Stephen J. Barry, founder of TWI Inc., passed away from a heart attack on April 27 and will be an Honorary Recipient at this year’s RSMGC.  Affectionately known as “Big Steve,” he was also the company’s chairman and CEO. He founded the event and tradeshow shipping and logistics company in 1972, based on the principles of offering customer service designed to address the specific requirements of clients and to provide a range of services never before offered by other forwarders including round-trip exhibit freight transportation.

Barry was an avid supporter of EDPA at both the national level and in the Las Vegas chapter for many years.  He funded the first EDPA Scholarship Golf Tournament in 2002 completely so that all of the money raised could be used to start the scholarship program that has now grown to help more than 80 students with over $200,000.