2016 Business Advisory Council Spring Meeting

April 20-21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Industry Technical Workshop & Patterson Lecture



2:00 – 4:30 pm

Industry Technical Workshop - "BioLogistics in a Changing Healthcare World"

Cocktails & Dinner

Location: James L. Allen Center | 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails – James L. Allen Center

6:15 PM

Dinner – James L. Allen Center | Atrium Dining Room

Patterson Lecture

Location: OLC Forum, Donald P. Jacobs Center | 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston

7:30 PM

35th Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture

Speaker: Jeff Silver, CEO, Coyote, a UPS Company

Thursday, April 21, 2016: BAC Meeting

Location: Northwestern University Transportation Center Ruan Conference Center, Chambers Hall | 600 Foster St., Evanston



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Call to Order & Opening Comments  BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:05 AM

Welcome from the University

8:15 AM

Passing of the Gavel – Introduction of New BAC Chair, Jeff Silver

8:30 AM

Director's ReportHani Mahmassani - followed by discussion (presentation)

8:55 AM

BAC Membership: New Member introductions

9:00 AM

The Changing Environment for Package Delivery

  • Moderator: Timothy Jones, Timothy Jones and Associates (Presentation)
  • Dennis Nicoski, Director, Field Sales Strategy and Contracts, United States Postal Service (Presentation)
  • Amanda Stathopoulos, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Presentation)
  • Marc J. Gorlin, Founder and CEO, Roadie, Inc. (Presentation)

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Presentations and Panel Discussion – Economy, Energy and Transportation Pricing

  • Moderator: Justin Zubrod, Justin Zubrod & Company
  • Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist, First Trust Advisors (Presentation)
  • Jon Efken, Director, GCB Head of Commodities Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Presentation)
  • Amos S. Kazzaz, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Air Canada
  • Eric Jakubowski, Chief Commercial Officer, Anacostia Rail Holdings
  • Dave Menzel, President and COO, Echo Global Logistics

11:45 AM

Technology Presentation – Autonomous Trucking Technology

  • Michael Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (Presentation)

12:15 PM

NUTC Fundraising Campaign Update

  • Paul Schneider, Committee Chair
  • Discussion

12:30 PM

Closing Comments and Meeting Adjournments

12:35 PM

Introduction of the Transportation Students

12:40 PM

Buffet Luncheon with Transportation Students