Do the Right Thing Every Time: Responsible Entrepreneurship

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State St.

The webcast of this event has concluded.

Jeff and Marianne Silver, co-founders of Coyote Logistics, lead off a week of UMSI homecoming events with a talk on responsible entrepreneurship. They will discuss how they weave ethically responsible charitable work into the culture of their for-profit company.

Coyote Logistics, a third-party logistics (3PL) transportation company, was recognized as Chicago’s #1 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune for 2011 and 2012. In 2013 the company was named one of America’s Top Workplaces. Forbes lists it as one of America’s most promising companies.

Jeff Silver, Chief Executive Officer, was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midwest in 2011, a 2013 and 2014 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and a 2013 Mid-Market CEO for Overall Excellence by Chief Executive. Silver serves on the board for Northwestern University Transportation Center and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.  He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a master of engineering from MIT.




Marianne Silver, Chief Human Resource Officer, was named one of “11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies” by Forbes. From 1992-2001, she was vice president of American Backhaulers, before co-founding Coyote Logistics. She serves on the board of the Allendale Shelter Club and is a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory Council.

A reception will follow their talk. This event is free and open to the public.