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CSCMP’s 30th Annual

State of Logistics Report ®

and Presentation
June 18th, 2019

9:00am to 10:00am......... Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00am to 10:45am....... Annual State of Logistics® Report


10:45am to 12:00pm....... State of Logistics® Panel Discussion and

Interactive Q&A

12:00pm.......................... Approximate Conclusion Time

2019 Panelists’ Biographical Information
Marc Althen
Penske Logistics
Marc Althen is President of Penske Logistics.
Althen’s career began with Chevron as a project engineer. He then joined Gelco Truck
Leasing as a construction director, becoming a Penske employee following a 1988
merger. His first role with the company was to manage the environmental services
During the next two plus decades, Althen assumed increased responsibilities,
including Vice President - Environmental Services and Vice President - Administration.
In 2004, he was appointed to his most recent position within Penske Truck Leasing --
Senior Vice President of Administration and Procurement. He was responsible for real
estate, facilities, energy, telecommunications, vehicle supply, vehicle remarketing and
non-vehicle procurement.
He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and
sits on the board of Fleetwash, a company that is majority owned by Transportation
Resource Partners. He is also a board member for several charitable and cultural
organizations in the Reading, PA. area.
Althen earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of
He and his wife Jane reside in suburban Reading, PA. with their two daughters.

Stevan (Steve) B. Bobb

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
BNSF Railway
Steve Bobb was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for
BNSF Railway in January 2013. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s
sales and marketing activities, customer service, economic development, equipment
management and intermodal facilities. Previously, he was group Vice President, Coal
Business Group, leading BNSF’s coal sales and marketing team.
Prior to his position in the Coal Business Group, Bobb served as General Manager
of BNSF’s Texas Division and Vice President, Business Unit Operations and Support.
Before that, he was group Vice President, Agricultural Products.
Bobb began his career in the railroad industry in 1987 with Burlington Northern
in information systems. From 1988 to 1992, Bobb held several business analysis,
planning and yield management positions. In 1992, Bobb moved from Director, Yield
Management, to Director, Marketing, Minerals Business Unit. Bobb was responsible
for the Chicago field marketing group until 1995 when he was promoted to General
Director, Chemicals Business Unit. He was appointed Vice President, Minerals
Business Unit, in June 1996, and Vice President, Chemicals Business Unit, in October
1996. He was named group Vice President, Agricultural Products, in June 1999. He
was appointed Vice President, Business Unit Operations and Support in March 2004.
Bobb then joined the operating department as a General Manager in June 2005.
Ken Braunbach
Vice President Inbound Transportation
Walmart - Supply Chain
Ken Braunbach is Vice President for Walmart Supply Chain U.S. He currently
leads and supports Inbound, 3PL, Dedicated Operations, Global Logistics, and
Transportation Strategy. Ken joined Walmart in October 2002 after 12 years of
running trucking operations in several different states. While with Walmart, he has
held senior leadership positions in Carrier Relations and Transportation Strategy.
Before his current role, he spent the last four years leading the eCommerce
Transportation Team and had responsibility for the and Samsclub.
com transportation networks including strategy, design, optimization, line hauls,
contracting, and last mile integration. Ken is a former Army Engineer and Logistics
Officer. He’s a retired Lieutenant Colonel, after 29 years of military service.

Jill Donoghue
Vice President of Supply Chain
Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC
Jill Donoghue has spent her career as a Supply Chain Professional, working
primarily in the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) industry. Currently, Jill is the
Vice President of Supply Chain at Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s largest
branded shelf-stable seafood company, where she is responsible for customer
service, warehousing, transportation and global planning.
Prior to Bumble Bee, Jill worked in various supply chain roles at Keebler Foods,
Pechiney Plastic Packaging and Kraft Foods.
Jill received her BS in Business from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and
her MBA in Operations from DePaul University in Chicago. She is a member
of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Grocery
Manufacturers Association (GMA) and currently serves on the Board of the Supply
Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego.

Derek Leathers
President and Chief Executive Officer
Werner Enterprises
Derek J. Leathers is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Werner
Enterprises. Leathers has 25 years of experience in the transportation and
logistics industry and more than 17 years of leadership experience with Werner.
Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral executive management
roles leading multiple organizational service offerings, including the establishment
and development of Werner’s Mexico cross-border operations, oversight for
the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics,
which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within
intermodal, ocean, air and brokerage. Prior to joining Werner in 1999, Leathers
was one of the first foreign members of Mexico’s trucking association (CANACAR)
and was based out of Mexico City for several years. Leathers holds an economics
degree from Princeton University.
Kevin Smith, State of Logistics Report® Panel Chair
President and CEO
Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting
Kevin Smith is a career supply chain practitioner and the President and CEO
of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, headquartered in Windermere, FL.
Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting was founded in 2009 to provide advice and
guidance to large scale supply chains and related businesses concerning strategic
planning and organizational development.
Kevin is the former Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics and Corporate
Sustainability Officer for CVS Caremark. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, Kevin
spent 27 years in the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) food manufacturing
arena; most notably as Vice President of Logistics and Customer Support at
H.J. Heinz; and at Kraft Foods where he was Director of Network Design and
Kevin is a Past Chair of the Board for CSCMP and Special Advisor to Supply
Chain 50. He has served on the Board of Directors for rfXel Corporation and is
past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Agentrics. He is also a past member
of the Executive Board for the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center,
and is past Chairman of the Supply Chain & Logistics Committee of the National
Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

Michael Zimmerman
A. T. Kearney
Michael is a Partner at A.T. Kearney, leading the firm’s North America analytics
practice. With ten years’ experience in industry and twenty in consulting,
Michael advises global companies on all issues related to logistics sourcing
and optimization, using creative analytics-driven approaches and enabling
technology. His areas of expertise include logistics sourcing, logistics optimization,
strategic sourcing, lean manufacturing and 3 and 4 PL assessment and
selection. He collaborates with global organizations across a wide range of
industries, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail, grocery, chemicals,
healthcare, and automotive. He has scoped and acted as a subject matter expert
in over one hundred logistics sourcing and optimization projects for clients
globally, leveraging his and his team’s expertise in logistics analytics, market
intelligence, and informatics to help companies significantly improve their logistics
performance and obtain savings.
Before joining A.T. Kearney, Michael was a partner at the logistics and operations
consultancy Atlas Supply Chain he co-founded from 2004-2009, led strategic
sourcing client programs as a Director at Freemarkets from 2000-2004, held
manufacturing and logistics management roles at United Technologies Carrier
from 1993-2000, and started his career as a programmer in manufacturing at
US Surgical (now Covidien) from 1988-1991.
Michael holds an MBA from Darden (UVA) and a BA from Amherst College and is
based in A.T. Kearney’s New York office.