Our Team of Experts

Supply Chain Quarterly is the work of a team of award-winning journalists with decades of experience reporting and writing on supply chain topics.

WORLD-CLASS EDITORIAL TEAM

Mitch Mac Donald, Group Editorial Director, has over three decades of experience in newspaper and magazine media and has twice been recognized as one of the Top 10 Business Journalists in the U.S. Mitch served as Supply Chain Management Review’s founding publisher and editorial director from 1997 to 2000. He also served as news editor, chief editor, publisher, and editorial director of Logistics Management, as well as publisher of Modern Materials Handling. Mitch is also president and CEO of AGiLE Business Media LLC, which publishes DC VELOCITY. If you don’t understand what he’s talking about, then you probably need to deepen your knowledge of 1970s movies and rock and roll.

David Maloney, Editorial Director, a journalist for more than 35 years, is also chief editor of Supply Chain Quarterly’s sister publication, DC VELOCITY. A TV journalist for the first half of his career, Dave is comfortable on both sides of the camera, producing video content for both publications. Before joining AGiLE Business Media, he served as a senior editor at Modern Materials Handling. He lives with his wife, dogs, cats, pond fish, and turtles in Pittsburgh, where he remains a long-suffering Pirates fan.

Susan Lacefield, Executive Editor, has been working for supply chain publications for more than 16 years. In addition to producing content for Supply Chain Quarterly’s website and e-newsletter, she manages several sections of The Quarterly’s print edition and contributes feature articles to DC VELOCITY. Previously, she was an associate editor for Supply Chain Management Review and wrote feature articles for Logistics Management magazine. Susan is constantly trying to encourage her children to become supply chain managers when they grow up.

Karen Bachrach, Consulting Editor, has more than three decades of magazine editing and production experience, having previously worked for such publications as Purchasing magazine and Logistics Management. Before she joined the editorial staff of DC VELOCITY, where she manages daily editorial operations, in 2002, Karen served as managing editor of Supply Chain Management Review. Her role on the AGiLE Business Media team can pretty much be summed up by her Twitter handle: @PeskyEditor.

Nichole Mumford, CSCMP Liaison, is the director of marketing and professional development for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). With a background in business administration, she has earned professional certifications in marketing, social media, and audience engagement and has a graduate degree in integrated marketing communications at Northwestern University. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons, and they love nothing more than a summer day at the baseball fields.

Mark Solomon, Editor at Large, manages news coverage and writes feature stories for our sister publication, DC VELOCITY. Sometimes dubbed the “dean” of transportation journalists, he has worked in transportation and logistics journalism and public relations since 1983. As a longtime Washington reporter for Traffic World and The Journal of Commerce, Mark covered the aviation, trucking, and parcel industries, Capitol Hill, the regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining DC VELOCITY, he ran his own PR and corporate communications company..

Ben Ames, Editor at Large, covers technology as a senior editor at The Quarterly’s sister publication, DC VELOCITY. Previously, he was a reporter for daily newspapers in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and a business editor for trade journals like Design News and Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Colby College and Columbia University, he also is the author of the trail guide “Hiking Massachusetts.” When he isn’t writing, Ben can be found coaching youth soccer games, paddling canoes, or whistling at his pet parakeet, Captain Kirk.

Steve Geary, Editor at Large, has more than 25 years of experience in global supply chains as an industry executive, consultant, researcher, teacher, and author. He is the president of Supply Chain Visions Inc., a thought leader in supply chain management and performance measurement, and works extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense. He is also a faculty member and research associate at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration and the Gordon Institute at Tufts University.

Diane Rand, Managing Editor, joined Supply Chain Quarterly and DC VELOCITY in 2015. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in English in the late ’90s, she began her career as an editorial assistant for Supply Chain Management Review. After a 15-year “detour” raising three children, Diane couldn’t wait to get back to her editorial roots. Never one to pass up the opportunity to tackle an organizational project, she has taken over responsibility for a number of print and digital production assignments for both publications.

Martha Spizziri, Managing Editor – Digital, a writer and editor for more than 30 years, has many years of experience in developing and managing Web-based products. She spent 11 years at Logistics Management and was Web editor at Modern Materials Handling magazine for five years, starting with the website’s launch in 1996. Justifiably famous for her knowledge of all things Elvis, she once considered moving to Kalamazoo due to rumored sightings of The King there in the ’90s.

Keisha Capitola, Director of Creative Services/Production Manager, has extensive experience in business publication design. She was a member of the creative team that led the redesigns of such magazines as Logistics Management, Industrial Distribution, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Keisha has received numerous national Gold Awards for design excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design: USA.

Jeff Thacker, Director of eMedia, has been building websites and Web applications and managing e-newsletter development for more than 15 years. He joined DC VELOCITY in 2004 after five years as a member of the electronic media and production staff at Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management.

THE BUSINESS TEAM

Jim Indelicato, Group Publisher, has been in the media and advertising field for over 35 years and in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain area of media and advertising for 25 years. A founding principal of AGiLE Business Media, Jim is well known and respected in the industry, and is highly regarded for his strong commitment to customer care. He is an avid lover of dogs, the White Sox, the Hurricanes, and beaches … and he’s never been accused of not mixing fun with work.

Gary Master, Publisher, is a founding principal of AGiLE Business Media. Previously, he was president of Green Associates, a consulting and marketing services firm. A key player in the logistics market for more than 28 years, Gary believes strongly in servant leadership and strives to be a value-added resource for companies seeking leading-edge insights and marketing strategies. He currently serves on the boards of several organizations that seek to make the world a better place. Don’t let his years of experience fool you; his four teenagers keep him current on the retail and social media trends hitting the market.

Maria MacDonald, Director of Business Administration, became a full-time employee in 2010 after several years of working part time for AGiLE Business Media. While wearing many hats, she has the pleasure of working closely with the sales team, helping to keep things organized and running smoothly. Maria’s attitude is the glass is always half full (although we won’t say what’s in it). She enjoys laughing, kettle bell workouts, and live music.