Executive Program - Freight Transportation: Strategies for a Changing Landscape

Farrukh Bezar, Partner, Clarendon Consulting Group

Farrukh Bezar has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience with clients in the transportation industry, including the railroad, trucking, logistics, and air cargo sectors.

Lee Clair, Partner, Norbridge Consultants

Lee Clair is a well known transportation and energy consultant with wide experience across modes and throughout the world.

Aaron Gellman, Professor of Transportation, Northwestern University Transportation Center; Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

A noted transportation economist, Aaron Gellman’s research and teaching include transportation economics and policy, the regulation of transportation, and the management and utilization of research and technology.

Diego Klabjan, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Diego Klabjan has more than ten years of professional experience as scholar and practitioner in the areas of business intelligence and analytics on sustainability, transportation, supply chain management, and retail.

Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation and Professor of Civil Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center

Hani Mahmassani has thirty years of professional, academic, and research experience in the areas of network modeling and optimization, traffic engineering, dynamic system management, and real-time operation of logistics and distribution systems.

Maciek Nowak, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Graduate School of Business , Loyola University Chicago

Maciek Nowak’s current research focuses on the use of various heuristic optimization techniques for vehicle routing problems. He is also interested in the adoption of tracking technologies within the supply network.

Ian Savage, Associate Chair of Economics and Distinguished Senior Lecturer,
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Ian Savage specializes in urban transportation, and the analysis of safety regulation and safety performance. His research focuses on pricing, costing, subsidies, management strategy, and the impacts of competition and privatization.

Karen Smilowitz, Junior William A. Patterson Professor of Transportation and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Karen Smilowitz's research focuses on the design and operations of logistics network; vehicle routing and scheduling; supply-chain management; and applications in commercial and non-profit settings.

Justin Zubrod, Managing Partner, Justin Zubrod & Co., LLC

Justin Zubrod has more than 30 years experience in transportation and logistics. He has led the commercial transportation practices at A.T.Kearney, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Booz & Company.