2005 NCLC Annual Conference

June 20- 23, 2005

“Guide for Security Practices in the Transportation and Agricultural Fields”

Fletcher Hall
Executive Director of
Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference
American Trucking Associations

Fletcher R. Hall serves as the executive director of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations. The AFTC is the only national organization that represents the interests of commercial transporters of agricultural commodities, food, minerals, and forest products. He represents the Conference on all legislative, regulatory, environmental, and trade issues affecting the trade organization.

During his career in association management, Hall has been chief operating officer and lobbyist for several local, state, and national trade associations and non-profit organizations.

He was executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors for over ten years and assistant executive and lobbyist for the Maryland Association of Realtors for five years.

Hall began his employment with the American Trucking Associations as the executive director of the Towing and Recovery Association of America, then an affiliate of ATA. He also acted as the executive director of the Air and Expedited Motor Carriers Conference, another former ATA affiliate organization. He has been president of F.R. Hall & Associates, an association management and public affairs consulting firm. He was executive director of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association and the president of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.

Mr. Hall is a native of East New Market, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and a Masters of Education Degree from Bowie State University in Maryland.

“Managing Change in Today’s Logistics Environment”

J. Paul Dittman, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee

Dr. J. Paul Dittmann is the Director of Corporate Partnership at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Dittmann comes to the University of Tennessee after a thirty-year career in industry. He has held Fortune 150 positions such as Vice President, Logistics for North America, Vice President Global Logistics Systems, and most recently served as Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Projects, and Systems for the Whirlpool Corporation. In that latter capacity he developed the global supply chain and manufacturing strategies for the Whirlpool Corporation, saving over $600 million.

He is a certified instructor for the Project Management Institute, offering seminars around the United States in the area of global project management and change management. He also has taught numerous pubic seminars in the areas of lean manufacturing, global business, and supply chain excellence, and has spoken at over thirty conferences on these and other topics.

Dr. Dittmann has published articles on subjects such as supply chain metrics, global logistics, global project management, and change management.

He has also performed consulting and executive education services for firms such as Sony, Cooper Tire, Lowes, Navistar, F.E. Myers, General Signal, National City Corporation, and Grupo Cysda.
In his current role at the University, he works with the Integrated Value Forums, teaches logistics courses in the college, and teaches in the executive education programs.

“Avoiding the Dirty Dozen of Freight Contracts”

Henry Seaton Esquire
Seaton & Husk of Vienna, Virginia

Henry E. Seaton is a graduate of Duke University (A.B. ’70) and Vanderbilt School of Law (J.D. ’73). He has practiced law for 30 years in the Washington D.C. area representing motor carriers and brokers. He is a member of the Vienna, VA based law firm of Seaton & Husk. The firm specializes in freight claims, freight charge collection, contracting issues, carrier representation before the FMCSA and bankruptcy issues.

Mr. Seaton writes a monthly column on transportation for Commercial Carrier Journal and is the author of Protecting Motor Carrier Interests in Contracts. He is past Chairman of the Federal Agency Practice Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association. He serves as commerce counsel for Compunet Credit Services and the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. He was the Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Professional of the Year in 2001 and is a frequent speaker and lecturer at industry conventions and seminars. He can be reached at HESeaton@aol.com. For articles and other information, please see www.transportationlaw.net.

“U.S. TransCom, Providing Logistical Support in the Global War on Terrorism”

Major General Carlos “Butch” Pair Chief of Staff
U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Army

General Pair assumed duties as chief of staff, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill, in June 2000. He is responsible to the Commander for the effective coordination of all staff activities in a global command of 153151,000 personnel. USTRANSCOM is engaged in round the clock transportation and distribution planning and support to the Department of Defense and its war fighting unified commands.

General Pair received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and commission from Jacksonville State University, in Alabama, in 1970 as a Quartermaster Officer and subsequently assigned a petroleum platoon in Germany. He has held a wide variety of positions within the logistical community in quartermaster, ordnance, maintenance and transportation as well as a number of key staff assignments.

Prior to reporting to USTSRANSCOM, General Pair was Deputy Commander, Military Traffic Management Command, (MTMC) the Army Component of USTRANSCOM in Alexandria, Va. During his career, he has commanded troops from Company to Brigade Level. Commands include, 530th DS, Forward, Maintenance Company, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky. Battalion Command was the 696th Ordnance Battalion, Mobile, Ala. Brigade Command was Third Army’s 3rd, Theater Army, Movement Control Agency. Other significant experience includes chief of staff, 377th Theater Support Command, 3rd Army’s Theater Support Command.

General Pair is a graduate of the Army Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Defense Strategy Course, United States Army War College and Syracuse University National Strategic Leaders course.. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two Oak Leaf Clusters).