Staff Member since: January, 1997
Since becoming IAM’s third president in 1997, Terry Head has built on the industry relationships he established during the career he began in 1969, when he became a driver’s helper at a moving company. He immediately fell in love with the business, and gained experience as a helper, packer, warehouseman, estimator, and salesman, working his way into management and ultimately becoming a company shareholder and owner.
At one time he considered becoming a minister, but today, Terry considers being president of IAM the highlight of his career—few people, he notes, can say they have friends in more than 170 countries. Under his leadership, the Association has created many innovative and successful programs, including the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Program, Receivable Protection Program, International Shippers Association, and IAM Logistics Network.
Terry loves to travel—which is a good thing, since during the past 16 years at IAM he’s racked up 60,000 to 85,000 miles a year on airplanes. He’s visited at least 80 countries. But outside of work, his real passions are boating and water sports, as well as cars, particularly British sports cars.
Active in many local, national, and international professional associations involved in global transportation and world trade, Terry is a founding member and past Board Member of the International Trade Association, as well as a past President for the Washington Air Cargo Association. For over a decade he was a member of the Board for the Washington Airports Task Force, and a member of the Governing Board of Directors for the Washington Dulles area Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ#137). Today, he actively participates as a member of the American Society of Association Executives, serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), and recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry.
Phone: 703-317-9950 x203
Senior Vice President
Staff Member since: January, 2005
A former Army brat, as well as a onetime director of sales and operations at a local moving company, Chuck White is uniquely qualified to offer guidance and perspective from the viewpoints of both military customers and the industry. These days, he interacts with both IAM members and their government partners, applying his firsthand understanding of both at meetings and workshops. He spends a lot of time traveling for the Association, representing and advocating for its members.
Chuck is a football nut and a rabid fan of the NFL, particularly the Dallas Cowboys. He attended college on a football scholarship and was even named Most Valuable Player in the 1977 Hall of Fame Bowl Game. After an almost-successful effort to join the NFL rosters, he became a high school science teacher and football coach. Years from now, after he retires from IAM, he expects to return to coaching high school football. Until then, of course, there’s plenty for him to do as the industry’s relationship with the military continues to evolve.
Phone: 703-317-9950 x202
Director of Finance
Staff Member since: September, 2015
Steve Cox has spent his 25+ year career in the Washington, D.C. area finance, administration and HR non-profit arena. This includes working in CFO positions with non-profits in the transportation, crime prevention, agriculture and military industries.
Steve also has moving industry experience in a “previous life” and “remembers very vividly what it’s like to load containers with a forklift and pack a container in the August heat.”
He has two teenage kids in college and is a lifelong northern Virginia resident who currently resides in Manassas, VA.
Phone: (703) 317-9950
Staff Member since: August, 2009
Brian Limperopulos has always been drawn to learning about other cultures and different parts of the world. In fact, when he was a young boy, his parents would distract him with maps, knowing he could spend hours counting the number of airports in California (there are a lot!) or finding the quickest way to get from home to grandma’s house. More recently, Brian indulged his passions for history, geography, and politics by studying international affairs in University. During that time, he was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Europe, studying in Brussels and traveling extensively.
After graduating, Brian coordinated shipments for the World Bank account for Security International in Washington, DC. Several years later, he joined IAM, where he now coordinates activities for the IAM-YP group, the International Shippers Association, and the IAM Logistics Network; leads IAM’s efforts in membership protections, including the Receivable Protection Program and the Members Ethics Council; and spearheads IAM’s efforts in standards development.
In his spare time, Brian watches and plays soccer – always supporting the US Men’s National Team and Arsenal F.C. He also continues to bone up on history, which may come in handy if he achieves his secret ambition: being a contestant on the game show Jeopardy!
Phone: 703-317-9950 x450
Director, Membership & Database Management
Staff Member since: May, 2011
Julia O’Connor once aspired to be a psychologist working with children and adolescents. Although for a time she tutored gang members in a juvenile detention center, her career path changed when she interned for association while staying with her sister during the summer before her junior year in college. Over the years she honed her membership skills at organizations serving military officers, technical communication professionals, and those involved in training and development. Now she is Director, Membership & Database Management for IAM, and is adept at all tasks that involve managing IAM’s membership database, creating reports based on that data, and communicating the value of membership to members and prospective members.
During college, Julia spent four months studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She keeps active through sports and enjoys skiing, long distance running, competing in triathlons, and playing bocce and soccer, as well as discovering new and delicious wines.
Julia loves working at IAM, where she is in touch with people from all over the world. A highlight of her tenure so far was being a part of IAM’s 50th Annual Meeting.
Phone: 703-317-9950 x350
Manager, Website Content
Staff Member since: January, 2014
Carl Weaver has a long history with website content and building websites, in addition to having worked at a few associations along the way. He built his first website around 1995 and was immediately hooked by the possibilities the medium offers. Since then he has built sites for a number of companies and civic and government organizations. Another specialty is writing and editing, which was his main concentration at North Carolina State University. Before joining the ranks in the association world, Carl taught GED and SAT preparation classes, worked at a homeless shelter for veterans, fixed and resold film projectors, worked as a photographer in many different disciplnes, repaired automobiles, and ran the production department for a large online data provider, where he figured out how to quickly and accurately populate a large database for an online part-finding tool before any other company ever did such a thing. Those were glorious years.
Carl is an avid writer and is working on his second book, an instructional guide for beginning to intermediate photographers, as well as a couple cookbooks. He is also a very active Freemason and a Kentucky Colonel.
Carl got bit by the travel bug at an early age and loves getting outside and seeing the world, whether in his backyard or half a world away. His Amazon.com profile says it best: Carl Weaver is a writer and photographer living in the Washington, DC area. In addition to traveling to Thailand, he has also eaten brown cheese in Bergen, Norway; watched footie matches on the telly in London pubs; scoured Albuquerque and Santa Fe for the best huevos rancheros; and even photographed Kansas City, Missouri from the top of the famous Liberty Memorial. Weaver, a traveling man by profession, is a perpetual nomad and considers himself to be the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest guy in the world.
Phone: (703) 317-9950 x204
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Staff Member since: May, 2016
Will Kohudic has worked for nonprofits large and small for the past ten years, where he has developed his passion for publications and marketing. Previously, he served as a web developer and designer of educational software. Most of his free time is devoted to his wife and two children (ages 9 and 12) and his hobbies which include hiking, travel, and brewing beer.
Phone: (703) 317-9950
Staff Member since: May, 2002
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jamila’s favorite childhood memory is that of looking out of the window of her family’s apartment and seeing in the distance the ocean and the Coney Island boardwalk. Her view changed considerably when, at age ten, Jamila moved with family members to Saudi Arabia for six years. Her experiences living in Mecca—and visiting fascinating countries such as Yemen, Kuwait, Jordan, Namibia, Mexico, and several islands—have shaped her insights as she works with IAM members from around the globe. She joined IAM in 2002 and has watched the Association evolve significantly.
For a long time Jamila wanted a career in the medical field. Now, however, she is working toward a degree in business, with a concentration on human resources – skills she brings to her position as manager of operations for IAM. Someday she wants to start her own company, an enterprise that promotes a holistic way of living, including the products and foods we use in our everyday life. Meanwhile, she focuses on her family and, because she likes to cook, often hosts holiday gatherings for her relatives. If you haven’t guessed, she also organizes the office pot luck lunches, too.
Phone: 703-317-9950 x205
Membership Services Coordinator
Staff Member since: September, 2015
Margaret spent four years in the tundra of Milwaukee, WI while attending Marquette University, where she studied International Affairs as well as History and Economics. Initially she wanted to pursue a career in business, interning at an investment firm. However, her passion for travel and global affairs lead her down a different career path. One of her favorite experiences from college was doing a Czech Republic exchange course, where she completed a project comparing the marketing trends of MillerCoors and Pilsner Urquell in collaboration with students from the University of West Bohemia.
While at Marquette, Margaret played on the Women’s Lacrosse team and earned a spot on the Big East All-Academic team. She also coached a local high school junior varsity lacrosse team. She attributes her success both on and off the field to her competitive nature and the leadership skills she developed while participating in these activities. It takes a lot of patience to deal with thirty teenage girls all at once, but her JV team won their conference championship in the first year of the program’s existence. She hopes to continue coaching and give back to a community that has shown her so much love and support.
On the work front, before IAM, Margaret worked at a small DC-based non-profit where she helped with fundraising and day-to-day operations. She also spent three summers working at an investment firm, learning the intricacies of investment management. Margaret was also a history, philosophy and French tutor in Marquette’s Athletic Academic Advising office during college.
Phone: (703) 317-9950