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Speakers

Check back for updates on additional speakers at Intermodal EXPO in June 2019. 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

Panelist

Jeffrey Leppert

Senior Vice President, Capacity Solutions
Redwood Logistics

Panelist

Todd Thompson

Senior Vice President
MODE Transportation

Panelist

TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Drayage in the Dynamex Age

Moderator

Shawn Yadon

CEO
California Trucking Association

Panelist

Dave Hensal

President & CEO
Eagle Systems

Panelist

Joe Rajkovacz

Director of Governmental Affairs & Communications
Western States Trucking Association

Panelist

TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Role of Short Lines in Intermodal

Moderator

Jim Hertwig

Principal
Hertwig Transportation Consulting

Panelist

Otis Cliatt II

President
Pacific Harbor Line

Panelist

Jeff McWhorter

President & CEO
Palmetto Railways

Panelist

TBA

Panelist

TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Intermodal University — Why Intermodal? Where and When to Use It

Facilitator

Jeff Brashares

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

Presenter

Shelli Austin

President
InTek Freight & Logistics

Presenter

Rick LaGore

CEO
In Tek Freight & Logistics

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Chassis Conundrum: When Will it be Resolved?

Moderator

Peter Appel

Director
Alix Partners

Panelist

Donna Lemm

Executive Vice President of National Sale
IMC Companies

Panelist

Jon Poelma
President & COO
Consolidated Chassis Management

Panelist

TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What Does Precision Scheduled Railroading Mean for Dray?

Moderator

Erik Bo Hansen

Vice President, Intermodal
Kansas City Southern

Panelist

Dennis Casarcia

President
Rose Transportation

Panelist

Mark McKendry

Vice President, North American Intermodal
NFI Industries

Panelist

John Vesco
EVP, Hub Group & President
Hub Group Trucking

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

IMO 2020: The Impact on North American Import Volumes

Moderator

Lars Jensen

CEO & Partner
SeaIntelligence Consulting

Panelists

TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Intermodal University — 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

Panelist

Todd Carter

Vice President, Domestic Intermodal
BNSF Railway

Panelist

Chad Thompson

Vice President, Intermodal Operations
Marten Transport

Panelists

Ken Buenker

Vice President, Corporate Transportation
United Parcel Service

Panelist

TBA

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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

Presenter

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye
Federal Maritime Commission

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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

Jason Hess

Vice President and General Manager — Premium
Union Pacific Railroad Company

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

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