Featured Speakers

McLeod Software features nationally recognized speakers on the basis of providing helpful insight and information on trucking and transportation, as well as customer speakers who share how they manage and improve the efficiencies of their companies using our software products.

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Dr. Kevin Elko

Dr. Kevin Elko, Ph.D. - Monday Lunch Featured Speaker

Dr. Kevin Elko, Ph.D. is a nationally renowned sports psychologist, performance and career-enhancement consultant, author, and professional motivational speaker.

Kevin’s appeal in the sports world translates directly to the corporate arena. Dr. Elko has consulted with and presented to hundreds of companies, including Travelers Insurance Company, the Young Presidents Organization, Smith Kline Beecham Consumer Brands, Abbott Diagnostics, Prudential Securities, Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Pioneer Investments and Tyson Foods.

Kevin has been a performance coach for the University of Miami Football team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints, the Cleveland Browns, the Miami Dolphins, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Elko’s presentations have a major impact on the performance objectives of these and other major sports organizations.

Kevin’s compelling new book, Nerves of Steel, addresses life-changing concepts by explaining the step-by-step processes necessary to guide you through life.

Thom Albrecht

Thom Albrecht, CFA - Tuesday Lunch Featured Speaker

Thom Albrecht has covered transportation since 1988.  Since the fall of 2016 he has been President of Sword & Sea Transport Advisors, focused on market research, growth strategies and capacity overviews for carriers and shippers.  Prior to that he was a Managing Director at BB&T Capital Markets for 12 years. Coverage included TL and LTL carriers, intermodal, selected equipment companies, freight brokerage and freight forwarding.

Thom has been quoted on the industry by the national media including the Wall Street Journal, Logistics Management, Transport Topics, and the Journal of Commerce. Albrecht is a 7-time Wall Street Journal All-Star, per its analyst rankings, and he has been a featured speaker at several American Trucking Associations conferences, Food Shippers of America, RILA, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, CSCMP, SMC3, Transplace, Truck Trailer Manufacturers, Truckload Carriers’ Association, IANA, TCA Refrigerated Carriers and other events.

He has provided advice and insight to numerous companies, including public and private carriers’ teams and their boards of directors, as well as shippers’ teams.

Tim Almack

Tim Almack, Katz, Sapper & Miller

Tim Almack is a Partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Audit and Assurance Services Department. He has been with the firm since 1983 and in public accounting since 1976.  As the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Transportation Services Group, Tim audits and reviews financial statements and advises numerous trucking clients. 

Michael F. D. Anaya

Michael F. D. Anaya, FBI

The FBI selected Michael F. D. Anaya to serve as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Atlanta Field Office on a Cyber Squad. He was chosen, due to his outstanding work as a lead Agent on several complex Cyber cases and his reputation as a strong and dynamic leader. In addition, SSA Anaya has a breadth of knowledge (spanning 12 years) in various other investigations involving program fraud, extortion, terrorism, fugitive apprehension, and counterintelligence. 

Doug Clark

Doug Clark, TIA Services and Education Committee

Doug Clark is the Chair of the TIA Services and Education Committee, and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He is the past Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, has held several board positions, and is currently serving as their Chair of the Services and Education committee. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Doug has spoken at many trade functions and been published in numerous trade magazines and periodicals. In 2011, Clark was honored with the prestigious Heritage Award for outstanding contribution to TIA and the transportation industry.

Craig Fuller

Craig Fuller, TransRisk

Craig Fuller is the CEO and Founder of TransRisk, the first trucking financial contract and information service provider. TransRisk seeks to help shippers, carriers, and 3PLs have more visibility in the trucking marketplace by developing products that offer transparency and risk management solutions. FreightWaves, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransRisk is the fastest growing media news site in the trucking industry. Prior to launching TransRisk, Craig was the founder of TransCard, a leading fleet and fuel card provider that was sold to US Bank. He has been involved in all aspects of domestic ground transportation for the past twenty years and was the founder of the largest on-demand truckload provider in the US, Xpress Direct. He holds a BBA from Baylor University.

Hannah Hoeflinger

Hannah Hoeflinger, INSUREtrust

Hannah Hoeflinger studied engineering at Georgia Tech, then completed her degree in Risk Analytics with a focus in Actuarial Science at Georgia State University. She has conducted research in big data, technology and insurance and created risk models for cyber. Hannah was previously an underwriter for Cyber, tech e&o and MPL for about 2 years before joining the brokering team at INSUREtrust.

Troy Hogan

Troy Hogan, Katz, Sapper & Miller

Troy Hogan is a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Business Advisory Group. Troy’s background includes advising clients in a wide variety of accounting, tax and business matters. He has extensive experience in tax planning, tax, compliance, and financial statement analysis, in addition to manageing business issues specific to the transportation industry. Troy is a member of the firm’s Transportation Services Group.

Ronald Morelock

Ronald Morelock, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Ronald Morelock has extensive experience counseling transportation and leasing companies on a broad range of transportation-related tax and regulatory matters, including state and local sales and use tax, income tax nexus, property tax, fuel tax and IRP and IFTA matters. He also has experience with the corporate restructuring of companies in an effort to achieve asset protection and/or sales tax savings.

Barry Willingham

Dean Oppermann, Navistar

Dean Oppermann is a Chief Engineer in Navistar’s Advanced Engineering team. In his 17 year career at Navistar, Dean has spent time in the advanced technology, engine calibration, vehicle integration and computer aided design and analysis departments. As part of advanced technologies, Dean has lead the development of engine technologies such as Navistar’s Camless engine program as well as vehicle technologies which are included in Navistar’s SuperTruck program (Catalist).  

Jon Samson

Jon Samson, Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the ATA

Jon Samson joined the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations in October of 2011 and oversees the AFTC board as their Executive Director. Prior to joining ATA, Samson served as Director, Public Policy for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). Samson was responsible for lobbying on policy issues impacting agricultural retailers and distributors. His main focus was on transportation, Farm bill and finance related issues. Previously, Samson served as a legislative aide for Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), focusing on agriculture, transportation and finance. He also served as assistant to the staff director on Senator Baucus’s Finance Committee staff.

Justin Turner, Secureworks

Justin is a 15-year veteran in the cyber security community who leads a team of the world’s best security researchers seeking out malicious cyber threat actors who are infiltrating and conducting attacks in client networks spanning the globe. Justin is responsible for all facets of service design, implementation, and delivery of Cyber Threat Hunting services along with research support and delivery of Secureworks Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection offerings. Prior to joining Secureworks, Justin worked for the MITRE Corporation where he developed Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance networks for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). Justin also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Cyber Protection Team lead organized under the National Capital Region Cyber Protection Center. In this role, Major Turner leads cyber incident responders, network defenders, and cyber planners supporting cyber operations of Department of Defense networks globally.

Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking

Ellen Voie founded the Women In Trucking Association in March of 2007, and currently serves as the nonprofit organization’s President & /CEO. Women In Trucking was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. Ellen's prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider, Inc. Her background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin.

Robert Voltmann

Robert A. Voltmann, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

In June of 1997, Bob was named President & CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. TIA is the only organization representing the interests of North American transportation intermediaries of all disciplines: brokers, domestic freight forwarders, air forwarders, international forwarders, logistics management companies, intermodal marketing companies, and perishable commodity brokers. Prior to joining TIA, Bob was the Director of Policy for the National Industrial Transportation League. Before his NIT League position, Bob was appointed by President George Bush to serve as Chief of Staff to Interstate Commerce Commissioner Ed Emmett. Prior to coming to Washington, Bob worked for two economic development and area planning associations in Houston, Texas. Bob has also worked as staff director for a committee of the Texas House of Representatives, and as a political consultant.

Barry Willingham

Barry Willingham, American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Barry Willingham is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the Director of Operations for Builders Transportation 2002- 2013, was the Regional Vice President of Operations for PGT Trucking 2013-2014, and currently serves as Traffic Manager for American Cast Iron Pipe Company.

Butch Winters

Butch Winters, Peloton

With a 25-year successful track record in both Fortune 100 and startup environments, Butch Winters brings deep operating experience to navigate growth in strategic sales, client acquisition and partner alliances.  Butch has led three startups, each with successful exits, including most recently Active Reasoning (sold to Oracle).  

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