2023 CSCRL Spring Symposium

Help Wanted - Leading, Engaging, and Nurturing your Workforce to Keep Your Supply Chain Moving

April 13-14, 2023

Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Conference Center, Lehigh University

We will open with a cocktail reception on April 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and follow up with a full day's program on April 14 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Networking and education will feature prominently throughout the day with plenty of chances for interaction and takeaways that can be implemented at your company. 


7:00 AM

Registration and Full Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Zach Zacharia

Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director, CSCRL, Lehigh University College of Business

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM | Session 1

David Eyes

"Leading the Workforce Within Your Firm and Outside Your Firm in the Automotive Industry"

David Eyes, Vice President of Automotive Supply Chain Management Solutions, TrueCommerce Di Central

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Session 2

Karyn Troxell

“Love ‘Em or They’ll Leave You?”

Karyn Troxell, Vice President of Human Resources, Penske Logistic

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Session 3

Katy Stoffels Venis

"Leading Your Workforce in a Changing Business Environment"

Katy Stoffels Venis, Group Director Customer Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Session 4

Janet Rivera Jones

"Post-Pandemic Industry, Human Resources, and Hiring Trends"

Janet Rivera Jones, President and Founder, 5 Star Global Recruitment Partners LLC

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Session 5

Pete Bayer, Jeff Kanterman, Fred Koeck and Jacob Podstawa

Panel Discussion: “Enabling Your Workforce” and Its Impacts on the Supply Chain

Pete Bayer, Senior Vice President-Operations, Penske Logistics

Jeff Kanterman, SVP of Transportation Management, NFI

Fred Koeck, Business Development Manager and Supply Chain Link Connector, Derby Supply Chain Solutions
Jacob Podstawa, Senior Warehouse Operations Manager, Turn 10 Distribution

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM-1:45 PM | Session 6 

Eric Cosnoski

"The Road to a High Performance Workplace"

Eric Cosnoski, Experienced Manager, Finance Transformation, Grant Thornton LLP

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Session 7


Ozias Moore

"Why the Photograph Matters: Extending our Understanding of Hiring Manager-Job Applicant Bias on Snap Hiring Decisions of Frontline Employees"

Ozias Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, Lehigh University College of Business

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Coffee Break

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM | Session 8

Han Ye

"Data-Driven Workforce Management in Service Operations"

Han Ye, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Decision and Technology Analytics, Lehigh University College of Business

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Comments and Wrap-up

Zach Zacharia

Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director, CSCRL, Lehigh University College of Business