriad tasks assigned to him, which, as an evening logistics coordinator, can run that gamut from carrier sales to tracking and back around to operations work. Whether it is helping out with tracking a load or going off-site to visit a client, Josh is a professional, and we couldn’t be happier to have such a solid player on our after-hours logistics coordinator team.

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  • Vince Doorhy
    Vince Doorhy
    Business Development Executive
Vince Doorhy
Business Development Executive

(224) 515-7163

October 2015 Team Member of the Month

Vince’s desire to learn sets him apart from the rest. He has focused not just on numbers and growth, but on differentiating himself in a qualitative way from those around him. He demonstrates his ability to find the right clients and applies the right expertise to every situation. His desire to constantly improve embodies the values of AFN.

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  • Lyn Marasigan
    Lyn Marasigan
    Operations Specialist
Lyn Marasigan
Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7036

August 2015 Team Member of the Month

Lyn started July out like she was in a sprint and never let up. She built 1369 loads, nearly double the next person on our team. Lyn has consistently gone above and beyond in her work in Operations. With an actively growing and demanding account, she has taken the challenge head-on and always provides world-class customer service, both to the customer and internally. All the while, she is energetic, positive, and eager to help in any way possible. She is a perfect example of the type of hardworking talent we need to continue bringing up in all departments.

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  • Zack Kelton
    Zack Kelton
    National Carrier Sales Representative
Zack Kelton
National Carrier Sales Representative

(224) 515-7143

July 2015 Team Member of the Month

Zack pointed out a substantial error, in his favor, on his commission check, which also made us aware of a significant billing issue that impacted two key customers. His selflessness and character are remarkable and build a level of trust that reinforces that he truly plays the game by the rules and has AFN’s best interest in mind.

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  • Alan Israel
    Alan Israel
    Carrier Sales Representative
Alan Israel
Carrier Sales Representative

(224) 515-7092

June 2015 Team Member of the Month

Alan has been a solid producer since he began here at AFN. His enthusiasm is top-notch, and his understanding of the business has continued to mature every day. Specifically, Alan has also been active in finding lane solutions for a large client and has added new capacity daily. His dedication to building his business along with supporting a potentially game-changing account is exactly what we need to have every rep doing. Great work Alan “The Answer” Israel.

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  • Jen Lutenski
    Jen Lutenski
    Sr. Operations Specialist
Jen Lutenski
Sr. Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7039

May 2015 Team Member of the Month

Jennifer has performed at such an incredibly high level over the past few months. Specifically, her attention to detail, flexibility, creativity, and collaboration on a large account has helped to position AFN as a valuable and growing resource for the client. Her dedication after hours and supporting the logistics coordinators shows that Jen is one of the hardest workers in this building and completely dedicated to AFN and the customers she manages. Her work ethic is incredible.

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  • Patrick Sobolewski
    Patrick Sobolewski
    Assistant Carrier Sales Representative
Patrick Sobolewski
Assistant Carrier Sales Representative

(224) 515-7138

April 2015 Team Member of the Month

Pat is one of the most positive, reliable, and hardworking assistants in Carrier Sales. He is always happy to help with updates, POD requests, and securing coverage, and he still finds time to strip out lanes and bring Greenlock options to the table. Pat is a guy with infectious energy that you can always count on to give you his best every day. He is easy to work with and always provides the best service to our customers.

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  • Matt Dean
    Matt Dean
    Operations Specialist
Matt Dean
Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7049

March 2015 Team Member of the Month

On one of the largest projects we’ve completed with a client, Matt invested hours working with the customer, shippers, and receivers to make each shipment flawless. The results have been on-time delivery at over 99%, a very happy client, and the option for future opportunities with them. Matt has a deep, intrinsic motivation, is fiercely devoted to providing top-notch customer service, stepping in on other accounts when needed, and receives accolades for his work regularly.

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  • Alex Ripchik
    Alex Ripchik
    Sr. Operations Specialist
Alex Ripchik
Sr. Operations Specialist

(224) 515-7197

January 2015 Team Member of the Month

Alex has played an integral role on the rollout of a new, large account. She developed best practices for the account as well as the entire operational process. She has taken personal initiative to develop a relationship with the customer and has gone above and beyond to meet their service needs and requirements. Even with all of her success in onboarding a new client, none of her other customers’ service levels faltered, and she always manages to find time to ask if other team members need help. Alex has been a great mentor to new team members, as well. She is a true team player and asset to our team. She has a great attitude and lives the AFN values.

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    This Could Be You
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