“True beauty is inside each and every one of us, in our hearts…”
Angelica Garcia Dunn
President and CEO, AIM Global Logi stics
Angelica Garcia-Dunn, President & CEO of AIM Global Logistics, has worked in the Freight Forwarding & Logistics field for over 10 years. Angelica graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish and also received her MBA in International Business Management with concentration in NAFTA. She has become truly knowledgeable in the transportation arena and it has become a deep passion for her. After working in financial services, she began in the freight forwarding industry with ABA Express, and later was the VP of National Sales with Trans-System Logistics. While at Trans-System, she established many business relationships with customers who all believed she could create her own business to offer more services to her customers. In 2009 Angelica officially opened AIM Global Logistics, a new approach to the transportation industry to offer her customer base one company that can handle all modes of transportation as a certified minority/women owned business. She has made both organizational excellence and customer service her main areas of focus while growing the business. For the past several years, the AIM team has successfully executed the transportation needs for many oilfield projects. Whether a shipment is Land to Air, Land to Water, or a combination of all, AIM can accommodate all of a company’s needs. Angelica actively serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and engages with networks as a certified minority and women owned business such as WBEA, City of Houston, Port of Houston, & Texas Comptroller HUB certified.
Angelica is actively expanding her organization to offer more services to her client base. She currently offers international and domestic transportation services via road, ocean, air & rail as well as warehousing. She has already begun expanding AIM by opening AIM Global Financial, LLC that offers factoring and equipment financing services. Angelica’s ultimate goal is to transform AIM into a true one-stop-shop for all aspects of the oil & gas industry.
In 2012, Angelica received the Emerging Hispanic Business of the Year Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and in 2014 she received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Sucesos Newspaper and Solo Mujeres Magazine.
How would you define real beauty?
It is not the color of your skin or the color of your eyes, if you are tall or short, it is not the place you were born, how much money you have or what are your wearing. True beauty is inside each and every one of us, in our hearts, with peace in your soul showing everybody how to love, because we were created for love (love with humility).
What activity brings you the most inner peace?
I find inner peace when I spend my time with my family. In business we work hard to provide for ourselves and our families, but at times we get so consumed in our daily business that we forget what is truly important and how we will be remembered. Our family and our Lord always comes first and this is what truly gives us inner peace.
Where do you find soul strength?
I find strength in the following verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;” and, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)
This verse helps me realize that I will always have God watching over me and He will give me the strength to overcome any obstacle that stands in my way.
What makes you laugh?
My family and friends are the people in life that make me laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better.
Which female heroine inspires you this month?
Princess Diana because she showed young girls and women around the world that even though she lacked nobility, anyone could wear a crown. Not only did she wear a crown, but she used it to empower the distressed, the poor, the voiceless, and the sick. Her life became the epitome of motherhood to not only her own boys, but also the world. She was the Princess of peace and love.