Keith Thurgood, M.B.A., M.S.
Boston University, Army War College

Professor Thurgood received his MBA in Business Administration from Boston University and his Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.  He served over 6 years active duty in the Army, assigned to the Transportation Corps, in a variety of European and stateside assignments that included a broad range of transportation, logistics, operational and planning positions, including that of a transportation planner supporting NATO exercises. 

Professor Thurgood is is currently in the United States Army Reserve and assigned as the Deputy Commanding General, 95th Division, with responsibility for overall operations.  The unit currently has over 600 soldiers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  He is currently employed by PepsiCo, Inc., a $25 billion global enterprise as the Director, Strategy and Innovation for the PepsiCo Transportation Team.  Each year PepsiCo spends $1 billion on transportation related activities.  Professor Thurgood has responsibility for developing supply chain and logistics strategies across the business enterprise.  He has been an invitational speaker at The Council of Logistics Management, The International Intermodal Expo and a participant in numerous transportation forums and panels.  He is a Certified Transportation Planner (CTP).