Speakers

Rick Blasgen

Rick Blasgen

President & Chief Executive at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 

Rick D. Blasgen has been the president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)  with a mission of leading the supply chain management profession through the development and dissemination of supply chain education and research since 2005. 

He began his career with Nabisco, where he held various logistics positions of increasing responsibility in inventory management, order processing, and transportation and distribution center operations management. He became vice president, supply chain, at Nabisco in June 1998, then vice president supply chain for Kraft in June 2002. He joined ConAgra Foods in August 2003 as senior vice president integrated logistics. He earned his degree in business administration from Governors State University.

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Ellen Voie

Ellen

President & CEO at Women In Trucking Association  

Ellen Voie is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. As the founder of the Women in Trucking Association in March of 2007, Voie currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President/CEO.

Voie’s background in the trucking industry began as the assistant and later Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin. She then worked as a dispatcher for a grain hauling carrier before becoming co-owner of a small fleet, she has been also the Manager of recruiting and retention programs at Schneider National, Inc.

Ellen Voie

 

Rob W Estes, Jr

Rob Estes

President & Chief Executive Officer at

Estes Express Lines

Rob W. Estes, Jr. graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1974 with a degree in Accounting.  After graduation, he began his career at Estes, working in various progressive positions over the years.  He began as a salesman in the Richmond area in 1975 and is currently President & CEO of the company. 

Mr. Estes is active in the community and trucking industry, serving on various boards  including  Southern Motor Carriers, American Trucking Association, Needles Eye Ministries, Science Museum of Virginia and National Association of Christian Recovery.  He is a former board member of Richmond Goodwill and Virginia State Chamber of Commerce as well as past Chairman for the Board of Deacons of Bon Air Baptist Church.

 

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Zach Strickland

Zach

Director of Freight Market Intelligence at FreightWaves

Zach Strickland is the Director of Freight Market Intelligence for FreightWaves. He works on the market expert team and curates the weekly SONAR market update. With a degree in finance, he spent the early part of his career in banking before transitioning to transportation in various roles and segments, such as truckload and LTL. He has over 13 years of transportation experience, specializing in data, pricing, and analytics.

Zach Strickland

 

Drew Wilkerson

Drew Wilkerson

President, North American Transportation at XPO Logistics

Drew Wilkerson has P&L responsibility for the company’s truck brokerage, expedite, intermodal, drayage, managed transportation, last mile and global forwarding operations in North America. He has 14 years of versatile industry experience, including eight years with XPO, most recently as president, brokerage operations. Mr. Wilkerson joined XPO in 2012 to lead the growth of key brokerage locations, including the company’s flagship hub in Charlotte North Carolina. Earlier, during six years with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, he held leadership roles related to strategic sales, carrier relationships, customer relationships and operations. Mr. Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

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Billy Hupp

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Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Estes Express Lines

William Hupp has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Estes Express Lines, since 2006, he joined Estes in 1977 after graduating from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) with a degree in civil engineering.  In 1998 was appointed Executive Vice President and became a member of the Estes Board of Directors. He is the former Chairman of the Board for Estes Forwarding Worldwide, a subsidiary of Estes Express Lines, and current Chairman of Estes Final Mile, also a subsidiary of Estes. He has also served as President of the American Trucking Associations Sales and Marketing Association and continues to serve on several boards at VMI.

William Hupp

 

Jason Kerner

Jason

Vice President, Solution Engineering & Lab Services at Project44

Jason joined project44 as the Vice President of Solutions Engineering in October of 2016. As project44’s VP, Solutions Engineering, Jason is a member of the company’s leadership team, helping set product strategy and leading a team of technical subject matter experts who work with partners, customers, and prospects on solution design and integration. He works to identify and develop strategic technical partnerships that enhance the project44 solution and accelerate their global strategy. Jason brings with him a strong commercial and technical expertise, with leadership responsibilities at IBM, BlackBerry, SAP and Deloitte and several startup organizations. Most recently, Jason was a North American Technical Leader for Mobile, Cloud and API Solutions at IBM. A knowledgeable industry leader, Jason has given numerous keynotes addressing the future of logistics and supply chain transportation. Jason holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Purdue University.

Jason Kerner

 

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Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Founder at Supply Chain Insights

Founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights, with more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora spent 12 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Before becoming a supply chain analyst she spent 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several  years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).

Lora Cecere

 

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Nabil Malouli

Nabil Malouli

VP Global E-commerce at DHL

Nabil Malou is the vice president, global e-commerce at DHL, where he leads the innovation, strategy, and product development of the e-commerce solutions. He is an investor, consultant, and speaker with vast corporate executive experience. Nabil was formerly VP, DHL Customer Solutions &amp, he has deep practical experience in solutions related to new technologies enabling customer centricity, digitalization, automation, big data, and robotics. He holds a master's degree in International Trade from the International Business School of Montpellier in France.

Nabil Malouli

 

Mark Derks

Mark Derks

Partner & CMO at Words At Work and Former CMO at C.H. Robinson

Mark Derks is currently Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Words At Work, a marketing services agency. In this role, he leads innovation and marketing for client strategy, branding, content, creative and digital offerings. Previously, Derks spent more than 20 years with C.H. Robinson where he most recently served as director of global marketing and led marketing strategy, brand management, and external communications for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. He has over 25 years of involvement in supply chain logistics and transportation.

Mark Derks

 

Collins White

Collins White

President at AMX Logistics

Collins White is the President of AMX Logistics. Today, he uses that expertise to ensure that AMX Logistics continues to accommodate the unique demands of its growing customer base, He graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s in general business administration.  He is also a graduate of Alabama Leadership Initiative and Lead ATA the American Trucking Associations leadership program for up and coming leaders within the US trucking industry.  Collins is a member of the board of directors at the Dothan Chamber of Commerce and is also active in Dothan Rotary.  While he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Collins and his wife Jessie are expecting their first child, Evelyn, in early March.

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Trent Broberg

Trent Broberg

Chief Operating Officer at Truckstop.com

Trent Broberg serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Truckstop.com, he is an industry leader, keynote speaker, and logistics technology advisor, he started his career with Swift Transportation, gathering a firsthand education on the transportation front lines, and ending in senior leadership. With 15 years in the transportation industry, Broberg used his industry knowledge and natural-born leadership abilities to rise to executive leadership; leading companies such as Truckstop.com, Swift Transportation, DB Schenker, and Real-Time Freight into high levels of growth and profitability.

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Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian

Founder & President at Adelante SCM

Founder, President of Adelante SCM, and host of Talking Logistics an online video talk show. Adrian is an industry analyst and advisor with more than 20 years of experience, he held various leadership positions at ARC Advisory Group, Motorola, Polaroid, and Clare, and is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

 Adrian has a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Northeastern University, where he has served as an adjunct instructor in their Executive MBA program.

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Ricky Gonzalez

Ricky

CEO at Hubtek

Actively working in the logistics industry for over 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work in many different verticals; from international freight forwarding and domestic freight brokerage to asset-based operations, MRO distribution and e-commerce, and positions ranging from operations and sales to managerial and technology. I‘ve led and co-founded five different companies, and have performed two successful mergers in a short period of time. That experience, along with a remarkable entrepreneurial drive, has given me strong leadership attributes over my career. I have witnessed many changes in the ever-evolving logistics industry, and I feel passionately about the numerous opportunities available. It is also fulfilling to help customers enhance their supply chain journey through a professional suite of business solutions. Our latest and more innovative approach to this is Hubtek, a complete workforce optimization powerhouse for the logistics industry focused on 3 strategic angles; Training and Coaching to make the employees more efficient, Nearshore Staff Augmentation to decrease costs and increase profitability and Process Automation (RPA and AI) to enhance and exponentially multiply productivity in our customer’s organization.

Ricky Gonzalez

 

Joel McGinley

Joel

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Hubtek

38 years of experience in the transportation industry, former president of DAT, former executive consultant of Truckstop.com, Cofounder of Hubtek, and managing director of Transtrategy partners. He has been entrusted with the process of coaching and training of over 600 companies helping them to achieve their goals and accelerate their growth, Joel has proven that his experience and knowledge is not only strong but also acclaimed in the Transportation and Logistics field.

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Dan Kubart

Dan Kubart

Director of Market Development at GLT Logistics

With more than 36 years of experience in both operations and sales in the LTL, FTL, LCL, FCL, warehousing and logistics industry, Dan has built his reputation through hands-on experience while working with large corporate and small niche carriers throughout his career. His experience includes 20 years in field sales and regional management with New England Motor Freight and currently with GLT Logistics.

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Kathy Fulton

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Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

Kathy Fulton leads ALAN in facilitating donations of logistics services and equipment to enable delivery of humanitarian aid, her passion is the intersection of supply chain and emergency management, focusing on the critical role logistics and supply chain professionals play in disaster relief. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and master’s degrees in business administration and management information systems from the University of South Florida.

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Brian Everett

Brian Everett

CEO at Transport Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA)

CEO of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA), with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, and sales in the transportation, warehousing, and logistics industry, Brian Everett has built a reputation as the “go-to guy” for business strategy, B2B marketing, and association management.
   
Brian is working now for the TMSA but is also a Strategic Adviser for the Women in Trucking Association. He is the former Executive Director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) and Director of Marketing for C.H Robinson Worldwide for 10 years.

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Dean Furness

Dean Furness

Motivational Speaker & TED Speaker

Dean Furness is a motivational speaker and shares his story of competing in major marathons after becoming a paraplegic following an accident in 2011. He presents his approach to overcoming challenges everyday by focuses on your personal average and was recently profiled on TED.com with his talk nearing 1 million views. Professionally, he works for a large financial services company where he delivers business intelligence and analytic solutions, transforming data to tell stories supporting the strategies helping drive leadership decisions.

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Simon Mejia

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Commercial Director at CubiQ & US Air Force Veteran

Simon Mejia is the Commercial Director at CubiQ USA and Air Force Veteran, he leads all operations, from commercializing CubiQ’s systems to making sure all daily operations are running smoothly. Before CubiQ, he served 7 years in the Air Force as an active duty member completing two tours, one to Shindand, Afghanistan, and another to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During his time in service, he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Simon has been helping the logistics industry by sharing his knowledge about dimensional weighing devices to develop more efficient and automated processes, with it, he has been helping many companies to increase their revenue, decrease processing times, and reduce labor costs.

Simon Mejia

 

Jeff Davis

Jeff

International Keynote Speaker - Founder & Principal at JD2 Consulting

Jeff Davis is an international keynote speaker, business consultant, and award-winning author of the book "Create Togetherness." He specializes in helping B2B organizations optimize revenue growth by strategically aligning their marketing and sales teams. He pulls from his over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, and business development at Fortune 100 companies to early-stage startups to do this. He has worked with companies such as Salesforce, LinkedIn, Oracle, and Seismic.

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Mitch Mac Donald

Mitch Mac Donald

President & CEO AGiLE Business Media, LLC & Editorial Director at DC Velocity

Mitch Mac Donald is President and CEO of AGILE Business Media, LLC, where he also serves as Group Editorial Director of two of its market-leading brands, DC Velocity and CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. Prior to founding AGiLE in 2002, he served as Vice President & Group Director/Editorial & Content Development for the 10 magazines in the Cahners’ (later Reed Business Information’s) original Supply Chain Group.

In 1997, he spearheaded the successful launch of Supply Chain Management Review and became its founding publisher and editorial director and led the relaunch of then Traffic Management magazine as Logistics Management.

In both 1995 and 1996, Mac Donald headed the list of the nation's “Top 10 Business Journalists” as rated by Press Profiles, an independent national media evaluation firm based in Chicago..

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