CIFFA Executive Director Announces 2019 RetirementCIFFA Executive Director Announces 2019 Retirement

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September 24, 2018.

CIFFA President Bruce Rodgers announced today that Executive Director Ruth Snowden has notified the board of her intention to retire from full time employment at the association by mid-2019. The Executive Committee of the board has already met and succession planning is well underway, a process in which Ruth is fully engaged.

“It was an item in LinkedIn last January announcing my 10th anniversary at CIFFA that made me stop for a moment and look up,’ said Snowden.

“When I joined the association in 2008 I promised myself that it would be for only five years. Imagine my surprise when I realized that ten years had flown by. We’re totally focused right now on delivering a fantastic 70th Anniversary Conference which is coming up fast on October 16 and 17 in Toronto and I don’t want this announcement to overshadow that event,” she continued.

“We have a strong management team at the association, all working on the same objectives, with the endorsement of a supportive board.  We’ll deliver a great conference and then look to 2019. The future for the association and for me couldn’t look any better.”



The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is celebrating 70 years of leadership in 2018 and today represents some 260 regular member firms from the largest of multi-national global logistics provider firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, CIFFA member companies facilitate the movement of goods around the world. International freight forwarders are the foremost experts in cargo transportation solutions and essential partners in advancing the Canadian economy and the economic prosperity of Canadians.