Chief Executive Officer
Account Management Services
Leslie earned a Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations from Northwestern State University. She is a member of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, volunteers with the PTA and was recently named a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Young Professional Initiative of Northwest Louisiana. Leslie enjoys baseball, golden age Hollywood and spending time with her husband and three sons.
Freight Audit & Payment Services
Scott graduated from Louisiana College with a degree in Business Management. He currently resides in the Shreveport area and has two children, Jake and Ashley, and four grandchildren, Caleb, Logan, Abigail and David. Scott likes to spend his off-hours either hunting, fishing, gardening or taking photos.
Dean currently resides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with his wife and five children. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, being active in the local high school booster club, and spending time with family.
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Before joining AFS, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Transportation Management at Transplace. In this role, he directed Managed Transportation Services for the small to medium business unit encompassing customer service operations, freight management, strategic account management procurement, brokerage, carrier development, business analytics, logistics engineering and supply chain solutions. Prior to Transplace, Jeff served in executive leadership roles focusing on logistics and supply chain management at Johnson & Johnson, HJ Heinz North America, C&S Wholesale Grocers and CRST Logistics.
Based in Greenville, Jeff oversees daily operations, freight audit and all the transportation services departments. Jeff clearly has supply chain management in his blood as his two sons have both followed him into the industry. His youngest son is currently enrolled in the program at Penn State University where Jeff also attained his degree in business logistics. He and his wife Ann Marie reside in Greenville, SC.
Warren R. Patterson
Chief Information Officer
Before joining AFS, Warren held the positions of: Manager of Freight Execution Solutions for IBM, Co-Founder and CEO of Mercurygate, CIO and Sr. VP of Product Strategy and Development for SMC3 and CIO for M33 recently acquired by Transplace.
Based in Atlanta, Warren leads all aspects of AFS’s technology, including solutions and product development teams. Warren believes in taking a very practical approach to IT in making it understandable for the business and its customers. Warren enjoys photography as a hobby and the outdoors, particularly hiking and anything on the water or near a beach.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben is a leader in the implementation of new age technologies such as banking services, P-Card Programs and informal activity-based costing systems. Ben is a non-traditional accountant who focuses on supporting the organization as a high value-added function for the company stakeholders.
As part of the leadership team, Ben plays an integral role in the development and execution of a business strategy for strong growth revenue, earnings and profit margins. Under his leadership, the finance team has focused on reducing non-value added processes while supporting the business strategy. In his off-hours, Ben is an avid sailor and gardener. He and his wife of 45 years live in the Tulsa area and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Brian J. Barker
Founder & Chairman