Portland Regional Meeting

Thursday, JUNE 16, 2022


Thank you for attending the Portland Regional Meeting

We are grateful for your presence. More information for the 2023 event will be available later this year. Check this space for updates to be the first in the loop. 


Multnomah Athletic Club*
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205

Members of the Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC) can park at the event for free. Those who are not members of MAC can park in the Portland Towers parking lot for a $10 fee, or they can ride with a MAC member. 

This private club does allow jeans, so come casual if you like! 

Schedule at a Glance

Subject to Change

  • Registration Open and Networking: 4-5 p.m.
  • Education Session: 5-6 p.m.
  • Networking: 6-8 p.m.

Education Session: Preparing for the Future 

Hear insights to the future from two perspectives. Joe Riner, Sales Director – Forest Products at Union Pacific will discuss updates to the UP network and capital investments in the PNW. To follow, Kevin Otzenberger and Steve Mignardi from Daimler Truck North America will outline the company’s broad effort to roll out and support zero-emissions commercial trucks in the field, and provide an outlook on autonomous driving for commercial applications.


Joe Riner
Sales Director, Forest Products at Union Pacific

Joe Riner currently serves as Sales Director for the Industrial Products Team at Union Pacific Railroad. In this role he is responsible for the Forest Team sales group located in the Pacific Northwest region. Riner previously served as Director of Intermodal Operations at Loup Logistics, a Union Pacific Company. In this role, he held responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day operations, which covers North America, Canada and Mexico. He began his career at Union Pacific in March 2015 as senior manager of customer service at Streamline, a former Union Pacific subsidiary company. Prior to joining Union Pacific, Riner worked at JB Hunt Transport where he held several different roles in operations, sales, pricing, and brokerage. He earned his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University. Riner is an active member of UP Ties employee resource group and enjoys traveling and staying active during his off time. 


Kevin Otzenberger
Product Marketing Senior Analyst, Daimler Truck North America

Kevin Otzenberger manages marketing communications for Freightliner’s medium-duty and heavy-duty battery electric truck portfolio. Previously, Kevin worked as an Engineering Project Manager for the first series-production eCascadia and eM2 vehicles, and has been supporting projects at Daimler Truck since 2017. A long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, Kevin earned his Master of International Management degree from Portland State University and his Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Media from the University of Idaho. He spends his free time playing music with friends and kayaking with his wife.

Additional Registration Information

NAWLA accepts name substitutions at no charge. Any name substitution must be submitted in writing to prior to the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation email once the substitution has been processed.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be granted to cancellations made in writing on or before May 5, 2022. Regrettably, no refunds will be given to cancellations received on or after May 6, 2022. Written cancellations must be sent via email to Cancellation refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as it was received.

Important notice re: COVID-19:
By registering for the event, you are acknowledging that you will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control’s Travelers' Health guidelines, as well as laws, ordinances and mandates in the locale of the conference.

Thank you to our 2022 PORTLAND Regional Meeting Sponsors! 

Regional Sponsors

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National Sponsors

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