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Chicagoland Supply Chain Forum
Chicagoland Supply Chain Forum

Learn how industry professionals are tackling today's supply chain issues at the Second Annual Chicagoland Supply Chain Forum: Interfacing People, Planet and Profit at DePaul University. Through the day-long forum, you will:

  • Engage with executives representing a range of logistics organizations through a variety of in-depth industry case studies and discussions.
  • Network with other local supply chain professionals to gut check where the local industry is going and gain insights on how the region is effected by national trends.

Join us to harness the brain power and experience of Chicagoland’s supply chain leaders.

  • When: Wednesday, May 15
  • Where: DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson. Blvd., 8th floor
  • How much: $100/person (bring your company's HR recruiter for FREE); $5/students

8:30 a.m.: Registration

8:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks

9 a.m.: Panel 1: Sustainable Sourcing

  • John McCarville, SVP Global Supply Chain, Griffith Foods

    Moderator: John McCarville, senior vice president, global supply chain, Griffith Foods

  • Brian Griffith, executive chairman, Griffith Foods

  • Giridhar Rao

    Giridhar Rao, vice president, sustainable spices and herbs, Griffith Foods

  • Greg Metschke

    Greg Metschke, global vice president, purchasing, Griffith Foods

10:30 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.: Panel 2: What Does Sustainability Mean for the Transportation Industry?

  • Nezih Altay

    Moderator: Nezih Altay, professor of operations management, Driehaus College of Business

  • Rachel Schwalbach

    Rachel Schwalbach, senior program manager, community relations, C.H. Robinson

  • Lincoln Duff

    Lincoln Duff, director, university partnerships, FreightWaves

  • Chris Perzan

    Chris Perzan, director, environmental and energy affairs, Navistar

  • Scott Grady

    Scott Grady, president, Rush Trucking

  • Mike Ozmeral

    Mike Ozmeral, CPO, Reyes Holding

Noon: Networking lunch

1 p.m.: Panel 3: Sustainability in Manufacturing

  • George Nassos

    Moderator: George Nassos, instructor and director, MS in Sustainable Management, Driehaus College of Business

  • Nancy Himmelfarb

    Nancy Himmelfarb, sustainability consultant

  • Patrick Boyle

    Patrick Boyle, director, corporate social responsibility, Sloan Valve Co.

  • Timothy Lindsey

    Timothy Lindsey, president & CEO, Highlander Innovations Inc.

  • Ferdinand Alido

    Ferdinand Alido, environmental affairs manager, Navistar

2:15 p.m.: Coffee Break

2:30 p.m.: Panel 4: The Business Case for Sustainability and CSR

  • Ivana Zilic

    Moderator: Ivana Zilic, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Driehaus College of Business

  • Donna Westerman

    Donna Westerman, vice president, global ESG risk management, Verisk Maplecroft

  • Daria Marcinkowski

    Daria Marcinkowski, enterprise account executive, EcoVadis

  • Demetria Giannisis

    Demetria Giannisis, managing director, Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

3:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks by Nezih Altay

4 p.m.: Networking Reception



Thank you to our sponsor Griffith Foods for supporting this year's Supply Chain Forum at DePaul University.

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