Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program-2021

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management, will host its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Oct. 21, 2021 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello BuildingNational Veterans Resource Center 

Established in 1949, the annual Salzberg event, is a central component of Whitman School’s Franklin Center, which is consistently recognized as one of the best supply chain management programs in the country by top publications and organizations. During the event, industry executives from leading corporations share insights into trends, advancements and innovation in the fields of supply chain management, transportation and logistics.”

The Salzberg Medallion is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management—in part because of the caliber of past honorees and in part because of the program’s rigorous selection process.

This year’s Salzberg Medallion recipient is:

Tesla, Inc.

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.  Tesla believes the world will not be able to solve the climate change crisis without directly reducing air pollutant emissions—including carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs)—from the transportation and power sectors.   To accomplish its mission, Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and energy generation and storage systems, installs, and maintains such systems, and sells solar electricity.

Accepted by Albert Gore, east coast lead for public policy and business development, Tesla, Inc

Keynote Speaker: Carlos Monje Jr., under secretary of transportation for policy, Department of Transportation (DOT)

Carlos Monje Jr. serves as under secretary of transportation for policy in the Office of the Secretary. Monje managed the agency review process for domestic agencies for the Biden-Harris Transition. Monje previously served as acting under secretary and assistant secretary for transportation policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation where he oversaw implementation of surface transportation programs, the discretionary grant programs, and efforts to promote equity and economic development. Monje is the first in his family born in the United States. His family is from Argentina.

The Zinsmeister Award for student excellence in supply chain management and the Brethen Scholarship Prize will be conferred during the Salzberg event.

Full program and list of panels and speakers.

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Agnes H. Magnarelli

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is home to the nation’s first supply chain management program. A specialization in traffic and transportation was first offered in 1919 when the School of Management was founded. Currently, the SCM program offers rigorous Ph.D., MBA, M.S. and B.S. degrees, as well as executive education. Whitman’s award-winning SCM faculty is renowned for teaching, research and outreach partnerships.

In addition, Whitman offers and supports a number of student groups and organizations that provide opportunities for learning, engagement and networking. Among those is the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Syracuse University Franklin Student Roundtable which brings together faculty, staff, students, practitioners and alumni.

The Whitman School houses several centers dedicated to advancements and excellence in SCM. The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management and its advisory board assembles Whitman students, faculty, alumni and active supply chain professionals to share research and advancements in the industry. The Robert H. Brethen Operations Management Institute supports Whitman students and faculty with funding for scholarships and research. The Brethen Institute also supports Syracuse University’s chapter of ASCM (formerly APICS), an international professional society representing manufacturing, service and resource management professionals, providing students and professionals with varied networking opportunities. Whitman supports students in their pursuit of ASCM certification to further bolster their marketability.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an independent research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our 13 schools and colleges and over 200 majors close the gap between education and action, so graduates are equipped to be resourceful, responsive and real-world ready. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected issues with innovative approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community of game changers that moves ideas, individuals and impact forward.

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