Doug Grawe serves as General Counsel to Dart Transit Company and the Dart Network of companies. Dart is one of the largest truckload, dry van carriers in the U.S., helping shippers large and small with their transportation, logistics, intermodal, warehousing, and portable storage needs. Dart is a family-owned business based in the Twin Cities, with more than 2000 trucks and 500 employees. Dart boasts the U.S. EPA’s highest Smartway carrier rating for Dart’s efforts in lowering greenhouse gas emissions through lightweight, higher capacity trailers, CNG-powered trucks, aerodynamic trailers, and lightweight trucks. Doug manages Dart’s legal affairs, including managing corporate transactions, government affairs, customer and vendor contracts, independent contractor relationships, labor & employment matters, and other risk-management priorities for the organization. Doug graduated from Iowa State in 2002 with majors in Transportation and Logistics (now Supply Chain) and Business Management. He earned his law degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2006, and has since spoken numerous times and written many articles for the transportation industry on a variety of topics.
Kevin McCarthy works for C.H. Robinson as a Director of Consulting Services. Kevin has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry working for a service provider, a small food manufacturer (shipper), and a large retailer (Target Stores) Kevin has both an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business with an emphasis in Management Information Systems and an undergraduate business degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Kevin speaks on a regular basis at industry events and has written numerous white papers including Deriving Strategic Advantage from Truckload Procurement for CSCMP Explores. Kevin is also a frequent contributor to TMC’s Managed TMS Blog.
Paul Trombino was appointed director of the Iowa Department of Transportation in May 2011. Trombino is the 2015-2016 President of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO); is a member of AASHTO Executive Committee; Chair of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communication; is a member of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee; and active in the State Strategic Transportation Initiatives (SSTI) group.
He had previously served at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 17 years in many roles, including regional operations director of the highway division, director of the statewide Bureau of Structures, and most recently as director of the Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Rails and Harbors. Trombino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.