Women in Operations Management

Women in Operations Management Panel Discussion



Tuesday, February 20

This event will be held on the campus of 
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago - Click Here for a  Map

Note: Alumni Hall is in the Student Union - Please refer to the NEIU-Main Campus Map provided on this page


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm



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Women in Operations Management

Steps that will advance your career. How to break into management. Things you can do to inspire the confidence of the people you work with. These are not gender specific concerns.

In fact, most of the issues that are part of day-to-day Operations Management are not gender specific, or "women's" concerns and issues per se, however women often bring a different perspective to the many considerations that make-up Supply Chain and Operations Management than the perspectives held by many of their male counterparts ... And, there are gender specific issues that still persist such as how to break the 'glass-ceiling' -- and when broken, how to help pull other women past it.  This is your opportunity to hear about these Operations and Supply Chain Management issues from a panel of women who are successful Professionals.  The considerations that will be discussed are important for anyone in or considering a career in Management.  APICS members and other Supply Chain and Operations professionals, University faculty, staff and students from NEIU and from all other area Universities and Colleges are invited and encouraged to attend.

Stephanie Sherrod

Panel Moderator - Stephanie Sherrod, Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist, CSCP, CLTD is the Transportation and Customs Manager at Gogoair, an inflight WiFi company. Before Gogoair, Ms. Sherrod was the Import Export Project Lead, at NEC Display Solutions where she was responsible for: Providing day-to-day guidance, expertise and the knowledge necessary to manage the import and export compliance program; maintaining rate negotiations; and providing direction regarding transportation issues and related services. Prior to NEC Display Solutions, Ms. Sherrod dealt with Customs Broker compliance and related issues at logistics firms including, DHL Global Forwarding, Nissin Customs Service, and Pro Logistics. Ms. Sherrod holds a Bachelor of the Arts (B.A.) degree from Kent State University. Ms. Sherrod’s LinkedIn page features her business motto, “Keep Calm and Call Your Licensed Customs Broker”, as well as an informative summary on Trade Compliance entitled, “What You Don’t Know About Trade Compliance Will Cost You”.

Kim Choin

Kim Choin, CPIM, Financial Analyst, has enjoyed an 18 year career with Vaughan & Bushnell, a "Made in the USA" hand tool manufacturer located in Hebron, IL. Ms. Choin is a high energy supply chain professional who was actively involved with the Board of the APICS Highlands Chapter. Recently, Ms. Choin joined the Finance Team that is part of the APICS-Chicago Board of Directors. Ms. Choin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree from Columbia College Chicago.

Dawn Duvall

Dawn Duvall, CPIM, is the Director of Supply Chain and IT at Milton Industries the leading brand and “Made in USA” manufacturer of Pneumatic Air Accessories and Fittings. As Director of Supply Chain and IT at Milton, Ms. Duvall is responsible for inventory control, S&OP, supplier management, purchasing, customer service, ISO and overall IT. Before coming to Milton Industries, Ms. Duvall was the Director of IT/Production at Chemtech Plastics Inc., a medium sized precision injection molder and contract assembly provider, where Ms. Duvall was in charge of logistics, warehousing, purchasing, scheduling, customer service and IT. Ms. Duvall received a Bachelor of Science (BSE) degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition, Ms. Duvall received a Master of Science (MSE) degree in Computer Education from Cardinal Stritch University. Ms. Duvall is an active member of APICS-Chicago frequently helping with Program related duties.

Carrie Horton

Carrie Horton, CPA, LSSGB, is Senior Treasury Analyst at ACCO Brands Corporation, which is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions. Ms. Horton began her career at ACCO in 2014 in a Finance development program where, over a two-year period, she rotated through various corporate finance and accounting functions, which included roles in Credit, Accounts Receivable, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Internal Audit. Ms. Horton received her Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). Ms. Horton is the Vice-Chair of NEIU's College of Business and Management (COBM) Executive Advisory Council (EAC), and also serves as a member on the NEIU Alumni Advisory Board. Additionally, Ms. Horton is an active volunteer in her community, and is a member of the Treasury Management Association of Chicago (TMAC). Further, Ms. Horton, who maintains a commitment to continued learning, is registered to sit for the CFA Level 1 Exam in June 2018.


  • 6:00 - 6:45 Registration and Informal Networking. Light food and refreshments will be available.

  • 6:45 - 7:00 Announcements and Introductions

  • 7:00 - 7:45 Panel Discussion and Q & A

  • 7:45 - 8:30 Meet the Panelists.

In addition to the insights from the panel discussion, this event provides an excellent opportunity to network before the panel discussion starts, as well as the opportunity to meet the panelists and continue networking after the panel discussion.

(APICS members receive certification maintenance points for attending this event)

APICS-Chicago thanks Northeastern Illinois University for hosting this event.

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Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a fully accredited public university serving approximately 12,000 students in the Chicago area with an affordable, high quality academic experience. Of note, NEIU's College of Business and Management is AACSB accredited. Go to www.neiu.edu for more information.