IISE's Mid-Atlantic Region (District
of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and
West Virginia) has more than 1,200 active IISE members in the 6 professional
chapters and ten university chapters. The mission of this regional website is to
provide value to our members by offering a connection point that represents the
needs, concerns and support efforts of IISE members in the Mid-Atlantic United
Congratulations to chapters that have attained GREEN
chapter health status for five consecutive years!
Professional: National Capital and Raleigh
University: Clemson, NC State, Virginia Tech
Coming soon ... map with links to important information from each Mid-Atlantic chapter!
Regional Vice President - Kevin M. Taaffe
Kevin M. Taaffe, Ph.D, Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering at Clemson University, has 25 years of industry and academic experience. After receiving a B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois, Dr. Taaffe worked in the transportation logistics industry (American Airlines, Sabre) for eight years before returning to academia to obtain his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Since arriving to Clemson in
2004, his teaching and research interests have included the application of
simulation and optimization in healthcare, production, and transportation
logistics. In particular, Dr. Taaffe focuses on healthcare logistics problems
that range from patient flow to operating room scheduling to emergency
evacuation. Dr. Taaffe also enjoys working on industry-sponsored projects that
bridge the gap between theoretical research and application. In addition to
IISE, he is a member of INFORMS and the
OR Society, and he has served as a track chair for several conferences.
Assistant Regional Vice President (ARVP)
Katie Skinner is a supply chain analyst working for AFL. AFL is a telecommunications company specializing in the manufacturing and installation of fiber optic products and equipment. In her role at AFL, Katie is working to improve inventory management and purchasing techniques to reduce costs within an international supply chain. Katie received her master’s in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University in 2013. During her time at Clemson, Katie was involved with the student chapter of IISE at Clemson including serving as vice president. As the assistant regional vice president for IISE Mid-Atlantic, Katie hopes to further open communication between student and professional chapters within the region.
Assistant Vice President of Student Development
Laurie Moravec is an Industrial
Engineer at Michelin in Greenville, SC.
Laurie graduated from Clemson University in 2015 and has been an active
IISE member since 2012. During her time
at Clemson, Laurie dedicated her time to the Industrial Engineering department
at Clemson and IISE through leadership roles and attending five IISE university
conferences. She started her leadership
roles within IISE as social chair and then became president for two years as
well as a regional conference co-chair. As the Assistant Vice President of Student Development, Laurie hopes to
help chapters find ways to become more active within their universities, create
university chapter best practices for the region, and help the university
chapters who are hosting the regional conference.
Young Professional Chair
William Anderson is an industrial
engineering consultant with West Monroe Partners, where he develops engineered
labor standards, and implements process optimization solutions for companies in
the retail, and manufacturing and distribution industries. William graduated
from North Carolina State University where he received a master’s degree in
Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a concentration in systems analysis
and optimization. During his matriculation as a graduate student, he worked on
several academic projects that have facilitated process and systems improvements
in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and supply chain. He also
holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fisk University. His goal is to help
Industrial Engineering students maintain continuous membership and
participation with IISE as they transition from students to professionals.
Young Professional Chair
Theo Nehemias is a current member of the IISE National Capital Chapter and is also the IISE Young Professionals (YP) co-chair for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The YP group works to provide high value opportunities for IISE members ages 35 and younger. The YP regional chairs work with professional chapters, student chapters and regional leadership teams in their respective regions to assist the YP group in fulfilling its mission. Theo is currently an industrial engineer at an industry-leading aerospace and defense contractor and also has IE work experience in the automotive manufacturing and warehouse distribution industries. After beginning his studies in industrial engineering at Tennessee Tech University he transferred to Morgan State University in Baltimore to complete his B.S. in IE. While pursuing his bachelor's degree, Theo developed strong leadership skills while serving his IISE student chapter as fundraising coordinator, newsletter editor, chapter revitalization chair and, finally, student chapter president.
Know your health status: University | Professional
Chapter Management Center
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia
This region includes 6 professional chapters:
- Memphis, Tenn.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- National Capital, Washington, D.C.
- Raleigh, N.C.
- Richmond, Va.
- Upstate South Carolina
There are IISE student chapters at ten colleges and universities in the region:
- Clemson University
- East Carolina University
- Morgan State University
- North Carolina A & T State University
- North Carolina State University
- South Carolina State University
- University of Tennessee –Chattanooga
- University of Tennessee – Knoxville
- Virginia Tech
- West Virginia University