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Speakers

Speakers updated as of July 18. To view the preliminary program, see the Schedule page:

Monday, September 16

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Opening General Session:

Inside Intermodal: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Moderator

Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Panelist

Evan Armstrong

President
Armstrong & Associates

Panelist

Larry Gross

President & Founder
Gross Transportation Consulting

Panelist

Lars Jensen

CEO & Partner
SeaIntelligence Consulting

Panelist

David Ross, CFA

Managing Director
Stifel

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Growth Strategies for Non-Asset 3PLs

MODERATOR:
Evan Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates

PANELISTS:
Rachal Jordan, Vice President, Customer Supply Chain, GlobalTranz
Jeffrey Leppert, Senior Vice President, Capacity Solutions, Redwood Logistics
Todd Thompson, Senior Vice President, MODE Transportation

Drayage in the Dynamex Age

MODERATOR:
Shawn Yadon, CEO, California Trucking Association

PANELISTS:
Dave Hensal, President & CEO, Eagle Systems
John Larkin, CFA, Operating Partner, Clarendon Capital
Joe Rajkovacz, Director of Governmental Affairs & Communications, Western States Trucking Association
 

The Role of Short Lines in Intermodal

MODERATOR:
Jim Hertwig, Principal, Hertwig Transportation Consulting

PANELISTS:
Bob Babcock, Senior Vice President, Operations and Business Development, Indiana Rail Road Company
Otis Cliatt II, President, Pacific Harbor Line
Jeff McWhorter, President & CEO, Palmetto Railways
TBA

Intermodal University (IU) – Why Intermodal? Where and When to Use It

FACILITATOR:
Jeff Brashares, Dean of IU: Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, SunteckTTS

PRESENTERS:
Shelli Austin, President, InTek Freight & Logistics
Rick LaGore, CEO, InTek Freight & Logistics

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Chassis Conundrum: When Will it be Resolved?

MODERATOR:
Peter Appel, Director, AlixPartners

PANELISTS:
Ron Joseph, Executive Vice President and COO, Direct ChassisLink Inc.
Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President of National Sale, IMC Companies
Jon Poelma, President & COO, Consolidated Chassis Management, LLC
Bill Rooney, Vice President, Strategic Development, Kuehne + Nagel
 

What Does Precision Scheduled Railroading Mean for Dray?

MODERATOR:
Erik Bo Hansen, Vice President, Intermodal, Kansas City Southern

PANELISTS:
Dennis Casarcia, President, Rose Transportation
Troy Spolum, Vice President, Intermodal Operations, Hub Group Trucking
TBA
 

IMO 2020: The Impact on North American Import Volumes

MODERATOR:
Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, SeaIntelligence Consulting

PANELISTS:
Lawrence Burns, Senior Vice President of Trades & Sales, Hyundai America Shipping Agency
Laura Crowe, Director, Walmart Global Logistics
Sarthak Verma, Senior Vice President of International, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
 
 

Intermodal University (IU) – Transloading: What, Why, Where, and When?

FACILITATOR:
Jeff Brashares, Dean of IU: Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, SunteckTTS

PRESENTER:
Ted Prince, Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Cool Express

Tuesday, September 17

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Container vs. Trailer: Is TOFC an Endangered Species?

MODERATOR:
Pat Casey, Vice President, Fleet Management, TTX Company

PANELISTS:
Ken Buenker, Vice President, Corporate Transportation, United Parcel Service
Todd Carter, Vice President, Domestic Intermodal, BNSF Railway
Ingrid Crafford, Director, Operations Systems, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Chad Thompson, Vice President, Intermodal Operations, Marten Transport
 

FMC’s Recommendations to Improve Freight Flows: Examining Detention and Demurrage

PRESENTER:
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Federal Maritime Commission

Infrastructure Project Funding: What Works and What Doesn’t?

MODERATOR:
Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations, Port of Long Beach

PANELISTS:
TBA

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

General Session: On-Time Rail Service and PSR: What Does it Mean for Intermodal?

Moderator

Tony Hatch

Consultant Analyst
ABH Consulting

Panelist

Jeffrey Heller

Vice President, Intermodal & Automotive
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Panelist

Keith Reardon

Senior Vice President, Consumer Product Supply Chain Growth
CN

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Intermodal Innovation Incubator: From Great Ideas to Intermodal Solutions

MODERATOR:
TBA

PANELISTS:
TBA