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2015-2016 Regional Operations Board

The Regional Operations Board develops policy and provides strategic direction for the effective operation of IIE's regions and chapters in the U.S. and Canada. The International Council is responsible for IIE regions and chapters in the rest of the world.

ROB Chair
Senior Vice President – Regional Operations
Christopher D. Geiger
Senior Manager, Business Development & Quality Engineering
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL

Assistant SVP
Kazuo Takeda
IE Manager
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA

Assistant SVP
Patrick Foxworthy
Business Analyst
TechOp Solutions International
Stafford, VA

Vice President for Student Development
Jennifer Cross
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

President of Young Professionals
Emily Forcke
Universal Health Services
King of Prussia, PA

President-elect of Young Professionals
Jared Dunlap
Accenture
Pittsburgh, PA

Past-president of Young Professionals
David Rossi
Apple Inc.
Cupertino, CA

Canadian Region Vice President (Region 14) 
Saeed Zolfaghari
Professor
Ryerson University
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Toronto, ON - Canada

Assistant RVP
Howard Huang 

Assistant Vice President Student Development (AVPSD)
Nadia Bhuiyan 

Young Professional Representative
Matthew Lee
Faraaz Bahmany 

Great Lakes Region Vice President (Region 4) 
Bob Smyth
AMEND Consulting
Cincinnati, OH 

Assistant RVP TBD

Assistant VP Student Development
TDB

Young Professional Representative
TBD

Young Professional Representative
TBD

Newsletter Editor
Lindsey Thomas 

Program Director
Joseph Fodo 

Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President (Region 2)
Kevin Taaffe
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Assistant RVP
Katie Skinner 

Assistant VP Student Development
TBD

Young Professional Representative
Jared Dunlap 

Young Professional Representative
Theo Nehemias 

Assistant RVP - Website
TBD

North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Tarun Mohan Lal
Principal, Practice Redesign and Analytics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 

Assistant RVP
Thomas Roh
Sr. Health Services Analyst
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Young Professional Representative 
Diane Kargol
Process Engineer
Target
Minneapolis, MN

Nathan Crabel 

Assistant VP Student Development 
Eric Situmbeko 

Secretary
Nathan Crabel 

Website Director 
Kim Listermann 

Northeast Region Vice President (Region 1)
Michael Lalle
Marketing IE - Mid Atlantic District
UPS
New Stanton, PA

Northern Assistant RVP
Amy Thompson 

Young Professional Representative 
Dana Wexler 

Career Quest Coordinator and Newsletter Editor
Kevin Drevik 

Website Director
TBD

South Central Region Vice President (Region 5)
Brandon Laird
Machining Supervisor/Manufacturing Engineer
Martin Sprocket & Gear
Arlington, TX

Assistant RVP
TBD

Assistant VP Student Development 
Drew Harnish  

Young Professional Representative
Hillary Gould 

Newsletter Editor
Emilie Gerhart 

Southeast Region Vice President (Region 3) 
Nina Miville
Assistant Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL  

Assistant RVP
Chen Zhou, Ph.D. 

Young Professional Representative
Fernando Lamelas 

Communications Director
Alex Brown 

Western Region Vice President (Region 7)
Raymund Mui
Project Manager/Logistics Engineer
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Portland, OR

Assistant RVP
TBD

Assistant VP Student Development
Troy Thomas 

Young Professional Representative
Rodrigo Diaz 

Young Professional Representative
Greg van Amerongen 

 

Staff liaisons

 

Nancy LaJoice
Director of Membership
(770) 349-1122

Pam Patterson
Membership Coordinator
(770) 449-0461, ext. 115 



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