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Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation holds Strategic Planning Meeting

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 04:07pm | By: Tara Burcham

The Executive Committee of the CLTT Industry Advisory Council at Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its fall 2012 strategic planning meeting, which brought together members of the CLTT Industry Advisory Council (IAC) representing a broad range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors. 

“IAC members had the opportunity to discuss and make critical decisions regarding the direction of the CLTT, its five-year goals and strategic plan,” said Tulio Sulbaran, CLTT director.   

Dr. Joe Whitehead, dean of the College of Science and Technology and Mike Bonnette, associate director for Development, welcomed the more than 40 stakeholders in attendance. 

Robert Burt, Mississippi Department of Transportation, IAC Chair; MaryAnn Moon, Galvin Creek, LLC, IAC Vice-Chair; and Anthony Hauer, Natchez-Adams County Port, IAC Executive Secretary/Treasurer engaged attendees in an open discussion to gather ideas about the CLTT's five-year strategic goals, including meeting the ever-changing needs of the Gulf Region.

“We thanks those in attendance and those that have expended countless hours giving advice and contributing to the growth and strengthening of the CLTT,” said Sulbaran. “Our industry advisory council members are engaged, involved and active in logistics, trade and transportation and offer invaluable assistance to the CLTT's mission.” 

The impact of the activities hosted at the CLTT directly benefit industry and government agencies. Its stated mission includes “responding to the Gulf-region government and industry stakeholders' need for the creation and dissemination of practical, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary knowledge and technologies to advance logistics, trade and transportation; foster economic development; and promote an integrated freight system within the Americas.”

For more information about the Southern Miss Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation, visit