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Thursday, May 19th

Breakfast (7:30-8:00 AM)

Breakfast will be served to Customer Advisory Forum guests at the hotel. Please join us in the hotel’s George Pullman Room, which will serve as headquarters for the Forum.

Introductions (8:00-9:30 AM)

We kick off the Customer Advisory Forum with stage-setting remarks from J.B. Hunt’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Roberts and Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, People and Human Resources Shelley Simpson before Dr. Terry Esper, our facilitator for the event, discusses goals for the day.

Break (9:30-9:45 AM)
Supply Chain Solutions Discussion (9:45-Noon)

J.B. Hunt leaders Chief Operating Officer, President of Contract Services and Executive Vice President Nick Hobbs, President of Highway Services and Executive Vice President Brad Hicks and Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President Stuart Scott talk about the interconnectivity of the logistics industry before Dr. Esper leads a facilitated group discussion.

Lunch (Noon-12:45 PM)

Lunch will be served to Customer Advisory Forum guests at the hotel.

The Future of Intermodal (12:45-1:45 PM)

President of Intermodal Darren Field addresses the current state of intermodal. Dr. Esper then leads a discussion about intermodal’s future, focusing on international service and ways to add value.

Break (1:45-2:00 PM)
Other Strategic Topics (2:00-3:00 PM)

Dr. Esper will lead a session designed to address ESG, electrification of the supply chain, customer experience and more.

Closing Remarks (3:00-3:15 PM)

Shelley Simpson closes out the Forum and then provides the group with next steps.

Intermodal Facility Tour (3:15-5:00 PM)

We’ll tour BNSF’s Corwith Intermodal Facility and review the operations there. Includes travel time to and from the facility.

Break (5:00-5:30 PM)
Dinner (5:30-End of Evening)

Includes travel time from the hotel to our group reservation at The Ivy Room. Transportation and dinner are provided.


J.B. Hunt Attendees

John Roberts

President and Chief Executive Officer

John began his career at J.B. Hunt more than 30 years ago as a Manager Trainee. His work at the company has included business development, sales, and marketing strategy. John received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Shelley Simpson

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, People and Human Resources

Shelley’s 27-year career at J.B. Hunt reflects the company’s continued progression as an innovative leader in the transportation and logistics industry. Shelley’s responsibilities include leading the strategic direction of marketing, sales, customer experience, and external product development, including J.B. Hunt 360, the company’s technology platform for freight matching and operational efficiency.

Nick Hobbs

Chief Operating Officer, President of Contract Services and Executive Vice President

Nick is responsible for diversifying and growing the operations of J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services and Final Mile Services. As Chief Operating Officer, Nick is actively collaborating with all division operators to align the operating technology across the organization and the industry to pursue the same best-in-practice philosophy he has implemented in Contract Services. 

John Kuhlow

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

John joined J.B. Hunt more than 15 years ago and specializes in accounting, finance, and external financial reporting. His ethical and collaborative nature allows for decision making that balances the interests of the finance organization while maintaining the financial integrity of J.B. Hunt. John received his Master of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Stuart Scott

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President 

Stuart manages the engineering and technology organizations at J.B. Hunt who are responsible for enhancing the company’s technology capabilities, designing and managing networks, and ensuring data is stored and transferred securely. His innovative approach has led to the advancement of J.B. Hunt 360, the company's industry-leading freight matching platform.

Craig Harper

Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President

With nearly 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, Craig has held a variety of roles at J.B. Hunt. In 2020, he was appointed to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer where he leads the company’s sustainability efforts, as well as initiatives involving electric and autonomous vehicles, driver hiring, orientation and safety programs, and fuel purchasing for the company. 

Darren Field

President of Intermodal and Executive Vice President

Darren has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, holding a variety of positions within the Intermodal business unit. In 2020, he was named President of Intermodal and Executive Vice President. Darren graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. 

Brad Hicks

President of Highway Services and Executive Vice President

Brad has been with J.B. Hunt for more than 25 years, working across customer service, operations and sales. He utilizes his vast experience and leadership skills to help accelerate the growth of Highway Services so that technology investments align with the company’s ability to provide comprehensive asset and non-asset-based solutions.

Eric McGee

Executive Vice President, Highway Services

With more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, Eric currently leads Highway Services at J.B. Hunt. He has been instrumental in making the company’s Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) segment one of the fastest-growing brokerage units in transportation.

Greg Breeden

Senior Vice President, Sales

Greg is responsible for national accounts sales, temperature controlled sales, and flatbed. He first joined J.B. Hunt in 1986 as regional sales manager and would become regional director of marketing for project Quantum, J.B. Hunt’s first collaboration with a major railway. Greg returned to J.B. Hunt in 2013 to assist in the turnaround of the Truckload business and became senior vice president in 2018.

Paul Bingham

Senior Vice President, National Accounts

Paul began his career more than 30 years ago at J.B. Hunt and has held various operations and sales roles. In his current position, Paul co-leads the National Accounts sales organization with commercial accountability for both the Intermodal and Highway Services businesses.

Spencer Frazier

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales

Spencer is responsible for sales enablement, strategic planning, talent management, business development and the performance of J.B. Hunt’s sales teams. Since joining J.B. Hunt, Spencer has worked in various sales positions in the Truckload, Intermodal, Dedicated and Integrated Capacity Solutions business units.

Our Facilitator

Dr. Terry Esper

The Ohio State University
Logistics Professor

As a logistics professor, Terry has published articles on retail logistics and supply chain management strategy and leadership. He is a regular speaker at global supply chain conferences, a contributor to NPR Marketplace, CNBC, BBC World News and partners with companies to advance logistics and supply chain management strategies and initiatives.

Customer Attendees

Bret Shepherd

Procter and Gamble
Senior Director, Transportation Purchasing

Bret has more than 25 years of experience in R&D and Purchasing, working across all P&G business categories. He is responsible for the Transportation Purchasing organization, as well as P&G’s Global Transportation Strategy. He also leads P&G’s Transportation Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction program for North America. 

Craig Weiss

Conagra Brands
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Craig has been with Conagra Brands for more than 18 years and currently leads the end-to-end supply chain for their refrigerated and frozen business. He also has responsibility for the foodservice and international supply chains.

John Purcell

WestRock Company
Vice President, Logistics Procurement

John manages the team that is responsible for approximately $2 billion in logistics spend in full truckload, rail, ocean, dedicated fleets, intermodal, freight forwarding and parcel shipments. In addition, he has responsibility for import and export compliance.

Mark Shepski

Nestlé USA
Senior Director, Transportation

Mark has over 20 years of proven experience across multiple roles within the supply chain. He has worked from both shipper and 3PL sides on network design and optimization, logistics fulfilment, global transportation, strategic sourcing and more. 

Matt Connolly

The Clorox Company
Vice President, Global Operations

Matt and his team have global responsibility for logistics, manufacturing, demand and supply planning, order-to-cash, customer supply chain and global quality assurance. Matt has more than 30 years of experience with Clorox and has held a variety of roles across the supply chain.

Paul Minor

Senior Director of Inbound Logistics

Paul has been working in supply chain and logistics for more than 25 years, with experience in carrier sales/operations, retail and manufacturing. He has particular expertise in omnichannel shipping, international sourcing, warehouse systems and network design, multimodal domestic transportation, international shipping and more.

Raina Avalon

TJX Companies, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Logistics Officer

With over 30 years of experience in transportation and logistics, Raina has led the logistics team at TJX through a reorganization to improve the end-to-end supply chain, make it simpler for business partners to engage with TJX, improve store delivery performance and enhance governance and standards across the supply chain. 

Sanjay Mishra

Dollar General
Vice President of Transportation, Global Inbound

Sanjay is responsible for global inbound merchandise flow for both imported and domestic goods. He has more than 22 years of experience in global supply chain leadership in retail, transportation and the 3PL industry. 

Sarah Galica

The Home Depot
Vice President, SC Transportation

Sarah is responsible for both domestic and international transportation teams. She joined the Home Depot in 2008 as a Director in Supply Chain Development and has held various roles including Director – IP&R, Merchant, Sr. Director, Distribution Operations and Sr. Director, Reverse Logistics and Equipment Services. 

Steve Batiste

Red Bull
Director of Logistics

Steve has worked in the transportation industry for more than 20 years for several major food and beverage companies such as Frito Lay, Sysco Foods, Dean Foods, Tate & Lyle and FIJI Water. He specializes in optimizing the inbound and outbound transport of goods with proven procurement, logistics, IT, analysis, forecasting, vendor and operations management methodologies.

Jeffery Estes

Toyota Motor North America 
General Manager, Parts Supply Chain 

Jeff has been with Toyota NA for 34 years and is currently responsible for service parts and accessories forecasting, inventory planning, ordering and delivery, transportation and supplier development. He has prior experience in vehicle project management, production planning and manufacturing. 


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