CCJ Solutions Summit speakers to touch on fleet growth, crisis management, more

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Updated Sep 21, 2017
Former Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Extended Stay Hotels CEO Jim Donald will speak about growing businesses and improving culture and morale at the CCJ Solutions Summit in November.Former Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Extended Stay Hotels CEO Jim Donald will speak about growing businesses and improving culture and morale at the CCJ Solutions Summit in November.

CCJ Solutions Summit attendees will hear from several speakers on topics ranging from growing their business, boosting company morale, CSA and crisis management.

The event is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 in Palm Springs, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, outside Los Angeles.

Jim Donald, former CEO of Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Extended Stay Hotels, will speak on Monday, Nov. 13, about how to grow businesses and improve the overall culture of companies. He will cover how he became the CEO of Starbucks, how he turned Extended Stay Hotels around in service and finances, and how to capture and bottle excitement in a company.

During his time as CEO of various companies, Donald earned a reputation for turning around financially ailing companies. While with Starbucks, the company saw record financial performance and growth.

Another session to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, will feature Jeff Davis, principal of Fleet Safety Services, and Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer and assistant administrator at FMCSA.

The pair will host a session titled “CSA 2.0: Back to the Drawing Board,” which will dive into what FMCSA has to do to address the Congressionally mandated review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by the National Academies of Science.

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré will speak at the CCJ Solutions Summit about crisis management and how to handle unforeseen challenges that may face a business.Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré will speak at the CCJ Solutions Summit about crisis management and how to handle unforeseen challenges that may face a business.

Finally, retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, who was the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and the Global Preparedness Authority, will close the three-day event. He will speak about crisis management and what fleets need to do to be prepared for any unforeseen challenges in the future. Known as the “Category 5 General,” Honoré coordinated military relief efforts in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

A full agenda for the event can be seen here. In addition to these speakers, there will be breakout sessions focusing on three major topics – equipmentbusiness and technology – each focusing on compliance, drivers and customers.

Registration is available for $495 for all sessions, meals and a golf or Jeep tour activity, but does not include lodging. Discounted rooms are available during the registration process for $185 per night, not including taxes and fees, until Oct. 11.

CCJ Solutions Summit is open only to fleet management.