CEO & Owner
Jennifer Mead has over 20 years of experience in the marketing, management and development of transportation services across multiple modes, specializing in Expediting and Air Freight. Before launching her own business, Jennifer served at the helm of numerous pivotal operations, including management of a national call center, managing air freight operations and serving as Vice President & Director of Sales & Marketing for several organizations. Her extensive background is steeped in a commitment to providing authentic service rooted in a true desire to exceed each customer’s unique needs.
On a day-to-day basis, Jennifer is focused mainly on Business Development working closely with the Sales & Marketing team, driving increased carrier and fleet capacity, and ensuring the Company’s services reflect the needs of the customer base. She continues to offer daily operational support and management.
Jennifer has built invaluable relationships with her clientele over the years, helping businesses and individuals to achieve their transportation goals by sourcing the best solutions for their unique needs. Under Jennifer's visionary direction S-2international thrives on the provision of personalized attention and exceptional transportation performance.
Jennifer attended Kansas State University and graduated from Kent State University. Jennifer is a Certified Transportation Broker. She serves on the School Council of the local Middle School.
She resides in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband, Chris and her two daughters, Jessica and Ashleigh. The family is actively involved in their Community and in youth Fast Pitch Softball.
CFO & Owner
After working behind the scenes with S-2 since its inception handling the financial management of the business, Chris joined the S-2 team full-time in December of 2012. He has an extensive background in business, having worked within the Kinko’s management organization for nearly 20 years opening new operations, training employees and managing stores for quality service and profitability. Chris utilized his training experience, following his career with Kinko’s, teaching high-school students math in the Henry County School District.
Chris’s diverse background in management and training makes him a perfect fit for his current role as CFO. On a day-to-day basis he is responsible for managing S-2’s finances, handling purchasing, supporting facility management and leading our Human Resources Department. He is strongly committed to our Company Vision (to be the most loved and respected transportation solution provider by customers who know us and use us) and ensures the team has the proper foundation to achieve its goals.
He grew up in Westerville, OH where he played Varsity golf. He was part of an OCC Championship Golf team twice and earned a scholarship for his golf skills. He also played on the JV Tennis Team. Chris graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business. At Kent he played Lacrosse.
When not at work Chris leads an active life, centered around family and community. He has served as the President of the HOA for nearly a decade and spends countless hours coaching Fast Pitch Softball. He is the part-time head coach of the East Cobb Legends Fast Pitch team.
Chris resides in the Atlanta, GA area with Jennifer and their two daughters, Jessica and Ashleigh.
Vice President and General Manager, S-2international LLC
Brian Lawson is the Vice President and General Manager, S-2international LLC, tasked with developing and implementing a strategic sales strategy and vision for our Company. Brian's transportation career started in 1994 with Airborne Express. During his career, Brian has gained transportation experience in Next Flight Out / Over the Counter Air Expedite, Domestic and International Freight Forwarding, Ground Expedite, Regional and Long Haul Truckload Services, Dedicated Truckload Services, Warehousing and 3PL Freight Management. His previous career experience included positions as Account Manager, Sales Manager, Operation's Manager, and Director of Sales and Operations. Brian received his Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and has successfully applied these practices in the supply chain industry to improve profitability for both the customer and the operating organization. He is very excited to see how he can deliver value, service and savings to your organization!
Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his family. He loves the outdoors and enjoys biking and running. Brian is very involved in his community and volunteers his time as a basketball coach.
Vice President and General Manager, S-2xpedite
Jeff Deutsch is Vice President and General Manager, S-2xpedite and an esteemed logistics professional, devoting 20+ years' experience in operations and sales to our business enterprise. His previous work touched upon both asset and non-asset based transportation, earning Jeff several Sales Achievement awards and the gratitude of countless customers.
Jeff is a fan of Bruce Springsteen, The Wizard of Oz, and Twinkies (but let it be known, he hates Spaghetti-Os). He loves to identify solutions where all parties involved end up winning, and we're proud to say that, at S-2international, successful solutions are his specialty.
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Director, Business Development
Ed Perry has several decades of experience in logistics. He began his career with a US - Canadian Air Courier service and has since moved on, further cultivating his total logistics experience. Ed has spent the last 25+ years in Senior Management supporting logistical operations and customer service. He has worked in both non asset and asset. He has spent the last 13 years as Director of Customer Service for the largest Intermodal provider in North America. He takes great pride in being a customer advocate with a strong belief in both the customer and the employee.
Ed is a great fan of music and art. As an audiophile, he says there is nothing sweeter then the sound of Vinyl / analog music. He enjoys Jazz, Blues, and Classical music. Ed truly enjoys logistics. He loves bringing the things to market that enriches the lives of the end user.
Director, Administration & Safety Compliance
With decades of experience in transportation and warehousing, Stefanie Meuse has gained an incredible knowledge and understanding of multiple modes, from expedite and air, to truckload, local P&D, and LTL. She brings to S-2international an extensive background in warehouse management, raw to finished product distribution, and pick and pack supply chain experience.
In her personal life, Stefanie is passionate about her three children. Professionally, Stefanie enjoys experiencing something new every day, and the opportunity to rise to and learn from new challenges.
Stefanie is HAZMAT certified, forklift certified, and is committed to pushing beyond expectations. She finds wisdom in "scientia potentia est" a Latin aphorism meaning knowledge is power.
Manager, Customer Service
A comprehensive understanding of all facets of transportation is important in this business, and Brittany Hamilton brings an impressively well-rounded resume of experience to the table at S-2international. Brittany has worked in transportation for 15+ years, progressing from operations and customer service departments to freight storage and warehousing. Adding to her merits, Brittany has also handled special long-term projects for a Fortune 500 company. Now, Brittany is taking her industry knowledge, keen eye for detail, and overall understanding of the wants and needs of S-2, and focusing on quality of S-2 services, customer care, and satisfaction.
She and her husband have known each other since the 4th grade, and live together with five amazing dogs.
Brittany's favorite quote is: "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare
Strategic Account Executive
Brandon Thompson is a skillful asset to the S-2 team. His inquisitive nature offers a never-ending supply of innovative solutions to meet our clients' unique shipping needs. Brandon's customer-oriented background includes servicing individuals and businesses in the retail, hospitality, and food and beverage industries. These experiences have equipped him with the finesse and rapport needed to efficiently progress communications and operations between both clients and colleagues.
In his personal time, Brandon enjoys sports and outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking. Brandon also likes listening to music and playing the blues on guitar. He lives life by this quote from Vince Lombardi: “There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.”
Solution Specialist - 3rd Shift
Angela Powell has 13+ years of transportation experience specializing in customer service, account management, special services, and damages & loss. She is a mother of three, step-mother of two. and is engaged to a patient and caring man. Angela is currently attending CTU to receive her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and Human Services. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, attending sporting events and bbqs. She loves swimming, cooking exotic cuisine, and participating in various cultural events. Angela is using her accumulated years of experience, heading up operations on our 3rd shift as a Solution Specialist.
Chanell Green has a varied background with a foundation of care and commitment. She is relatively new to the logistics industry, having worked previously as a dangerous goods specialist, focused on driver safety. Chanell comes to S-2 with enthusiasm and a passion for learning. She is no stranger to customer service, having worked in numerous industries focused and specialized on detail and attentiveness.
Chanell has a big heart and is all about people - proven in her degree of study and in her personal time. She is an anthropology major with a minor in linguistics. She volunteers her time at Southern Grace Hospice sitting with Alzheimer patients, and contributes her time to numerous charities within the community. She enjoys traveling and cuddling with her dogs.
Favorite quote: “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
Strategic Account Executive
Colleen Mavroudis is a Strategic Account Executive building customer relations, quoting, and booking. Colleen has over 20 years of experience in a number of areas in and outside of transportation. She has served as a load manager, account manager and terminal manager in the logistics world and has also worked in accounting and sales. Her varied experience, strong drive, and commitment to customer satisfaction makes her a great fit in any capacity.
Colleen enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Quote: "Get up, dress up, show up & never give up!" - Genevieve Rhode
Strategic Account Executive
Jasmine McGath joins S-2 working in the Strategic Account Executive role. Jasmine has great customer skills, a positive attitude and strong work ethic. She is passionate about helping others and is always trying to learn more and expand her sales experience. Being great is about being fearless, making mistakes, and learning from them, and Jasmine is excited to start her new journey of growth, on the path to greatness with S-2.
After a long day of work, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her twins and believes there is no greater gift than being a mother. Jasmine originally hails from Chicago and is a huge sports fan – Go Blackhawks, Go Bulls, and Go Cubs!
Jessica Mead joined S-2 as an Administration Assistant, helping with various clerical and design/marketing research tasks within the Administration & Marketing department. This is her first job, and we're happy to pave her way to what surely will be a very bright future. Jessica is a high school student and is interested in pursuing a career in interior design. The tools she will learn at S-2 will be a great foundation to which to build on. Jessica is extremely bright, eager to learn, and will be a great help here at S-2.
Jessica enjoys playing softball, and spending time with her friends and family.
Kim Smith works part time at S-2 the AP Specialist ensuring ensuring S-2 is partnered with the best quality fleet of carriers. Kim has 20+ years in customer service and administrative experience. She previously worked for the State of Georgia for 17 years. She is eager to always keep learning and growing professionally, utilizing that knowledge to offer top-notch service to all our valued customers.
Kim is married to an amazing man, and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, attending her daughter's lacrosse games, concerts, movies, and traveling,
Customer Service Specialist
Kimberly Meuse is new to the logistics industry, but is no stranger to fast-paced, quick thinking. Kim’s previous work experience taught her focus, how to multitask, and truly care for those you serve. She utilizes that foundation of heart-driven service and quality every day with S-2 customers. Kim has a drive and passion to know more and be the best she can be for herself and those around her. Her thirst for knowledge and work-ethic not only help her to succeed, but also helps to propel S-2 forward.
Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite quote, “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life. The whole aim and end of human existence.” –Aristotle.
Strategic Account Executive
Derek comes to S-2 with several years of experience in the logistics and transportation industry. As a Strategic Account Executive, his knowledge of handling LTL and Truckload accompanied by his passion for helping others adds an additional layer of knowlege to the s-2 team.
He was born in Boston MA, grew up in southern Maine, and currently resides in Morrow GA. A former accomplished collegiate track athlete for the University of Maryland, and all around avid sports fan. During the Spring season, he competes in outdoor track locally with the Atlanta Track Club. He's certainly setting the pace here at S-2 with his competitive streak!
Derek enjoys spending quality time with his wife, along with his seven year old daughter, two year old son, and ten year old Goldendoodle . He enjoys extreme outdoor activities, such as white water rafting, skiing, and snowboarding. In between the extremes, playing the bass guitar, is his casual winddown.
Manager, Business Development
Kristina McCallum joins S-2 as the Manager, Business Development She's a graduate from Georgia Southern with a Bachelors in Logistics and an MBA. Immediately after graduating from Georgia Southern in 2014, Kristina began her career at Hub Group. During her three year tenure at Hub Group she worked as an account manager, managing large accounts, such as Chep Pallets, Textron, Graphic Packaging, West Rock and Carlisle Coatings. With her experience and "go-getter" attitude, Kristina is poised to take S-2 to the next level.
In her free time, she loves Auburn football, spending time with my family and friends and traveling.
Melissa is part of our Accounting team. She is responsible for ensuring customers are invoiced accurately & promptly and assists our CFO to get our carriers paid on time! Prior to S-2 she worked in retail management and loves the change from retail to transportation. She is a team player and enjoys working will all members of the S-2 team.
She is happily married to her best friend, Tony. They are proud parents of Skylar and Tony Jr. She enjoys spending time with family, visiting the mountains, and going to Nascar races. Her goals in life are to live life to the fullest with the people who matter most, love like there is no tomorrow and be the best she can be at everything she does.
Customer Service Specialist
Marli Belk is a returning employee to S-2. Marli is always learning and growing in her transportation experience and hungry for more. She has a positive outlook and brings a refreshing level of enthusiasm to the day-to-day morale.
Marli is born and raised in Georgia and in her free time enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and family being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and kayaking. She also loves shopping!
Solution Specialist - 3rd Shift
Paula Dunlap has worked in warehousing and transportation for 16+ years, she considers herself to be a true "hands-on" professional. Paula has proven time and again that she learns best from doing a task rather than reading and researching it - and she utilizes this proactive approach regularly to streamline S-2international's projects and better our efforts for our clients.
Most of Paula's time is spent with her husband, Russell, her dog, Charlie, and her mother. She also loves being around her two grandsons, nieces and nephews. While Paula fancies herself a big Nascar and NHRA racing fan, the Special Olympics and Alzheimer's Association are the causes that are most dear to her. Paula's life motto, which we see put into practice every day, is “Give unto others as you would have them give unto you.”
Strategic Account Executive
Christina comes to S-2 with several years of experience in the transportation industry. Her introduction to the industry involved working for an intermodal depot, kicking tires and interchanging intermodal equipment. Those humble beginnings led her to work in customer service, safety and operations dispatching trucks. Christina played a major role in the growth of her company, which included the hiring of drivers. The experiences set a great foundation and she used it to go into outside sales. The newfound experience merited her growth, as she gained greater knowledge of various transportation solutions, which included Truckload, LTL, International freight, Flatbed, Brokerage and Warehousing. As a Strategic Account Executive, her wealth of knowledge is truly welcomed, as S-2 continues to position for growth. Christina served as Board of Director, Secretary, President and Chairwoman with the Atlanta Maritime Association.
During her career she traveled all over the country, but now enjoys spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband and six grandkids - going to ballet practices, ballgames and seeing them cheer.
"Enjoy life to the fullest, it goes by so fast!"
Solution Specialist – 3rd Shift
Akhenaten Hotep Amun
Strategic Account Executive
Akhenaten Hotep Amun joined S-2 in a part-time capacity in mid-2014. During the day, he teaches high school math. After his school day, Hotep jumps into the mix at S-2 as a Strategic Account Executive. While he works on our standard expedites, he gravitates to the tougher-to-cover shipments and also specializes in truckload. He intends to continue teaching through to retirement, but wants to work in logistics for the rest of his life!
Hotep is originally from Fort Lauderdale FL and is one of 5 children. He enjoys reading, writing, cooking, landscaping, painting and debates about things that matter. He plans to finish his Ph.D. at Georgia State and also aspires to build his own fleet of flatbeds and tractors as a fleet owner.
Hotep (previously, Gerard Douglas Petty) is married and has one son, Gerard Douglas Petty II. He and his wife hope someday to own a large property to use for farming and to grow their family.
Dana is the Marketing Manager for S-2international, LLC. She has an extensive background in Marketing/Design. During her career, she has worked with several notable Fortune 500 Companies and Universities with branding, product design/development and website design/development.
Dana attended Tuskegee University and graduated from The University of West Georgia. She is a graduate of Leadership Griffin+Spalding, Past, Advisory Council Member/Chairwoman; Southern Crescent Technical College-Design/Media Production Program, Past, Adjunct Faculty Member; Southern Crescent Technical College- Design/Media Production Program and a talented fine artist. With a membership that spans over two decades in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, she's involved in several outreach and volunteer programs in her community, which aids in fostering the organization's mission, which is to be of "Service to All Mankind".
Dana is responsible for building cohesive and consistent communication for both internal/external customers. Updating the company websites, designing new marketing materials, improving direct marketing and MORE.
Armed with Passion and Enthusiasm, Dana joins the other team members in taking S-2 to an even higher level.
Always in "Go-Mode", Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing spontaneous rounds of adult kickball, drawing/painting and mentoring.
Dana is a firm believer that "Presentation IS Everything".
Dick serves as our Business Analyst. In this role, he tracks our activity and results, identifying key trends for enhancing our sales and service outcomes. He has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing Management, along with in-depth experience and management responsibility for Information Management, Data Analysis and Management Consulting.
Dick's undergraduate degree was in Business Administration - Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition, he attended Drake University for Graduate course work.
Strategic Account Executive
Ron has over 20 years of experience in the transportation and production scheduling field, as well as a deep knowledge of the supply chain industry. He graduated from Russell High School and attended Landmark Baptist Bible College in Florida. He is an ordained minister and enjoys working in the jail and prison systems. Nothing pleases him more than to see someone place the broken pieces of their life together and become whole again.
Ron has five children, two step daughters, and a total of nine grandchildren. He is happily married to his wife, Brenda, and they enjoy attending Turning Point Church in McDonough, where Ron regularly volunteers his time. He loves music, the arts, politics, reading and just spending time with his wife doing anything as long as they are together. One of life’s greatest pleasures is spending time with their grandchildren.
His favorite quote is: “Integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is watching” – Author unknown
Compliance and Carrier Development
Teresa is part of the accounting team, as an Accounting Assistant. She is responsible for ensure the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed. She assists in the accounts recievables and payables, diligently verifying accurate information and records. Prior to S-2 she spent 25 years with Kinko’s/FedEx Office. She was a project manager and her number one job was to make sure the customer experience was excellent! She is a hard-worker, putting customers first.
She and her husband Brett are the proud parents of their personal HERO Carl. He is a soldier in the US Army National Guard. Through her son she has met some of the best people and she believes there is nothing like the heart of a soldier…HOOAH!!!!
Teresa has an intense love of God, Country and family. She also enjoys watching the Red Sox play. She is an avid photography and visits the Atlanta Botanical Gardens as it is a wonderful place to take pictures.
Her favorite quote is “Always do more than is required of you.” -George S. Patton