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
The Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program at
of North Florida
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
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
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
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.