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Our Management Team

Mike Miller


Mike Miller entered the courier industry in 1985 as a sales representative at Sky Courier Network. Mike then joined Gil Carpel at Washington Express, which was formed from the former Washington D.C. courier operations of Sky Courier, when Sky Courier was sold in 1987. Mike manages the company’s marketing, sales, and customer relations, which have been key to the overall success of Washington Express in becoming the #1 local courier service in the Washington Metro area.

Gil Carpel

Managing Member/Chairman

Gil Carpel is the Managing Member and Chairman of Washington Express, a 40 year old same-day logistics firm based in Beltsville, Maryland and serving business customers in Metro DC. Prior to Washington Express, Carpel was a founding partner and then CEO of Sky Courier Network, an air express company based in Reston, VA with offices in several US and International cites.

Samuel MnKande


Sam MnKande has more than 30 years experience in the courier industry, starting with Executive Courier and then with Washington Express. He manages all of the day-to-day operations for the company, developing tactical plans and strategies that have led to the company’s high on time service standards and it’s overall success.

David Rapoport

Member/Chief Financial Officer

David began his career with Washington Express in 2008 and as our Director of Finance and Administration, he oversees all aspects of business planning, finance, human resources and administration. His strong organizational and leadership qualities have become pivotal in the development, tracking and achievement of current and long-term organization goals. David oversees company objectives, policies and procedures for Washington Express.

Courtney Leonard

VP of Marketing & Business Development

With close to 20 years of industry experience, Courtney serves as our VP of Marketing and Business Development, providing consultative guidance and support to our Washington Express customers and works to grow the business in new and creative ways. Courtney began her career as a Customer Service Representative at Washington Express, developing client relationships and building her extensive experience and leadership skills in the logistics industry. Now, Courtney acts as a liaison for seamless communication, follow-through and nurturement of client relationships. In coordination with our administration and marketing teams, Courtney develops and oversees implementation of marketing strategies, including campaigns, events and implementation of brand strategy.

Chad Thomas

Director of Technology & Operations

With more than 10 years experience in the Washington DC logistics and delivery market, Chad brings a level of expertise and experience vital to Washington Express. His meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach to technology has been pivotal in the success of our daily operations and advancement of numerous technological features available to our clients, such as our live order tracking and automated alerts. Chad began his career as a dispatcher with Washington Express and now oversees day-to-day office management tasks and dispatch oversight. Understanding the industry firsthand, he ensures all customer standards and regulations are satisfied. This enables Washington Express to provide the quick, professional and reliable service to its clients.