Business Advisory Committee - Spring 2006 Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2006



5:00 pm

Reception & Cocktails

6:15 pm


7:30 pm

25th Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture

Peter D. McDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, United Airlines 

9:15 pm

Informal Post-Lecture Reception at the Transportation Center

Wednesday, April 12, 2006



7:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Reception

8:00 am Call to Order - Opening Session - Business Meeting
  • Welcome – Recognition of New Members and Visitors, Director, Bob Gallamore

  • Passing of the Gavel – Outgoing Chair, Carl Curry

  • Remarks – Incoming Chair, Justin Zubrod

  • Welcome to Northwestern – McCormick School Dean, Julio Ottino

  • State of the Center and Introduction of Panel I – Bob Gallamore

8:50 am

Panel I - Complexity Analysis and Applications in Transport

  • Northwestern Institute for Complex Organization – Co-Director, William Kath

  • BAC Member Remarks – SVP Union Pacific Railroad, Charley Eisele

  • Current Research Initiatives – Civil Engineering Professor, Joseph Schofer

9:45 am


10:00 am

Panel II - Port and Freight Security

  • A Port in the Storm – New Orleans Port Authority President, Gary LaGrange

  • Where Are We and What Is Ahead? A Risk Analysis Approach – GWU Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, Co-Director, Jack Harrald

  • BAC Member Remarks – VP Transportation Sears, Tony Brooks

  • Northwestern Faculty Comments – Industrial Engineering Professor, Wallace Hopp

11:30 am

Panel III - Aviation Policy and Financial Position

  • BAC Member Remarks – SVP Government Affairs American Airlines, Will Ris
12:15 pm

Introduction of Students and Adjournment