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Tel. 703.931.6324

Executive Director: William Lecos


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3 Days of Powerful Speakers,
Networking Opportunities and Education
Denver, CO
August 5-7, 2019

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$350 for members

$500 for non-members

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Opportunities available from $1,500-$6,000

Monday - August 5th

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Welcome & Annual Meeting with NHDA Year-in-Review

Don Staniszewski, President NHDA

  • Presentation of Director Emeritus


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Retail Trends Driving the Home Delivery Industry

Jack Kleinhenz, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation


2:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Trends: The Retail Perspective Panel

Moderator: Michael Remick, Pillar Logistics

  • Steve Alonso, Home Depot

  • Matthew Homerin, Best Buy

  • Scott Young, Crate and Barrel


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sponsors' Welcome Reception

Tamayo Restaurant – 1400 Larimer Street

    Entertainment: Travis Daubert


Tuesday - August 6th

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Industry Experts

An in-depth look at strategically important and operationally focused topics impacting the home delivery segment.  The format features subject matter experts leading the discussion and responding to questions from the audience.


Protecting & Managing the IC Broker Model

  • Greg Feary, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.

  • ​Jeff Newhouse –  Newhouse & Faino, LLP 

  • Paul Marron – Marron Lawyers​

Effective Strategies for Recruiting ICs  & Fostering Start-up ICs

  • Scott Ramsey, UST Logistics

  • Aaron Hageman, Delivery Drivers, Inc

Changing the Time to Value Proposition:  How to Speed up Innovation in your Company

  • Wayne Sadin, Technology Board Advisor

  • Dan Walsh,  XPO Last Mile

Is it Hot in Here?  Trends Driving the M&A Climate in Home Delivery

  • Spencer Tenney, The Tenney Group

  • Patrick Coughlin, Ryder Last Mile

  • Steve Anderson, FSA Logistics


Managing Through Liability Coverage Requirements – Controlling Costs

  • Michele Vasta, Spirit Logistics Network

  • Matt Grimm, Vanliner Insurance

  • Vicky Wilson, True North Companies

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address

Richard Picciotto– “Last Man Down”


2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Breakout Session:  NHDA Councils of Interest


NHDA Women in Home Delivery

Welcome and overview of the WHDC organizing process

  • Moderators: Luisa Solana, JB Hunt & Patricia Johnston, Corrigan Johnston Risk Advisors

    • Ellen Voie, President, Women in Trucking Association

    • Luisa Solana, ​Case study –  Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW)

Priority issues and programming opportunities for the WHDC

  • Moderator: Lindsey Strachan, Isler Dare, PC


NHDA Risk Management Council

How evolving underwriting models can control costs and opportunities that “Big Data” unlocks in home delivery

  • Moderators: Peter Berg, True North Companies & Paul Mello, Hanson Bridgett

    • Phil Renaud - Risk Institute at Ohio State University

    • Mary Brigden - Nauto​

    • Matt Grimm, Vanliner Insurance​

    • Adam Lounsbury - Jackson Lewis (Legal)

    • John Sears - KeepTruckin

NHDA Advocacy Council

  • Moderator: Rob Davis, NHDA Board & Advocacy Committee Chair

Overview of the legislative/regulatory/legal environment

  • Moderator:  Prasad Sharma, NHDA Outside General Counsel

    • Shawn Swearingen,  Custom Logistics and Delivery Association

    • Chris Shimoda, California Trucking Association 

“Being an effective lobbyist for your business” – a basic “how to” on engagement, communications and building relationships with elected officials

  • Moderators Richie Deslongchamps, RDI Logistics & Josh Grodin, Ryder

Feedback and discussion of priority issues and action steps

The Assembler’s Network

A look at the unique challenges in the residential assembly segment and how to partner with logistics companies to complete the customer experience.

  • Moderator: Mike Giaccone​

Wednesday - August 7th

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

“The Unconventional Thinking of Dominant Companies”

  • Jim Bramlett, Author and Logistics Expert


9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Becoming Cutting Edge

The session will focus on how cutting-edge technologies are changing the home delivery segment. Subject matter experts will provide an overview of how emerging technologies can be utilized for greater operational efficiency.

How the digital supply chain will change home delivery – the timeline behind the technologies

  • Thomas Boykin – Director, Supply Chain & Network Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

How critical technologies can be utilized for greater operational efficiency

  • Thomas Boykin – Director, Supply Chain & Network Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

3rd Party settlement software

  • Ryan Kelly (CEO) – Openforce

Crowdsourced/shared platforms

  • Janet Vito (Vice President) - Uship

Route optimization & Dynamic route optimization

  • Dan Glover – (President) DeliveryCircle


  • Dale Chrystie - Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist, and Chairman BiTA Standards Council



11:30 AM to 12 PM 

Wrap- up Session 

Moderator - Don Staniszewski

NHDA Annual Dinner and Reception

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

The Pinnacle Club – Grand Hyatt

Geoff Chasin – Pinnacle Awards Dinner Chair


Presentation of Industry Honors, the Pinnacle Award


Charles Annett

Robert Fleisher

Charles Hitt

Patrick McCluskey

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