Terry College of Business

Georgia’s flagship business school, founded in 1912


April 21-23, 2013                                  

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel; Athens, GA



Sunday, April 21, 2013

3:30 – 5:30

Registration – Conference Registration Desk

3:15 – 4:00

Board Meeting – Oak Room

4:10 – 4:45

Orientation and Reception for First-time Attendees – Salon 4&5

4:45 – 5:45

Reception and Cocktail Party – Pecan Tree Galleria & Courtyard



Seated Dinner – Banquet Area – Promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Keynote Address and Board Presentations

"The Political Realities Right Now - Message Management in Critical Times"

Introduction:  Mark Hazelwood, President, Pilot Flying J

Speaker:        Dana Perino


Dana Perino, Keynote Speaker for the Annual Trucking Profitability Strategies Conference

Perino brings her experience as a current political commentator for Fox News and "The Five", and former White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush.  She will share insights into the current political climate that will give organizations a clear picture of the changes to come.  Mrs. Perino's presentation is courtesy of Pilot Flying J.



8:00 – 10:30

Cash Bar, Networking, and Free Time – Pecan Tree Galleria

Monday, April 22, 2013

6:30 – 7:30

Registration and Breakfast – Breakfast will be served in the Banquet Area

7:30 – 7:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mahler Auditorium

Speakers:       Charlie Squires, TPS Conference Director, Terry of Business, The University of Georgia

7:45 – 8:45


Speaker:        Thom Albrecht, Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets


8:45 – 9:00

Break – Hill Atrium Break Area


9:00 – 10:10

Current Events Panel

This panel will discuss current events impacting the trucking industry while debating challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Moderator:     Steve Phillips, Senior VP of Operations, Werner Enterprises

Speaker:        David Bradley, President, Ontario Trucking Association

                     Tom Kretsinger, Chairman, Truckload Carriers Association

                     Hans Schaupp, Chairman of the Board, National Tank Truck Carriers

                     Bill Graves, President & CEO, American Trucking Associations


10:10 – 10:30


Food and Beverage Break  – Hill Atrium Break Area


10:30 – 12:00


Yield Confluence: Revenue, Productivity & Pricing Concepts Panel

Managing the activities of company resources can be done successfully in a variety of formats.  Investing in software tools and developing the right process for managing opportunities can be a key to success.  The life cycle of the RFP process will be discussed.  The goal of this panel will address how yield management process can lead to increased profits. 


Moderator:     Sam Anderson, President & CEO, Bay and Bay Transportation

Speaker:        Dave Murray, Director of Operations, Kriska

                     Richard Bailey, President, Boyd Bros. Transportation

                     Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises

                     Ryan McGuire, Vice President of Pricing, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.


12:00 – 1:30


Lunch – Banquet Area

Speakers:       Steve Williams, Chairman & CEO, Maverick

                     Anne S. Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration     


1:45 – 3:00


Commercial Driver Health and Wellness Panel... A Thorny, but Important Challenge for Carriers

The primary focus of this session will be to explore the topic of commercial driver health and wellness.  Commercial driver mortality and increasing healthcare costs will be addressed.  The co-morbidities associated with obesity and other wellness characteristics common of commercial drivers will be summarized to create a case for change. 


Moderator:     Don Osterberg, Senior VP of Safety & Security, Schneider National, Inc.

Speaker:        Don Lacy, Director of Safety, Prime, Inc.

                     Mike Ludwick, VP of Corporate Services, Bison Transport

                     Rick Roehl, President & COO, Roehl Transport, Inc.


3:00 – 3:15


Break – Hill Atrium Break Area


3:15 – 4:15


The Power of Scorecarding to the Bottom Line Panel

People play differently when they’re keeping score.  Understanding that the fundamental purpose of a scoreboard is to motivate the players to win, this panel of proven “winners” will dive into effective methods of transforming strategy to execution and ultimately results.  By aligning their teams with a clear purpose, measuring results and creating a culture of accountability, our intent is to deliver ideas to help any business owner achieve their operating and financial goals.


Moderator:     Tim Harrington, Vice President - Network, Swift

Speaker:         Tom Kretsinger, President & Chief Operating Officer,

                     American Central Transport

                     Steve Gordon, COO, Gordon Trucking

                     Chad England, Chief Operating Officer, C.R. England, Inc.


4:15 – 5:30

Neworking Opportunity




Busses leave for Dinner




Reception and Cocktail Hour






9:00 – 11:00


Cash Bar at The Georgia Center – Pecan Tree Galleria


Tuesday, April 23, 2013


6:30 – 7:30


Breakfast – Breakfast will be served in the Banquet Area


7:30 – 8:30


Today's Driver Issues Panel

Moderator:     Dan Baker, Owner, Dan C. Baker

Speaker:        Steve Phillips, Senior VP of Operations, Werner Enterprises




8:30 – 8:45

                     Joe Herman, President, Danny Herman Trucking, Inc.

                     Chris Cooper, COO, Boyd Brothers Transportation


Break – Hill Atrium Break Area


8:45 – 10:15

Best Practices to Maintaining Your Equipment

Trucks and trailers are the tools we use to generate revenue and they are getting more expensive and more complex. Industry leaders will share some of their best practices and experiments, both successful and failed. Cost per mile is important but so are elements like dependability, weight, innovation, uptime and staffing.   


Moderator:    Mark Seymour, President & CEO, Kriska

Speaker:        Erek Starnes, Director of Maintenance, Swift Transportation

                     Royal Jones, President & CEO, Mesilla Valley Transportation

                     Matt Whitley, Tandet NationaLease


10:15 – 10:45

Food and Beverage Break  – Hill Atrium Break Area


10:45 – 12:00


Opinions and Advice Panel

The moderator will tap into the considerable experiences and knowledge of a distinguished panel of top trucking leaders on a wide variety of topics with the goal of strengthening trucking companies, their bottom lines, and their leadership/management capabilities.


Moderator:     Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises

Speaker:        Linda Leary, President, Carlile Transportation


12:00 – 12:15

                     Mike Gerdin, Chairman & CEO, Heartland Express

                     James (Jim) Richards, President & CEO, KLLM Transport Services

                     Barbara Windsor, President & CEO, Hahn Transportation, Inc.


Closing Remarks and Evaluation


12:15 – 1:00


Lunch – Hill Atrium Break Area



*Speakers are subject to change.

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