“I want to know, serve, and employ Latinos!”said Boston-born, Italian American Michelle DeFronzo, owner of ImEx Cargo, GSA for Cathay Pacific Cargo for more than ten years, Amerijet Cargo, and others, to newspaper El Mundo recently. Michelle is an enthusiastic, inclusive, genuine self-starter who also serves as President of the Air Cargo Club New England. She is looking ahead to later this year, as nominations for the ACCNE Board will be held at the annual meeting in September for elections in December. The autumn season renews activity at the pioneering organization that currently is also building membership. “People are busy in air cargo these days, working all the time. “As a positive community resource, ACCNE offer an opportunity to network and build relationships and friendships face to face,” she said. “We also started a job search/resume submission on the Air Cargo Website, trying to find better ways of keeping our community and its members connected within our talented pool of logistic professionals. “We also look ahead to our Annual Holiday Party in early December, where we both raise money and also help local charities. “Last year in 2012, with the help of members and sponsors, ACCNE managed to raise more than $15,000 to support our charitable donations program. “So far in 2013 ACCNE has conducted our regular meetings highlighted by our 7th Annual International Trade Night Event on March 28th at the Winthrop Yacht Club, and our Golf Outing on June 20th at Mount Hood where five scholarship grants were awarded.” It’s a tradition started by DeFronzo and one she hopes will continue past her term as President for many years to come. “We are especially pleased at ACCNE efforts toward community action as Air Cargo Club New England members teamed up with One Fund Boston to help support the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon attack as well as the Boston Wounded Vets Run and ‘My Brothers Table’ to support their food drive this past May. “Special thanks goes out to Horizon Air Services, GMS Transportation, Dascher Transport, FEDEX Trade, Crystal Motor Express, and everyone who created drop points for food donations and otherwise supported My Brothers Table.”

Michelle the Entrepreneur

“ImEx Cargo is located just minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport at Horizon Air Services, 480 McClellan Hwy, East Boston, located in a 40,000 square foot warehouse offering all the logistic services including screening capabilities and trucking options daily. “With more than 20 years in the logistics industry we are a shipping resource with national and international connections, “But ImEx Cargo is also located close to the airport so that customers can come in and pack barrels and ship personal effects,” she said. “Having added Amerijet to our service portfolio last year, we can now offer shippers and the growing Caribbean and Hispanic community the best cargo service to Latin America, Puerto Rico, and Mexico,” Michelle said. We say, “Viva De Fronzo!” Geoffrey