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FMA: Florida Messenger Association

FMA Board of Directors

President

STEVEN SELTZER

President, Comet Delivery Services
Miami, Florida

A native Miamian who attended Clemson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. Upon returning to Miami, he passed the State of Florida Certified General Contractor’s exam and proceeded to build Miami Sunset Senior High School. Installed the Skid Plan for the Miami-Dade Police department to train on wet road conditions, which is still in use today. Shortly thereafter he found his passion in transportation and formed Comet Courier Corp. in 1977, specializing in courier and small package work, while working out of a one bedroom apartment. He has built the firm into a multi-faceted conglomerate with divisions in local and national trucking, warehousing and distribution, international third-party logistics, and messenger-courier services. Currently operating out of 36,000 square feet in Miami, Florida, Steven is actively involved with the Doral Business Council and DBC Forum; Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association as a member of the Membership and Overland committees; and the Florida Messenger Association where he co-chairs the Government Affairs committee.
When he’s not working or serving on committees he enjoys spending time with his wife Robyn, playing tennis, and weightlifting.

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President-Elect

LANCE DEARBORN

President, FASTMILE
Orlando, FL

Lance Dearborn is the President, CEO, and owner of FASTMILE (formerly known as Air Traffic Services). In the 1990s, FASTMILE was a small local courier company. Lance led a transition of the company throughout the late 2000s and now FASTMILE is a Full Service Regional Logistics Company with Distribution Centers in Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston. These Distribution Centers provide services to 5 states and have over 350,000 Square Feet of warehouse space. Lance received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s Degree in Taxation also from UCF. Lance coaches a high school baseball team and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Secretary

MICHAEL MILAM

Co-Owner, Rubaobout Courier
Cocoa, FL

Mike joined Runabout Couriers as a co-owner in 1998 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy University. Runabout Couriers has expanded into new verticals during this time, including warehousing, critical parts logistics and LTL service. When not at work, Mike enjoys charitable work, including serving on the board of the Children’s Home Society Brevard County division. Mike also enjoys fishing, softball and basketball. Mike and his wife Sara have two daughters.

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Treasurer

STEVE HOWARD

President, Esquire Express
Miami, FL

Steve Howard is the President and CEO of Esquire Express and Esquire Logistics based in Miami, Florida.

Steve has been in the expedited delivery business since 1990 and operates one of South Florida’s most successful courier and last mile transportation companies.

Steve is married to Anita Howard and has three children, Austin, Sydney and Stephanie. He is a consummate volunteer and spends much of his free time working with the Boy Scouts of America and coaching his youngest daughter’s softball 8 months out of the year.

Steve is a current board member of the CLDA and the Florida Messenger Association. Currently he serves on the executive board and is the membership chairman for the CLDA.

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Board Member

BRYAN BILCHIK

Vice President, Manko Delivery Systems, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Information pending

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Board Member

DAN SCHUTT

President, Triple Crown Logisitics LLC
Ocala, Florida

Dan Schutt is the owner of Triple Crown Logistics, a same day delivery company located in Ocala, FL. Dan served 8 years as a Marine achieving the rank of Sergeant, his personal awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and 3 Meritorious Masts for superior leadership. Additionally he was awarded a Navy Unit Commendation and Meritorious Unit Commendation for operations in the Republic of Panama and Monrovia, Liberia. Dan holds a degree in Business Administration. He has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management with an emphasis on Total Quality Management.
He has been married to his wife Kim for 28 years and has one grown daughter. He is active in his church serving on the Leadership Committee and as a Youth Group Leader. When he can get away, it is usually to ride his mountain bike at various locations throughout the Southeast or just spending time in the garage refurbishing muscle cars.

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Board Member

HAROLD BOYETT

President, Blue Streak Couriers
Jacksonville, FL

Harold Boyett is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Streak Couriers. Harold began his career in transportation at the age of 18, working part-time at UPS while attending college. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in management and marketing. While working full-time at UPS, Harold went on to obtain his master's degree in business administration from UNF. His 20 year career encompassed operational and business development responsibilities. Harold left UPS in 2005 to purchase Blue Streak. The company has grown and expanded under his leadership and operates throughout the state of Florida. Blue Streak is a member of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association, The Express Carriers Association, and of course, the Florida Messenger Association. Blue Streak supports several charities including Dreams Come True and the American Heart Association.

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Board Member

ROSE THOMASHOW

President, Express Messenger Service
Boca Raton, FL

Born in New York City, Rose graduated Queens College with a Master of Science in Environmental Education. Rose worked in New York City as a science teacher before joining Express Messenger Service in Southeast Florida. Rose took charge of Express Messenger in 2000 and worked diligently to expand and increase the company. Under Rose's guidance, Express went from a small local messenger service to a multifaceted corporation open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, specializing in on demand deliveries, logistics, and warehousing. Express is a member of the ECA, CLDA, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Express Messenger is currently involved in an effort and vision with the goal of "greening" our industry.

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Board Member

TIM L. PETTY

Founder and CEO, Pettyco Express
Jacksonville, FL

Tim founded Pettco Express in Sept of 1988. Pettyco grew rapidly from a start up company to its current 22 door facility capable of facilitating a single envelope, up to 45,000 lbs. Tim joined the CLDA (formerly MCAA) over 12 years ago and has actively participated in many association events. Tim is presently serving his 2nd year as President of the Transportation Club of Jacksonville. He has also served as President of the Northside Business Leaders and was voted member of the year 2 years in a row. Pettyco is actively involved in the Neighborhood I.D. program identifying all addresses for businesses and residents with 4" numbers. His passion for over 18 years has been teaching the college and career class at his church, where he also serves as a Trustee. In Tim's words, "This is the best and most challenging business around, I love the new technology provided to our industry and look forward to growing the FMA to a much higher level."

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Immediate Past President

THOMAS JOWERS

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Advantage Delivery & Logistics
Tampa, Florida

Thomas began his career in logistics in 1994 serving as a service facilitator at U.S. Delivery (later purchased by Corporate Express Delivery Systems) in Houston, TX. Shortly thereafter he became the director of Logistics for a small company known as Dedicated Services, Inc (DSI). After DSI was purchased by Noble International from Detroit, Michigan Thomas stayed on as Director of Logistics for what became Noble Logistic Services where he developed and managed regional delivery systems all over the country, including the development of a distribution network for both Toyota and Ford.

In July of 2003, Thomas ventured into a partnership with Advantage Delivery & Logistics (ADL) headquartered in Tampa, FL where he currently serves as the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In addition to having developed the current corporate infrastructure, Thomas aided the firm in nearly tripling its business while expanding its coverage into 6 new states.

Placing a strong emphasis on the importance of creating strategic partnerships with customers and other from carriers around the country, Thomas has spent the last few years helping to develop vendor relations that ensure strong participation and a solid membership for the Florida Messenger Association. He currently serves as the Meeting Committee Chair for the FMA and has been nominated for the board of the CLDA and the Texas Courier & Logistics Association.
Thomas served in the Army prior to beginning his career in Logistics. He has been married for 11 years and has 4 children. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley and spending as much time as possible with his family.

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