3 Days of Powerful Speakers,
Networking Opportunities and Education
San Diego, CA
August 2-3, 2021
$475 for members
$650 for non-members
Opportunities available from $2,500-$10,000
Sunday - August 1
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Forum Welcome Reception
Come and connect with industry associates and friends at the opening networking event for the FORUM.
Monday - August 2
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NHDA Board of Directors Meeting
Open to members of the NHDA
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Forum Welcome and NHDA Annual Meeting
Don Staniszewski, President NHDA
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.) Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina,
Leadership Expert, Safety & Global Preparedness Authority
Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré helps organizations develop a culture of preparedness and initiates a mindset of problem-solving using strategies that create take-charge leaders. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG Honoré became known as “The Category 5 Gen.” for his striking leadership style in coordinating relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. An American hero who helped a city recover from catastrophe, Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) shares his bold leadership approach with organizations to help them prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Response & Recovery: Lessons learned from the pandemic
The pandemic was the largest disruption to the segment ever. What lessons were learned and how can they be applied to increase resiliency in the future.
Moderator – Scott Ramsey, President & CEO, 98Ventures
Matt Grimm, President, Vanliner Insurance
Wendy Greenland, President & CEO, Openforce
Peter Berg, Transportation Practice Leader, TrueNorth Companies
Rob Davis, President & CEO, Diakon Logistics
Spencer Tenney, President & CEO, The Tenney Group
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
The Changing Regulatory & Legal Environment on the IC Home Delivery Model
Prop 22, AB5, the new administration and the pandemic will impact the regulatory & legislative landscape and require new strategies. The panel of experts share counsel on what to expect and how to adapt.
Moderator – Paul Mello, Partner, Hanson Bridgett & NHDA Outside General Counsel
Greg Feary, Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
Adam Lounsbury, Partner, Jackson Lewis PLC
Bob Fatovic, EVP & Chief Legal Officer & Corp Secretary, Legal Services, Ryder Systems
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Sponsors' Reception
The outstanding networking event in appreciation of the NHDA FORUM sponsors will be held at Del Frisco's, located at historic Lane Field, in North Embarcadero, and anchoring the waterfront InterContinental San Diego.
Tuesday - August 3
8:00 AM to 9:10 AM
Sustainability: The Arrival of Electric Vehicles
Sustainability is demanded by consumers, required by clients, and presents new approaches to operations. Electric vehicles are a critical strategy and will be here sooner than you think.
Moderator - Emily Phillips, VP Advanced Solutions, XPO Last Mile
Steven Moelk, Fulfillment Project Implementation Manager - Zero Emission Delivery, IKEA Group
Eric Reynolds, Senior Director of Channel Sales - Proterra Powered
David Peterson, Director of Fleet Solutions - ChargePoint
9:20 AM to 10:30 AM
The Technology Roundtable
Technology plays a key role in supporting continuity of operations. Chief technology officers from leading platforms will outline how the technology curve can be accelerated in your operations to meet the changing expectations of customers and to protect against future business interruptions.
Moderator: Janet Vito, Vice President, Uship
Larry Klein, Vice President of Logistics, Bringg Delivery Technology
Wayne Sadin, Transformational CIO, CTO, CDO & Board Advisor
10:40 AM to 11:50 AM
Developing, Retaining & Recruiting Talent from Within
Recruiting, developing, and retaining talent within your organization is essential for staying competitive. Doing it well requires a broad approach encompassing corporate culture, educational advancement and career growth.
Moderator: Betty Marek, Senior Vice President, UST Select
LaQuenta Jacobs, Director of Diversity, XPO Logistics
Nancy Eberhardt, President and CEO, Pathwise Partners
Kimberly Kelly, Director of Client Services - Employee Benefits, TrueNorth Companies
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Shannon Huffman Polson
Shannon Huffman Polson was one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots and one of the first women to climb Denali. She went on to apply her leadership skills in the corporate world for Microsoft and Guidant. After her experience in the military and the boardroom, she decided to interview dozens of the top women in the military for a book called, "The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World."
Ms. Polson will share her story and provide unique insights on how to build grit and resilience in ourselves and our teams. Get lessons on leadership and life that will help you face fear, conquer failure, and connect to your core purpose from the courageous founder of The Grit Institute.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch: Bayview Terrace
Retail & Home Delivery Trends: How is the retail segment adapting to the market changes in 2020?
What are the lasting changes in buying trends, online shopping, the future of bricks & mortar stores and changes in product selection? Industry leaders share perspectives on the changes and challenges shaping residential delivery in 2021 and beyond.
2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Kickoff Speaker: Tom Schmitt, CEO, Forward Air
3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
The Retail Perspective Panel
Moderator: Josh DeLay, Vice President, Final Mile Business Development, J.B. Hunt
Steve Anderson, Executive Vice President of Operations - Williams Sonoma
Pete Sorrentino, Vice President Delivery Operations and Logistics - Bob’s Discount Furniture
Marcia Brey, Vice President of Distribution, GE Appliances
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
NHDA Pinnacle Awards Reception
The Pinnacle Awards Reception opens an evening of celebration and comradery with your industry peers to start the annual awards dinner.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NHDA Pinnacle Awards Dinner - Host: Geoff Chasin, Cardinal Logistics
The annual NHDA Pinnacle Awards Dinner is a terrific evening of fine dining and fellowship to recognize our industry’s Frontline Workers and industry trailblazers Patrick Cory, Richard Purnell, and Dennis Munson for their contributions to the home delivery industry.
Wednesday – August 4, 2021
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Enterprise Networking Breakfast - Hosts: Jesse Richardson and Michael Pugh
Presented by Enterprise Truck Rentals, the breakfast is a great chance to connect with colleagues, do a little business, and catch a bite to eat before heading to the airport.