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OPENING KEYNOTE: Jerry West, NBA Hall of Famer

OPENING KEYNOTE: Jerry West, NBA Hall of Famer

Best known as the “master architect” of the Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. During his prosperous 19-year run as both general manager and executive vice president, the Lakers captured four NBA Championships and made eight trips to the NBA Finals. Known for his shrewd personnel moves and trades, West is responsible for assembling the “Showtime” Lakers of the late 1980s and for repositioning the team among the NBA’s elite. From his rough childhood in the West Virginia mountains to unbelievable college and NBA success, West joins Connections 2018 to share his incredible story.

Best known as the “master architect” of the Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. During his prosperous 19-year run as both general manager and executive vice president, the Lakers captured four NBA Championships and made eight trips to the NBA Finals. Known for his shrewd personnel moves and trades, West is responsible for assembling the “Showtime” Lakers of the late 1980s and for repositioning the team among the NBA’s elite. From his rough childhood in the West Virginia mountains to unbelievable college and NBA success, West joins Connections 2018 to share his incredible story.



TUESDAY KEYNOTE: John Wiehoff, CEO | C.H. Robinson

TUESDAY KEYNOTE: John Wiehoff, CEO | C.H. Robinson

Since 2002, John Wiehoff has served as chief executive officer of C.H. Robinson and chairman of the board since 2007. In his current role, he oversees C.H. Robinson’s global operations which span through a network of over 280 offices and 15,000 employees in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. During his time as CEO, John has directed the largest expansion in company history, nearly doubling the number of C.H. Robinson offices worldwide including opening the company’s first offices in Asia, tripling its employee, customer and carrier base and completing 19 acquisitions.

Since 2002, John Wiehoff has served as chief executive officer of C.H. Robinson and chairman of the board since 2007. In his current role, he oversees C.H. Robinson’s global operations which span through a network of over 280 offices and 15,000 employees in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. During his time as CEO, John has directed the largest expansion in company history, nearly doubling the number of C.H. Robinson offices worldwide including opening the company’s first offices in Asia, tripling its employee, customer and carrier base and completing 19 acquisitions.

Thought Leaders

  • Ryan Kelly

    SVP - Sales, Strategy & Marketing Communications
    FedEx Supply Chain

  • Timothy Leonard

    EVP, Operations & CTO
    TMW Systems

Conference Chair

  • Heather Sheehan

    Executive Director
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Industry Experts

  • Paul Scott Abbott

    Sr. Writer
    American Journal of Transportation

  • Ari Ashe

    Associate Editor
    Journal of Commerce

  • Jeff Berman

    Group News Editor
    Peerless Media

  • Craig Fuller

    Managing Director BiTA and CEO
    FreightWaves

  • Brian Glick

    Founder & CEO
    Chain.Io

  • Chris Gordon

    VP & Product Lead SC Navigator
    Aimms

  • Mike Gray

    Engagement Manager
    McLeod Software

  • Suzanne Grimes

    Senior Strategic Consultant
    PROS

  • Steve Hartmann

    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Lynden Transport

  • Alex Hofeling

    Director of Marketing
    Tote Maritime Alaska

  • Dan Horvath

    Director, Safety Policy
    American Trucking Associations

  • Alex Jackson

    Solutions Design Manager
    DHL Supply Chain

  • Juan Jaramillo

    Director of Logistics, Manufacturing
    Valassis

  • Satish Jindel

    President
    SJ Consulting Group & Ship Matrix Inc.

  • Tim Meyer

    Associate Partner
    IBM

  • Austin Mills

    Associate
    Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

  • Larry Minor

    Associate Administrator for Policy
    USDOT

  • Javonia Morse

    Sr. Logistics Manager
    Valassis

  • Dr. Don Ratajczak

    Consulting Economist
    Georgia State University

  • Joshua D. Rockhold

    Director, Delivery & Logistics Category Management
    Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

  • Stephen Rogers

    VP, Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain Industry Platforms
    IBM

  • Dr. Manjeet Singh

    Research Manager
    DHL Supply Chain

  • Joe Slevin

    Director LTL Application Delivery
    McLeod Software