Next Stop, Miami

USMA, is planning it's 2023 Annual Conference for the JW Marriott, Turnberry Resort & Spa.

USMA 2023 Invitation Kelli Heinzerling, President of USMA invites you to participate in USMA 2023 to be held in Miami, Florida, May 21-24.

Tucked away on 300 acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is a tropical oasis with a culture of accessible luxury and enriching experiences. The resort is renowned for its two championship golf courses, state-of-the-art âme Spa & Wellness Collective, world-class Tidal Cove Waterpark, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning BOURBON STEAK restaurant, dining destination CORSAIR kitchen & bar, two-story poolside Surf House bar & grill, and the engaging Turnberry Kids camp all within reach of 685 spacious guest rooms and suites. Turnberry is a part of Marriott’s exclusive JW Marriott portfolio and a recent US News & World Report Best Hotel in Miami.


This conference is committed to providing an educational-based platform designed to give concrete practices attendees can apply to supply management.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in person, May 21 — 24, 2023.  If you have questions please email

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Kelli Heinzerling, USMA President

We’ve had a record number of early registrations for this year’s conference in Miami, so register today to ensure that you don’t miss out on all the exceptional opportunities that the USMA conference has to offer. Next stop, Miami!

From the President of USMA:

President’s Letter
Over the past few years, utilities and their suppliers have worked relentlessly to ensure people and businesses stay connected despite unprecedented global supply chain challenges. With no end to supply chain disruptions on the horizon, it’s more important than ever that utilities and their suppliers work collaboratively to manage today’s supply chain challenges and strategize for future success. Read the full letter here.

Registration is Open
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Preliminary 2023 Agenda

Sunday May 22

May 21

  • Charity Golf Tournament: 7:30am
  • Charity 5K Run/Walk: 7:30am
  • Welcome Reception: 5–6pm

Monday May 23

May 22

  • Breakfast: 7:15-8:00am
  • 8-11:45am - Opening General Session with Shane Battier, former NBA Player; Manual Miranda, FPL; John Sitilides, State Department Advisor
  • Lunch: 11:45
  • Concurrent Sessions: 1:00–2:15pm
  • Concurrent Sessions: 2:30–3:45pm
  • Concurrent Sessions: 4:00–5:15pm
  • Caribbean Night 6:00–9:00pm

Tuesday May 24

May 23

  • Breakfast: 7:15–8:00am

  • 8am - General Session with Sangram Bhosale, Scott Aaronson, Steve Dean

  • Concurrent Sessions: 10:30–11:45am

  • Lunch: with entertainment: 11:45am–1:30pm
  • Town Hall Sessions 1:30–4:30pm
  • Supplier Display Session 4:30–6:30pm

    Wednesday May 25

    May 24

    • Breakfast: 7:15–8:00am

    • 8am Closing Session: How Civility & Trust Build Collaboration and Drive Team Effectiveness, Christine Porath, Georgetown University
    • End of Conference: Closing Session with Christine Porath 8:00–10:00am

    JW Marriott Turnberry


    JW Turnberry is a tropical oasis with a culture of accessible luxury and enriching experiences. The Turnberry experience offers unrelenting fun – dive into the epic Tidal Cove Waterpark, tee off on championship golf courses, unwind at the state-of-the-art spa, indulge in celebrated restaurants, and toast to a day well spent. From the moment you walk in to our newly renovated lobby you are greeted with warm hospitality. Experience a stress free check-in, then enjoy a cocktail at Soff's Lobby Lounge, or step in to our Pro Shop for some retail therapy.

    The guest rooms and suites are among the most spacious and elegant in South Florida. Each features a private furnished balcony or terrace affording stunning views of lush Florida foliage in Aventura, the ocean, our championship Turnberry golf courses, or beautifully landscaped pools.

    Memorable epicurean experiences await at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Whether you’re savoring the award-winning steakhouse fare of Michael Mina’s acclaimed BOURBON STEAK, settling in for brunch or bar bites at CORSAIR kitchen & bar, or dining al fresco at Surf House Bar & Grill, you’ll enjoy menus that sparkle with fresh, modern flavor.

    With so much to explore, you will never want to leave. All accommodations are steps from: the resort’s renowned championship golf courses; state-of-the-art âme Spa & Wellness Collective; all-new Tidal Cove Waterpark, featuring 11 waterslides; and the nation’s first-ever FlowRider® Triple.

    Hotel Details & Registration
    Details and Reservations
    USMA was established 26 years ago to be the premier alliance of utilities and suppliers in supply chain management for a competitive environment.
    To reduce overall supply chain costs by providing a progressive forum for utilities and suppliers
    To demonstrate aggressive and responsible leadership, responsiveness to customer needs, and continuous improvement in supply chain management.
    To improve service and profitability of utilities and suppliers.

    Thank you for Joining Us in Austin

    We look forward to seeing you in Miami for USMA’s 27th Educational Conference

    Join Us at North America's Leading
    Supply Chain Conference


    Future Conference


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    Scottsdale, AZ


    May 18-21, 2025
    JW Marriott Nashville, TN

    Speakers 2023


    Shane Battier, Former NBA Player


    Manny Miranda, Executive Vice President, Power Delivery FPL


    John Sitilides, Global Supply Chain Threats, Advisor to the US State Department


    Kelli Heinzerling, Senior Manager of Sourcing Strategy and Insights, Oncor


    Gary Wetzel, S&C Electric Company, USMA Vice President


    Christine Porath, Author, PHD, Georgetown University Professor, Researcher, Speaker

    We Look Forward to Seeing you in Miami in 2023

    Registration is Open

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    Conference Features

    • Educational

      17 hours of educational programming + session tracking form to help you record educational session attendance for certification

    • Content rich

      Over 40 Speakers

    • Choice

      25 Breakout Sessions to choose from

    • Non-Commercial Format

      We take pride that the conference is presented in a non-commercial format

    • Informative

      3 General Sessions

    • Networking Opportunities

      First Timers Reception, Welcome Reception, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Tuesday Night Dinner Event

    • Exhibitors

      70+ Exhibitors at the USMA Table Top Session

    • Good fun for good works

      Charity Golf and Other Events

    Conference Hotel

    Golf Tournament

    Networking Opportunities

    USMA continues its mission of providing sessions focused on delivering value you can take home and apply to keep your supply chain safe and reliable.

    USMA Policy on Private Events
    The Utility Supply Management Alliance does not allow private events to be held during scheduled conference sessions and social functions.  Private events may be held outside of regular conference hours. Events should be kept small.  The USMA logo and name may not be used without written permission from the Utility Supply Management Alliance.

    Please do not send mass emails to conference participants prior to and during the conference.

    Notice of Right to Cancel – The USMA has the right to cancel this event in the unforeseen situation that the USMA Conference could not be held due to the occurrence of any circumstance beyond its control – such as acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or a widespread health or safety emergency. If the event were to be cancelled notice would be sent to all registered participants and noted on the USMA website. USMA would not be responsible for any penalties for canceling travel or conference related arrangements.