CSCR® Welcomes the 2021/2022 Board of Advisors

Check out the latest updates to the center's Board of Advisors!

The new year has officially begun and with it the latest iteration of the Center for Supply Chain Research® Advisory Board. With the return of several current members and the welcome of our three newest members, CSCR® is ready to greet the 2021-2022 academic year with fresh expertise and leadership.  Overall, it is an impressive array of talent and experience. 

The three new board members include LMI’s Linda Bixby, Ph.D., Director of Academic Programs, Walmart’s Michael A. del Rosario, General Transportation Manager and Merck’s Linda Pulli, Executive Director of Global Supply Chain. 

Returning board members include:

  • Kristyn Harkins, Senior Director, Medical Devices Logistics, Supply Chain Deliver, Johnson & Johnson
  • Tony Horton, Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution, IBM
  • Paula Natoli, Director, Americas – Global Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Google Cloud
  • Jim Owens, SVP, Marketing and Business Development, SDI
  • Matt Schlosser, Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy, The Hershey Company
  • Ashlie Wallace, Vice President, Global Services Logistics and Operations, Cisco

CSCR is also welcoming Wallace as the new Advisory Board Chairperson and Schlosser as Advisory Board Vice-Chairperson, with a special thank you to our outgoing Advisory Board Chairperson, Jack Wilson, the Director of Enterprise Solutions at UPS. 

The Center’s entire community is also extremely grateful for the outgoing board members who have contributed meaningfully to the CSCR mission, given their prolific experience in the field. In addition to Jack Wilson, retiring board members also include John Burke, the CEO of Armada and Robert (Bob) Zellis most recently the Vice President of Operations in the Animal Health Division at Amerisource Bergen, Inc.   We very much appreciate all of their support these past several years.

“The Center's success is not possible without the commitment of our corporate partners who generously volunteer their time and talents for the advancement of our vision and the supply chain discipline,” Tracey said. “CSCR Advisory Board members commit to a two-year appointment, act in a brand and sponsor development role for the University, Smeal College of Business, and the Center, and are active in both CSCR and SC&IS sponsored initiatives,  programs and events.”

Members also provide input and guidance for the Center's strategic plan and forward-thinking initiatives, as well as approve our faculty research affiliates and fellowships.

About the Center of Supply Chain Research®

The Center for Supply Chain Research® (CSCR®), part of the internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business, connects students, academics and professionals from leading organizations within a community that is shaping the future of the supply chain discipline.