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™ 2018-2019 Advisory Board

Portrait of Donna G. Palumbo.CSCR™ Advisory Board Chairperson
Donna G. Palumbo, EdD

Senior Director, Global Procurement
Bloomberg L.P.

Donna G. Palumbo's broad business background includes significant leadership responsibilities having afforded her experience in process transformation, supplier risk management, supplier enabled innovation, logistics, product development, category strategy and management of diverse globally sourced products and services, transportation management, customs compliance, reverse logistics, supplier relationship management, and supplier sustainability.  Her assignments include financial services, healthcare, entertainment, specialty retail, eCommerce startup, electronics, and automotive industries.  She provides strategic leadership, is a role model, educator, and mentor who engages and develops others to their fullest potential.

Access Donna G. Palumbo's complete bio here.

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

Susan Gentry has worked for Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001. For the past 32 years, Gentry's career has been in large corporations' operations and supply chains. Gentry has had assignments at Dow AgroSciences on both the crop protection and seeds platforms as global business supply chain manager for a variety of product portfolios. She has championed the creation of the Global Supply Chain Expertise Center for the Dow AgroSciences Seeds business and spearheaded the North America Seed Supply Chain organization. Currently, Gentry is associate director of Integrated Business Planning – Supply Lead in the seeds business.

Access Susan M. Gentry's complete bio here.

Portrait of Irv Grossman.Irv Grossman
Executive Vice President, Americas
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2010)

As the Executive Vice President of the Americas at CHAINalytics, a leading global supply chain consultancy, Irv Grossman is responsible for the delivery of strategy, design, and transformational consulting efforts for many of the top-tier global supply chains. His extensive industry and consulting experience spans Retail, Consumer Product Goods, and Hi-Tech within the areas of supply chain operations, logistics, strategic sourcing, procurement, and enterprise transformation. Grossman was also the founder of Chainnovations, a consultancy focused on supply chain transformation, that later merged with CHAINalytics in 2011.

Access Irv Grossman's complete bio here.

Portrait of Matthew Mallard.Matthew S. Mallard
Director of Projects
Volvo Group Service Market Logistics North America
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2016)

Since 2003, I have worked in supply chain and logistics for the Volvo Group, one of the largest transport service providers in the world.  During that time, I have held numerous management and project management roles in supply chain and logistics.  Today, I am Director of Projects, Volvo Group Service Market Logistics North America.  In that role, I lead a team of managers and project managers dedicated to leading change and improvement in our spare parts aftermarket business in North America.  I also sit on the Executive Management Team for that organization, which is comprised of more than 3,000 employees across Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

Access Matthew S. Mallard's complete bio here.

Portrait of Mike Metheny.Mike Metheny
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Corporate Services and Asset Protection
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2012)

In his role at Burlington Stores, a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, Mike Metheny leads supply chain strategy and execution. Additionally, he is responsible for the company’s asset protection, procurement, profit improvement, and corporate support functions. His 26 year career spans three different retailers and has provided Metheny with broad retail and supply chain perspectives.

Access Mike Metheny's complete bio here.

We would like to thank the following retired CSCR™ Advisory Board members for their time, service, and commitment to our mission.

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)