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Event Date Sun Sep 30 EDT - Tue Oct 2 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location TBA
Region Americas

Hear from supply chain and diversity trailblazers, who will share their insights regarding the new faces of supply chain leadership and the future of the field. Plus, participants in this special gathering will have the opportunity to network with one another and discuss opportunities and challenges.

This forum is open to all, and APICS values the participation of anyone who supports the continuing advancement of women in the field. Attendees must be registered for conference to participate.


2018 Speakers:

Marc Randolph
Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor

AJ Jorgenson
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Engagement | National Association of Manufacturers

Lisa Sallstrom
CAE, PMP, Vice President, Certifications and Membership | APICS


Karen Alber
Partner | The Integreship Group

Ada Antones
Global Vegetables Seeds Integrated Business Planning Lead | Monsanto

Rodney Apple
Founder and President | SCM Talent Group

Amy Augustine, CSCP
Director of Business Strategy | U.S. Cellular

Vinodh Balaraman
Principal and Senior Partner | ZS Associates

Anna Barej
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Sourcing & International Markets | McDonald's

Christine Barnhart, CPIM, PMP
Supply Chain Global Process Owner | Berry Global

Shawn Batka
Director of Strategic Supply | Turtle Wax, Inc.

Alistair Betts, CPIM, CDDP
Senior Business Analyst | Gogo

Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development | APICS

Patrick Bower, CPIM
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain & Customer Service | Combe

Mary Ann Brennan
Senior Director, Global Procurement | Mattel

Jimmy Chen
Assistant Professor | Bucknell University School of Management

Stephen Cimorelli, CFPIM
Value Stream Manager | Schneider Electric

Senior Director of Professional Development | APICS

Patrick Collins
Lead Manager IT Sourcing | McDonald’s Corporation

Keith Connolly
Vice President, Entertainment Group Supply Chain | AT&T

Rob DeNardo
Partner | PwC

Thomas Dunn
Chairman | Orbian

Karen Eboch, CSCP
Senior Lecturer | Bowling Green State University

Darrell Edwards
Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer | La-Z-Boy Inc.

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer | APICS

Chris Fay
General Manager, Operations and Continuous Improvement | Delta Airlines

Bob Ferrari
Founder and Executive Editor | Supply Chain Matters

Douglas Fisher
Director, Center for Supply Chain Management and Associate Professor | Marquette University

Millissa Flanagan
Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain | AkzoNobel

Derrick Fournier
GPS Business Insights and Analytics Operations | Bristol-Myers Squibb

Frederic Gomer
Managing Partner | B2G Consulting

Jean Michel Guarneri
Executive Advisor | Renault–Nissan Alliance

Philippe Guerout
Senior Director, Continuous Improvement & Business Process Improvement | Safran Electrical & Power

Elizabeth Hair-Estrella, CSCP
Senior Manager, Redistribution Inventory Management | Sysco Corporation

Malcolm Harrison
Chief Executive Officer | Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Mark Hermans
Managing Director | PwC

Ernie Hernandez, CPSM
Executive Director, Purchasing and Logistics | Westgate Resorts

Jocelyn Hill
Director of Public Affairs and Assistant General Counsel | Conrail

Jennifer Homme
Head of Global Logistics | Wonder Workshop

Cathy Iammartino
Director of Product Development | APICS

Gerald Jackson
Vice President, Digital Product Management | GE Digital

AJ Jorgenson
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Engagement | The Manufacturing Institute

Pradipa Karbhari, CSCP, PMP
Director, Azure Partner Growth and Ecosystem | Microsoft

Douglas Kent
Managing Partner| CHAINovation LLC

Erin Korpela, CPIM
Senior Quality/M&P/Process Manager | AT&T

Phillip Kosik, CPIM, CSCP
Commodity Planner | AxleTech International

Ronald Kyslinger
Global Officer and Vice President of Fulfillment Engineering | Walmart Global eCommerce

Jim Lahey
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances | APICS

Christophe Letelier
Regional Customer Director - Retail & Consumer | DHL

François Régis Le Tourneau
Corporate Supply Chain Standards and Prospective Director | L'Oreal

Dustin Levy
Director of Product Management | Gentex Corporation

Nicholas Little
Director, Railway Education, Center for Railway Research & Education | Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Kelly Marchese
Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader for Government & Public Services | Deloitte

Daniel Marino, CPIM
Senior Partner | Marino Associates

Blanca Marquez, CPIM
Supply Chain & Logistics Director | Albea Cosmetics America Inc.

Dean Martinez
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel | APICS

Raissa Masket
Customer Success Manager, Talent Solutions | LinkedIn Corporation

Mona Maurelli
Managing Director | Deloitte

Kevin McDunn
Chief Technology Officer | UI LABS

Steven Melnyk
Professor, Supply Chain Management | Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Bill Michels
Vice President of Operations, Americas | Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Alan Milliken, CFPIM, CSCP, CIRM, CLTD
Senior Manager of Supply Chain Capability Development | BASF

Jeffrey Mudd, CPIM, CSCP
Global Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Lead | Monsanto Company

Dean Myers
Vice President of Supply Chain, McDonald's Division | Coca-Cola Company

Al Naqvi
Professor and President | American Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Inc.

Chris Owen
Chief Executive | SMMT Industry Forum

Elba Pareja-Gallagher
Director of Finance, Global Retail and eCommerce Strategy | UPS

Vanessa Parsooramen
Procurement Manager | Westgate Resorts

Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM
Partner | Demand Driven Institute

Jeff Purnell
Vice President, Global Supplier Management | Cisco

Sarah Penniman-Morin
Deputy Director, Global Supply Chain Management | Catholic Relief Services

Chris Richard
Principal | Deloitte Consulting

Jonathan Root
Program and Project Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center | NASA

Maryanne Ross, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F
Chief Executive Officer | Supply Chain Mavens

Shari Ruelas, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
Commercial Business Manager, Products Supply and Trading | Chevron

Lisa Sallstrom, CAE, PMP
Vice President, Certifications and Membership | APICS

Pete Santora
Chief Commercial Officer | SoftWear Automation

James Sawyer
Partner | Drinker Biddle & Reath

Gregory Schlegel, CPIM
Adjunct Professor | Lehigh University

Matthew Schuetz, CPIM
Manufacturing Planner | Lockheed Martin

Kathleen Schroeder
Director of Membership | APICS

Anthony Scriffignano
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist | Dun & Bradstreet

Roxanne Shinn
Supply Chain Director | Boeing

Sabine Simeon
Vice President of Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Europe | Schindler Group

Amit Sharma
Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Narvar

Jack Shaw
Executive Director | American Blockchain Council

Chad Smith
Partner | Demand Driven Institute

Gary Smith, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F
Vice President, Supply Logistics | MTA NYC Transit

Greg Spira
Head of Forecasting - North America | Mondelēz International

Robert Stahl
President | R.A. Stahl Company

Tyronne Stoudemire
Global Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion | Hyatt Worldwide

Greg Taylor
Founder | Gregory Taylor Consulting

Charles Thomas
Director of Anti-Bribery and Corruption | LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Katie Tillery-Merk
Director of Technology Strategy and Programs for DMDII | UI LABS

Sean Trainor
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations | Visionworks of America

Bob Trebilcock
Editorial Director | Supply Chain Management Review

Jason Trusley
Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Optimization | Nordstrom

James Ullum, CPM
Managing Partner | Source International

Heather Walker
Procurement Specialist|Clearpath Robotics, Inc.

Gabriela Welch, MPA, CAE
Director of Certification | APICS

Darin Wolding
Global Director of Materials | Oshkosh Corporation

David Wuttke
Assistant Professor of Operations Management |European Business School

Matt Yearling
Chief Executive Officer | PINC Solutions

Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Senior Partner | Zampello and Associates

Al Zucco
Vice President, Supply Chain and Sustainability | USG Corporation

Tim Zylstra
Product Management Director | Van Drunen Farms


Karen Alber
Partner | The Integreship Group

Millissa Flanagan
Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain | AkzoNobel

Blanca Marquez
Director of Supply Chain and Logistics | Albea Cosmetics Americas Inc.

Sarah Robbins-Penniman
Deputy Director, Global Supply Chain Management | Catholic Relief Services

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors:

• B2G
• pearson VUE
• prevedere
• pwc