Peter Ralston / Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Logistics Management
University of West Florida
Scott Keller / Professor of Supply Chain Logistics Management
University of West Florida
Peter Ralston is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Logistics Management at the University of West Florida. Peter graduated with his Ph.D. in supply chain management from Iowa State University in 2014. Before earning his Ph.D., Peter spent a number of years in industry. Specifically he worked as a customer liaison for a large beauty and fragrance manufacturer. After that, he spent three years running a distribution center in Chicago, IL for a large office products wholesaler.
Scott Keller is the John C. Pace Distinguished Business Professor and Professor of Supply Chain Logistics Management at the University of West Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Logistics and Marketing from the University of Arkansas and has been on the logistics faculty at Penn State and Michigan State. Dr. Keller began the supply chain logistics management program at UWF 11 years ago that focuses on linking students with industry professionals to launch successful careers in supply chain logistics management. UWF’s formally launched a standalone BSBA in Supply Chain Logistics this past fall. Dr. Keller coaches UWF student logistics teams that have consistently rank at the highest level in national competitions against the country’s top logistics programs; placing 1st and 2nd multiple times. Dr. Keller’s research interests include personnel performance and the development of a customer oriented culture within logistics operations. Along with his brother, Dr. Keller co-authored the book, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing. He has been ranked among the top 3% of all time published researchers in the leading logistics journals. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Logistics. His managerial experience is in motor carrier operations, large scale public and contract warehousing in Memphis, and ocean freight marine terminal operations in Long Beach, California.
Robin Reschard / Robert Robino Productions
“In a world where fitting in is comfortable and common, Robin Reshard challenges people to conform only their own uniqueness in order to live and share their uniqueness with passion. And she’s very funny.”
Robin Reshard is an engaging interviewer, public speaker and community educator. As the creative force for Robert Robino Productions, she strives to bring relevant issues to light through educational, entertaining and enlightening media and community projects. Putting her passion for reading and writing into action, she has authored The Little Book of ‘Fro-isms: A Guide for Your Journey to Finding Your Uniqueness, the upcoming children’s book Marty Goes to the Library, the motivational CDs – Find Your ‘Fro™ and The Fifth Key to Purpose and Passion, and has contributed numerous articles to other books and newspapers. A former host of a PBS community and public affairs television show, she enlightened the public by asking the insightful and tough questions.
Robin is objectively persuasive, seriously humorous, and authentically diverse, comfortably connecting with diverse crowds at all corporate and community levels. Her audiences feel that she is interested and interesting and appreciates her passion and expertise. Whether its leadership, collaboration, strategy, coalition-building, or myriad communtiy issues (economic development, parity, diversity), Robin ensures the subject matter is well thought out, inclusive and open. She gleams research from a wide spectrum with a sole focus: connecting people with people, ideas and informations.
Her over thirty years of professional and community work have provided effective change and challenge in the boardroom, classroom, and community. She holds a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University and has received many service, teaching, and volunteer awards. Robin and her husband, Lloyd, have three beautiful, smart adult children.