Advisory Board

The current CSCR Advisory Board member profiles.

The 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 the CSCR®️ 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® 2021-2022 Advisory Board

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

Vice President, Global Services Logistics and Operations
Cisco


Ashlie Wallace is a seasoned operations leader with over 20 years of demonstrated success in the information technology industry. Recently, she took on her current role as the vice president of Global Services Logistics and Operations at Cisco. Wallace is responsible for service parts planning, distribution, fulfillment, returns, repair, asset recovery, and field service management for Cisco's 1,400 plus global distribution depots.

Access Ashlie Wallace's complete bio here.

Portrait of Matt Schlosser.CSCR® 2021 - 2022 Advisory Board Vice-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.Linda Bixby, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Programs
LMI
(CSCR® Corporate Sponsor since 2001)

Linda Bixby leads LMI’s academic programs, facilitating formal working relationships with universities nationwide.  She plays an integral role in advancing the mission of LMI Research Institute (LRI) to spur innovation and further groundbreaking research, to include logistics and supply chain, in support of the U.S. government.

Access Linda Bixby's complete bio here.

Portrait of Michael A. del Rosario.Michael A. del Rosario
General Transportation Manager
Walmart
(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.

Kristyn HarkinsKristyn Harkins
Senior Director, Medical Devices Logistics, Supply Chain Deliver
Johnson & Johnson
(CSCR®️ Corporate Sponsor since 1997)

Kristyn Harkins is a supply chain professional with 18 years of experience. In her career at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Harkins has worked across the supply chain pillars of plan, source, make and deliver in multiple business sectors, including consumer products and medical devices. She has held leadership roles in customer logistics, transportation, analytics, planning, sourcing, external manufacturing and strategy deployment.

Access Kristyn Harkins' complete bio here.

Portrait of Tony Horton.Tony Horton
Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution
IBM Corporation
(CSCR® Corporate Sponsor since 1991)

As Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain Execution for IBM, Tony Horton is responsible for the global manufacturing, brand and market operations, as well as overall supply chain operations for IBM Server, Storage and Software offerings. He is currently driving digital and AI transformation of IBM's supply chain, leveraging disruptive technologies to build a unique, transparent, intelligent and predictive operating model. He is committed to advancing global skills development, inclusive leadership and a champion of neurodiversity in the workplace.

Access Tony Horton's complete bio here.

Portrait of Paula Natoli.Paula Natoli
Director, Americas - Global Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation
Google Cloud 

In her role within Google Cloud, Paula is responsible for setting the go-to-market approach for supply chain, logistics and transportation in North America and Latin America. Working with Industry Products, Engineering, and Industry Sales, she helps to drive end-to-end supply chain solutions for customers. 

Access Paula Natoli's complete bio here.

Portrait of Jim Owens.Jim Owens
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
SDI

(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
Merck

(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.

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

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

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Armada

(CSCR® Corporate Sponsor since 2006)

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

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

Executive Vice President, Americas
CHAINalytics
(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
LMI
(CSCR® Corporate Sponsor since 2001)