Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2015 - (Page 40)

A N N U A L C O N F E R E N C E R E P O R T A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies FSA Celebrates 6oth Anniversary 2015 MARKED THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY of Food Shippers of America - and this year's conference was sold out. Held at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country resort, the conference included a "Ladies of Logistics" afternoon tea on Sunday as well as a First Time Attendee reception that allowed different groups smaller venues to meet and talk with other participants. The official kickoff for the conference began with an inspiring presentation by Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who piloted U.S. Airways flight 1549 and safely landed in the Hudson River in 2009 following a bird strike on his aircraft. True leaders always lead by example and turn adversity into opportunity, said Sullenberger. He stressed core values and personal and professional integrity. A leader's worst enemy can be ego, he said, which can "wall you off from collaborating with others." Many U.S. corporations are "over-managed, but under lead," said Sullenberger, emphasizing that a leader's duty is to show people where the company is going, how to get there, what an individual's role is in getting there and how you'll know when you've accomplished the goal. The 5th Annual John J. Murphy Scholarship was presented by FSA's Chairman of the Board Larry Cooper. This year's winner was Kathryn Hildebrand, who received $5,000. 40 | SPRING|SUMMER 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2015

President’s Letter
Intermodal Challenges
Pain on the Train
Transportation Funding Preview
The Real Key to the Driver Shortage – Creating a Better Environment for Drivers
Starting Over
FSA’s Annual Conference
Industry Forecast
Retail Trends
Cleaning Up Aisle 6
How Are Honeybees Doing?
Capturing Talent
A Traffic Jam Model of Leadership
Afraid to Admit That You Don’t Understand Social Media?
FSA Members
Index of Advertisers

Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2015