Logistics Executive Lecture Series

The Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management sponsors the Logistics Executive Lecture Series which promotes excellence in student-centered education. These lecture sessions expose students, faculty, and researchers to senior industry leaders. Students directly interact with senior executives and gain first-hand knowledge regarding the challenges they face and the leadership strategies being deployed by participating firms.

Important information for all events

For all events, registration is required. Registration closes at 12:00 noon on the day before the event. Virtual meetings will be recorded and post-event attendance reports will be sent to the professors. Reports include a list of registered participants, and the arrival and departure times of each attendee.

Register online before 12:00 noon on the day before the event. After registering, students will immediately receive an email confirmation to the email address provided on the registration form. The in-person classroom location and the link to the virtual event will be sent to the same email address one day before the event.

The class number entered on the registration form will be the class for which the student receives the attendance credit. Students have the ability to change the class number for a registered event by logging in and clicking ‘edit’ in the event they have registered for. Students also have the ability to cancel registration for a registered event by logging in and clicking ‘cancel’ in the event they have registered for. If a student has registered for an event and is not be able to attend, they should cancel their registration no later than 24 hours before the start time of the event. The registration system will allow students to register for an event until capacity restrictions have been met. Students should register early in the semester as events fill up very quickly!

Upcoming Events

  • Would you like to be a great leader? In this interactive presentation, Zain Ali will review three “must-have” leadership skills that need to be cultivated to lay the foundations for becoming a great leader. The hands-on workshop will allow the participants to learn about these skills and how to apply them during the presentation.

    Friday, September 30th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Zain Ali
    Managing Partner, Azvantage

    Zain Ali has over 30 years of corporate experience with a proven track record with leadership roles in Engineering, Business Transformation Consulting, Sales, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Higher Education. He has worked with some of the largest global consulting firms serving Fortune 500 clients before starting his first startup, Sunbonn in 2009 and then Azvantage in 2016.

    Zain is now an associate professor of practice at TCU in the Neely college of business, author of the book Cultivate Your Leader and sits on the board of directors for profitable and non-profit organizations by providing strategic insights, leadership development and technology guidance. He has BS and MS in Engineering from Wichita State University and a PhD in Learning Technologies from UNT.

  • This presentation by Madeline Massie is a breakdown of how freight brokers and logistics work and all the ins and outs of the industry and LinQ Transport, Inc.

    Friday, October 21st - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Madeline Massie
    Recruiter, LinQ Transport

    Madeline Massie graduated from the University of North Texas in December of 2021 with degree in Hospitality Management. She is eager to jump into her passions which include recruiting, management, healthy lifestyle, and promoting positions of my career. Responsibility, woo, positivity, developer, and belief are my top five Strength Finders. Madeline has experience in retail, food and beverage, hotel operations, promoter of products, and she says she has never met a stranger.

  • Ready to start your Mainfreight career? In this presentation, Kyran Bracey will highlight the Mainfreight Development Program and discuss the culture, family, and philosophy that has made Mainfreight into the company it is today.

    Friday, October 28th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Kyran Bracey
    International Air Exports, Mainfreight USA

    Kyran Bracey graduated from Texas A&M in 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management and is working on his master’s degree in Maritime Business Administration and Logistics. He relocated from Houston to DFW and began working with Mainfreight in November of 2020 where his focus is on becoming a well-rounded leader in the global supply chain industry. In his spare time, Kyran enjoys lifestyle fashion and design, traveling, recreational sports and fitness, philosophy, and outdoorsy activities with his pups.

  • Today’s business-to-business environment presents numerous challenges in the post-pandemic world. Join our Panel Presentation John Cherry, Bo Harris, Thomas Lincoln, Matt Billington, Shawn Berry, and Justin Shannon will share their experiences and discuss how Fastenal has responded and found success amidst this time of economic turmoil in the Industrial marketplace.

    Friday, November 4th - 1:00am to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    John Cherry
    VP National Sales

    John Cherry has been with Fastenal for 16 years. He began his career in 2007 as a part-time store employee, moved into a full-time sales position, and later in 2007, became the General Sales Manager of the Greenville, TX branch. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2008. In 2009, John was promoted to Construction Sales Manager for North Texas, and in 2011, he became Regional Construction Sales Manager for the Texas Region. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Construction Sales for the Eastern US. In 2016, he completed his Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt training from Villanova, and in 2018, he graduated with his Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In 2020, John was promoted to VP of Construction Sales for the entire company, and was most recently promoted to VP of National Sales.


    Bo Harris
    Regional Sales Manager

    Bo Harris has 15 years of experience in Sales and management with Fastenal Company. In 2007 he started with the company during his senior year at Texas A&M as an hourly Fulfillment center intern. Upon graduation later that year, he moved into an Account Manager role and took over a branch of his own in late 2008. He ran a very successful branch in Gainesville, TX which led to being promoted into the District Manager role in late 2012, and held that position until May of 2022 when he began his current position as a Regional Sales Manager. Much of his career success stems from being an outside-the-box thinker, empowering those around him, and focusing on four core intangibles that he embraces in all interactions - Positivity, Communication, Collaboration, and Consistency. Bo lives in the North DFW area with his wife and two kids and is the acting Board President at Ector ISD, which he sat on since 2015.


    Thomas Lincoln
    National Accounts

    Thomas Lincoln has 29 years of experience in Sales and management with Fastenal Company. He started in outside sales with Fastenal out of Stephen F Austin State University. His career path continued from outside sales to store manager, development manager, district manager, and national accounts. His experience includes developing territories and opening up stores in new markets, calling on large single site opportunities, contract growth of multinational global customers, and signing, implementing, and growing national account customers. He and his family currently live in Houston, TX. Outside of work Thomas enjoys working around the house, and serving as a Co-Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit that builds and delivers beds for kids that do not have a bed of their own.


    Matt Billington
    District Manager

    Matt Billington has 16 years of experience with Fastenal and is a District Manager over the Dallas area, including Denton. He started as an Assistant Manager and have been a District Manager for half of his career. Matt is married and has 5 kids.


    Shawn Berry
    District Manager

    Shawn Berry has 18 years of experience with Fastenal and is a District Manager over the south DFW area, including Arlington and the areas further south and east. He started Part Time as a student at Stephen F. Austin and has been a District Manager for 8 years. Shawn has been married for 17 years and has 2 teenage kids.


    Justin Shannon
    District Manager

    Justin Shannon started with Fastenal Part-Time while waiting tables and going to school online in 2014. He worked his way up through the branch network over the last 8 years while also attending college as an online student. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree and was recently promoted into a District Manager role for the North Texas area. He is happily married to his wife of 7 years with 2 boys (6 and 14). Justin is heavily involved in his community with coaching and youth sports and enjoys traveling with his family when they aren’t at a sporting event.

  • In this Panel Presentation, Catrina Manzi, Ernest Osei, Nicette Florance, and Michael Scholz from JAS Transport will be talking about their different departments, how they communicate with each other, how they connect with their workforce, and how important clear communication is between their Branch and Corporate offices.

    A group photo of the speakers from JAS Transport.

    Friday, November 18th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Catrina Manzi
    Air Import Manager

    Catrina Manzi has been in the industry since the mid- 1990’s starting in the railroad portion of the industry. The first job was just a start to a long career in the industry. Managed bookings with forwarders all over the US for the BNSF railroad. This was a stepping stone to a new opportunity to the steamship line/ocean freight. There she handled the imports for all the US ports. Manifesting to US customs (was done differently in those days). Ensuring that all shipments moved to all points in the US via rail. Exciting opportunities with them, was able to expand her knowledge in this industry back in the time where people really did not know about Logistics. Following a big bang in the internet with connecting customers with forwarders, Catrina was brought on board to a company that was at the beginning of all of these moves. This was her biggest exposure to international trade and it really made her excited to learn more in this area. Catrina was lured to freight forwarder which she called home for 20 years until they were bought out. There she learned every aspect to the business from desk level ops to upper management training, system implementation, to process management. This was valuable time spent with them. Since their buy out Catrina has now been with JAS working in the air freight division which has been her main passion when it comes to mode of transport but continue to grow in knowledge.


    Ernest Osei
    Branch Manager

    Ernest Osei has 17+ years of logistical experience, solutions driven mindset, and strong customer service focus. His tenure by way of the University of North Texas consists of managerial roles with Air/Ocean Imports, Customs Brokerage, CFS Manager, Local Sales, Account Management, Transition Manager, and Branch Manager within the Southwest Texas region alongside other Tier 1 Freight Forwarders.


    Nicette Florance
    Quality Manager

    Nicette Florance started as a temp in February 2016, having no idea about the freight forwarding world. There are so many facets to freight and each one has its own unique job that ties everything together. Knowing this, she dove in and learned everything she could. Nicette started as a Receptionist at the Front Desk and 6 years later is now the Quality Manager for DFW, as well as Assistant to the Southwest Region. Through willingness to learn, she is able to move Air Freight and assist where needed. Nicette wants to do whatever it takes to make it in this business because as they say... Freight never Stops. She says it has been a humbling, but very fulfilling experience.


    Michael Scholz
    Gateway Manager

    Michael Scholz has 15+ years’ experience in international logistics in several countries. He has experience in general cargo as well as Project, Helicopter and general Aerospace shipping. Michael has held roles in Air as well as Ocean.

  • In this presentation Dennis Martin, President & CEO will discuss Technology and its Use in the Logistics Industry.

    Friday, December 2nd - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Dennis Martin
    President & CEO, SeL Supply Chain Solutions

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Previous Events

  • Today’s presentation will cover an overview of Marten Transport, an overview of the Trucking Industry, and an overview of careers at Marten, our Culture, Internship opportunities and post-graduation careers. Join us for an informative session with Tyler Atkins, Clayton Jones, and Justin Fannin from Marten Transport.

    Friday, September 23rd - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Tyler Atkins
    Vice President Regional Operations

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    Tyler Atkins is the Vice President Regional Operations at Marten Transport. He’s a graduate of University of Arkansas with a BA in Supply Chain Management. He started with Marten Transport in 2011 after graduation and has held various roles including Fleet Management, Account Management, Area Sales Director, Regional Operation Manager, and Director of South-Central Operations. He resides in Dallas with his wife, son, and dog Muddy. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and watching the Razorbacks play football, basketball, and baseball.


    Clayton Jones
    Operations Manger

    Clayton Jones is the Operations Manger of the Texas Dry Van Division. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Supply Chain Management in 2018. He started with Marten in the summer of 2018 as a Fleet Manager in the Edwardsville, KS terminal. Since then he has held various roles at Marten including Area Coordinator of the Chicago market and Team Lead of the Phoenix Dry Van Division. In his spare time, Clayton enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his wife, Natina.


    Justin Fannin
    Operations Team Lead

    Justin Fannin is an Operations Team Lead at Marten Transport. He holds a Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree from the University of North Texas and currently resides in Dallas. Justin has been with Marten since 2018 and has held multiple roles including Fleet Management, Area Coordinator, Kirklands Dedicated Management, and Operations Team Leader. When he is not busy rooting on the Mean Green Eagles football team, Tyler can be found fishing and enjoying the outdoors!

  • Norma Jean Payne of Dallas/Fort Worth Transportation Club will share the challenges faced today in supply chain with a focus on Women in Logistics. How far women have come and overcome the adversity and challenges the industry has given them. What obstacles will everyone have to overcome to get through our current crisis.

    Friday, September 9th - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Norma Payne
    President, DFW Transportation Club

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    Norma Jean Payne graduated from UTA in December of 1982 with a BS in Criminal Justice. She started her career in transportation in 1983 working as the first woman hired in the Dallas office for a small LTL carrier. In 1984 she took a leap of faith and applied for her Transportation Broker Authority. She was a one-person operation for the first two years, then as her business developed she hired a full-time dispatcher, so she could concentrate on sales and being the customer service advocate. This is the principle she built her business on and still abides by it today, 37 years later. Her companies now provide domestic truckload and volume LTL, international ocean, air and LCL services, custom brokerage and is asset based with the ability to do pneumatic tanker service, flatbed, van, Conestoga and dray services within the United States.

    In 2004 Payne was featured in Gulf Shipper magazine for Women that excel in Gulf Transportation and in the Journal of Commerce magazine, “Women in Trade and Transportation.” She serves on the advisory board for Dallas Colleges supply chain department. She has served on the board of the Dallas/Fort Worth Transportation Club and is currently the President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Transportation Club. She has been a speaker at local universities regarding the current supply chain disruption and chaos we are experiencing today. She serves in the mentor program at UTD supply chain and welcomes students to intern in her companies. She has hired and trained many students from the area that have brought new technology and innovative ideas to make us more competitive and new opportunities for growth. She is a big advocate for our future supply chain leaders and enjoys speaking to them, as well as learning from them.

    Payne says “It has been a challenge every step of the way. I forged my way in a male dominated industry and had to prove that I was capable of standing up to the big guys! Integrity, honesty and customer service is the success and foundation of our team and our companies.”

  • This presentation is a follow up to Eric Beichler's previous presentation this semester titled "The Impact of Business Intelligence Software and Analytics Across the Supply Chain."

    Wednesday, May 4th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Online only via Zoom (virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Taylor Hatchett
    Manager, Business Intelligence, Mohr Partners, Inc.
  • A short biography of a logistics entrepreneur.

    Friday, April 29th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Robert Butler
    Chairman, TFD Group

    Robert Butler is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the TFD Group of companies.  He accounts for more than 45 years of experience in both hands-on-logistic management and development of analytical methods of logistics.

    Butler, educated as a UCLA economist, began his professional life at the RAND Corporation where he worked in both the economics and logistics departments.  In 1976, he established the first company of the TFD Group, Systems Exchange, as a defense research consultancy.  Turning to software analytical methods in 1982, Butler developed several tools used by logisticians throughout the world. The first tools were EDCAS and SDU, used in early hardware system design. Later came VMetric (spares optimization, with Craig Sherbrooke), MAAP (total ownership cost and through-life cost management), SCO (support chain optimization for spares management) and most recently the multi-period spares optimization tool, Tempo. Underlying and uniting all of these applications is the TFD Data Vault, a common source database specifically designed to support logistic and life cycle cost analysis.

  • This presentation by Adrienne Braumiller is a high-level overview of customs, export and sanctions developments, and why you should care.

    Friday, April 8th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Adrienne Braumiller
    Trade & Customs Lawyer, Braumiller Law

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    Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance. Over the last few years, both Adrienne and her firm have received numerous awards in recognition of her/ the firm’s leadership and its dedication to excellence.

    Adrienne has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

    Adrienne received her L.L.M. in International Business Transactions from McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, California) and earned her J.D. at St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas). She studied international law at the University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria) and at the University of Oxford, Queen’s College (Oxford, England). She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas; the United States District Court of Texas for the Northern District; the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia; and the United States Court of International Trade.

  • Managing a Supply Chain involves organizing and controlling numerous processes. In this presentation, Eric Beichler, Managing Partner and Shareholder of Mohr Partners, Inc., will discuss how analytics brings visibility into operations, helps find dependencies and hidden patterns, and can predict possible outcomes. 

    Analytics and BI software platforms can provide the information needed to transform actions toward improving Supply Chain efficiency, ensuring customer satisfaction, reducing expenses, and achieving business goals. These tools and platforms are here to stay!!  Being a proactive Company rather than reactive, allows for seizing opportunities and avoiding risks across the Supply Chain strategies.

    Friday, March 11th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Eric Beichler
    Managing Principal & Shareholder, Mohr Partners, Inc.

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    Eric Beichler, Managing Principal and Shareholder of Mohr Partners, Inc. has focused on Global Corporate Services (GCS) and Portfolio Management for Fortune 1000 companies while growing the firm, over the past 27 years. Beichler has served many roles and responsibilities with the firm during his tenure and mostly recently leading the Capital Markets Division. In addition to being an equity Principal, he is a member of the Board of Directors established in 2017. His clients, consisting of both national and global in scope, and covering assets classes like office, industrial, multi-family, storage, data centers, medical office, retail hotels and student housing facilities.

  • Since the pandemic started all industries around the globe faced unprecedented demand and supply challenges. This lecture will review some of the best practices to deal with the ongoing VUCA (Volatility Uncertainty Complexity and Ambiguity) that were adopted by Tetra Pak and some of its customers.

    Friday, March 4th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Luis Marsaioli
    Customer Service & Design Manager, Tetra Pak Inc

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    Luis Marsaioli has a passion for learning and developing people with solid academic and corporate training foundation.  He has accumulated 20+ years of experience in Supply Chain and has a proven record of delivering change management projects with substantial financial results by leading large, multi-cultural and geographically spread teams over the past 12 years. Marsaioli earned his Electric Engineer degree from the State University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil and his Enterprise Management Pos-Graduate degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marsaioli joined Tetra Pak in 2010 as Factory Logistics Manager in Brazil and move to Texas in 2013 as Country Logistics Manager.  He was promoted to his current position, Customer Service & Design Manager, in 2017.

  • During this presentation, Tyler and Justin will introduce Marten Transport and explain how they operate within their different divisions. They will provide insight into the current state of the trucking industry and their involvement in the Supply Chain challenges in 2021 and also discuss how students can get involved in Marten Transport’s intern program and full-time employment opportunities at 1 of the 12 terminal locations across the US.

    Friday, February 25th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Tyler Atkins
    Senior Director of Regional Operations, Marten Transport, LTD

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    Tyler Atkins is the Senior Director of Regional Operations at Marten Transport. He’s a graduate of University of Arkansas with a BA in Supply Chain Management. He started with Marten Transport in 2011 after graduation and has held various roles including Fleet Management, Account Management, Area Sales Director, Regional Operation Manager, and Director of South Central Operations. He resides in Dallas with his wife, son, and dog Muddy. In his spare time, Atkins enjoys spending time with his family and watching the Razorbacks play football, basketball, and baseball.

    Marten Transport is a multifaceted business offering a network of refrigerated and dry truck-based transportation capabilities across the Company’s five distinct business platforms –Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal, Brokerage and MRTN de Mexico.

    Marten is one of the leading temperature-sensitive truckload carriers in the United States, specializing in transporting and distributing food, beverages and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. The Company offers service in the United States, Canada and Mexico, concentrating on expedited movements for high-volume customers.


    Justin T. Fannin
    Operations Team Lead, Marten Transport, LTD

    Justin Fannin is an Operations Team Lead at Marten Transport. He holds a Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree from the University of North Texas and currently resides in Dallas.

    Justin has been with Marten since 2018 and has held multiple roles including Fleet Management, Area Coordinator, Kirklands Dedicated Management, and Operations Team Leader. When he is not busy rooting on the Mean Green Eagles football team, you can find him fishing and enjoying the outdoors!


    Maribeth Knueve
    Vice President of Dry Van Operations, Marten Transport, LTD

    Maribeth Knueve is The Vice President of Dry Van Operations at Marten Transport with eighteen years of experience in the Trucking Industry. Maribeth started at Marten in 2011 in the Sales Department and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2018. Over the last few years, she has transitioned to having full responsibility of Dry Van Division. Maribeth believes that developing strong relationships with her drivers and customers have been essential to her success both personally and professionally. In her spare time, you can find her at home spending time with her family or on the tennis courts with friends.


    Joseph Costello
    VP of Intermodal Sales, Marten Transport, LTD

    Joseph Costello graduated in 2006 from the Univ of Arkansas with a double major in Marketing and Logistics. In 2017 took advantage of Marten’s tuition reimbursement program and obtained Masters of Supply Chain from Univ of San Diego. He is currently the VP of Intermodal Sales at Marten Transport with 15 yrs of experience in the Trucking Industry. Joseph has been with Marten since 2008, 14 of 15 years in the industry have been with Marten. Joseph started as a CSR in TX, stayed in this role for 8 months before being promoted and moving around the country. His career path with Marten includes; Sales Manager in IL, Director of Sales in CA and now currently back home in AR as VP of Inmdl Sales. Since 2019 he’s assumed complete sales responsibility of Marten’s newest intermodal service offering, refrigerated containers. In his minimal spare time he is focused on raising 2 young girls with wife Kristina. They enjoy golfing, swimming and playing the piano.

  • Supply chain execution technology has long taken a back seat to traditional planning systems like ERP, TMS and WMS which focus on “what we think should happen”. Yet, what actually happens when freight leaves the dock?  Logistics is just beginning to access a multitude of enabling technologies – from IOT and sensors to ubiquitous smartphones to 5G wireless capabilities – delivering unfettered access to detailed execution data.  Data sharing between organizations is quickly becoming commonplace.

    Explore current challenges in supply chain execution using ground transport as an example.  Learn several innovative approaches to data collection and how emerging technologies alleviate these persistent challenges. Hear perspectives on the coming years for transportation technology including the effects of robotics, autonomy and AI. Gather insights into why today’s processes are outmoded and how to modernize them, how to evaluate emerging technologies’ potential and how to use them to your competitive advantage before they become commonplace.

    Friday, February 11th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Chris Hanebeck
    Founder and CEO, Truckl.io

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    Chris Hanebeck is a seasoned professional, innovator and technology strategist focused on supply chain management. His experience in management consulting, technology startups and senior operating roles spans well over 25 years and includes successful private-equity led turnarounds. Throughout his career Hanebeck has worked with inventors to market and monetize their innovations, ranging from hardware devices and software applications to abstract mathematical algorithms. He holds several patents, regularly speaks at major business and technology conferences and teaches supply chain management at the University of North Texas, one of the top industry programs in the country.

    Hanebeck is currently focused on the growth of Truckl, a tech startup that offers highly innovative supply chain applications enabled by collaborative dashboards, visibility and blockchain. He serves on the advisory boards of supply chain, robotics, communication and financial service startups in Silicon Valley, Washington D.C. and Texas and is an advisor on supply chain, trade technology and blockchain at the World Economic Forum. Prior to Truckl, Hanebeck led major business architecture initiatives for MasterCard, managed a team of global innovation consultants at IBM and served as COO of the first cryptographic start-up for IoT devices among other posts.

  • This presentation by Rene Barahona will cover what is currently happening at Schneider and highlight steps students can take to ensure a successful career.

    Friday, January 28th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    In-person and online (room number and virtual link will be sent to all registered participants one day before event starts)
    Speaker(s):
    Rene Barahona
    Sales Operations Manager, Schneider

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    Rene Barahona has been at Schneider for 5 years. He started as a Sales Account executive. He also spent 2 years as a Training & Development Partner before transitioning into his current role as a Sales Operations Manager. Barahona leads a direct sales team at Schneider that is responsible for acquiring new business. His day to day tasks consists of coaching and developing associates in sales process, marketing tactics, account management, operational execution, commercial strategy, etc. He also spends time investing in Individual Development Plans that create a road map for a long outstanding career at Schneider.

    ​​​​​​​Barahona graduated from Texas A&M University in Dec. of 2015 with a BA in Political Science. He jokingly asks ‘What the heck am I doing in transportation?’ and will discuss his career progression with us in his presentation. Barahona grew up in Comanche, TX before his family moved out to Mansfield, TX and he has lived in TX his whole life. He now resides in Plano with his girlfriend and a little pup named Ollie.