Announcing new CLADEC Chairman

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that UPS announced that George Brooks has been named President of the Americas Region effective immediately, replacing Romaine Seguin who will be moving on to a new role within the company.

George, who has been with UPS for 35 years, began his career at the company as a part-time package handler in Carrollton, Georgia, in 1983. In 1984, he was promoted to package car driver and then held management assignments in all facets of UPS operations in Georgia, New Jersey, and New York.

In 1999, George was promoted to Central Florida District Manager and in 2001 he assumed the same responsibility in the Rocky Mountain District. He was promoted to President, Southeast Region in 2004 and four years later assumed the same responsibility for the North Central Region.

In 2010, George was a leader in the transformation of UPS’s small-package operations, and then assumed the responsibility as President of the Central Region. George became President of the East Region in 2012 with responsibilities over the eastern half of the U.S. In 2017, he accepted a special assignment as President of US Operations Engagement and Communication. He held that role until he was recently named President of the Americas Region.

George received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of West Georgia in 1984. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of Columbia Senior Executive Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at the Yale School of Management.

George has always been an active member of the community supporting numerous organizations including, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, UW, NAACP, and the National Urban League.

He received the Medgar Evers College Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2012. In 2010, George was lauded by 100 Black Men of Chicago for empowering youth and building communities. Four years later, he was honored by 100 Black Men of New York as an honoree, “…whose significant contributions have made a difference in the African American Community.”

George is a member of the University of West Georgia (UWG) Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. He was recognized in 2009 as a Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree in the Richards College of Business at UWG. He is also a member of the National Association of Guardsmen, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a 38-year member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Concurrent to George Brooks’ appointment, Romaine Seguin will be leading UPS’s global freight forwarding operation as its new President.

Romaine brought thoughtful industry insights and perspective to the CLADEC Board. We want to thank her for her contributions to the Board during her tenure. Romaine had a remarkable ability to see what’s going on in the market, to sense opportunity, and to really understand how we came together at CLADEC to execute on those opportunities in a collaborative way.

On behalf of CLADEC and its Board please join us in welcoming George to the Organization and wishing our friend and colleague Romaine the best of luck in her new role. CLADEC welcomes George Brooks as the new President of CLADEC and looks forward to continuing working under his leadership.

Ray Ruga
Executive Director