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Spring EGG 2018: GRADE A Speakers & Fresh Opportunities

If you are considering entering the transportation industry, growing your business, transitioning from a lease purchase into true truck ownership or looking for Success in Trucking, The Spring EGG 2018 (ES’s Group Gathering) is the place to be.
The EGG is where you can personally meet top transportation leaders and learn about industry trends. Join us, April 27 & 28 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
This year’s GRADE A line up of speakers is loaded with fresh information and reaches across the transportation spectrum in order to share knowledge to help keep you informed about the latest issues and trends in Expediting.

GRADE A Speakers. GRADE A Knowledge. FRESH Opportunities.

Ellen Voie
President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association
Founded Women In Trucking in 2007, Voie has championed the effort to create greater opportunities for women within the trucking industry. Behind the wheel and across every job category in the industry, Women In Trucking has helped to promote the growth of women entering and advancing within the trucking industry. The organization has more than 4,000 members worldwide, and Voie began hosting a Women In Trucking Radio Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Radio Channel in January.

Michael Miller
Managing Director of Stephens, Inc.
Michael Miller is a Managing Director and head of Stephens’ Transportation & Logistics Group. Mr. Miller has worked in Stephens’ investment banking group for the last eighteen years with the last sixteen years being focused on the transportation sector. He has executed a variety of advisory services for transportation clients, including mergers and acquisitions, hostile defense, strategic alternatives reviews, and public and private capital markets transactions. In the last five years, Mr. Miller has completed over twenty transactions for clients in the transportation sector. Mr. Miller received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Little Rock with his wife and their three children.

Leah Shaver
Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute
Overseeing all business operations within NTI and serving on the Executive Committee, Shaver’s career has been spent supporting long-term growth and expansion of the transportation industry while reinforcing its best resource – professional truck drivers. A frequent speaker known across the trucking industry for her expertise on driver compensation and strategies addressing driver recruiting, retention and development of the driver candidate pool, Shaver, who serves on the board of directors of the Women In Trucking Association, has called 2018, “a very robust year for professional truck drivers, especially owner-operators.”

Nick Burch
Director of Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of Arc Best
Has five years transportation experience with ArcBest/Panther, specializing in both sales and operations. He managed Panther’s Inside Sales department who was responsible for lead generation and sales support for the Expedite outside sales force. Nick has held multiple roles in operations including Sr. Manger of Carrier Relations and most recently Director, Owner Operator Recruiting. The Carrier Relations team was responsible for recruiting and onboarding of outside capacity partners to fulfill brokerage shipments for ArcBest. In his current role he’s responsible for the recruiting and growth of Panther’s Owner Operator Network. His previous background includes 15 + years of sales and operations management specializing in leading teams of sales professionals to achieve corporate revenue goals. He graduated from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.

Ryan Gilliam
Vice President of Recruiting for Forward Air
Ryan, a Chicago Illinois native, started in transportation in 2005 in the nitty gritty Chicago intermodal transportation scene. Over the years Ryan has held the roles of container yard manager, customer service supervisor, dispatcher, regional maintenance director, safety director, and recruiting director. In July of 2017 Ryan, working at Forward Air owned Central States Trucking at the time, accepted an opportunity to move his wife and two dogs to Columbus, OH and enter the role of Vice President of recruiting for Forward Air.

What is The EGG?

The EGG (ES’s Group Gathering) is an event, hosted by ES that affords transportation professionals the opportunity to gather in order to meet others within the industry — and it gives the people at ES the chance to get to know you personally. In addition, the EGG isn’t a “one size fits all” event. Each EGG is different, covering different topics that are important to industry professionals, including: Truck Sales, Financing, Support Services, and any number of services and products offered by ES.
In addition to the above speakers, The EGG features a number of carriers, companies and opportunities represented, including but not limited to:
– Stephens, Inc.
– Women In Trucking
– National Transportation Institute
– Forward Air
– Panther Premium Logistics, a service of ArcBest
– Success In Trucking

There’s More!

Along with a great lineup of GRADE A speakers, ES will feature fresh opportunities for networking, an open house at the newly updated ES offices, a tour of  The Hub (our NEW Contractor’s Lounge), and great food and fellowship throughout the weekend! ES management and staff will also be on hand throughout the event to get to know you and answer questions.

Come to The EGG to Bring Home the Bacon, register here — It’s FREE, with food and accommodations provided by ES.

We look forward to seeing you here at the Spring EGG 2018 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
To learn even more, check out what happened at last year’s Spring EGG 2017.

Register Here for the Spring EGG 2018 or call 877-349-9303 for more information.

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