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Our Supply Chain Management Speaker Series Class is held every semester to further our mission of complementing our students’ classroom experience with the advice and expertise of practitioners. During the pandemic, we opened the series to the general public as a way to engage both students and supply chain professionals.


Past speakers

Below are some of our guest speakers in the series. Topics have included: automation in the modern warehouse, supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19, scope 3greenhouse gas emissions, supply chains in the not-for-profit sector, reverse logistics, and more.

Fabio Pettenati

VP Supply Chain, Barilla America, Inc.

Kristi Naidech

COO/VP, Supply Chain Services, SCM Connections

Jeffery Leppert

Senior VP, Redwood Logistics

Grace Sperr

Lead Business Systems Analyst, UChicago Medicine

Tom Southall

Former VP, Global Innovation and Construction Products, ITW

Kristopher Wilson

VP, Transportation and Logistics, Walgreens

Chris Perzan

VP, Environment and Sustainability, and Chief Environmental Counsel, Navistar, Inc.

Kevin Ogorzalek

Senior Manager Sustainability Sourcing for the Americas, Barry-Callebaut

Joseph Raphael

Director of Global Procurement - Supplier Management, Allstate

Yasemin Oder

Supply and Demand Planner, Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

Casey McDowell

VP of Global Procurement, Category Sourcing Management, Allstate

Ashley Kreuder

Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll

Betsey Nohe

VP Supply Chain, Morton Salt

Carolyn Woznicki

VP of Global Strategic Sourcing and Environmental, Health and Safety, ITW

Michael Ledonne

Director of Supply Chain Services, Network Distribution

Roy Scheck

Sr. Manager of Design Engineering, Daifuku Wynright

Scott Moran

Head of Sales, DB Schenker

Donna Warton

VP of Supply Chain and Sustainability, Microsoft

Desiree Paoli-Pupillo

Senior Manager, Reverse Logistics Supply Chain, Walgreens

Paul Garanzini

Supply Chain Manager, Automation and Packaging Technologies, Signode

Amanda Hamilton

Indirect Procurement Manager, McCain Foods