AIT Worldwide Logistics, a global supply chain solutions provider, has hired Chelsea Lamar as Vice President, Global Sustainability. In this newly created role, she will lead the company’s sustainability initiatives, furthering AIT’s commitment to environmental responsibility and ethical corporate citizenship, including its goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.
What does Lamar bring to AIT in the new role?
Lamar joins the company with over a dozen years of experience in sustainability strategy development and execution. In her previous roles, she implemented EV and renewable fuel pilot programs, introduced energy efficiency initiatives to Illinois public schools, and launched sustainability programs across more than 200 facilities, saving $3m in annual energy costs.
A 2022 Women in Smart Energy Award winner, Chelsea Lamar holds a degree from Iowa State University in civil engineering with an environmental emphasis. In her free time, she enjoys socializing with family and friends and volunteering for Illinois Green Alliance.
“I’m thrilled to join AIT, a company that shares my passion for sustainability. It’s an exciting time in the industry because there are so many opportunities to collaborate across the supply chain. From electric vehicles and alternative fuels to tech solutions – optimizing routes and using digital platforms for enhanced resource management – we will continue pursuing a variety of strategies to attain meaningful carbon emissions reductions,” Lamar commented.
What does the appointment mean for AIT?
Lamar is based at AIT’s new global headquarters in Itasca, Illinois, and reports to Executive VP and Chief Information Officer, Ray Fennelly, who said her appointment underscores AIT’s dedication to the evolution of its environmental, social and governance strategies.
“Chelsea has an incredible track record of bettering our environment by building high-quality sustainability programs. Her leadership will empower AIT Worldwide Logistics to make significant strides towards both our own and our clients’ sustainability goals,” Fennelly said.
Fennelly said Lamar will “hit the ground running,” by reviewing AIT Worldwide Logistics’ current sustainability initiatives, planning the program’s next phase, ensuring the company is on track to achieve its 2035 net-zero emissions goal, and meeting with stakeholders and customers.