Gary Garfield  engages and educates audiences with the truly unique insight he gained first practicing law, and then turning around the financial performance of Bridgestone Americas, and the organization’s corporate culture. Through his innovative approach to changing the culture of the organization, Garfield changed the focus of the organization, drove innovation and collaboration, and broke […]


Martin O’Malley has spent his entire career fighting for underserved and middle-class communities. He has served as the Governor of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore, and a city councilor—earning a reputation as a bold, progressive, and pragmatic executive who is willing to take on tough shared challenges. Recognizing the threat that climate change posed to Maryland’s […]


Jill Griffin is a contributor, NYSE independent Public Board Director, internationally-published Harvard “Working Knowledge” author, and NACD Governance Fellow. She is the author of five books. Her newest are Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board and Women Make Great Leaders. Since 2003, Jill has served as an Independent Board Director for Luby’s/Fuddruckers Restaurants […]


Dr. Craig Philip is a Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and Director of Vanderbilt’s Transportation Center (VECTOR). Dr. Philip’s research focus includes infrastructure sustainability, and the application of risk management tools to transportation systems, carrier safety management, and transport policy and regulation. Dr. Philip spent 35 years in the rail, […]


As an entrepreneurial technology innovator, a futurist, and business development executive, Steven Madge uses his global network of industry influencers to cross pollinate technologies and processes across multiple high tech industries. As a subject matter expert he is experienced in helping global clients in the high tech, automotive, IoT and, Smart Cities to speed their […]


Pierre is passionate about carbon emission reductions, especially when it comes to transportation. He worked for 15 years at Schneider Electric where he played a key role in developing and launching new products and solutions providing better energy management for lighting and building control. In 2015 he managed to combine his passion for cars with […]


Mike McHorse is a 30-year veteran of the heavy-duty transportation industry with family ties going back to the earliest years of Consolidated Freightways and the inception of the Freightliner Trucks brand. In 2018, he took on the role of Director of Channel Marketing with focuses on unique events such as industry trade shows, oversight of […]


Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches big data concepts with machine learning and predictive analytics. The Data Science Institute works to partner business and academics to solve real problems and create a data driven approach to analytical thinking and strategic […]

Hytch Gives $5K + Enables User Donations to Ease Transportation Costs For Goodwill Employees

Each year Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee recognizes outstanding members of their community at the Impact Luncheon Awards ceremony. From achievers and volunteers to community partners, ambassador, and donors; Goodwill celebrates the contributions that help make the organization one of the largest employers in the region. This year, in addition to recognizing outstanding members of […]