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Supply Chain Executives Conference

September 26–27, 2023
167 Green Town Hall

Join Red Arts Capital in fostering relationships amongst executives and discussing topics on leadership, operational and economic trends, and the advancement of diversity and inclusion at corporations and the broader sector.

Nick Antoine and guest speaker at SCEC 2022

About the event

A private forum for supply chain executives

Engage professionally and expand personal networks through thought leadership and dialogue — utilizing industry expertise to discuss creative solutions to complex issues within different spheres of the supply chain sector, and collectively preparing for the next wave of supply chain opportunities and challenges.



Join 150 attendees for a one-day, invite-only event. Previous attendees have included senior executives from the following companies:

About Red Arts Capital

Dedicated to driving great companies forward

Since its inception in 2015, Chicago-based Red Arts Capital has focused on investing in North American supply chain businesses, completing nearly half a billion dollars in mergers and acquisitions. The firm presents a strong track record of identifying, supporting, and partnering with family-owned, multi-generational businesses — allowing them to continue building their trusted reputations and thrive within their industry.

Chad Strader at SCEC 2022


All times below are CST



Opening Reception

The Oakville Grill & Cellar
163 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

Located at the main entrance of 167 N Green

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.



Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Conference & Closing Reception

167 N Green St, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607


Breakfast and Registration
8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.


Welcome Remarks
9:15 a.m – 9:30 a.m.


Lessons in Entrepreneurship
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Building Supplier Diversity
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Perspectives from the Field: Military Supply Chains

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Lunch Break
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


Keynote: Leadership Through Disruptions
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


Technology’s Impact on Labor Markets
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m


Mentorship & Career Development
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m


Female Leadership in the Supply Chain
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m


Closing & Cocktail Reception
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.


For a full listing of events with details on speakers and moderators, please download the agenda.



Anthony Barber headshot

Operating Partner,
Red Arts Capital

Anthony Barber
Ashwani Gupta headshot

Former Chief Operating Officer, Nissan Motors

Ashwani Gupta
Bobby Harris headshot

Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
BlueGrace Logistics

Bobby Harris
David Motley headshot

General Partner,
Black Tech Nation Ventures

David Motley
Dee Merriweather headshot

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer,

Deidra Merriwether
Elisa Basnight headshot

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, American Red Cross & Founder, StrategyServ, LLC

Elisa Basnight
Elliott Rodgers headshot

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
Foot Locker

Elliott Rodgers
Marion Gross headshot

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Supply Chain Officer,
McDonald’s Corporation

Marion Gross
Meredith Neizer headshot

Chief Logistics Officer,

Meredith Neizer
Mike Ricketts headshot

Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
QPSI, Inc.

Mike Ricketts
Nadia Quarles headshot

Assistant Vice President,
Business Diversity, The University of Chicago

Nadia Quarles
Nate Smith headshot

Vice President, Air Force Programs, Integrated Solutions for Systems

Nate Smith, PhD
Ned Sandlin headshot

Operating Partner,
Red Arts Capital

Ned Sandlin
Pamela Culpepper headshot

Managing Partner, Leadership Advisory Practice,
Hanold Associates LLC

Pamela Culpepper
Col. Samuel F. Payne Jr. headshot

Vice Director,
448th Supply Chain Management Wing, United States Air Force

Col. Samuel F. Payne Jr.
Sarabeth Tukeyheadshot

Executive Director,
Russell Reynolds Associates

Sarabeth Tukey
Stephanie Williams headshot

Senior Director,
Global Procurement, KION

Stephanie Williams
Ted Jackson headshot

Executive Vice President, Operations,
Board Member, Coregistics

Ted Jackson
Victor Crawford headshot

Former Chief Executive Officer,
Cardinal Health Pharma Segment

Victor Crawford
Wanda Jackson-Davis headshot

Vice President,
Sourcing & Procurement, McKesson

Wanda Jackson-Davis
Wendy Wadas headshot

Executive Partner,
Gartner for Chief Procurement Officers

Wendy Wadas
Will Clarke headshot

Senior Advisor
Former Head of  Supply Chain, Atlas Air;
Captain, USN (Ret) Defense Logistics Agency

Will Clarke

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become an SCEC sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Supply Chain Executives Conference? Learn more by contacting the Red Arts team below.



Join us in Chicago

The conference will be held at 167 Green Townhall.

A hotel block is available at The Hoxton in Chicago’s West Loop. The Hoxton is located at 200 N Green St, across the street from 167 Green Town Hall.

For a discounted rate, use the hotel’s booking link and code REDARTS.




167 Green Townhall