Sandra K. Walls
President & CEO
AIL Logistics Solutions
“Leadership starts from within. Responsibility and accountability work hand-in-hand. We must be willing to take responsibility and to be held accountable for our actions.”
Sandra K. Walls is the President and Chief Executive Officer for AVPOL International LLC dba AIL. Under her leadership, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the company. Since assuming full control and ownership of the company in June 2004, corporate revenues tripled, earning her company’s nomination as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by INC 5000, ICIC, and Diversity.Com.
A native Memphian, Ms. Walls attended public schools, graduating from Manassas High School in 1968.
She attended and graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College, a Historical Black College and University (HBCU) located in Memphis, Tennessee, earning her Bachelors Degree in Economics in 1972. Ms. Walls later earned two Masters Degrees. While on active military duty, she earned her Master of Arts in
Business Administration from Webster University. Upon retirement from the military and returning to her hometown, she was awarded a Masters in Instruction, Curriculum, and Leadership from the University of Memphis in 2000.
A pioneer in her own right, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Sandra K. Walls retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1995, after serving over 22 years. Her illustrious military career earned her numerous awards and decorations to include the Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Meritorious Service Medal; the Outstanding Unit Award and numerous base, command, and USAF Logistics Awards. She taught High-School Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC) in Clinton, Maryland and Tunica, Mississippi – both units earning the prestigious Outstanding JROTC Unit Awards.
Ms. Walls is a firm believer in the principles of “Total Quality.” When asked, she will emphatically state that AIL represents everything that she believes. “I have attempted to carry forward the basic principles of ‘mission readiness’ in how we respond and provide support to our clients. Quality in customer care is a top priority for AIL — anything less is not acceptable!”
AIL’s future direction rests on its core strength – industrial facility maintenance, pipe fabrication, welding, logistics, project management, and quality assurance. AIL is positioned to deliver mission-oriented and well-trained personnel – whatever, whenever, and wherever the need.
Ms. Walls is the proud mother of Mr. Timothy James Walls, a 2009 graduate of Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee and now Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations of AIL. He is married to the former Nakeshia Hawkins, a practicing family attorney, and the father to Kayla Elaine Walls.