The Traffic Club of Chicago Executive Briefing and Luncheon: Distinguished Speakers and Panelists Featured Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Traffic Club of Chicago Executive Briefing and Luncheon: Distinguished Speakers and Panelists Featured Thursday, April 21, 2011

CHICAGO, IL — April 7, 2011 (James Street Media Services)—The Traffic Club of Chicago, one of the nation’s oldest and finest transportation associations, announces its April Executive Briefing and Luncheon.

Program on Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:00 am

Registration & Networking
9:45 am

Morning Speaker
Rick Blasgen, President & CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Topic: “Overview of the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry”

10:30 am
Panel Program: “Business Relationships”
Topic: “How Do Shippers and Carriers Leverage Their Relationships to Better Serve Each Other and the Marketplace?”

Jeffrey R. Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, TTS, LLC

Shipper Panel Members
Oran Ashley, Transportation Services, United Stationers Steve Finn, Director of Operations, Archer-Daniels-Midland Pete Manning, Director, Inbound Transportation, True Value Hardware Vito Parise, Sr. Director, Distribution, McCain Foods USA

Carrier Panel Members
Greg Gramzow, Sr. Manager, National Accounts, DHL Express Eric McGee, V.P. Intermodal Pricing, JB Hunt Transport Val Noel, President, Pacer Cartage, & EVP Intermodal Operations, Pacer Jim Rafferty, Business Development, Central Transport

12:00 pm
Luncheon Speaker

Michael Regan, CEO & Chairman, Tranzact Technologies
Topic: “The State of the Trucking Industry and What it Means for the Supply Chain”

1:30 pm

Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center 2300 Mannheim Road Des Plaines, Illinois

Members and guests: $65
CSCMP members with ID: $65
Non-member: $75
Advance reservations recommended. Call 1-630-529-1333 or email

About The Traffic Club of Chicago
The Traffic Club of Chicago, founded in 1907, is one of the nation's oldest and finest transportation associations. The Club is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of the transportation and logistics industry, keeping its members abreast of industry happenings, while at the same time, assuming a responsible role in civic, cultural and charitable activities in the Chicago area. Members enjoy many benefits, including access to private dining and country clubs around the Chicago area, as well as across the country and overseas. An annual schedule of programs and events provides opportunities to network with industry professionals. A scholarship program supports the organization's philosophy of direction and guidance. Headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the Club publishes a monthly newsletter, "The Waybill". More information can be found at