Many of the goods imported into the U.S. rely on intricate, finely-tuned, international supply chains. When the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on international supply networks that caused shortages, price increases, and instilled plenty of worry in consumers, it also set in motion more conversation about the emerging future of supply chains. But how did we get here? In this webinar, participants will learn more about the past, present, and future of supply chains and freight systems, including how supply chains have changed over time, evolving types of freight providers, autonomous freight advancements, and public policy changes. The presentation, which is also the TRB 2022 Deen Lecture, will be led by Anne Strauss-Wieder and discussion will be facilitated by Lillian Borrone.
Anne Strauss-Wieder, Director, Freight Planning, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
Lillian Borrone, former Chair of Eno’s Board of Directors and former Assistant Executive Director Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
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Anne Strauss-Wieder is a nationally respected senior executive and expert who currently serves as the Director of Freight Planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). She has over 40 years of public and private sector experience involving supply chains, industrial and economic development, resilience, and freight movement. She is the 2022 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship. She has authored numerous assessments of emerging trends and issues and is often at ports, in industrial space, and at other freight operations. Ms. Strauss-Wieder is in leadership roles in several national professional organizations including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, TRB, and NAIOP. She was also an appointed member of the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and the US Maritime Administration’s Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee. Ms. Strauss-Wieder also developed and teaches a graduate course on Freight and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She has a BA and MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Lead New Jersey 2010 Fellow.
Lillian Borrone is the former Chair of the Eno Center of Transportation. A well-known transportation industry leader, her professional career has included senior policy and executive positions in both the federal and regional governmental levels and as an advisor to distinguished private sector companies.
Mrs. Borrone retired from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as Assistant Executive Director. In that role she provided advice to the Executive Director and Board of Commissioners on an array of issues including international trade and development, real estate acquisition and disposition for maritime, aviation and mixed use development projects and on transportation capital management priorities.
Prior to this position, Mrs. Borrone served for over 12 years as Director of the Port Commerce Department overseeing the New York and New Jersey marine terminals, waterfront and economic development projects, and, international relations responsibilities.
During her Port Authority career, Mrs. Borrone also served as Director of Management and Budget, Assistant Director of Aviation and in senior management positions in the Terminals and Rail Transportation Departments.
She also served as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Associate Administrator and then Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration’s predecessor agency, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
In 2001, Mrs. Borrone was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the United States Commission on Ocean Policy. The Commission’s report, “An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century”, was submitted to the Congress and accepted by the President in September 2004. She continues to be an active participant in the Joint Ocean Initiative Steering Committee, a successor entity comprised of U.S. Commission as well as Pew Ocean Commission members and distinguished ocean community leaders.
Mrs. Borrone is a member of the Board of Directors of STV, Inc., an international engineering firm; a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Healthcare Holding Company, Inc., and subsidiaries of Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey; and a member of the Science Advisory Board to the Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Transportation.
Mrs. Borrone has received a number of honors and recognitions during her career, including election to the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration. She graduated from Manhattan College, with a Master of Science in civil engineering/transportation management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University.