Carthage College?s Business and Professional Coalition presented its final event of the year, ?Tr...
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Carthage’s Business and Professional Coalition, which convenes members of the area’s business and professional communities around important national and local topics, proudly presented its final event of the year, “Trust and Demand: A Panel Discussion on the Supply Chain Crisis.”

Mark Mrowiec, Carthage professor of management and marketing, chaired a lively discussion on supply chain challenges with a panel of logistics and supply chain executives.

“This event served as a great opportunity for business students to learn more about the supply chain, for businesses to learn how to navigate the ongoing challenges, and for everyone to hear how supply chain issues impact us as consumers,” said Prof. Mrowiec.

The panelists included:

  • Steven Bauer, Senior Vice President at HARIBO
  • Glenn Quaiver, Vice President of Distribution for ULINE
  • Patrick Simmons, Vice President of Transportation for Tyson Foods
  • Doug Voss, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Central Arkansas

With their combined expertise across a wide range of industries, including trucking, packaging, and refrigerated and perishable transportation, the panel illuminated the dramatic changes currently impacting the supply chain.

Watch a video recording of the event

The Business and Professional Coalition is guided by a steering committee of business and community leaders and chaired by Mr. Bob Lee, Jr., President of Lee Mechanical. The coalition is made possible by the Sam and Gene Johnson Distinguished Visitors Program and with generous support of corporate and foundation sponsors.

“Carthage College is a vital partner to industry, not-for-profits, and government in the Chicago-to-Milwaukee corridor,” said President John Swallow. “The College works to align our educational programs with the needs of our local and regional communities.”

To learn more about the Business and Professional Coalition and our corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bridget Haggerty at

See photos of the event