Patterson Lectures

YEAR

SPEAKER

TITLE & LINKS

2017

Lance Fritz
Chairman, President & CEO
Union Pacific

Connecting People, Creating A Better Future—Why International Trade Benefits America

2016

Jeff Silver
Founder & CEO
Coyote, A UPS Company

Technology & Culture Meet A New Era of Expectation

2015

Douglas Parker
Chairman & CEO
American Airlines Group, Inc.

American Airlines: Building an Airline for the Future

2014

Christopher B. Lofgren
President & CEO
Schneider

Funding the Future, Lessons from the Past: How Underinvestment in Highway Infrastructure Threatens Transportation Efficiency and Sustainable Economic Health

2013

Irwin M. Jacobs
Founding Chairman & CEO Emeritus
Qualcomm Inc.

The Impact of Wireless on Logistics and the World from OmniTRACS to Ubiquitous Smart Devices

2012

Alan Mulally
President & CEO
Ford Motor Company

The Ford Story

2011

Jeffery A. Smisek
President & CEO
United Continental Holdings, Inc.

The New United: Flying to Win in a Changed Industry

2010

Dr. Craig E. Philip
Chief Executive Officer
Ingram Marine Group

The Future of River Transportation in the U.S. – Sustainable? Subsidized? A Bargain? – And What it Might Mean for Freight Policy

2009

Scott McCallum
President & CEO
Aidmatrix Foundation

Focus Transportation: Humanitarian Relief Through Better Technology

2008

Matthew K. Rose
President & CEO
BNSF Railway

America's Transportation Challenge

2007

Mark Rosenker
Chairman
National Transportation Safety Board

On the Road to Safety: Milestones of Progress

2006

Peter McDonald
Executive Vice President & COO
United Airlines

25th Anniversary Patterson Transportation Lecture

2005

Lawrence D. Burns
Vice President
GM Research, Development & Planning
General Motors Corporation

Reinventing the Automobile

2004

Michael L. Eskew
Chairman & CEO
United Parcel Service, Inc.

Innovation in an Age of Globalization

2003

David Neeleman
Director & CEO
JetBlue Airways

The Jet Blue Story

2002

Norman Y. Mineta
Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation

National Transportation Security System

2001

Donald Schneider
President
Schneider National, Inc.

Enhancing Logistics Productivity

2000

Frederick W. Smith
Chairman, President & CEO
FedEx Corporation

Expressing the Future

1999

Robert Krebs
Chairman, President & CEO
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway

You Can't Haul Freight on the Internet:
Railroads in the 21st Century

1998

Lua Cheng Eng
Deputy Chairman, Group Pres., Exec Chief Officer
Neptune Orient Lines Ltd.

Container Shipping in the Globalized Economy

1997

Herb Kelleher
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
Southwest Airline Co.

Leadership—Southwest Style

1996

John Welsby
Chairman & CEO
British Railways

Europe's Railways: At the Crossroads

1995

William ("Gus") Pagonis
Senior Vice President, Logistics
Sears Merchandise Group
Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Use of Military Logistics Concepts and Principles in the Civilian Sector

1994

Karel Van Miert
Commissioner of Competition
European Union

European Competition Policy in the Transportation Sector

1993

Dr. Robert Herman, L.P.
Gilvin Centennial Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Traffic Science, Congestion and the Urban Environment

1992

J.B. Hunt
Chairman of the Board
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Intermodalism: The Future Challenge

1991

Heinz Ruhnau
Chairman of the Executive Board
Lufthansa German Airlines

Challenges in Air Transportation Deregulation: A European Perspective

1990

Donald (Deke) K. Slayton
Former Astronaut
President & Vice Chairman
Space Services Inc. of America

Space Transportation and Commercialization

1989

Sir Colin Marshall
Chief Executive Officer
British Airways

The Airlines: Globalization and Post-1992 Europe

1988

William W. Winpisinger
International President
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

Planes, Trains and Trucks in an Era of Deregulation

1987

Frank Lorenzo
Chairman, President & CEO
Texas Air Corporation

The Consumer and Deregulation

1986

Robert L. Crandall
Chairman & President
AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc.

The Airline Industry: Still in Transition

1985

Marvin L. Manheim
William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation
Northwestern University

Information Technology and Organization Change: Strategies for Managers

1984

Dr. Daryl Wyckoff
James J. Hill Professor of Transportation
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Transportation Quality: User Friendly?

1982

Alfred E. Kahn
Robert Julius Thorne Professor of Economics
Cornell University
Special Consultant
National Economic Research Associates

The Airline Industry: Is it Time to Reregulate?

1980

Richard J. Ferris
Chairman & CEO
United Airlines, Inc.

The Future of Air Transportation