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.
Region Vice President - Joyce Hadley
Joyce Hadley 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, Hadley changed careers from optometric to industrial technology, earning her bachelor of science from Southern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Technology. Hadley 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
Dr. Katherine Meza currently works at the National Institutes of Health conducting assessment, analysis, and process improvement for the Office of Quality Management (OQM). She was a recipient of the NIH Office of the Director (OD) Award (2010) for her efforts in modeling emergency response preparedness. She previously participated as a winter 2010 Policy Fellow at the National Academies. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF); her doctoral research focused on developing Tools and Models to Characterize and Quantify User-Centered Design Considerations in Product and System Development. She also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering, a Six-Sigma Green-Belt Certification and a Project Engineering Certificate from UCF. During her doctoral research, she also assisted in the development of new programs and research centers such as the Center for e-Design and the Center for Engineering Leadership and Learning (CELL). Dr. Meza received the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award in 2007; is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society, and the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. She is currently a Board of Directors member for the IIE National Capital Chapter and has been a member of several professional societies such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Assistant Regional Vice President for Young Professionals
Patrick Foxworthy is a multi-discipline systems engineer at the MITRE Corp. in the Washington, D.C. area. He holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Kettering University and currently provides objective, strategic support to a government client focused on the software development lifecycle. Having been involved with IIE since college, he has served as a student chapter president, is a current board member for the National Capital Chapter, and has attended numerous regional and annual conferences. In his role as the assistant regional vice president for Young Professionals, Patrick will serve the interests of young professionals throughout the region while ensuring that the organization remains relevant and valuable to these members as they transition from students to professionals.
Assistant Vice President for Student Development (AVPSD)
Kevin 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
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.
Assistant Region Vice President for Strategic Planning - George P. Gardner, CMC
George Gardner has more than 20 years of experience in helping organizations diagnose productivity and quality problems while recommending solutions. His specialty areas include the development of partnering processes, organizational performance measurement, strategic planning, operations/process analysis, workload/resource planning, team facilitations, project management, and policy/legislative impact analysis. He has held industrial engineering, production/distribution management, senior policy analysis, and strategic planning leadership positions in the private sector as well as the federal and state government. He is currently the State Partnering Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Transportation. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and holds a master's degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a certified management consultant (CMC) and Six Sigma black belt. At IIE, George serves as the Construction Division national membership chair, president of the Richmond Chapter and, most recently, assistant region vice president for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has conducted numerous presentations at various regional and national conferences.
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Minutes: Mid-Atlantic Management Team (MAMT)
March 10, 2010
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: