DOT official to deliver keynote speech at Breakbulk Conference

DOT official to deliver keynote speech at Breakbulk Conference

Emil Frankel, assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Breakbulk Conference and Exhibition organized by The Journal of Commerce.

The conference, slated for Sept. 26-27 at the New Orleans Marriott, focuses on heavy-lift ocean cargoes and non-containerized general cargoes. It is one of the largest ocean shipping conferences in the U.S.

Frankel was appointed to his current position in March 2002. From 1991 to 1995, he served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He was chairman of the Standing Committee on the Environment of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and vice chairman of the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he served as a trustee from 1981 to 1997. From 1995 to 2001, he was management fellow at the Yale School of Management and a senior fellow of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he was engaged in teaching, research and writing on issues of transportation policy, transportation and the environment, and public management.

He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Manchester University in the United Kingdom and received his law degree from Harvard.