Mid-Atlantic Region

IIE's Mid-Atlantic Region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and West Virginia) has more than 1200 active IIE members in the 11 professional chapters and 11 student chapters. The mission of this regional Web site is to provide value to our members by offering a connection point that represents the needs, concerns and support efforts of IIE members in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

2011-2012 Mid-Atlantic Region Strategic Plan

Region Vice President -  Joyce Hoelzer

Joyce Hadley mugJoyce Hoelzer has more than 20 years of experience in space planning, interior design, workflow analysis and improvements, commercial building renovation, project management, and industrial engineering. This experience covers the range of general project management and residential interior design to commercial/military facility renovations on locations both in the U.S. and overseas, from Europe to Japan. Experiences overseas rounded out her technology expertise with knowledge of foreign cultures and influences. After originally earning an Associate of Science from Indiana University, School of Optometry, in the late 1980s, Hoelzer changed careers from optometric to industrial technology, earning her bachelor of science from Southern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Technology. Hoelzer continued her education with certificates from New York School of Interior Design and the Interior Arrangement and Design Association (IADA, Dallas, Texas), and is accredited by Green Advantage Environmental Certification – Commercial (GA-C). She is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, US Green Build Council, International Facility Management Association and Green Build Institute.

Assistant Regional Vice President (ARVP)

 Katie SkinnerKatie Skinner is currently a student at Clemson University graduating in December 2013 with an M.S. in industrial engineering. Some of Katie's research has included studying the supply chain of the nuclear industry. Katie has also worked as a supply chain analyst at AFL Telecommunications, creating forecasting applications as well as inventory simulation models. Katie has been involved with the student chapter of IIE at Clemson including serving as vice president. As a student in the role of ARVP, Katie hopes to further open communication between student and professional chapters within the region.


Young Professional Chair

Jared Dunlap 

Jared Dunlap graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science in industrial and management systems engineering in May 2013. During his time at WVU, Jared was the president of the WVU Golf Club, secretary of Alpha Pi Mu, and president of WVU's IIE student chapter. He was the student conference chair for the IIE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in February 2013 and remains actively involved with IIE and the Mid-Atlantic Region, where he now serves as the Young Professional Chair.

Jared is currently an analyst for the Operations Workforce Optimization (OWO) group aligned within Accenture's Products - Retail workforce. The group offers clients tools, training, and guidance to help them improve workforce performance and eliminate waste. He completed two co-op rotations with Accenture OWO prior to joining the company as a full-time analyst. He has been staffed to numerous projects within retail and distribution environments. During these projects he used lean practices to deliver process improvements, develop and validate engineered labor standards, and implement 5S programs.


Assistant Vice President for Student Development (AVPSD)

k. taffeeKevin Taaffe is the sssistant vice president for student development (AVPSD) for the Mid-Atlantic Region of IIE. The AVPSD is responsible for tactical/day-to-day operations of the student chapters. In this role, the AVPSD works directly with student chapter leaders across the region to address basic chapter needs as well as to work with the student chapter leaders to ensure that all required documents (tax forms, CAR [chapter activity reports], etc.) are completed properly and on time. Kevin is currently an associate professor in the department of industrial engineering at Clemson University. He has more than 20 years of industry and academic experience in operations research using simulation and other planning tools. After receiving a B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kevin worked at American Airlines and Sabre. After a decade in industry, he returned to academia, obtaining his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida in 2004. His teaching and research interests are in transportation systems, healthcare and manufacturing logistics, as well as emergency preparedness.

Assistant Vice President for Communications and Web Development

Anad S.Anand Subramanian is the assistant vice president for communications and Web development for the Mid-Atlantic Region of IIE. Dr. Subramanian is a Senior Managing Engineer at JFAssociates Inc. based in the Washington, D.C., area. He has a doctoral and master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a certified Six Sigma black belt and also a registered associate ergonomics professional with the Board of Certified Professionals on Ergonomics. As a senior managing engineer, he performs multifaceted roles of overseeing projects and operations. He has more than 8 years of research and consulting experience in planning and executing projects, conducting time and motion studies, process improvement, cost analysis, facilities planning and design, and ergonomics. Using his data analysis and process design techniques, Dr. Subramanian has increased productivity, quality, and profitability for clients and companies. He has also provided classroom and hands-on training on conducting time and motion studies and ergonomic analyses for office and manufacturing industries. Dr. Subramanian has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at various prestigious industrial engineering conferences nationally and internationally. He is the co-author of Product Development: A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Development, Design, and Manufacture published by Elsevier in 2007 and is being used at many universities as part of their curriculum.

Academic Cheat Sheet

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Minutes: Mid-Atlantic Management Team (MAMT)

March 10, 2010 

Chapter management

Chapter Strategic Plans




Mid-Atlantic Region

North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia

This region includes 7 professional chapters:


There are IIE student chapters at 11 colleges and universities in the region:



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