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Javier Palomarez elected to Forward Air Corporation Board of Directors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce its President & CEO, Javier Palomarez, has been elected to the Forward Air Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FWRD) Board of Directors. Also elected alongside Palomarez were Thomas S. Albrecht, Ana B. Amicarella.

Palomarez took the helm at the USHCC in 2009 with over twenty years of corporate and marketing experience, including leadership positions at Allstate Insurance Corporation, Sprint, Inc. and Bank of America, N.A.  Since December 2015, he has also been a director of MasTec, Inc., a leading infrastructure company (NYSE: MTZ).

USHCC Chairman, Don Salazar said: “On behalf of the entire USHCC family, I am extremely proud of Javier and I congratulate him on this milestone – A historic first for any sitting USHCC president. I am confident that he will bring the same business acumen and exemplary leadership to his role on the Forward Air board that he continues to exhibit every day as the chief executive of the USHCC.”

Bruce A. Campbell, Chairman, President & CEO of Forward Air Corporation, commented “Thomas, Ana and Javier are all highly qualified and experienced professionals. We are pleased to welcome them to the Forward Air board and look forward to benefiting from their extensive business expertise and counsel as we continue to execute against our business objectives and take action to create value for our shareholders.”

About Forward Air Corporation

Forward Air keeps your business moving forward by providing services within four business segments: Expedited LTL (provides expedited regional, inter-regional and national LTL services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals); Truckload Premium Services (provides expedited truckload brokerage, dedicated fleet services, as well as high-security and temperature-controlled logistics services); Intermodal (provides first-and last-mile high-value drayage services both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services); and Pool Distribution (provides high-frequency handling and distribution of time sensitive product to numerous destinations within a specific geographic region).

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit ushcc.com. Follow the USHCC on Twitter @USHCC.

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