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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.

  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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