Past Educational Speakers

Executive Series Luncheon Speakers

The Traffic Club of Chicago continually strives to present quality programs to its members. One example is our highly successful Executive Luncheon Series which began in 1989 and continues today. This program presents senior executives from the transportation and logistics community, who are invited to speak and present their views on timely and topical issues that affect our ever changing industry. Listed below are just some of our past speakers.

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Their titles and companies may have changed since they spoke at an Executive Luncheon.

Mary Sue Barrett
President
Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago

Bill Benjamin
Partner
Institute of Health and Human Potential

Raymond Burton, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
TTX Company

James Comerford
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sears Logistics Services

Jeffrey Crowe
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Landstar System, Inc

Roger Curry
President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Freightways

Thomas Donohue
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Trucking Association

Douglas Duncan
President and Chief Executive Officer
FedEx Freight

John Edwardson
President and Chief Operating Officer
United Airlines

Edwin Ellis
Senior Vice President Mail and Express
Amtrak

Edward Emmett
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Industrial Transportation League

Ike Evans
President and Chief Operating Officer
Union Pacific Railroad

Tom Finkbiner
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Quality Distribution, Inc

Jim Friedel
President
NWA Cargo

David Goode
President and Chief Executive Officer
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Reggie Greenwood
Director of Economic Development
Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation

James Hagen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Rail Corporation

Justin Hall
Chief Customer Officer
YRCW

Paul Hand
General Manager - North Region
CSX Intermodal Terminals

Darren Hawkins
President
YRC Freight

James Hertwig
President & CEO
Florida East Coast Railway

Joel Hoiland
President and Chief Executive Officer
International Warehouse Logistics Association

John Jazwiec
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Red Prairie

Robert Krebs
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

John Lanigan
Chief Executive Officer
Logistics.com

David LaPorte
President
LaPorte & Associates, P.C.

Christopher Lofgren
President and Chief Executive Officer
Schneider National, Inc

Clifford Lynch
President
Trammell Crow Distribution Corporation

J. Reilly McCarren
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Central Transportation System

Edward Moyers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Southern Pacific Lines

Kent Nelson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
United Parcel Service

Roger Nober
Chairman
Surface Transportation Board

Andrew Reardon
President and Chief Executive Officer
TTX Company

Timothy Rhein
President and Chief Executive Officer
American President Lines

John Riley
Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Robert Ritchie
President
Canadian Pacific Railway

Guenter Rohrmann
Vice Chairman
Danzas AEI Intercontinental, Inc

Matthew Rose
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

James Shattuck
Vice Chairman
Union Pacific Railroad

Tom Shurstad
President
Pacer Stacktrain

Brad Skinner
President
Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana

Samuel Skinner
President and Chief Executive Officer
US Freightways

William Slattery
President
NWA Cargo

Ronald Sorrow
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Intermodal

Robert Speetzen
President and Chief Executive Officer
GE Capital Rail Services

Joseph Szabo
Executive Director
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Paul Tellier
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian National Railway

Jack Thomas
President
First Union Rail Corporation

Jim Winestock
Senior Vice President
United Parcel Service

David Yeager
CEO
The Hub Group, Inc.

Phillip Yeager
Chairman
The Hub Group, Inc

William Zollars
President
Yellow Freight System, Inc