Founder/Chairman of the Board
Southwestern Operations Manager/ Safety Manager
Senior Operations Manager
Night Shift Operations Manager
Night Shift Dispatcher
Sean has spent the last 15 years of his career in business management, specifically management within the logistics industry. He has held positions as an Operations Supervisor, Operations Manager, and General Manager for multiple distribution companies including DHL, GlaxoSmithKline, and Rennoc Distribution before he came to work at CLI. Sean joined the CLI team in 2014 as a driver then quickly was promoted to Operations Manager, and later General Manager as Dave passed more of the day-to-day business operation to Sean and his management team.
Sean has guided the CLI Team through significant seasons of growth and transition. Growing company operations by 79% in just two years, hiring and training management staff, creating business plans, increasing and maintaining customer relationships, and sustaining one the most successful service rates in the CA, NV, and AZ logistics industries are just a few of the benefits CLI has experienced through his leadership.
Outside of his career in the logistics industry, Sean has worked as a Police Officer and an Assistant Pastor/Youth Leader for many years. Sean is passionate about serving others and has funneled that enthusiasm directly into CLI, implementing our new Leadership through Service operational philosophy that has succeeded greatly in building a value-based, relational/family atmosphere amongst the current administrative and operations teams. It is his hope that this philosophy will extend beyond this small team to all of our company employees, customers, and our communities through our new C3 Platform. Sean has been married to his wife, Megan for 16 years and they have one nine-year-old daughter named Addysen. Sean enjoys vacationing with his family, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, playing baseball, and watching the San Francisco Giants & Oakland Raiders.
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Founder and Chairmen of the Board
Dave is a Fresno native that has spent his entire career in the logistics industry. He started out over 30 years ago working the sorting line at UPS, was promoted to driver, then to supervisor, and eventually left UPS to start his own business, Conner Logistics, Inc. (CLI). Dave spent years of his career in the Engineering Department at UPS and is passionate about efficiency, productivity, and results. Dave also cares deeply for people who make their livings in the logistics industry which led him to found CLI with a concentrated focus on customer service and care for our employees. It is his passion and focus that created the original CLI tagline “Customer-Focused – Results-Driven,” and laid the foundation for our unwavering 99% on-time delivery rates.
Dave has been married to his wife Debra for 40 years, has two children, Sean and Brittney, and three granddaughters. He enjoys traveling with his wife Debra. One of their favorite destinations is the Hawaiian Islands, but they have also toured the country more than once in a R.V. As a former Indy Car driver, Dave also enjoys watching Nascar. Racing was a sport he shared with his father and will always have a special place in his life.
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Debra co-founded of Conner Logistics, Inc. with her husband, Dave in 2002. Debra has spent decades supporting her husband in the logistics industry both as a wife and a business partner. In the early days of CLI, Debra regularly drove routes for the initial customers to help get the business off the ground. She is passionate about the business they created and looks to serve the management team, the drivers, and the warehouse dock workers in every way possible.
Beyond the development of executive business strategies and organizational leadership, one of Debra’s favorite ways of serving the team is through food! Debra is a wonderful cook and excellent baker! Her Christmas cookie trays for the workers look more like cookie mountains than cookie trays!
Debra loves spending time with her family. This, and outings out with her girlfriends, are perhaps her most favorite activities. Debra particularly enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids during the holidays and vacations with them at the family cabin up at Shaver Lake. Debra thoroughly enjoys the winter season in the mountains and hopes one day soon she will have her very own White Christmas.
Southwestern Operations Manager/Safety Manager
Sue joined the CLI team in 2014. Like several other team members, Sue started with the company as a driver in Sacramento, CA. Though originally from Maryland, Sue lived in CA for seven years before relocating to Arizona in 2015 to develop the CLI Southwestern region which began with her own single route. It has now grown to over fifteen routes that span Arizona, Nevada, and Southern CA.
Sue also brings to the team over 20 years of human services experience with extensive knowledge and education in customer service, management, safety, and training which has led to her promotion to Southwestern Operations Manager/Safety Manager.
As the Safety Manager for Conner Logistics, Sue has worked hand-in-hand with the Strategic Planning Department to set annual goals, completely revamp/relaunch the Onboarding process for drivers, help create new policies and procedures, and develop a full-scale, research-based, Safety Program with implementation guides and measurable outcomes.
Before she began working in the logistics industry, Sue spent over 15 years in EMS/Emergency Services/Emergency Response teams. We are grateful for her years of service in this industry, in particular, her involvement in the MD Defense Force 10th Medical Regiment which was deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Sue has four sons and two granddaughters. She enjoys being at the beach and snorkeling, especially with the sea turtles in Hawaii.
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Branden joined the family business in 2013, shortly after Dave & Debra relaunched CLI as a warehousing/shipping company in 2012. Branden started working in the company in Sales & Marketing to help generate new business but was then promoted to Warehouse Manager when CLI opened its first Fresno warehouse later in 2013. Branden has seen CLI through three different warehouses and now manages the company’s largest warehousing department yet, with over 30,000 sq. ft operated out of two different warehouses. Branden also oversees a staff of over 15 drivers that distribute warehouse freight to regional locations within the Central Valley.
Additionally, Branden is responsible for overseeing, implementing, and managing the Warehouse Hiring Program which is one of the initiatives within the C3 Platform. (hyperlink) Branden, and his Warehouse Supervisor, Mark Hockemier, spend a great deal of time and energy educating, training, and encouraging participants in the program to not only maintain successful employment at CLI, but learn the qualities and tools necessary in any successful career. Branden and his team hope that their employees will maintain their new healthy lifestyles and restore not only their careers but their lives and families as well.
Before beginning work with CLI, Branden owned his own graphic design company and has an extensive career in creative arts. Branden has designed logos and marketing materials for many local businesses throughout the Fresno area. Some of his most recognized work can be seen in projects and companies such as West Hills Community College, Chiffono’s Bakery, Cru Winery, Oliver Bain’s campaign for City Council, Valley Pistachio, and Elbow Room.
Branden was born and raised in Fresno, CA where he is also known as a local musician, songwriter, and church worship leader. Branden was even featured as one of the top ten Christian Songwriters in Central California in 2010. Branden has been married to his wife, Brittney, since 2005. They have two daughters, Scarlett age eight, and Renae age five. Branden enjoys creating visual art, writing songs, eating spicy food, and coffee!
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Senior Operations Manager
Tim is CLI’s longest running employee and manager. Tim started with Dave & Debra when Conner Logistics operated a courier delivery service, Conner Express, as a contractor for DHL in 2005. Tim worked as an Assistant Manager for CLI during those five years overseeing an entire staff of final-mile delivery drivers from the sorting belt to daily return.
With over 20 years in business management and 15 years in the transportation industry, Tim started his career as young 12-year-old delivering for two years in his own neighborhood. At 18, he became a driver for Milgard Window and spent nearly two years delivering all over Northern CA. After his time spent in direct distribution, Tim learned safety, forklift operation, and night shift management as a Department Manager in the retail and grocery space. Later, Tim even owned his own “Handy-Man” business, adding to his list of achievements “Jack of all Trades.”
As the Sr. Operations Manager for CLI, Tim has helped grow the company from two tractor routes to over forty tractor routes under a single customer. Tim acquired his Class-A license during his time as a manager with CLI and led the Operations Team through countless transitions and areas of growth.
Tim is also responsible for all areas of operations related to equipment, including all our tractor-trailers, straight/box-trucks, fuel, maintenance, electronic logs, GPS tracking, etc. As the company has grown, Tim’s responsibilities in this area have changed immensely. He has adapted successfully and led the Operations Team well by providing excellent oversight and consistency within this ever-changing transportation industry.
Tim lives in Fresno with his wife Karen. They have eight grandbabies who are their biggest hobby! In addition to spending time with his grandkids, Tim enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, and traveling with his wife.
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Night Shift Operations Manager
Mike joined the CLI team in 2017 as a Night-Shift Operations Supervisor. Conner Logistics was particularly excited to bring Mike onboard as he had spent that previous nine years working for one of CLI’s major customers, OnTrac. Mike worked for OnTrac from 2006-2015 starting as a Package Handler, then moving up to Dispatcher, and was then promoted to Shift Manager, and later, General Manager. Mike’s extensive experience in the distribution industry made him a major asset to the CLI Team.
Since joining the Operations Team, Mike has drastically helped improve communication with current clients, assisted with implementing new guidelines, work-flow task assignment, and policies and procedures. Mike has also helped increase driver compliance and employee accountability. With such significant contributions to the company, Mike was promoted to Operations Manager in Jan. of 2019. Mike has also acquired his Class-A license during his time with CLI and has proven to be an instrumental member of our driving team, providing last-minute coverage when needed, and onboarding, random, and post-accident driver training.
Mike has been married to his wife Amie since 2010. They have two daughters, Lauren age seven and Charlotte age four. Mike enjoys learning, doesn’t matter the medium… documentaries, internet reading, or museums, as long as he is discovering new knowledge. Mike also likes movies, video games, and working on cars.
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Mark began his journey with Conner Logistics as a part-time driver in July of 2016. Mark worked a couple of different routes before being moved to the CLI Warehouse to help oversee and deliver cabinets in Jan. of 2017. As the Warehouse Department grew, Mark proved to be an integral part of the Warehouse Team and was promoted to Warehouse Supervisor in 2018, helping oversee two warehouse buildings with over 30,000 sq. feet of product storage. Mark’s favorite part of working for CLI is “how people at the company are willing to work with you to help you succeed while you do your best to help them succeed.” He feels “there really is a family atmosphere at the company, and everyone is working towards a common goal rather than a sole focus on themselves.” Mark also enjoys the challenge of his work which includes a great deal of problem solving and working efficiently to put everything together to get the job done.
Before working at CLI, Mark tried several careers in construction as a heavy equipment operator and leading demo crews in construction, working as an auto mechanic, and most interesting, managing two tropical fish stores.
Mark is originally from Sonoma County of CA, lived and Nevada and Washington, but moved to Fresno several years ago to be closer to his daughters. Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife of 6 years, Becca, and their daughters Maddie age 15, and Mackenzie age 16, and Chanese with their granddaughter Libby age 4. Mark also continues his interest in tropical fish as a hobby, is involved with his faith in his local church, and recently purchased his “dream home” where he plans to retire one day.
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Night Shift Dispatcher
Eric Araiza has been with Conner Logistics, Inc. since March of 2018. Eric joined the team as the Night-Shift Dispatcher for CLI and has held the same position since joining the company. Eric’s dependability and consistency has proven him to be a major asset to CLI, keeping track of all trucks, drivers, last minute changes, and stops along the over 600 lines run per week. His involvement in the Operations Team has contributed greatly to the overall growth and success of the company. Eric’s favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help others and utilize creative problem solving.
Prior to his employment with Conner Logistics, Eric served in the Marines for four years and recently graduated from Fresno State in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Business. Eric was born in Los Banos but moved to Fresno at a young age and has called Fresno home ever since. When Eric is not at work, he enjoys camping, hiking, sports, and reading. Eric also hopes to one day employ his business degree in greater measure as a business analyst or a career in information systems in the future.
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Megan began working for Conner Logistics, Inc. in 2016. Initially her commitment was meant to be part-time, more of a consultant to the company than an employee. Megan was hired to help CLI with Strategic Planning and Development. However, shortly into the project, it was made clear that the greater need for the company at the time was Human Resources Management. Megan quickly transitioned from part-time to full-time and took on management of HR, DOT Compliance, Safety, Benefits Management, Policies & Procedures Development, and Finance Support. With a strong history in business development, Megan was able to see the gaps in these areas, research the correct processes and tools, and then implement strategies to increase the long-term sustainability of the company.
Megan’s favorite part of working for CLI is working in team. The culture of Conner Logistics is truly one of a family business and team members genuinely care for one another, respect one another, and enjoy being around each other. She feels honored to work with such great colleagues and such a great team. She particularly enjoys serving the company’s drivers.
Megan is married to her husband Sean and they live just outside the city limits of Fresno, CA. In addition to working full-time at CLI, Megan teaches Drama at Fresno Christian Schools (FCS). While managing both at the same time can be a challenge, she greatly enjoys the opportunity to work with kids and be a part of the FCS community. Megan also enjoys swimming, creative writing, reading, and baking.
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After over 20 years working in Accounting, Donna tried retirement for a little over a year and decided perhaps she wasn’t ready to hang up her calculator just yet… So, in September of 2018, Donna began working for Conner Logistics. She has brought with her, extensive experience and attention to detail that has radically improved our financial department. Donna has spent decades helping companies sort through the daily upkeep of financially running a business. As such, she provides accurate, real-time information to the Operations and Administrative Teams that has helped us all feel secure in our fiscal planning.
Donna states that her return to Accounting work, particularly as an employee of CLI, has brought her great joy. She not only enjoys the people she works with, but the many challenges and problem-solving present within her scope of work. In turn, CLI remains extremely grateful for her passion to organize and set guidelines. Her talent, strong work-ethic, energy, and loyalty are rare in today’s culture.
Donna has been married to her husband, Ken for 40 years and they have two sons who both married in 2016. Donna has one granddaughter and one grandson.
In addition to spending time with her family on outings and during mealtimes, Donna enjoys reading and learning new projects, software, or technology. However, Donna would say her greatest life accomplishment is knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior.
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Beatriz joined the Conner Logistics team in May of 2019 as the Administrative Assistant. With a strong background is Worker’s Compensation, OSHA Compliance, and a work history as a Certified Medical Assistant, Beatriz has proven to be a valuable member of the CLI Administrative Team. With her help, the Admin Dept. has been able to launch several new systems, create new policies and procedures, improve company communication, and increase documentation development and overall company support. Beatriz also serves as a bilingual interpreter to Conner’s Spanish-speaking employees. Her favorite part of her job is learning about CLI is sharing and applying her skills and experience. One of her long-term goals is having continuous improvement in her life and work.
Beatriz grew up in Oakdale, CA and moved to Madera two years ago where she lives on a small ranch with her husband of five years, David and their four-year-old son, David III. Together, they enjoy spending time with their two horses, fifteen goats, five dogs, twenty chickens, one duck, and one cat!
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