Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 104
“Live from the eft Media Zone: Sheila Sitzer with Panera Bread”
Broadcast from eft’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit
Sheila Sitzer has nearly 25 years’ experience in human resources leadership, with the majority of her career concentrated in manufacturing and supply chain roles. She is currently the Director of Human Resources, International Business & Global Supply Chain for Panera LLC, which operates over 2,600 bakery-cafes across North America and employs over 120,000 associates. In her role, she provides strategic leadership for people & culture initiatives for Panera’s 19 fresh dough manufacturing facilities, sourcing, quality & commercialization, and international business departments. Sheila is a member of the Panera Women’s Network Advisory Group, serves as a mentor and mentee in partnership with Diverse Talent Strategies mentorship program, and is active in diversity and inclusion initiatives within Panera. Sheila received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she majored in Political Science. She is a former teacher of “Human Resources for the Non-Human Resources Professional” at St. Louis Community College. She is a prior volunteer for the Annie Malone Foundation, teaching individuals in the community how to prepare for re-entry into the workforce. Sheila received her Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute in 2007 and has successfully maintained this credential for the past 12 years. In 2016, she was awarded “Professorship status” to teach Listen Like a Leader by the Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute after a months-long rigorous certification process culminating with a week-long audition at Washington University in St. Louis. She has participated in multiple lean manufacturing educational events and is a certified Green Belt. Sheila is a current member of the Society of Human Resources Management and St. Louis Human Resources Management Association. When she’s not at work, Sheila enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, attending OrangeTheory fitness classes, and planning her next competitive running event. She is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys watching hockey, football, soccer, and baseball. Sheila and her husband live in the St. Louis area with their 5 teenagers and 2 dogs.
Lance D. Roberts serves as Branch Manager at Becker Logistics – a third party logistics company based in Glendale Heights, IL. He has spent 31 of his 35 years of business experience in management and leadership positions. Roberts spent the first ten years of his professional career at the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association in California, then later worked for Gottschalks department store in San Bernardino and was promoted twice within two weeks to the role of shipping/receiving manager. In 1997 he spent five years with Roadway Express in operations management. During his tenure at Roadway, he successfully completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Roberts ran his own company as a truck broker/agent for Freedom Express. He then joined JTS in April 2003 as an agent in the Fresno office. Bringing a small book of business to the company, he quickly developed the dairy division within two months and as a result was promoted in 2003 to Director of Sales for the Dairy division. He left JTS in 2009 as VP of Sales and Marketing and then in 2010 he Open RLS a $65M 3PL & RTC a 20-truck operation. In 2012 Roberts sold the two companies and worked as VP of RMX then in 2016 he opened a consulting firm. Roberts successfully turned around 5 companies & a few M&A due diligence projects including a 100-unit trucking company and helped 3 start ups before joining Becker Logistics. Roberts while working at JTS, received a Master of Busine