Past Events &

Guest Speakers

2020 Speakers

2020SpeakerCompanyTopic
FebruaryBryan Schreiber and Betsy TaylorColumbus Regional Airport AuthorityAir Cargo Activity at Columbus Rickenbacker International Airport
JanuaryKeely CroxtonThe Ohio State UniversityResilience: A State of Being

2019 Speakers

2019SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberMichael Copella and Shelby GumpfCBRE ColumbusIndustrial Market Outlook in Columbus for 2020 - Positive Industrial Trends, Transportation Success
NovemberDebbie RyanAbbott NutritionSupplier Relationship Management in a Capacity Flush Economy
OctoberJoe SpiezioCleveland Research CompanyTransport Market Analysis: Real-time update and a look at 2020
SeptemberTerry Esper, Ph.D.The Ohio State University"Falling In Love (Again) with Logistics"
AugustRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries AssociationWhat's Going On: Industry, Congress, Politics
JulySUMMER BREAK
JuneJoseph MilsteinLeaf LogisticsVirtual Dedicated and Market Making in Truckload Freight
MaySal GuastoUltra LogisticsCAPACITY FINDER - A unique we-based communication tool that lets you manage loads by utilizing its mass tendering feature.
AprilDr. Roger BlackwellFisher College of Business (retired)3 Top Supply Chain Secrets from One of the World's Richest Logisticians
MarchJack ParkOhio State Football Radio Commentator and Author"Buckeye Reflections" - Stories of some of the greatest moments in the history of Ohio State Football
FebruaryKenny McDonaldColumbus 2020Columbus 2020 Update
JanuaryWINTER BREAK

2018 Speakers

2018SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberJoseph NardoneColumbus Regional Airport AuthorityThe strategic operation and management of CRAA's three airports, advancing air service development and creating strong partnerships to benefit the Columbus Region
NovemberRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries AssociationLogistics Inside the Belt
OctoberThomas SlackOhio Department of Transportation - Sixth DistrictHow ODOT Infrastructure provides the Foundation for Logistics in Ohio and the Smart Car Corridor
SeptemberJack ParkOhio State Football Radio Commentator and Author"Buckeye Reflections" - Stories of some of the greatest moments in the history of Ohio State Football.
AugustTom GoldsbyOSU Fisher College of BusinessThe current state of Logistics Education at The Ohio State University
JulySUMMER BREAK
JuneSUMMER BREAK
MayCornell RobertsonFranklin County EngineerFranklin County's 10 Year Capital Improvement Projects
AprilChris JohnsonCleveland Research Company2018 Transportation + Logistics Market: Key Trends, Changes and Questions
MarchMarc BlubaughBenesch LawBLOCKCHAIN: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Transportation and Logistics
FebruaryJames Cannell, Jr.Columbus Ohio Division of FireThe Inside Scoop on the Logistics of Firemen and First Responders
JanuaryDr. Roger BlackwellFisher College of Business (retired)Functional Shiftability: Why Logisticians Are Conquering the World

2017 Speakers

2017SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberState Representative Jim HughesOhio House of RepresentativesWhat's happening at the Statehouse and how it relates to and affects the Logistics Industry
NovemberJon CoxDHL Supply ChainSuper Fast Fulfillment - A Look Behind the Scenes
OctoberBill DiffenderfferOSU Fisher College of BusinessEntrepreneurship and his own personal Business Journey
SeptemberTrevor ZaharaAuthor and OSU UsherConfessions of an OSU Usher
AugustChriss ElliottBlue Horseshoe SolutionsArm Yourself for Success in Creating the Warehouse of the Future
JulyJeff DavisFleet Safety ServicesNavigating the Shipper-Motor Carrier Business Relationship through the Implementation of Electronic Logs
JuneVariousHAPPY BIRTHDAY DICK HITCHCOCK!!!
MayJeremy BantaOhio Army National GuardU.S. Army Logistics: A brief history of the Logistics Corps, how Logistics is currently organized in the Army and how Logistics works (and sometimes doesn't work) during times of conflict
AprilCraig McNanie & Eddie RobertsUnited Parcel ServiceDimentional weight and a few major changes in the coming year that will greatly impact the Logistics Industry
MarchMike ReganTransportation Intermediaries AssociationRelationships Make the Difference - What are the keys to career advancement and overall job satisfaction
FebruaryGail RutkowskiNASSTRACShippers' Insights in 2017 - Where Are We Going?
JanuaryRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries AssociationLogistics and the New Administration

2016 Speakers

2016SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberState Representative Cheryl GrossmanOhio House of RepresentativesCurrent issues and pending legislation shaping our business landscape, competitiveness and quality of life in Central Ohio
NovemberDee BiggsCSCMPLINCS Program, which is designed to aide veterans and unemployed Logisticians in finding careers in supply chain
OctoberSean JonesQuickLoadzA very unique and new way of handling intermodal containers - faster, safer and with less damage, using specialized flatbed equipment
SeptemberDennis BruncakD-Terra SolutionsThe Impact of 3-D Printing on Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
AugustChris JohnsonCleveland Research CompanyTransportation + Logistics: Real-time Market Analysis and 2H16/2017 Expectations
JulyMike RankinFormer Leader - Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesSelf Driving Vehicles aka Autonomous Vehicles are Coming
JuneWalter ZinnThe Ohio State UniversityLogistics Certificate Program being offered at the OSU Fisher College of Business
MayMarc BlubaughBenesch Law"Re-Regulating the Industry" - Recent and ongoing initiatives at the FMCSA that impact the transportation and logistics industry
AprilLenee PezzanoHarrison CollegeHow Harrison College can be a valuable workforce resource for Central Ohio businesses and the Logistics Industry, in particular
MarchGail RutkowskiNASSTRACWhat Shippers Need to Know Now - Update on the latest regulatory and legislative issues affecting your supply chains
FebruaryJeff Brashares and Kim ShermanTTS and CSXThe Business Rail Hub in the World - Chicago - and How it Impacts the Central Ohio Market
JanuaryRobert TannerNetJetsThe Logistics of Fractional Aviation

2015 Speakers

2015SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberJohn HustedOhio Secretary of StateHow Ohio, and particularly, Columbus, has grown to be a primary transportation hub in the Midwest
NovemberDan HackettIGS CNG ServicesAlternative Fuel of the Future
OctoberDebbie RyanAscena Retail GroupWest Coast Port Update - Putting the West Coast Port Issues in Perspective
SeptemberKevin BurchJet ExpressTrucking Moves America Forward
AugustMindy JustisExperience ColumbusThe Business of Being a Destination Marketing Organization
JulyElizabeth VanBodegravenHexion, Inc.Managing Supply Chain Risk
JuneRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries AssociationWashington Update - Current Events on The Hill
MayDilara CaseyColumbus Chamber of CommerceHow Being a Social Media Influencer Impacts Your Business
AprilTim SandwischYellow Cab of ColumbusBrief overview of Yellow Cab's history, new premier Black Car service and local small package delivery service, and information on Transportation Networking Companies like Uber
MarchZach ScottFranklin County Sheriff's OfficeOverview of the duties and functions of the Sheriff's Office
FebruaryMatt McCollisterColumbus 2020Central Ohio Logistics - Economic Development Issues
JanuaryMike RankinFormer Leader - Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesOhio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

2014 Speakers

2014SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberState Representative Jay HottingerOhio House of RepresentativesCurrent legislative work, as it relates to transportation in Ohio, and what is happening going forward
NovemberPaul SmithXPO LogisticsThe current growth of, and capacity issues facing, the intermodal industry
OctoberCraig McNanie, Andy Norris, Chad Phillips & Greg DiPalmaUnited Parcel ServiceThe upcoming DIM weight changes for small package shipments, as well as density-based rating for LTL shipments
SeptemberFerzan AhmedOhio Department of TransportationODOT's Mission and Values - Some of the current large transportation projects making a difference in Central Ohio
AugustGregory SchenkThe Schenk CompanyAn overview of the commercial real estate market in Central Ohio as it relates to Logistics growth in the area
JulyRobert O'KeefeOhio Means Jobs / Office of Workforce DevelopmentThe programs that Ohio Means Jobs has in place to provide assistance to Veterans seeking employment
JuneDavid WhitakerColumbus Regional Airport AuthorityThe state of new cargo services and other budding developments at Rickenbacker, as well as passenger air service at Port Columbus
MayEd MedlockWendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-OpThe use of natural gas as transport fuel with a focus on Class 8 vehicles, highlighting real life experiences of a 15 vehicle fleet in regional distribution
AprilJeff DavisFleet Safety ServicesWhat shippers need to know about the new Hours-Of-Service Regulations, CSA and Electronic Logs
MarchMike Bradley and Gary ToberCentral Ohio Transit AuthorityHow COTA is assisting the business community in identifying its transportation needs, transportation options, and COTA's current and planned initiatives
FebruaryGail RutkowskiNASSTRACNASSTRAC's 2014 Annual Conference - The Benefits of Attending
JanuaryTom BalzerThe Ohio Trucking AssociationThe Current Top 5 Issues That Will Impact the Supply Chain

2013 Speakers

2013SpeakerCompanyTopic
DecemberJerry WrayOhio Department of TransportationInfrastructure in Ohio - ODOT's Current and Future Projects
NovemberKen AckermanThe Warehousing ForumHow to Solve Your Labor Shortage Using Unconventional Sources
OctoberTim NeroniKMH SystemsThe impact of material handling storage and automation on controlling costs in supply chain
SeptemberMark PattonJobsOhioJobsOhio's current and future events, projects, etc.
AugustArt VanBodegravenVanBodegraven AssociatesThe Whole Universe of Supply Chain Management is in Transition: What Makes You Different?
JulyJohn AldenAldenLawPanther II v. The City of Seville - How the outcome of this case will determine how Ohio motor carries are taxed in Ohio
JuneRick JacksonLimitedBrandsThe benefits of CSCMP - This year's program and how it might be beneficial to your job