The Traffic Club of Chicago is very excited to announce that our new Podcast series has begun! This new platform will be an opportunity for members and non-members to learn from masters who are shaping the future of supply chain and logistics in an ever-changing global marketplace. Join us as we take on “hot topics” with industry leaders preparing us for the challenges that the future holds. Industry leaders will include executives of shipping and manufacturing companies, economists, entrepreneurs and technology experts, to name a few.

This new series is part of our ongoing mission to supply our membership with insightful and relevant information about the industry, while using technology to grow membership and our brand awareness.

If you have asked yourself how can I create more value from my membership or meet cutting edge industry leaders, this is your chance to take advantage of what the Traffic Club has to offer.

Episode 2 - Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Advisory and Development, and Energy and Transportation at Informa/IHS Markit

Mr. Eriksen is the head of the IHS Markit's IEG Vantage Client Advisory and Development, and Energy and Transportation groups. In this capacity, he directs the group's efforts in client advisory and development, risk management, consulting and events.

Since joining IEG in 2001, Mr. Eriksen led the Transportation, Industrials and Energy Services team and co-led the project consulting practice

Mr. Eriksen regularly speaks on commodity, transportation and infrastructure issues and developments and is an expert witness in the area of transportation, logistics and supply-chain matters.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Eriksen worked for USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service as an agricultural statistician. In that capacity, he conducted national surveys and set national estimates in agriculture.

Also while at USDA, he worked for the Agricultural Marketing Service on its transportation and marketing program, conducting research and analysis on domestic and international transportation issues.

Episode 1 -
Randy Lewis, Retired Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics at Walgreens

As Senior Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics at Walgreens, Randy Lewis bet his career that he could create an inclusive workplace at one of America’s biggest corporations where people with disabilities could not just succeed but thrive. Randy designed and opened the first distribution facility of its kind to employ a significant number of people with disabilities (more than 40% of the workforce has a cognitive or physical disability.) Drawing inspiration from his autistic son, Randy has become a speaker and author on the topics of incorporating those with disabilities into the workforce.

Randy has created thousands of full-time jobs for people with disabilities. In his book, No Greatness without Goodness, he offers a firsthand account of what it takes to lead with courage in order to change people’s lives for the better. Randy’s motto is “What’s the use of having power if you don’t use it to do good.”

You can find his book, No Greatness without Goodness: How a Father’s Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement, on Amazon by clicking here.

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