Bryant Dudley is a first-generation college graduate with a BS degree in hospitality and tourism management from Purdue University. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as shift manager at Steak N’ Shake restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana. After six months of developing into the leadership role of over 40 employees, Bryant changed career direction and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where began a career in transportation and logistics. He began at C.H. Robinson Worldwide as a transportation sales representative. After two years of developing carrier and client relationships, rate negotiating, and cold-calling prospective clients, he was promoted to an account manager position. This is where Bryant was able to more strategically develop key relationships with top clientele through the implementation of RFPs and the creation of SOPs. Throughout his tenure, he contributed over $720K in direct profits to the company. In August 2010, realizing that he could better use his expertise in a smaller 3PL environment, he decided to leave the company. Bryant joined a local brokerage, Flynn Transportation, Inc. as an account manager to help manage the company’s largest account: Technicolor. This was a $13 million annual revenue steam of business, and his team was responsible for domestic shipping efficacy of Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, and Paramount Studios DVDs. He was promoted to senior account manager, leading a team of three individuals to handle four combined accounts with annual revenues totaling over $3.3 million. With over four years of transportation and logistics experience from a 3PL perspective, Bryant is looking to obtain his MBA in supply chain management to look at how this dynamic affects the bottom line in companies such as the clients he used to consult. He hopes to pair his inside industry knowledge with his MBA education to help senior-level management make well-informed decisions.