“Why Georgia for Supply Chain”
SCNR – Episode 45
Learn more about the 2019 Georgia Logistics Summit: https://www.galogisticssummit.com/
Matt Markham is the Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics, which helps companies take advantage of the state’s world-class logistics industry, so that they can improve supply chain efficiencies, support growth, and increase global competitiveness. Matt brings to the position more than a decade of experience in transportation policy at the state of Georgia, having served in leadership roles at the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the State Road and Tollway Authority, and as a policy advisor to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University. Learn more about the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics: https://www.georgia.org/about-coi-logistics.
David Nuckolls is the Global Account Manager for Marketing and Operations working in support of two divisions within the Georgia Department of Economic Development – the Centers of Innovation and Rural Georgia Initiatives.
In his current position, David is responsible for the marketing management, strategic communications, and divisional operations for the five industry teams within the Centers of Innovation. In this role, he also directly manages the Centers of Innovation Operations team which includes the Marketing Coordinator and Program Analyst positions. Beginning April 2018, David also serves as the Account Manager for the newly created Rural Georgia Initiatives division, where he supports the team with their marketing and communications needs. Since joining the Department in August 2012, David has successfully led the Centers of Innovation through a rebranding and messaging initiative, produced three award winning videos (15 total), and has helped the Centers earn more than 1 billion media impressions through more than 500 different outlets including many of the nation’s top tier media. He has also earned 7 different industry awards during this time. David previously served the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce as their communications coordinator where he expanded their capabilities across social media, integrated communications, and digital marketing, including the launch of their monthly publication, Momentum. He is a third-generation graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia where he was also a scholar in the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s leadership development program, the WinShape College Program. David is currently a Fellow in the Zell Miller Leadership Institute. He has completed GeorgiaForward’s Young Gamechangers program in the Fall of 2017, graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development in 2014, and is midway through his process in becoming a Georgia Certified Economic Developer through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government which he anticipates completing by 2020. David is a member of Newnan First United Methodist Church where he also serves as a Sunday School leader, Chair of the Stewardship Committee, a member of the Church Council, Finance Committee, and the Worship Committee. David, his wife Anna, son Henley, and daughter Adalynn Grace reside in Newnan, Georgia.
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software and Rubicon Global improve their brand reputations with marketing results that help increase sales. Will also serves as a member of the APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board and serves as co-host of the popular #SupplyChainCity series on Supply Chain Now Radio. The Backbeat team includes lead generation, digital marketing, media relations and content marketing specialists with a combined 50 years of experience in their chosen disciplines. Connect with Will on LinkedIn and learn more about Backbeat Marketing here: www.backbeatmarketing.com
Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. He can also be reached by email. Learn more about TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space, by visiting their website here: www.talentstreamstaffing.com