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Save the date for Connections 2023 June 26-28
in Orlando, FL!

SPEAKERS

Keynote:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity from the court into the business world as Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities.

Still a commanding presence in popular culture, Johnson made history in 2012 when he became co-owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers. He also co-owns the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, and eSports franchise Team Liquid. He continues to expand his influence through his many businesses that include: EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, and SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company.

Industry Keynotes

Dave Jackson

President, CEO &
Board Member
Knight-Swift Transportation

Tom Madine

CEO
Worldwide Express

Tom Schmitt

Chairman, President and CEO
Forward

Industry Experts

John Bagileo

Attorney
Law Office of John R. Bagileo

Joe Bartone

Senior VP
GLS-US

Jason Bergman

Chief Commercial Officer
Yellow Corporation

Jeff Berman

Group News Editor
Peerless Media

Paul Bingham

Director, Transportation Consulting
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Bill Cassidy

Sr. Editor – Trucking and Domestic Transportation
Journal of Commerce

Darrin Demchuk

VP – Solutions
Platform Science

Rob Estes

President and CEO
Estes Express

Katie Fox

Pricing Director
Forward

Jim Geer

VP – Integrations
MercuryGate

Bobby Harris

Founder and CEO
BlueGrace Logistics

Dan Heinen

President and CEO
Kleinschmidt

Sara Jones

Director
University of Washington Foster School of Business

Mike Kelley

VP – External Affairs
Yellow Corp

Victoria Kickham

Senior Editor
DC Velocity

Donna Kintop

SVP - Client Experience
DDC FPO

Renee Krug

CEO
Transflo

Chris Kuehl

Managing Director
Armada Corporate Intelligence

George Lauriat

Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Transportation

Julian Ludlow

Co-founder and President
FragilePAK

Karl Manrodt, Ph.D.

Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Georgia College and State University

Bill Mongelluzzo

Senior Editor
Journal of Commerce

TJ O’Connor

Chief Executive Officer
FragilePAK

Todd Polen

VP - Pricing Services
Old Dominion Freight Line

Chris Shimoda

Sr. VP - Government Affairs
California Trucking Association

Bill Shults

VP – Cost Intelligence System
SMC³

Bill Sullivan

Executive VP - Advocacy
American Trucking Associations

Brian Thompson

Chief Commercial Officer
SMC³

Joe Tillman

Manager - I&ES Education Programs
SMC³

Pradeep Vachani

CEO
Lynxus

Doug Waggoner

CEO
Echo Global Logistics

Ben Wiesen

President
Carrier Logistics

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