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CILTNA Board Member Biographies

Names Summary

Adam Doy

Adam Doy, CMILT, PGA
Adam is a member of the CILTNA National Board, member of the of the Marketing and Communications committee and Vice Chair of the CILTNA Next Generation.

Originally from the UK but now based in New York, Adam has over 20 years’ experience in the rail industry spanning key elements of the rail business including operational performance, infrastructure maintenance, supply chain development, contractual agreements, complex logistical management, business planning and LEAN/continuous improvement practices.

Alan Cooke

Alan Cooke, CMILT

Alan is the Chair of the CILTNA GTA Chapter, based out of the Greater Toronto – Hamilton area. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics industry. This includes having worked for some household names such as Tesco, British American Tobacco, Kuehne & Nagel,T-Mobile  Canada Bread, Canopy Growth and Auxly Cannabis. He continues to work with domestic & international clients across multiple sectors in his role as owner of Strangford Consulting.

Andrew Young

Andrew Young, FCILT

Andrew is Chair of CILTNA’s United States Chapter and CILT International Vice President for the Americas Region. He has over 30 years’ experience in transportation spanning passenger and freight railways, airlines, airports, public transit and multi-modal freight logistics. He has primarily worked in the UK, North America and Latin America.

Andrew is currently based in Texas and works as Director for Passenger Rail and Transit at Wi-Tronix, a leader in connected vehicle diagnostics. His career has included work with rail advocacy groups and for global technology and service companies to support their business development in the transport sector.

Bob Armstrong

Robert (Bob) Armstrong, FCILT, CITP

Bob is president of CILTNA and president of his own consulting firm Armstrong Trade & Logistics Advisory Services Inc. Bob has over 50 years of experience in the fields of global supply chain management, international trade, cross border logistics and customs regulations and procedures.

In early 2022, Bob was appointed to the Minister of Transport’s Supply Chain Task Force.

Bob Sacco

Bob Sacco, CMILT, P Log

Bob serves CILTNA as its corporate secretary and is the Greater Toronto Area Trade and Customs Leader at KPMG LLP. He has over 35 years of public practice experience having launched and led a specialized Customs & Trade group in another big four firm prior to joining KPMG.

Bob has worked on behalf of government departments, protecting the interests of Canadians and has led large multinational consulting activities to help companies effectively navigate these territories to realize savings through imports and exports.

David Cardin

David Cardin, CMILT

David completed a 35-year career with the AP Moller-Maersk Group as President of Maersk Canada. Heading the Mexican and then Canadian organizations he started and led ventures in 3PL logistics, dedicated intermodal service between Manzanillo and Mexico City, and container trucking, as well as expanding Maersk’s port coverage.

David is on the board of Milton Hydro Distribution and was a board member and chair of the Shipping Federation of Canada, and the Maritime Employers Association in Montreal. He also is a past board director for Maersk Supply Service Canada.

Emile DiSanza


Emile Di Sanza, CMILT

Emile is the Past-Chair of the CILTNA Board of Directors.

Over nearly 30 years, Emile held a number of positions in the Canadian public service. His work entailed the development of economic policies, legislation, governance structures and measures related to various modes of transportation. He has chaired federal-provincial task forces, carried out consultations and negotiations with foreign governments, provinces, municipalities and transportation entities.  From 2008-2014, he served on the Audit Body of the International Oil Pollution Funds.

Emile joined CILTNA in 2012 and has been active with the Ottawa Chapter.

Jackie Li


Jackie is a member of the CILTNA National Board, a member of its Education committee, and a member of the Pacific Chapter. Jackie is a post-secondary faculty member and a former program head at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He specializes in transportation economics, freight forwarding, and international business training.

Prior to joining academia, Jackie’s transportation career covered international courier, trucking, freight forwarding, and customs brokerage operations.

John Coleman

John Coleman, BEng., MBA, P.Eng., CMILT

John is a member of CILTNA’s Ottawa Chapter board of directors and he serves on CILTNA’s National Board as a director, treasurer, and chair of its education committee.

Passionate about transportation since early childhood, he has almost 40 years of experience in development and management of research and technology, 30 of them at the National Research Council of Canada, as well as almost a decade of post-graduate transportation policy teaching at Carleton University where he currently serves as a senior fellow.

Kelsey Fulton

Kelsey Fulton, MILT

Kelsey is the Logistics Coordinator at Canopy Growth Corporation where she is responsible for planning domestic movements of goods and, as the Logistics Quality Group Lead, is accountable for building quality assurance projects that enhance logistics capabilities.

Kelsey has been involved in the Freight Transportation industry for almost 10 years and during her tenure with the Freight Management Association of Canada advocated for shippers on regulatory issues and helped educate supply chain professionals on emerging trends.

Kristine Burr

Kristine Burr, FCILT

Kristine is a member of the National Board and Chair of CILTNA’s Membership Committee, which is currently focused on expanding CILTNA’s outreach via social media and innovative new services to members.  She has held senior positions in federal departments and central agencies, finishing her public service career as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy at Transport Canada.

Kristine is currently Chair of the International Authority overseeing the development and ongoing construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge at Windsor-Detroit.

Magali Amiel

Magali Amiel, PhD, CMILT

Magali is chair of the Quebec Chapter and a Goods Movement Strategist. She holds a Ph.D. in Logistics & Transportation. Passionate about the issues related to logistics chain performance and economic and strategic development in transport, she has developed expertise recognized by industry professionals.

Magali is a Director in Goods Movement Strategy, Logistics and Transportation Innovation at CGI consulting.

Marian Robson

Marian Robson, FCILT

Marian has over 40 years of public and private sector transportation experience with a national public affairs firm, the federal government, national and provincial railways and the Canadian port system (including the Vancouver Port Corporation).

She is a previous Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, currently Chair of the Pacific Chapter, CILTNA, a member of the National Board and a member of the Membership Committee.

Marian is a former chair and current member of the Regional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Vice President, Terminal City Club.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller, M Sc E, P Eng, FCILT, ICD.D, P Log  
Paul Miller is Chair of CILTNA’s Board of Directors for the 2021-2023 term. His other Board roles have included Secretary, Governance Committee chair, and Education Committee member. He had a 34-year logistics and transportation career at CN, retiring as its Vice President of Safety, Sustainability, and Network Transportation.

Since retiring, Miller has been a consultant, a volunteer, and an educator. He is an adjunct professor and “Railroader in Residence” at the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory of the University of Alberta.

Philip Cartwright

Philip Cartwright, CMILT

Philip is Chair of CILTNA’s Ottawa Chapter and is the Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs. Philip is also a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Advocacy Network.

He previously served as President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (2017-2019), the national organization representing government relations professionals, and on the boards of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Canadian Club of Ottawa. Philip has also been actively involved as a volunteer with the National Arts Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Hons.) degree from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Wafaa Barakat

Wafaa Barakat, Student CILTNA Member

Wafaa Barakat is a member of CILTNA Education Committee and National Board and serves on the Next Generation International Committee.

Wafaa completed a BBA and a graduate certificate in Business Analytics from BCIT. She is a skilled research and statistics analyst with focus on data collection methodologies, data-driven decision-making, and analytical storytelling in educational and non-profit sectors.