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Jones elected president of Baton Rouge Transportation Club

Contact: Rene Abadie


Michael Jones

     HAMMOND – Michael Jones, associate professor of marketing at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been elected the 2007 president of the Transportation and Traffic Club of Baton Rouge.

     Jones is director of Southeastern’s College of Business Supply Management Transportation Initiative, which was established in 2003 to introduce this subject matter to the curriculum in the College of Business. In its marketing curriculum, Southeastern offers a Concentration in Supply Management/Logistics, a three-course sequence. The initiative has an advisory board made up of 20 industry leaders from the Baton Rouge-New Orleans-North Shore area, which provides guidance to the program.

     Transportation and logistics represent a significant part of the Louisiana economy, Jones said, and the Baton Rouge-based organization draws its membership from throughout central and south Louisiana. Members include professionals from all modes of transportation, traffic managers for manufacturers, and representatives of industry support agencies such as logistics services providers.

     Founded in 1949, the Baton Rouge chapter has approximately 80 members and is affiliated with Transportation Clubs International, which has a mission of promoting professionalism and education in the logistics profession. Over the last several years, the club has provided $8,000 in scholarships for Southeastern students in the supply management/logistics concentration.

     Jones joined the Southeastern faculty in 2002, having served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi and Auburn University, Montgomery, where he directed Alabama Voice, a survey research center in the business school. A former president of the Auburn-Montgomery Faculty Senate, he also served as president of the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University, and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.

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