DENVER, CO, October 15, 2012 – At its October 10th meeting on campus, the ITI Board of Directors elected Adriene Bailey, Vice President, Strategic Business Development for Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc., to serve as Chair of the ITI Board for a term of two years. Steve Branscum, Group Vice President, Consumer Products for BNSF Railway, and ITI Board Chair for the last four years, was elected to the position of Senior Chair.  
Made up of industry leaders from the intermodal transportation industry – including ocean carriers, railroads, logistics companies, shippers, transit agencies, ports, passenger transit, and trucking and dray carriers – the Board members provide insight and governing guidance that informs and supports the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver and its educational, research, and outreach programs. The ITI Board also serves as a source of qualified students for the ITI educational programs.

“The collaboration among the ITI industry leaders who serve on the ITI Board and the ITI faculty and staff is unique. The result is an educational, research, and outreach capability that has a powerful alignment with the practical needs of companies and public agencies in the transportation industry. We are excited about new developments and programs being worked on within ITI, and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from the ITI Board and its leadership,” said Michael McGuire, Interim Dean of University College, ITI’s home unit.

ITI is a unique partnership between academia and the transportation industry, combining an effective board with the commitment of the University Administration. ITI met as an institute with a sitting board in May 1997 with a goal of establishing a graduate degree in intermodal transportation management. ITI is currently the only academic unit, nationally and internationally, that offers a graduate degree in intermodal transportation systems management that is carrier focused and includes both the freight and the passenger perspectives.

Over the last 15 years, ITI has graduated more than 150 students from its Masters of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management program. ITI has also participated in the development of two, new educational programs:

-  A professional development program for the shipping community: “Cut Costs in Your Supply Chain System.” The first offering of this program will be in Anaheim, California, on November 13-14. Participants will come to understand the characteristics of the different freight modes and will be able to design a modal mix that produces efficiencies and cost savings in their supply chains. There are still some seats available in the program. To inquire about the program, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-  The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (BACP) now has a concentration in Global Commerce and Transportation for individuals who wish to complete their undergraduate program and who wish to focus on the exciting and growing area of global trade, supply chain, and transportation management. The BACP is offered through University College. To find out more about the BACP, please go to

About ITI
The Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver offers an Executive Masters Program that awards a Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management from the University of Denver. This graduate degree program prepares transportation industry managers for the increasingly complex, global business environment where knowledge of finance, quantitative processes, supply chain, transportation law, and public policy issues as well as freight, passenger, and intermodal transportation operational strategies are critical management tools for success.  For more information on the ITI Executive Masters Program call: 303-871-4702 or visit:

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