UNT seminar on May 16 features air transportation experts

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 15:44

What: Transportation Breakfast Seminar -- Presented by the University of North Texas Center for Logistics Education and Research. Featuring a motivational speech by Olympian bobsledder and UNT alumnus Johnny Quinn and a discussion from air transportation experts Jim Crites, executive vice president for operations at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport; Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air/Aviation Services at Hillwood Properties; and Mark Duebner, director of aviation for the city of Dallas.

When: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 16 (Friday)
Breakfast and networking: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters headquarters, 450 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, 75062

Cost: $99 per person or $995 for a table sponsorship (seating eight)

Contact: Register at UNT Logistics Center Quarterly Breakfast Seminar online. For information on the event and sponsorships, contact Julie Willems-Espinoza, associate director of the Center for Logistics Education and Research, at julie.willems-espinoza@unt.edu or 940-369-8442.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Experts from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Hillwood Properties and the city of Dallas will discuss the future of air transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in an annual Transportation Breakfast Seminar presented by the University of North Texas Center for Logistics Education and Research.

The event begins with breakfast and networking at 8 a.m. May 16 (Friday) at Big Brothers Big Sisters headquarters, 450 E. John Carpenter Freeway in Irving. Olympian bobsledder and UNT alumnus Johnny Quinn will kick off the program at 8:30 a.m. with a motivational speech about transitioning from professional football to Olympic bobsledding. A panel discussion about air transportation will feature experts Jim Crites, executive vice president for operations at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport; Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air/Aviation Services at Hillwood Properties; and Mark Duebner, director of aviation for the city of Dallas.

"This event provides an opportunity to network and learn from the leading logistics and supply chain professionals in the DFW area, and it brings together business and government professionals from logistics, industrial real estate, economic development, and local and city governments," said Terry Pohlen, director of the Center for Logistics Education and Research at UNT. "People who attend this event will get to learn first-hand from logistics and transportation thought leaders and interact with individuals from a wide spectrum of business backgrounds."

The cost is $99 per person or $995 for a table sponsorship (seating eight people). Register at online. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships and competitions for UNT logistics students.

For information on the event and sponsorships, contact Julie Willems-Espinoza, associate director of the Center for Logistics Education and Research, at julie.willems-espinoza@unt.edu or 940-369-8442.

For biographies of the speakers, visit http://www.cob.unt.edu/logisticscenter/community/breakfast/speakers.php.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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