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  • Dave Bates

    David Bates

    David J. Bates currently serves as Senior Vice President – Operations for Old Dominion Freight Line, a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Bates joined ODFL in 1995 and held numerous operation roles including service center manager in Miami, Fla., Allentown, Pa. and Harrisburg, Pa. He served as Regional Vice President – Central States from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Bates’ career in the transportation industry spans over four decades. Prior to joining ODFL he spent time as a supervisor for two other LTL carriers. During his time at ODFL, Mr. Bates helped develop and install the inbound planning system that is currently used today. He was instrumental in developing ODFL’s operating philosophy, “Service 2.OD,” a call-to-action for ODFL employees to provide exceptional service.

    Lisa Buono

    Lisa Buono

    Lisa C. Buono has been a Principal in the Health Care practice of IRI since 2013. Prior to this assignment, she spent 32 years in the OTC and supplement industry, starting in consulting with Kline & Company, then in various marketing, business development and sales positions with Lederle, Wyeth, Blacksmith Brands and Actavis. Lisa teaches the commercial segment of CHPA’s OTC Academy 101 and holds a BS degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Montclair State University and an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers Business School.

     

    Lora Cecere

    Lora Cecere

    Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. She is co-author of the new book Bricks Matter. She is also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. Lora has more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, and spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Prior to 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 Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

    Candice Corlett

    Candace Corlett

    Candace Corlett is president of WSL. Established in 1986, WSL is a retail strategy firm that helps manufacturers and retailers bring more shoppers to stores to buy. She leads the firm’s highly regarded How America Shops® trend research which predicts changes in Shopping Life®. Candace’s unique expertise is observing the big and little changes in everyday life, and envisioning how they will change shopping behavior.Candace has a proven track record in corporate marketing and market research at Seagram’s, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Revlon, and DEL Laboratories. She joined WSL as a principal in 1995. Candace received a Master of Arts degree from The New School University and a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University.

    Dean Croke

    Dean Croke

    Because FreightWaves was the founding sponsor of BiTA Standards and runs the BiTA Community Forum, it has a seat on the BiTA Standards Board of Directors. Croke serves as FreightWaves’ member on the Board. He is active in standards development at BiTA and represents the Alliance at meetings and speaking engagements. Prior to joining FreightWaves, Croke was Vice President of Data Products at Spireon, where he led the development of high-frequency telematics data products. Croke was one of the founders of FleetRisk Advisors (which became Omnitracs Analytics) and has 35 years of experience in data analytics, transportation, supply chain management, data mining and insurance risk management.

    Curtis Hart

    Curtis Hart

    Curtis Hart is the Director of Carrier Development at GEODIS in Brentwood, TN. Curtis has been with GEODIS since 2011 and is responsible for setting the strategy for and managing modal procurement activities. He has previously held analyst, operations, compliance and purchasing roles while with GM & Schneider in support of OE Automotive Service Operations. He is a past President and current Chairman for The Transportation and Logistics Council, Inc. (http://www.tlcouncil.org). Curtis is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. Curtis lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and two teenage children on their mini-farm. When not hunting, fishing and learning about rural living, they enjoy traveling to visit family.

    John Herzig

    John Herzig Jr.

    John is currently the Vice President of the Bayer’s Customer Logistics Service Center (CLSC) located in Mishawaka, IN. John’s team leads Bayer’s Order to Cash (O2C) functions supporting the Consumer Health, Pharma, and Radiology divisions in the U.S. market. John began his career in sales with The Quaker Oats Company, and held additional roles in Logistics and Customer Service with Quaker Oats. He joined Bayer in 1995 supporting the newly formed OTC business. John held roles in Project Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Logistics with Bayer. He is a member of Bayer’s US Business Services Leadership Team, and a member of the Consumer Health NA Operations Management Team. John holds a BA from Northwood University, and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He’s a member of the Global Supply Chain Advisory Board with the University of Tennessee, American Heart Association Michiana Region Past Board Chair, State of Indiana StarBase STEM Board, CHPA Supply Chain Committee, and the Western Michigan University FM/CPG Advisory Board. John currently resides in Southwest Michigan with his wife (Alyson), and two children.

    Bill Matheson

    Bill Matheson

    Bill Matheson is senior vice president and chief commercial officer at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. In this role he is responsible for collaborating with the business and commercial leadership teams to advance Schneider’s market position. He also leads the enterprise’s sales acceleration, revenue management and commercial marketing initiatives and oversees global accounts and management for Schneider’s operation in Mexico.

     

    Scott Melville

    Scott Melville

    Scott Melville is the president and chief executive officer of CHPA and leads the organization’s efforts to empower consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. Prior to joining CHPA, Melville served as senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (now the Healthcare Distribution Alliance), representing pharmaceutical wholesale distributors. Prior to that role, Melville served in various public affairs and legal roles for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies Sterling-Winthrop, Hoffmann- LaRoche, and Cephalon. Melville began his professional career as a legislative assistant and appropriations committee associate on the staff of retired U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, and his juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. He serves on the boards of the World Self-Medication Industry, the CHPA Educational Foundation, and the Food & Drug Law Institute.

    Jeff Tucker

    Jeff Tucker

    Jeff Tucker is third generation CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, America’s oldest privately held freight brokerage. Jeff and his brother Jim also co-founded and operate QualifiedCarriers.com, a risk management and compliance tool for shippers who use motor carriers. The firms are based in Haddonfield, NJ. Jeff is immediate past chairman of the board of directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a national trade association of 1,750 member companies, based in Washington, DC. Jeff chairs the committee for, and has co-authored each edition of, TIA’s “Carrier Selection Framework” which provides guidance on selection of safe motor carriers. He also participates as Vice Chair of TIA’s Emerging Technologies Committee. Jeff has testified before Congress on truck safety matters, and was named by a USDOT Administrator to a special committee to advise USDOT on highway safety. He is a board of directors member for the largest shipper organization, the National Industrial Transportation League, and chairs its Highway Transportation Committee. He serves as Co-Chair of the Health & Personal Care Logistics Conference Service Provider Council, and Chair of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Transportation Subcommittee. His thoughts and commentaries appear in Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, Transport Topics, Defense Transportation Journal, DC Velocity, American Journal of Transportation, Logistics Journal and Wall Street Journal.

    James Turgal

    James Turgal

    James Turgal is a Managing Director in Deloitte & Touche’s Cyber Risk Services practice. James advises senior executives on the crisis management challenges they face, in particular cyber risks. He helps clients develop and execute security programs to prevent and minimize the business impact of cyber threats. This includes Board education, cyber war gaming, and other strategy efforts as the public and private sector collaboration around cybersecurity. Due to his expertise in cyber risk and crisis management James frequently speaks publicly on developing cyber events. James joined Deloitte after retiring in 2017 from a distinguished 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

     

     

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