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COVID-19 webinar on April 23 focuses on air cargo and supply chains

Transportation Center’s fourth virtual roundtable is part of series with industry leaders and academic experts

The Northwestern University Transportation Center will hold its fourth Asynchronous Virtual Roundtable, “Air Cargo and Supply Chains Under COVID-19,” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

In a series of interviews, industry professionals will explore supply chain disruptions and industry challenges and discuss their experiences in the era of COVID-19. Hani S. Mahmassani, director of the Transportation Center, will moderate and then take questions from the audience.

Click this link to join the Zoom webinar:

This week’s speakers are:

  • Mark Albrecht is director of Cargo Logistics for United Airlines. His responsibilities include oversight of United Cargo’s costs and capital expenditures as well as management of United’s unit load device assets, road feeder service and transport of company material.
  • Jared Azcuy is the chief operating officer of Alliance Ground International. He has 19 years of experience in the transportation handling industry.
  • Helen Kristensen is managing director of United Cargo Sales, Strategic Accounts, for United Airlines. She is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the team of United Cargo’s most experienced sales professionals who manage the organization’s largest global accounts. 
  • Shawn McWhorter is president of the Americas Region for Nippon Cargo Airlines. He is responsible for all business activities including sales, marketing, operations, accounting and administration for North and South America. 

“We are providing a first-hand look at the critical issues and challenges facing people on the front lines as they keep essential goods moving during this unprecedented crisis,” said Mahmassani when launching the series.

The target audiences for the Asynchronous Virtual Roundtables are people in industry, people who are dealing with goods being transported, the academic community and government officials, but the general public and media also are welcome.

Recordings of previous roundtables as well as details on those in the future are available on the Northwestern University Transportation Center website.