Monica Kennedy Recipient of CIFFA’s 2024 Donna Letterio Leadership Award

Forwarder Online May 07, 2024

TORONTO, May 6, 2024.– CIFFA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 Donna Letterio Leadership Award, Monica Kennedy, Owner and President at ITN Logistics Group of Companies.

CIFFA introduced the annual Donna Letterio Leadership Award in December 2015, in memory of former CIFFA President Donna Letterio, who passed away in August 2013. The award recognizes a woman in the global freight logistics sector who has demonstrated, as Donna did, professionalism, commitment, leadership and a passion for excellence in her career and in her life. CIFFA will present the award during its gala dinner event in Montreal this June. In addition to the award, CIFFA will prepare a cheque in Monica’s name for $1,000 which will be presented to Bladder Cancer Canada.

In the nomination form, Kennedy is described as a successful business entrepreneur and an individual with outstanding values and vision who has devoted almost 50 years to the logistics and transportation industry and has been certified by the WBE (Women’s Business Enterprises) in Canada and the USA since 2020.

Kennedy has been recognized by several employees as a mentor who believes in providing meaningful growth opportunities for outstanding individuals in the company, and a person who does not expect anyone to do anything she wouldn’t do herself.

Kennedy demonstrates strong negotiating skills to her staff enabling them to work out solutions and showing people how to solve problems. She handles stressful situations with dignity and fairness, and always exhibits positivity, regardless as to what is thrown at her, making the entire team at ITN feel safe.

Kennedy is the loving matriarch of a blended family (two of her own and three of her late husband), with nine grandchildren in all.

“CIFFA would like to extend our congratulations to Monica for this well-deserved recognition. Monica’s unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership and her relentless pursuit of excellence makes her a true role model, impacting those who know her in business and in life,” said Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director, CIFFA.