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2014-2015 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
David Rossi
Apple Inc.
Cupertino, CA 

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

Assistant VP Student Development
Nadia Bhuiyan

Young Professional Representative
Yousif Al-Khder

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

Assistant Regional Vice President
Johnny Carmona
AMEND Consulting
Cincinnati, OH   

Assistant VP Student Development
Andrea Allison
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 

Young Professional Representative
Mike Deegan

Young Professional Representative
Kelsey Laresen 

Newsletter Editor
Lindsey Thomas 

Program Director
Joseph Fodo
Corporate Industrial Engineer
Midway Products Group Inc.
Monroe, MI 

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

Assistant Regional Vice-President
Katie Skinner
Supply Chain Analyst
AFL Telecommunications
Duncan, SC  

Assistant VP Student Development

Assistant Regional Vice President - Website
Anand Subramanian 

North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Tarun Mohan Lal
Senior Health Service Analyst
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 

Young Professional Representatives
Kayla Bosak
Process Engineer
Minneapolis, MN 

Thomas Roh
Senior Health Services Analyst
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 

Assistant VP Student Development 
Position Open

Website Director

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

Northern Assistant RVP
Amy Thompson

Assistant VP Student Development
Dana Wexler

Young Professional Representative and Deputy Assistant VP Student Development
Dana Wexler  

Xuanya (Bill) Zhang
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Malden, MA 

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

Assistant RVP

Assistant VP Student Development 
Drew Harnish
Industrial Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Fort Worth, TX 

Regional VP Chair
Hillary Gould
University of Arkansas
Industrial Engineering
Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 

Newsletter Editor
Emilie Gerhart
Oklahoma City, OK 

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

Assistant RVP
Chen Zhou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, ISYE
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

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 VP Student Development Northern Tier
Lauren Hale 


Staff liaisons


Nancy LaJoice
Director of Membership
(770) 349-1122

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