2021 U.S. DAB Management Board Elections

These are the candidates for Chair and Vice Chair of the U.S. DAB Group. Elections open on August 23, 2021 and will remain open for 30 days.

Candidate for Chair: Christopher Lantz
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc.


Chris Lantz, Sr. Vice President of Operations, has been with Bekins Moving Solutions for 16 years. Chris began his career as an entry-level call center representative, booking in-home estimates for the C.O.D sales team. From there, Chris gained experience by working on the trucks, performing moves himself. As Sr. Vice President of Operations, his responsibilities consist of managing an international military SCAC, rate filing for both domestic and international SCAC’s, claims, compensation schedules, and safety and compliance. Bekins Moving Solutions has 14 brick and mortar moving and storage locations across the country that handle all aspects of business from COD/Military/Natl Account/FF&E and more. There is also BCI Worldwide, which is a subsidiary of Bekins Moving Solutions that handles major installation projects for casinos and hotels both domestic and internationally which he networks opportunities within the DAB Management group when looking for storage locations and delivery opportunities that help drive diversity to branches with good paying business.


Candidate for Vice Chair: Emily Kozubowski
Training & Implementation Manager
Apple Moving LLC

Emily Kozubowski, Training & Implementation Manager, has been with Apple Moving LLC for 4 years and a member of the relocation industry for 27 years. She started her career at Allied Van Lines - Corporate at an entry level in the claims department and developed her career as an adjuster, in operations, then on to International Corporate relocation. Emily spent almost a decade of her career as the owner of a company managing an international TSP. There she mastered accounting, rate filing, claims, DOD approvals, compensation schedules, quality, insurance, and regulatory compliance. In her current role, Emily has constant interactions in all aspects of Apple Moving’s daily operations to ensure that Apple Moving employees and systems are functioning in the most efficient manner, while utilizing current technology and providing the highest level of customer service. She also assists with Project Management and Acquisitions.


Emily is an active member of IAM’s US Domestic Asset-Based (DAB) Mover Management Board (DMB); and adds her extensive background to grow IAM’s DAB Mover Group through her participation in DAB Monthly meetings; her work on DAB Subcommittees; creating content for asset-based movers on the DAB Digest newsletter; and through participation in DAB-Hour webcasts.


Apple Moving LLC has 10 moving & storage locations across Texas, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, and Colorado that service COD, DOD, GSA, National Account, O/I relocations.

Candidate for Vice Chair: Lakelan Fennell
Vice President of Market Development
Nilson Van & Storage


My career in the moving industry started right out of high school.  While attending college, I worked in the warehouse and on the trucks performing packing services, loading and unloading of household goods and performed office relocations.  During this time I was trained in DOD relocation regulations (4500-34R) and began performing military premove surveys.  After graduating college, I worked in claims, National Account sales, COD sales, administered driver statements and trained employees through Unigroup’s Quality Labor Training program.  During the next few years, I was the General Manager of our Beaufort, SC, Charleston, SC, and Columbia, SC  locations before being promoted to Vice President in 2005 and became a board member of Nilson Van & Storage. 


Since 2005, I have been active in all aspects of the business including accounting, insurance (Cargo, Auto, Workers Compensation, Health, etc), residential, national account and O/I sales, DPM contracts, NTS rate filing and management, Code 4 and D compensation agreements, managing banking relationships, employment related matters and many other areas.  I have filed GAO protests and brought matters before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) over contract related issues.  I served on the previous AMSA Military Traffic and Government Affairs Committees. I am currently on the following committees of IAM: Government, Congressional and Regulatory (GC&R), Budget and Finance, the current DMB (DAB Management Board), DAB Advisory Committee, and the DAB Newsletter Committee.


Now in my 29th year at Nilson Van & Storage, I continue to advocate for the needs of the Domestic Asset Based movers.   We are in a unique position as the “boots on the ground” to know first hand what the issues are and what the solutions should be.  In my opinion, the DAB movers are some of the smartest people in the moving industry and a lot of credit goes to IAM for championing this group and supporting our efforts to have our voices heard.  A lot of credit also goes to the DAB Task Force members and their efforts to push this forward and build equity within the group.  I am looking forward to building that equity to not only grow the group, but also to grow our position within the industry to effect real beneficial progress for the DAB members. In this respect, I would appreciate your vote for Vice Chair of the DAB Management Board.