The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020
The multi-billion-dollar transportation industry procures billions of dollars in goods and services – from aircraft parts and fuel to professional services, uniforms and more for sectors including airline, rail, and trucking. An industry expert and a corporate panel will discuss the state of the industry and entrepreneurial opportunities. Learn about problems facing the transportation Industry and the types of innovation required to move the industry forward. Do you have the next generation of solutions, commodities, goods or services to make an impact? Find out during this exhilarating exchange.
Supplier Diversity Manager
Melody is aligned with the Transportation, Airline, Automotive and Plant Engineering Category Teams and is charged with helping the sub-category owners develop strategies for growing diverse spend. Melody also helps sourcing managers and other stakeholders find and engage qualified small and/or diverse suppliers. This includes developing and participating in supplier identification and development events and programs.
Gregory C. Brown
President, Retail Sector
Greg works on R&D and supply chain strategies that leverage First Mile to Last Mile solutions to meet the needs of UPS customers. His areas of focus include AI-enabled solutions like Next Generation Robotics, Automation, and new Hub/Facility modalities. He also works on areas like Autonomous Vehicles/Robots, Conversational AI, Digital Twins, and AR for workflow instructions.
Manager of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Kimberly Coffman is the manager of supplier diversity & inclusion for Delta Air Lines. Her responsibilities include managing a strategic supplier diversity initiative that spans the company’s global operations. In addition to cultivating relationships with strategic suppliers and managing programs designed to bring new diverse suppliers into the Delta supply chain, she is also responsible for developing and leading training programs, communications, supplier development, benchmarking, and performance management.
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President
American Trucking Association
Bob Costello is the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry.
Vice President – Global Cleanliness
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Mike Medeiros, Vice President – Global Cleanliness, is a 30 plus year veteran of the airline industry. He began his Delta career in the area of Customer Service and has held positions of increasing responsibility in Airport Customer Service from agent in Raleigh Durham to Vice President at the Delta headquarters. In his current role, Mike leads Delta’s Global Cleanliness team, dedicated to innovating and evolving Delta’s high cleanliness standards to restore customer confidence amid the COVID-19 crisis.