HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum on Logistics

HunterMaclean’s Savannah Critical Issues Forum on Logistics was held at Savannah Technical College on October 10, 2013. Presented in partnership with the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the forum addressed a wide range of logistics issues affecting Georgia.

Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of CSCMP, moderated a panel made up of Frank Casaine, distribution center director at Pier 1 Imports; Curtis Foltz, executive director at Georgia Ports Authority; and Jay Neely, vice president, law and public affairs at Gulfstream Aerospace. The forum was attended by more than 170 area business, civic, and educational leaders as well as Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

In addition to the short highlight video, the entire hour-long program is also online.

The Brunswick Critical Issues Forum on Logistics took place at the College of Coastal Georgia on November 13, 2013. HunterMaclean presented the forum in partnership with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics (CIL). Page Siplon, executive director of CIL and program director of the Georgia Centers of Innovation, moderated a panel consisting of  Harold Arnold, president of Fram Renewable Fuels; Mike Bell, director of external affairs at Rayonier; and Bill Dawson, Georgia Ports Authority general manager of operations, Brunswick and barge operations.

Since its launch in 2004, the Critical Issues Forum is an annual series that brings together leaders from industry, governmental and non-profit organizations for a breakfast gathering to hear speakers on important issues facing the community.  The firm reaches out to speakers/panelists who bring experience, insight, and ideas to the featured topic.  Business, civic, and thought leaders are invited to attend and take part in the discussions that follow.