2022 IFTLC Conference: May 11 - 12, 2022
2022 IFTLC Conference: May 11 - 12, 2022
Join industry professionals at the 2022 IFTLC Conference at the beachfront Lago Mar Resort and Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 11-12, 2022. Network with your peers in the field of furniture logistics and hear about winning strategies from leading retailers, logistics partners, academics, and more!
Keith Koenig - Chairman
KEITH T. KOENIG is Chairman and owner of City Furniture a $750 million enterprise with 21 City Furniture and 14 Ashley Furniture HomeStores in South and Central Florida, and a 900,000-square-foot headquarters and distribution facility in Tamarac. City Furniture is South Florida’s leading furniture retailer and employs more than 3,000+ Associates.
Mr. Koenig is a member of the board of directors of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is Vice Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and is past Chairman of the Broward Workshop, and past Chairman of Holy Cross Hospital and serves on the Orange Bowl Committee and the Florida Council of 100.
Keith is married to Kelly and has 2 children and five grandchildren.
Vaughn Moore - Executive Chairman & CEO
AIT Worldwide Logistics
Vaughn Moore is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIT Worldwide Logistics. He became an owner of AIT in 2012 after leading his team in executing a friendly leveraged buyout of the company. With nearly three decades of service in the logistics industry, Moore’s diverse background includes extensive sales, public speaking, recruitment, and management experience.
As a leader in the global community of logistics professionals, Moore has been lending an influential voice through his service on the World Freight Alliance's Board of Directors since 2013. In 2021, he joined the Business Advisory Council for the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) as a Leadership member in recognition of AIT’s exceptional commitment to supporting the NUTC’s activities.
Moore received his MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.
He and his wife reside in the western suburbs of Chicago with their daughter. In addition to spending time with his family, Moore enjoys golfing and actively supporting his alma mater’s renowned Tar Heels.
Tom Curee - Senior VP of Strategy & Innovation
Kingsgate Logistics, LLC
Tom Curee serves as the Senior Vice President for Kingsgate Logistics. He has spent over 15 years in the transportation industry, working with both brokerages and carriers. He has built an innovation team in the last few years that has earned Kingsgate the reputation of a FreightTech 100 company and as a leading innovator in the logistics field.
Jenn Luong - Founder & Principal at Canvas. CEO at Amanda Lindroth Corp
Having traversed the globe, Jennifer Luong has a deep experience in Sourcing and Supply Chain for the home decor/furniture industry. In 2000 she joined Ballard Designs and helped to build the Sourcing, Compliance and Product Design teams; building their import program from the ground up. After being an executive at Ballard for 18 yrs, she became a corporate team member for Cornerstone Brands over Ballard Designs, Frontgate and Grandin Road. Balancing the supply chain and creative sides of business, she now helps small brands grow with Sourcing, Supply Chain and fractional CEO services under her own business, Sourcing Canvas.
Ken Sine - Head of Global Procurement
Kenneth Sine is a passionate and innovative results oriented executive, advisor, and board member with 30+ years expertise within the Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry. He has held numerous Expat assignments that led and managed multilingual and multicultural teams on a global basis. During his career he has held management responsibilities that have included Sales, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Negotiations, and Product Management. Currently, he is Head of Global Procurement at Wayfair LLC. Each year, Ken speaks at numerous trade events around the globe to share insights and perspectives about the state of the logistics industry and things to consider about the management of supply chains.
Dennis Cravens - Director of Business Development
Dennis Cravens serves as Director of Business Development with Schneider’s Supply Chain and Distribution Management team. With more than 40 years of global logistics expertise he works with customers to craft customized, integrated solutions that solve their supply chain challenges. Dennis spends his spare time giving back to students with learning differences at Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale, IL.
Joelle Hutchings - Director Center for Supply Chain Education
Ms. Hutchings holds a Master of Education Leadership in Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Preston Steele - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Steele holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of South Florida, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University