Ann Drake honored as “Entrepreneurial Champion” by C200

Ann Drake, Chairman of the DSC Logistics Advisory Board and CEO of DSC from 1994 to 2018, was recognized recently as a recipient of C200’s Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award during the 2018 Annual C200 Conference in Dallas, Texas.

The Luminary Awards honor women who achieve the mission of C200, a global organization of businesswomen – to support and empower women in business – and who have had a profound impact in their respective fields.

“Ann worked courageously, tirelessly and, ultimately heroically, to transform the dry storage warehousing company that her father Jim McIlrath founded in 1959 into the industry logistics leader it is today,” said Joanna Drake, Ann’s stepdaughter, as she introduced her.

“And, she refused to contain her entrepreneurialism just to her company. Six years ago she launched AWESOME – Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply chain, Operations, Management and Education – THE platform for matchmaking, inspiration, education and talent diversification in the supply chain industry.”

Other 2018 Luminary Award recipients are Kate Gutmann, Chief Sales and Solutions Officer for UPS; Dr. Ilham Kadri, President and CEO of Diversey, Inc.; and, Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.