Logistics Speaker Series for Spring 2016

Important updates for Spring 2016 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: 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, January 29
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Ricky Stover, Vice President Intermodal, C.R. England

Ricky Stover is Vice President, Intermodal at C.R. England, Inc. – North America’s largest refrigerated transportation provider. He joined C.R. England in February 2013 as Director, Business Development and was named to his current position in January 2014. During this time, Mr. Stover has led commercial strategies that have resulted in doubling the number of intermodal customers at C.R. England.

Prior to joining C.R. England, Mr. Stover worked at BNSF Railway in various sales and marketing roles within the carload and intermodal business units.

Mr. Stover holds a B.S. from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Friday, March 4
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: BLB 080


Mark Mirelez, Vice President Air Force & International Operations, Dyn Corp International

Mark W. Mirelez currently serves as DynCorp (DI) International’s vice president DynAviation Air Force Business Area Team. In this new role Mark oversees all of DynAviation’s Air Force Programs, Aerial Firefighting Programs and strategic Middle East Programs. Prior to this position Mark was vice president of Corporate Supply Chain. In this role, he oversaw a global supply chain network that each year purchased, maintained, tracked and shipped billions of dollars in materials and services - an operation essential to maintaining customer satisfaction and providing best value to DI’s customers worldwide. Prior to this position, Mirelez led DI’s Aviation Group Supply Chain.

Before joining DI, Mirelez was senior vice president at Norvell Electronics, where he successfully worked with his team to upgrade talent, core processes, and overall infrastructure increasing the organization’s profitability and performance. At Rockwell Collins he was senior director of subcontracts, revamping its subcontracts organization to more effectively align with the company’s business units. From 1999 to 2007, he served in various global Supply Chain leadership positions at National Instruments, where he led a global organization in charge of planning, inventory, procurement, freight, logistics, component engineering and supply chain.

Mirelez has over 23 years of Supply Chain and P&L experience, including in the U.S. military, where he held a number of key contracting officer roles in the U.S. Air Force from 1993 to 1999.

Originally from Uvalde, Texas, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and his Master of Science from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Mirelez currently sits on Texas Christian University’s Supply and Value Chain Center Advisory Board.

Friday, April 1
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location BLB 080


Mary Wylie, Senior Director, Service Line Development, Texas Health, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Mary Wylie, DHA, MBA, MHA, FACHE, serves as Senior Director for Service Line Development, with administrative oversight of the neuroscience, orthopedic, cardiovascular, oncology, spine, post-acute, trauma, and bariatric service lines. Dr. Wylie has nearly 3 decades of progressive health care management experience within the Dallas market, at three of the largest health care systems, with extensive experience in the areas of business development and fundraising, having generated over $20 million dollars from philanthropic sources to support both educational and clinical services.

Prior to her appointment at Texas Health Dallas, Dr. Wylie served as the Vice President of Oncology and Medical Surgical Services for Medical City Dallas Hospital. While at Medical City, she built one of the largest bone marrow transplant programs in the United States. Prior to Medical City, she was the Executive Director of Clinical Services and Development for Baylor Richardson Medical Center. During this time, she spearheaded the master plan for a new hospital, office building, and a 50,000 square ft. cancer center affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Wylie completed her doctorate in the area of Health Care Administration, from the Medical University of South Carolina, Her work in palliative care, and dissertation, Evaluating Palliative Care as a System: Consideration of General System Theory as a Potential Methodology led her to a recent assignment as Texas Health Resources palliative care project director for Texas Health Resources. Prior to her doctorate, she received two master’s degrees from Texas Woman’s University in Healthcare and Business administration, and a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Texas in Austin.

Dr. Wylie is an active member of the community, and served as, a member of Leadership Richardson, President of Richardson Panhellenic Society, a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council, an Elder at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, President of the Junior League of Richardson, a board member of Home Health Services of Texas, and as President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Board of Directors. Dr. Wylie is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Alpha Eta Society and the Upsilon Phi Delta Society Chapters of the Medical University of South Carolina, and involved with the American Heart Association.

Achievements and awards include a Healthcare Administration Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Richardson Independent School District Region X Sheroes Award, an Altrusa Society Outstanding Woman of Today Award in Healthcare, a Richardson Regional Medical Center Lifetime Auxiliary Honorary Member, Lean Six Sigma Training, a Malcolm Baldrige Examiner, and recognition as American Parkinson's Disease Coordinator of the Year.

Dr. Wylie enjoys spending time with her children, water sports, traveling, tennis, and golf.

Friday, April 8
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location BLB 080


Diana Hill, General Director Marketing Support, BNSF Railway

Diana Hill is the General Director Marketing Support – Consumer Products for The BNSF Railway in Ft. Worth, TX. She assumed this role May 1, 2014. She leads a 15 person team that supports all aspects of BNSF Intermodal, including service, communications, market research, data, and customer onboarding and customer documents.

Prior to this role, Diana was General Direction Intermodal Solutions. She assumed this role on April 1, 2013. Diana led an eleven person team who worked with leading retail and manufacturing shippers to optimize the use of both domestic and international intermodal transportation services. Prior to this role, Diana was General Director Industrial Products Sales. She was based in Houston, TX and led a team who worked with Chemicals, Plastic and Petroleum Customers based throughout North America. Diana joined the Santa Fe Railway in 1993 in Houston, TX. She held various Sales Manager roles within the Industrial Products Business Unit as well as Manager of Business Development role until 2007 when she assumed the role of Director of Grain Operations where she was part of a Leadership Team who led a team who planned, coordinated and executed operations of the BNSF Grain train and carload network.

Diana served as a board member of the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers and a board member of the Supply Chain Leaders in Action.

Diana received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College and a Master of Business Administration, with concentrations in Transportation and Marketing, from The University of Tennessee –Knoxville.

Friday, April 15
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location BLB 080


D'Anne Duclos, Vice President, Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) at Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

D’Anne Duclos is vice president, Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. She is responsible for Finished Vehicle Logistics operations for North America that includes vehicle delivery to Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships, new vehicle processing and accessory installation, Toyota Transport operations and export of North American-produced vehicles to approximately 40 countries.

Prior to her current role, Duclos was department general manager, sales and marketing planning for Lexus International at Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).

Duclos was responsible for developing and executing the global product marketing plan for full and minor change vehicles. She developed supporting marketing assets including photo, film, and digital. She also led the global effort to ensure message alignment.

Before joining TMC, Duclos spent the majority of her career in field related roles at six Region or Area offices. Field positions included Manage roles for Parts, Merchandising and Market Representation up to Assistant General Manager and General Manager.

Duclos earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Friday, April 22
12:00 – 1:00pm
Location BLB 080


Sam Coats, Chairman, Board of Directors, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Sam Coats has had a highly successful, diverse, and fun career. He has served as an airline executive, lawyer, civic leader, corporate turnaround CEO, and public servant. He has also served on numerous corporate boards (most recently Texas Industries, Inc. and Safety-Kleen). He has served as CEO of six different companies, including the world’s leading provider of airline revenue management systems, an Australian airline and Muse Air. His airline experience includes service in senior management positions at four other airlines, including Braniff, Southwest, and Continental.

A prime example of the diversity of Sam’s career came in 2004, when he was recruited to serve as the turnaround CEO of Schlotzsky’s, Inc., which at the time was facing financial collapse. His leadership is widely credited for saving the Company, millions of dollars of franchisee investments, and the jobs of thousands of restaurant employees.

Sam also has a long history of civic leadership. He has served in the Texas Legislature as a Dallas County State Representative, and is a past chairman of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has also served on the boards of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Circle Ten Council Boy Scouts of America, KERA, North Texas Crime Commission, and the Dallas Central Appraisal District. He was a founding board member of the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

In 2006 Sam helped negotiate the historic agreement to phase out the Wright Amendment which had restricted air service at Love Field. This important compromise ended more than sixty years of feuding between Dallas and Fort Worth over air service. In 2007 he was one of eleven candidates for Mayor of Dallas.

Sam is slated to become Chairman of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board in February of this year. He has served on the DFW Board since 2012. He is also on the Board of the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the Salvation Army.

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Sam grew up in Harlingen. He and Judy have four grown children and four grandchildren.

Sam attended Southwestern University and then the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his BA and JD degrees.