Burris Logistics recently appointed three members to its board of directors.
Among those joining the board are Cathy Pulos, the vice president and chief people officer at Wawa Inc., a privately held company that operates more than 750 convenience store/gas stations along the Eastern Seaboard.
Pulos has been credited for innovations and advances in the design and delivery of workforce services, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits administration, risk management and quality assurance.
Entrepreneur Zach Buckner, with expertise in information technology and e-commerce, is also new to the Burris board.
Buckner and one of his companies, Relay Foods, have been featured in national publications, and he is recognized as a leader in the online grocery trade. Buckner brings a knowledge of freight, operations research, machine learning, text analytics, simulation, optimization and computer architecture to the board table.
The newest family member to join the board is Allison Burris Castellanos, an educator and advocate for the Hispanic community.
Castellanos has taught English as a second language at Delaware Technical Community College for 17 years. She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of Delaware, and has held leadership positions on the boards of La Esperanza Community Center, La Red Health Center and El Centro Cultural.
With the appointment of Castellanos, who replaced her father, Howard Burris, the transition of fourth-generation Burris family members overseeing the business to the fifth generation is completed. Other Burris family on the board include Brad Hoopman, Scott Burris and Donnan R. “Donnie” Burris. Donnie Burris has been Burris Logistics’ chief executive officer since 2010.
They are joined by Chairman Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Swain, Eleuthère “Thère” I. du Pont and Bob Koerner.
In addition to Howard Burris, those departing the board are James L. Murray and Marvin “Skip” N. Schoenhals.
For more, see burrislogistics.com.