© Copyright 2001-2012 The Beckett Group, All Rights Reserved Our Team Our team draws from leadership roles that cut across many fields and disciplines. Jeannie Beckett - Principal Jeannie Beckett has 30 years of experience in port management, rail facilities, agricultural transfer facilities and economic analysis.  Ms. Beckett co-authored Washington State’s 2010- 2030 State Freight Rail Plan, is the current Marine Group Chair for the Transportation Research Board and is an on-call expert to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).  Prior to taking the lead position at The Beckett Group, Ms. Beckett was Director of Operations for the Port of Tacoma.  Ms. Becket has also held several other senior roles including, Sr. Director, Inland Transportation, Sr. Director, Budget and Business Planning and Director of budget and Internal Audits.  Ms. Beckett earning a B.A., Economics,with Transportation Emphasis from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A., Finance Emphasis, from San Francisco State University. M. John Vickerman, P.E, AIA John has worked on major port projects throughout the United States and the world for more than 32 years.  Sixty-seven of the 90 U.S. deep-water general cargo ports have benefited from John Vickerman’s strategic port master planning and development designs.  His international work includes work for the Ports of Rotterdam and Hong Kong, and the intermodal freight analysis for Eurotunnel, the Chunnel between England and France. Kari L. Qvigstad Ms. Qvigstad is a career-marketing executive experienced in development of strategic plans, conducting market analysis, and implementing innovative marketing strategies to launch new products and services.  A professional communicator, she has extensive public speaking experience from small groups to international conferences and televised presentations.  Kari draws from over two decades of service on executive leadership teams, industry and community boards, where she guided the strategic alignment of organizational goals through planning and team building.  She is known for professionalism, proactive leadership, high standard of ethics, strength of character, collaboration and cultivating strong relationships with diverse stakeholders in a variety of settings. J. Michael Zachary, PE PPM Mr. Zachary has personally managed 62 strategic master plans for seaports around the world and managed projects involving design, operational analysis, planning and construction services for 214 individual port and rail intermodal terminals with an additional 105 private and public entity projects involving supply chain transportation, logistics and distribution; including risk management of the supply chain.  Mr. Zachary specializes in operations/cost implications, route and modal selections, security, environmental issues, logistical services and Metropolitan Planning. Elizabeth (Libby) Ogard Ms. Ogard spent 17 years in the railroad industry working for Burlington Northern and Conrail in the intermodal and carload marketing area.  In 1993, Ms. Ogard joined Schneider National and spent 7 years in the TruckRail and National Account area.  As General Manager of Retail Sales Division of Schneider National, Ms. Ogard managed private fleet operations, brokerage and intermodal services for Target, Walgreens, Family Dollar and Home Depot.  Ms. Ogard teaches Global Business Management at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.