CSCR®️ Announces 2019-2021 Advisory Board

The Center for Supply Chain Research has announced the 2019-2021 Advisory Board comprised of five new members.

The Center for Supply Chain Research®️ is pleased to welcome five new members to the 2019-2021 Advisory Board. According to Steve Tracey, the executive director of the Center, "We are so fortunate to partner with industry leaders willing to serve and advance the mission of one of the premier research centers in supply chain management. Our 30 year history and the legacy of our leadership, particularly Dr. John Coyle and Dr. William “Skip” Grenoble, speaks volumes of the expectations placed upon us as the current leadership of this wonderful organization."

Advisory board members serve a two-year commitment and act in a brand and sponsor development role for CSCR, as well as the Smeal College of Business and the University. Additionally, board members are active participants in CSCR programs and events, and a constant source of strategic planning and forward-thinking Center initiatives.

Our five new board members will be joining current board members Irv Grossman, Chainalytics, Matthew Mallard, Volvo Group, and Donna Palumbo, ex officio board member, Bloomberg L.P. We are grateful for the continued support and dedication of these current board members.

Meet our new 2019-2021 board members.

Jim Owens, of SDI serves as senior vice president of Business Development and Marketing, and also the newly elected CSCR Advisory Board chairperson. 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.

Jack Wilson, the director of UPS Global Customer Solutions, oversees the development of supply chain based services and integrated solutions for large enterprise accounts across multiple sectors. Wilson has been elected the CSCR Advisory Board vice chairperson.

John Burke serves as the chairman and chief executive at Armada. Burke is a 30-year veteran in the food industry and has spent his career creating and executing innovative supply chain solutions for national restaurant brands.

Matt Schlosser, senior director in Supply Chain Strategy at The Hershey Company, develops and leads large-scale supply chain initiatives that support the Company’s future financial and commercial needs.

Robert Zellis, vice president of Operations in Animal Health at AmerisourceBergen®️, has held roles in supply chain, manufacturing and operations within both large, complex Fortune 500 corporations and smaller privately held companies.

CSCR would also like to extend our appreciation to our outgoing advisory board members, Susan M. Gentry, recently retired from Dow AgriScience, and Mike Metheny of Burlington for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the Center for Supply Chain Research. We wish you well in your future endeavors.