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Center Members have the greatest impact on the Center’s mission of NEAR (Network, Education, and Advanced Research). Your annual contribution provides the resources to host leading events, such as the Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, and conduct thought leadership in cutting-edge supply chain practices. From Patron to Partner, your support allows the Center to be on the forefront of the industry.
Benefits Patron Executive Partner $35,000+ Annual Donation $25,000 Annual Donation $10,000 Annual Donation Guide the future direction of the Center’s teaching, research, and industry relationships. Sponsorship of company name/logo on website/marketing materials. Sponsorship of company name/logo on website/marketing materials. Two complimentary tickets to Center events.
One complimentary ticket to Center events. Direct engagement with USC Marshall students. Sponsorship of company name/logo on website and marketing materials. Participation in Lean Six Sigma and research projects. Complimentary participation in Lean Six Sigma Project and research projects conducted by students and faculty. Direct engagement with USC Marshall students. Company highlighted in Center newsletter and blog. Direct engagement with Marshall students. Executive Board Board Member Title Company Brad Dechter President The Dependable Companies Cliff Katab President Performance Team Craig Kaplan
Owner/CEO Performance Team Craig Smith Executive Chairman Owens & Minor Gene Seroka Executive Director Port of Los Angeles John Kim 3 Plus Logistics Jonathan Rosenthal CEO Saybrook Port Solutions Larry Malanga President Mexflex Logistics Peter YS Kim President and CEO 3 Plus Logistics Phillipe Lambotte Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management Mattel Ravi S Kumar Chief Delivery Officer, Executive VP Infosys Terry Dedeaux CEO DART
The Industry Advisory Board is established to help the Center fulfill its mission of educating future leaders, building networks, and collaborating with companies. We offer our industry advisory board members two tracks: the Jobs Track and the Networking Track. Our members make an annual commitment to one track with the expectation that they will support our Center in four key areas.
Jobs Track Networking Track 1. Internships
Provide our students with critical hands-on experiences through internships and training programs.
Speak at student events and program courses regarding your experience in the industry.
2. Job Shadowing
Help students explore career paths by hosting job shadowing days.
Offer your time and industry expertise to guide students looking for career advice.
3. Recruitment Sessions
Participate in our Annual Career Fairs held specifically for USC Supply Chain students or host exclusive sessions for your company.
3. Consulting Projects
Provide supply chain-related projects or research opportunities to connect with our students.
Offer students experiential learning opportunities through short practical experiences in the field.
Actively participate in events hosted by the Center, such as the Annual GSCM Summit, or sponsor individual events, such as business mixers and information sessions for our students.
Advisory Board Board Member Title Company Afshin Moghavem Chief Executive Officer Archway Holdings Ariel Wildenauer Director of Global Strategic Sourcing Herbalife Bill Forbes
Director ISC MENA Programs Raytheon Bob Bennett President of Lean Consulting Associates Former Toyota/Consultant Carl Mount Global Supply Chain Yum! Brands Carlos Contreras Vice President Commercial California Resources Corporation Chris Cookson Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Operations Ernst & Young Chris Gopal Global Supply Chain & Operations Consultant and Educator/ Independent Consultant Clint Crawford Director of Engineering - Labor Management Manhattan Associates Don Snyder Director of Trade Development Port of Long Beach James Wetrich Health Care and Medical Device Executive The Wetrich Group LLC. Jay Dick Senior Vice President CBRE Jim MacLellan Director of Trade Development Port of Los Angeles Joyce Lewis Operations & Supply Chain Management Professional APICS Katay Wooler Senior Recruiter, MBA Internship Program Mattel Kelly Aamodt Vice President Sales, West Region UPS Ken Duncan Director/Head of Forwarder Sales - West District Maersk Kent Hindes Supply Chain and Network Real Estate Professional Cushman and Wakefield Kevin Mitchell Sector Vice President Global Supply Chain Northrop Grumman Marc Fairon Senior Vice President of Sales Medline Mark Betancourt MRP Manager Northrop Grumman Martin Dunstheimer Vice President Finance Lucky Brand Jeans Max Cash Vice President of Lease Origination ATEL Capital Group Michael Cherney Director of West Coast Operations Load Delivered Logistics Michael Gross Vice President of Subcontracts Northrop Grumman Michael Vestino Vice President of Support Services Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Mike Katyal President PGS 360 Motz Feinberg Executive Director, Supply Chain Operations Kaiser Permanente Raj Dias Vice President Global Development The Dependable Companies Sanjeev Kumar Executive in Residence EverStream Energy Capital Management Stefan Minder Vice President West Coast Kuehne + Nagel Stephanie Hughes National Trade Lane Manager-India Geodis Wilson