Partners

Partners

Executive Board I Industry Board

Executive Board

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

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Industry Advisory Board

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.
1. Speaking
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.
2. Mentorship
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.
4. Externships
Offer students experiential learning opportunities through short practical experiences in the field.
4. Events
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

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