• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Diana Davila

UTC Overseas

Senior Vice President-US Operations

For over 30 years, Diana Davila has been instrumental in the logistics and freight forwarding industry supporting multinational companies and clients with operational support and account management. She has managed large-scale projects in the U.S., Middle East, Asia, Gulf of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.

Currently serving as Sr. Vice President of US Operations at the headquarters for UTC Overseas, Inc. in Houston, working closely with all of the UTC Global network to achieve Operational excellence. Her years of operational experience have given her keen insight into policies, processes, and procedures that improve everyday workflow efficiencies, client services, and ultimately, customer satisfaction. Her expertise spans all modes of transport, including ocean, air, inland, and multi-modal.

A tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion, Diana serves on several boards championing individual growth in the logistics and supply chain industry. A strong work ethic drives her to mentor staff to become leaders in their respective fields. Currently, she supports and serves on boards for the following organizations:

• Founder of Women in Logistics Leadership

• Steering Committee Member of the ISPM 15 Coalition

• Member of Forest Pest Advisory Committee for Cary Institute in New York

• Secretary of the Industry Advisory Committee of University of Houston School of Technology

• President of Exporters Competitive Maritime Council

• President of the CSCMP Houston Round Table – Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

• Member of Industry Advisory Board of Lone Star College

Sessions With Diana Davila

Thursday, 20 April

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 06:30 pm - 20/apr/2023 07:00 pm

    Stopping Trouble at the Source: Reaching New Levels of ISPM-15 Cooperation

    The discovery of dangerous wood-boring pests in apparently compliant wood packaging material continues to be an expensive and frustrating hurdle for US breakbulk and project cargo importers and their supply chain partners. However, the government agencies involved with ISPM 15 inspection and enforcement, namely US Customs and Border Patrol and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, are signaling a new willingness to work proactively with industry members, improve information transparency, and develop screening and prevention training programs. In this roundtable discussion, industry stakeholders will discuss progress made and progress still to be made with this expensive and frustrating issue.