Lynn C. Fritz shares his logistics industry leadership and experience through the Fritz Institute, a public charity, which provides operational and logistics expertise to the global humanitarian sector. During his 30 years of leading Fritz Companies, Inc., as Chairman and CEO, he was able to develop his company from a small customs brokerage firm 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. He started the Fritz Institute in 2001 after he sold the company to UPS. The Institute has become recognized as the leader in developing programs to support operational effectiveness and logistics capabilities for the humanitarian and disaster relief sector. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Fritz received his BA Degree from Georgetown University, and his JD from Lincoln University School of Law. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and community service, he was granted honorary degrees from Pepperdine University in 1995, and from Drexel University in 2004. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
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