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Press Release for Thursday, October 8, 2009

UNF Hosts Transportation & Logistics Executive Spotlight Panel Discussion


Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102


The Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program at the University of North Florida presents the Transportation & Logistics Executive Spotlight Panel Discussion at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the UNF Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.


Business leaders in transportation, logistics and supply chain management will discuss how they are transforming and leveraging their supply chains in a constantly changing world. They will first “tell it like it is” and then answer questions about the challenges of doing business in the current economy and competitive landscape. A networking reception begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, followed by the panel discussion at 6 p.m.


Panelists include local business executives Shawn Barnett, CEO PenserSC; Rick Ferrin, executive director, Jaxport; Val Noel, president, Pacer Cartage, Inc.; Frank Peake, president & COO, Sea Star Line; and Keith Goldsmith, panel moderator and senior vice president, Business Development at CEVA Logistics.

This event is free and open to the public. A $3 parking pass is required for parking on campus and can be purchased at parking services, located at either the JTB/9A campus entrance or the Kernan Boulevard entrance.


UNF’s Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program offers a unique and rewarding program for students electing to major in transportation and logistics. The program prepares students for challenging careers in supply chain management, international logistics, transportation and physical distribution.

The program has received considerable state, national and international recognition, including being ranked 13th in the nation by Supply Chain Management Review magazine as well as a “Program of Distinction” and a “Center of Excellence” within the state university system.

For more information about this event, contact Lynn Brown at (904) 620-1961.