FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL – CSCMP Chicago Roundtable announces its officers for the 2012 – 2013 plan year.
The CSCMP Chicago Roundtable is pleased to announce that Don Kirchenberg has been elected as President of the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable for the 2012- 2013 meeting year, which takes place from July 2012 through June 2013. Kirchenberg’s decades of active involvement in the CSCMP organization and over 30 years of industry experience will guide the Chicago Roundtable’s efforts to provide substantive, educational events and networking opportunities for Chicagoland-based logistics professionals. Don Kirchenberg states “We are very lucky to have the volunteers that help sustain and grow this nonprofit organization that has been helping support logistics education for 45 years! Special thanks to this year’s officers and committee chairs.”
Joining the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable Board of Directors as Program Chair and President Elect is Christine Choi, an associate director of Avison Young Commercial Real Estate. A Northwestern University alumnus, Choi is also the founder and president of IWIRE, an organization for Chicago’s industrial women in real estate and serves on the Developing Leaders Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. She is a member of the Association of Industrial and Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) and is active with Young Professionals of Chicago (YPC) and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).
One of the most highly attended events offered by the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable is its all-day annual Spring Seminar, which is taking place on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Planning for the annual seminar began months ago under the capable leadership of Jennifer Theisen, General Manager at TMC, a division of CH Robinson. This year’s theme will be a discussion of the US Manufacturing Renaissance and its impacts on manufacturers and logistics service providers.
“This year, we have planned a series of compelling, diverse events that are useful for every kind of logistics professional and company,” said President Don Kirchenberg. “The tours of the UPS and Abbott facilities that took place in October and November were well attended and received positive reviews. Our popular annual all day seminar in March will focus on the resurgence of manufacturing in the US and will be an event not to be missed. We are also planning subsequent events focused on transportation trends, the cold chain, and networking opportunities that will help members prepare their organizations for the future by keeping abreast of industry happenings,” added Kirchenberg.
The 2012-2013 Chicago Roundtable Officers are follows:
Don Kirchenberg, Qualogistics
Christine Choi, Avison Young Commercial Real Estate
Rebecca Pike, Morton Salt, Inc.
Jason Sapet, Molex
Taylor Cole, Fonterra
Jennifer Nix, Nexus
Jen Theisen, TMC Americas
VP/Golf Event Chair:
Scott Morgan, DSC Logistics
Directors at Large:
Dale Carpenter, Strive Logistics, LLC
Andrea Velasquez, A. Epstein and Sons
Bob Shaunnessey, Partners Warehouse
Tom Ratkovic, Saddle Creek
Brad Gillette, US Cellular
Pete Wiltjer, Wiltjer Marketing Group
Noreen Ryan, First Logistics, LLC
Rich Lavin, UTI
Dan Smolensky, The Modal Group
Rich Hamilton, ProLogis
ABOUT CSCMP and the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is a national organization that provides opportunities for supply chain professionals to communicate in order to develop and improve their supply chain management skills. The organization’s mission is to lead the evolving supply chain management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research.
The CSCMP Chicago Roundtable founded in 1968 is part of the international organization CSCMP (www.cscmp.org) offers a wide variety of educational programs and networking opportunities structured to facilitate communication among all represented supply chain segments. These meetings encourage collaboration and ultimately form an unbreakable connection among participants, the organization, and the industry. These three “Cs” embody roundtable philosophy and purpose, unifying the talents, skills and knowledge of many into the force of one.