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Logistics Speaker Series for Spring 2017

Important updates for Spring 2017 events:

Students must RSVP to attend these events. The RSVP system will allow registrations until the classroom seating capacity (BLB 080 = 200) has been met. If you have submitted an RSVP but will no longer be able to attend, please cancel no later than Thursday at 5:00pm prior to the event on Friday to allow another student to attend in your place. To cancel an RSVP please send an email with your full name to: Julie.Willems-Espinoza@unt.edu. Students with submitted RSVPs will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided on the RSVP form by Thursday prior to the event on Friday. Thank you for your assistance with this format.

Friday, February 24
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Adrian Barbera, Regional Vice President, Schneider

Friday, March 3
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Matthew Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Matt Rooney joined the Bush Center in June 2015 from a career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. At postings in Washington and abroad, Matt focused on advocating market-driven solutions to economic policy challenges in both industrialized and developing countries, and on protecting the interests of U.S. companies abroad.

In Washington, Matt was on loan to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to create a high-level private sector advisory body for the Summits of the Americas, working closely with the U.S. private sector and with companies and business associations from throughout the Americas to negotiate an agenda to promote economic integration in the region for presentation to the leaders of the Americas. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for relations with Canada and Mexico and for regional economic policy. Prior to this, as Director of the Office of Economic Policy, he led interagency and international negotiations in 2008 that produced the Secretary’s Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, designed to engage with America’s free trade agreement partners on strategies for ensuring that the benefits of globalization are broadly shared throughout society.

Abroad, Matt was Consul General in Munich, a Consulate General providing a full range of Consular and export promotion services, supporting a permanent presence of 30,000 U.S. forces in two major base complexes, and performing political and economic analysis in support of U.S. diplomatic objectives in Germany. As Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, he laid the groundwork for free trade negotiations between the United States and the five countries of Central America, and promoted market-based reforms for electrical power. Prior to this, Matt served in various posts in Germany, Gabon and Côte d’Ivoire.

Matt studied Economics, German and French at the University of Texas at Austin and received his Master’s Degree in International Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. With his wife Dianna, Matt has two young adult sons.

Friday, April 7
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Beau LaMothe, Chief Commercial Officer, Perimeter Global Logistics (PGL)

Beau Lamothe is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Perimeter Global Logistics. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Irving, Texas, PGL has quickly established itself as an emerging leader in the 3rd Party Logistic (3PL) industry. As the CCO (Chief Commercial Officer), Beau is responsible for the company’s long term strategic direction and the development of the organization including marketing, sales and the company’s service offering. In a short 8 years, Beau has lead PGL into an emerging global leader with over 13 offices across N. America and China, and well over 160 team members.

PGL has shaken up the logistics industry by melding together advanced technologies to allow for supply chain visibility, traditional logistics standards and practices with newer business practices to enable them to better service clients and predict the demands of a 21st Century global supply chain. This unique approach to the industry has been proven by acquiring and retaining over 600 clients including The Texas Rangers, Tracphone, Motion Industries, Freeman Trade Shows, Elite Multi-Family, Verizon Data Centers, Bexel, Dallas Airmotive and BBA Aviation, and Zodiak Seats to name a few.

Friday, April 28
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Jim Wicker, President & Chief Executive Officer, JW Logistics, LLC