SALEO’s Mission

SALEO’s mission is to educate, promote and grow the transportation and logistics industry by networking the logistics service providers and users in the Arizona-Mexico region.

The history of SALEO

SALEO was born from the need to heighten awareness and spotlight the importance of Supply Chain Management and especially the role that this plays in all industries and the region’s supply chain as a catalyst for economic development. As a volunteer organization, SALEO has helped with curriculum development for supply chain management studies which has been adopted by Pima Community College, Cochise College, and Arizona Western and has been articulated into advanced degrees at Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona South. We facilitate meetings where Supply Chain  professionals network, share best practices, and learn from other industry experts on various topics. SALEO’s objectives support regional economic development by working with industry leaders, the chambers and various economic development entities to stay current and help provide direction for companies in Southern Arizona and Mexico. Our volunteer efforts help support and connect the businesses in the Arizona-Mexico region to advance and improve the efficiency of goods movements. SALEO also plays an advisory role with regional planning agencies in Supply Chain planning and infrastructure development and has served as chair of the logistics subcommittee for Innovation Frontier Arizona (IFA), a collaboration between Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties on Supply Chain education and workforce development.

SALEO Steering Committee

Emily Cline



  • 10 years staffing Manufacturing and Logistics positions
  • Small business consultant in the following areas: Operations, Human Resources, Intuit Accounting Software

Sally Crum

Board Member
Raytheon Missile Systems – Retired


  • 31 years experience in Transportation, Logistics and Traffic/Distribution Management

Alex Raptis

Board Member


  • 31 years experience in U.S. Customs Management & Transportation

Nils Urman

Board Member


Evelyn Wright



  • 4 years Logistics Workforce Development
  • 23 years in Workforce Development