Lynn C. Fritz, Chairman - A visionary in the global logistics industry, Lynn Fritz was the Chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies until May 2001 when it was acquired by UPS. During his 30 years of leading Fritz Companies, Inc, he developed his company from a small Customs Brokerage organization to a publicly traded international logistics services company of over 11,000 employees in 120 countries around the world achieving Fortune 1000 status in 1997. With an enduring contribution of redefining a fragmented and limited services industry through the use of technology, Mr. Fritz formed LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions and the Fritz Institute in 2001. The Fritz Institute has become recognized as the leader in developing programs to support operational effectiveness and logistics capabilities for the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Sector. LynnCo is a dynamic organization pioneering the path for third party logistics services and recently recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics.

A native of San Francisco, Fritz serves on the Boards of San Francisco's Exploratorium and the University of California, Davis' Department of Viticulture and Enology. Fritz received his B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Lincoln University School of Law. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and community service, he was honored with a Doctor of Laws degree by Pepperdine University in 1995 and a Doctor of Laws degree from Drexel University in 2004. He is the recipient of numerous awards for community service including the Citizen Diplomat Award from the International Diplomacy Council (2005) and the California Prize for Service of the Common Good from the University of San Francisco (2008).

Anisya Thomas Fritz - Anisya Thomas Fritz is a co-founder of Fritz Institute and served as its Managing Director from its inception in 2001 until July 2007. During her tenure, Fritz Institute developed the award-winning Humanitarian Logistics Software (HLS) and its successor HELIOS; launched the sector-wide Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL); and spearheaded the creation of the New Partnership for African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC). As part of her duties, Dr. Thomas led Fritz Institute's beneficiary-focused research and initiated collaborations with leading universities worldwide.

A respected scholar, Dr. Thomas is the author of numerous articles on the global system of humanitarian relief, competitive strategy and international entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Previously, Dr. Thomas was an associate professor of strategic management and international business at the Ryder College of Business Administration at Florida International University and a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. She has a B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Virginia Tech.

More than 38 million people around the world are infected by HIV/AIDS, 25 million in Africa alone.
Fritz Institute has worked closely with us and brought in private sector advisors like Intel that have helped us revamp our entire containment process and it's led to great benefits.
- George Rupp, President,
International Rescue Committee
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