SMC³ Announces Education Advisory Committee

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SMC³ Announces Education Advisory Committee

“These 15 transportation veterans represent a talented pool of supply chain professionals that combined have more than 375 years of industry experience." - Jack Middleton, President & CEO, SMC³

SMC³ announced it has renewed appointments for 14 supply chain leaders to serve on the SMC³ Education Advisory Committee (EAC), as well as the addition of a 15th member representing the U.S. port industry.

Reflecting an array of transportation professionals, the committee includes:
1.     Tommy Barnes, President, Con-way Multimodal;
2.     Bill Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking & Domestic Transportation, The Journal of Commerce;
3.     Josh Dolan, Senior Director of Logistics, Dick’s Sporting Goods;
4.     Paul Dugent, Vice President- Pricing & Tariff, Estes Express Lines, Inc.;
5.     Joe Hanna, Ph.D., Associate Dean & Regions Bank Professor, Auburn University;
6.     Tom Jensen, Senior Vice President- Transportation Policy, UPS;
7.     Rob Moseley, Department Head- Transportation Industry Group, Smith, Moore, Leatherhead LLP;
8.     Art Nourot, Vice President- Carrier Procurement, Unyson Logistics (A Hub Group Company);
9.     Chris Rocke, Sourcing Manager- Ground Transportation, MeadWestvaco Corporation ;
10. Page Siplon, Executive Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics (Georgia Department of Economic Development);
11. Greg Smith, Tech Mahindra;
12. Curtis Terrell, Director- Transportation & Claims, Americold Logistics;
13. Ellen Voie, President & CEO, Women in Trucking;
14. John Wheeler, Vice President- Carrier Sales, South Carolina State Ports Authority;
15. Phil Worthington, Vice President of Pricing, FFE Transportation, Inc.

“The SMC³ Education Advisory Committee is more than a strategic partner providing input for our two major conferences, as well as The Academy. Its diverse composition reflects the industry’s confidence in SMC³ as an industry leader to produce meaningful content as part of our mission,” stated Jack Middleton, president and CEO at SMC³. “These 15 transportation veterans represent a talented pool of supply chain professionals that combined have more than 375 years of industry experience. We are extremely honored that they have chosen to serve in this capacity.”

The SMC³ Education Advisory Committee believes in the importance of educating the supply chain. Its mission is to provide transportation professionals with a voice in providing input in the creation of content for SMC³ educational products. The committee accomplishes this task by advising, advocating and making recommendations that enhance content quality and the attendee experience.

Added Middleton, “The expansion of the EAC to include ports is indicative of our ongoing efforts to broaden the committee’s scope of supply chain knowledge. John Wheeler’s [Vice President- Carrier Sales, South Carolina Ports Authority] experience in the port and ocean carrier industries marries well with the structure of the committee, as well as the collaborative spirit each member brings to the table.”

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About SMC³
SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency–LTL pricing expertise–through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability. SMC³’s educational products include Connections 2014 (June 22-25, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Fla.), Jump Start 2015 (January 19-22, The Loews, Atlanta, Ga.) and a series of supply chain workshops as part of The Academy. For more information about SMC³, visit

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