• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Diana Davila

UTC Overseas

Senior Vice President-US Operations

Diana Davila, a luminary in the logistics and freight forwarding sector, boasts over 30 years of impactful leadership. Currently the Sr. Vice President of US Operations at UTC Overseas, Inc. in Houston, she orchestrates collaborative efforts across the UTC Global network to achieve operational excellence. Diana's extensive experience spans large-scale projects globally, including the U.S., Middle East, Asia, Gulf of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Her operational acumen enhances workflow efficiencies, client services, and overall customer satisfaction across all modes of transport. A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, Diana contributes significantly to industry growth. She is the founder of Women in Logistics Leadership, a Steering Committee Member of the ISPM 15 Coalition, and holds leadership roles in various organizations, including the CSCMP Houston Round Table and the Exporters Competitive Maritime Council. As Secretary of the Industry Advisory Committee at the University of Houston School of Technology, and a Member of the Industry Advisory Board of Lone Star College, Diana is committed to shaping the future of the logistics and supply chain industry through mentorship and leadership initiatives.

Sessions With Diana Davila

Thursday, 25 April

  • 02:15pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 07:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 08:00 pm

    Clearing the Path: Adding an OOG Perspective to the National Multimodal Freight Network

    Heavy-haul and out-of-gauge cargo transport is booming in the US, thanks in great part to a myriad of infrastructure and energy investment projects supported by a range of government funding. Ironically, however, hundreds of road construction and infrastructure projects now underway greatly complicate these cargo moves. No one is happy with the cascading effects of re-routing and schedule slippage. While state-level departments of transportation control permitting and heavy-haul corridors, the federal Department of Transportation’s recently reinvigorated project to develop a national multimodal freight network, now in the Request for Information stage, could, when finalized, be a source of influence and information for heavy-haul stakeholders. But to help shape this project, the DOT needs to hear from the heavy-haul community. During this session, Allison Dane Camden, the DOT’s deputy assistant secretary for multimodal freight infrastructure and policy, will discuss the multimodal freight network project and the information her office needs from industry to develop a critical freight network useful for all stakeholders, including out-of-gauge and heavy-haul transport by truck, rail, and barge. Allison will then join a roundtable discussion of these issues with a roster of experienced industry members.