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Pat McLaughlin Honored with MSI Lifetime Achievement Award

March 13, 2017

Illinois Movers' & Warehouseman's Association Executive Director
Honored by Moving & Storage Institute

(Alexandria, VA) — The Moving & Storage Institute (MSI) has honored Pat McLaughlin, executive director of the Illinois Movers' and Warehousemen's Association, with the prestigious MSI Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service. She earned accolades for a legacy of service as a champion for quality performance and creating an atmosphere where moving companies and the industry can thrive.

McLaughlin also works with Truckers Against Trafficking, which trains drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking, and serves as a member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Household Goods Roundtable and their Protect Your Move consumer outreach program.

"The Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service is presented each year by the Moving & Storage Institute to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, professionalism and integrity both within our industry and in their community. This is undeniably the highest honor that we can bestow upon one of our peers within the industry," said Jack Griffin, MSI Board chair.

"While a fierce advocate for the industry, Pat believes in education and mentoring, and can be called upon for support and advice at any time. For more than 40 years, she has answered the call and served on many industry boards and committees, while also tirelessly working on a number of community boards, frequently serving as their chair. All you have to do is ask and Pat is more than willing to share information, resources and, most importantly, her time," said Maureen Beal, president and COO of National Van Lines.

"I'm very proud of the young people that are coming up, especially the young women who have the courage to get in there and fight for what they want and help make their companies better. This is a wonderful industry and I've thoroughly enjoyed spending my life working for you and with you. We do a lot of great things for our country and for the customers we all serve," said McLaughlin while accepting the award.

McLaughlin was honored during the AMSA 2017 Conference & Expo in Palm Springs, Calif. For more information, as well as video of McLaughlin accepting the award, go to ProMover.org/Lifetime.


The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification program, is the national trade association representing the nation's moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.