Advisory Board

The current CSCR Advisory Board member profiles.

The Center for Supply Chain Research®️ (CSCR) Advisory Board enables the center to remain at the forefront of the supply chain discipline by aligning Penn State Smeal supply chain research, programs, and offerings with current and future industry challenges and trends.

Our board members commit to a two-year appointment, act in a brand and sponsor development role for the University, Smeal College of Business, and CSCR, remaining active in center-sponsored programs and events. They provide input and guidance for CSCR's strategic plan and forward-thinking initiatives, as well as approve our faculty research affiliates and fellowships.

The CSCR Advisory Board charter can be accessed here.

Meet the CSCR 2022-2023 Advisory Board

Portrait of Matt Schlosser.CSCR 2022 - 2023 Advisory Board Chairperson
Matt Schlosser

Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy
The Hershey Company

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1993)

Matt Schlosser is the senior director of Supply Chain Strategy for The Hershey Company. In this role, Schlosser develops and leads large scale supply chain initiatives that support the Company’s future financial and commercial needs.

Access Matt Schlosser's complete bio here.

Portrait of Linda Bixby.CSCR 2022 - 2023 Advisory Board Vice-Chairperson
Linda Bixby, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Programs
NobleReach Foundation
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2001)

Linda Bixby leads academic programs at NobleReach Foundation, working to bring independence, objectivity, diversity, and the best entrepreneurial talent of industry, academia, and government to deliver solutions with impact for our greatest national security challenges.

Access Linda Bixby's complete bio here.

Portrait of Shannon Beecher.Shannon Beecher
Vice President, Services Supply Chain
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1991)

Shannon Beecher has over 40 years of supply chain experience and leadership. She is responsible for the global end-to-end business execution and strategy development for the IBM Service Supply Chain operation.

Access Shannon Beecher's complete bio here.

Portrait of Michael A. del Rosario.Michael A. del Rosario
Regional Transportation Manager
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2015)

Michael A. del Rosario was born in Manila, Philippines, and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of eight.  He attended the Pennsylvania State University under an Army ROTC scholarship and earned a B.A. from the Bellisario College of Communications and a minor in military studies.  He was selected for and completed the U.S. Army Airborne School, received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 2000, and completed his training with Distinguished Military Graduate honors.

Access Michael A. del Rosario's complete bio here.

Portrait of Jim Owens.Jim Owens
Chief Growth Officer

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2014)

Adept at building high-performance teams and establishing integrity-based relationships within highly competitive markets, Jim Owens brings a unique blend of strategic and creative thought to every engagement to create an environment of proactive collaboration and common value for clients and partners alike.

Access Jim Owens' complete bio here.

Portrait of Linda Pulli.Linda Pulli
Executive Director, Global Supply Chain

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2016)

With over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Linda Pulli has held leadership positions across Merck Manufacturing.  She is an innovative problem solver, strategic thinker, and passionate about supply chain.

Access Linda Pulli's complete bio here.

Portrait of Sylvie Thompson.Sylvie Thompson
Consulting Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation Practice Leader
NTT Data Consulting

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2021)

Sylvie Thompson leads the Supply Chain Transformation practice within NTT DATA Consulting. She is a passionate supply chain leader, a speaker and author of numerous studies and papers on supply chain and logistics. 

Access Sylvie Thompson's complete bio here.

Portrait of David Vieira.David Vieira
President and Chief Executive Officer
CLX Logistics

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1992)

David Vieira brings more than 25 years of executive logistics industry experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of CLX Logistics. Prior to this role, he serviced the company as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2015 to 2018. 

Access David Vieira's complete bio here.

Former Board Members

We want to thank the following past CSCR Advisory Board members for their time, service, and commitment to our mission.

Portrait of Tony Horton.CSCR 2021 - 2022 Advisory Board
Tony Horton

Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution
IBM Corporation
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1991)

Portrait of Paula Natoli.CSCR 2021 - 2022 Advisory Board
Paula Natoli

Director, Americas - Global Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation
Google Cloud

Portrait of Ashlie Wallace.CSCR 2021 - 2022 Advisory Board Chairperson
Ashlie Wallace

Vice President, Global Services Logistics and Operations

Kristyn Harkins2020 - 2021 CSCR Advisory Board
Kristyn Harkins

Vice President, Engineering & Property Services Americas & Global RE Governance
Johnson & Johnson
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1997)

Portrait of Jack Wilson.2019 - 2020 CSCR Advisory Board
Jack Wilson
Director, UPS Global Customer Solutions
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2016)

Portrait of John Burke.2019 - 2020 CSCR Advisory Board
John Burke

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2006)

Portrait of Robert Zelis.2019 - 2020 CSCR Advisory BoardRobert Zelis
Vice President, Operations - Animal Health
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2014)

Portrait of Irv Grossman.2015 - 2019 CSCR Advisory Board
Irv Grossman

Executive Vice President, Americas
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2010)

Portrait of Donna G. Palumbo.2017 - 2019 CSCR Advisory Board
Donna G. Palumbo-Miele, EdD

Senior Director, Global Procurement
Bloomberg L.P.
(Ex Officio Board Member)

Portrait of Matthew Mallard.2018 - 2019 CSCR Advisory Board
Matthew S. Mallard

Director of Projects
Volvo Group Service Market Logistics North America
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2016)

Portrait of Susan M. Gentry.2018 - 2019 CSCR Advisory Board
Susan M. Gentry, CPIM, CSCP
Associate Director, Integrated Business Planning - Supply Lead
Dow AgroSciences
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2010)

Portrait of Mike Metheny.2018 - 2019 CSCR Advisory Board
Mike Metheny
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Corporate Services and Asset Protection Burlington
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2012)

Portrait of David Kaduke.2015 - 2017 CSCR Advisory Board
David Kaduke

Vice President, Supply Chain Planning
L Brands, MAST Global
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1998)

Portrait of Jason Reiman.2015 - 2016 CSCR Advisory Board
Jason Reiman

Vice President, Global Logistics
The Hershey Company
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1993)

Portrait of Larry P. Smith.2015 - 2016 CSCR Advisory Board
Larry P. Smith

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Becton Dickinson and Company (BD)
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 1997)

Portrait of Sean S. Trainor.2015 - 2017 CSCR Advisory Board
Sean S. Trainor

Senior Vice President, Global Operations Engineering & Technology
Dell, Inc.
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2004)

Portrait of Taylor H. Wilkerson.2015 - 2017 CSCR Advisory Board
Taylor H. Wilkerson
Program Manager
(CSCR Corporate Sponsor since 2001)