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Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association



We are a 501-C6 membership organization formed in 2019 to collectively address  transportation issues within the Southern Dallas County Inland Port. 


Laura Freeland assumed the position of Executive Director of the Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association (IPTMA) on January 1, 2021. She works with the Board and member companies to provide comprehensive transportation solutions to employers and employees in the Southern Dallas County Inland Port area.

Laura brings to the IPTMA a strong background in transportation, logistics, strategic planning, and non-profit management. During her extensive career she has implemented industry leading revenue management systems and created multi-year strategic plans to transform organizations through change management practices. 

Laura completed the Leadership Arts Institute and has served as a Board Member for the National Association of Women MBAs, Texas Women’s Foundation, The Dallas Opera, and other local organizations. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Museum Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Maryland.


  • Chair: Alberta Blair – Director of Public Works – Dallas County
  • Vice Chair: Frankie D. Lloyd – Human Resources Manager – Home Depot
  • Secretary: Rona Stringfellow – City Manager – City of Wilmer
  • Treasurer: Duane Dankesreiter – Senior Vice President – Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Carey Neal – Deputy City Manager – City of Lancaster
  • Gail Terrell – City of Dallas representative
  • Dee Leggett – Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer – DART
  • Matt Carlson – Economic Development Director – City of DeSoto
  • Mike Rader – President = Prime 45 Development LLC
  • Dr. Joe Seabrooks – President – Dallas College Cedar Valley Campus
  • James Quin – City Administrator – City of Hutchins
  • Kelsel Thompson – External Affairs Manager/PQC Plano Site Director – Paul Quinn College
  • Dan Norris – Vice President, Operations – Kenco Group
  • Michael Reed – CEO – Expert Dispatch Management & Consultants
  • Bryan McNabb – SVP of Supply Chain – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

Diversity and Inclusion - Title VI Notice to the Public

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs that receive federal funding. The Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association (IPTMA) works to provide transportation without prejudice in our mission to improve everyone’s quality of life. Anyone who believes they have been subject to unlawful discrimination may file a complaint with the IPTMA

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El Servicio de Asociación de Gestión del Transporte de Puertos Interiores procesará e investigará las denuncias de individuos que aleguen discriminación en las actividades o programas organizados por IPTMA bajo el Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Las denuncias que aleguen discriminación por raza, color u origen nacional en los programas o actividades organizadas por IPTMA podrán ser presentadas siguiendo los siguientes procedimientos.

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