North American Operations Board

The North American Operations Board (NAOB) develops policy and provides strategic direction for the effective operation of IISE's regions and chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The International Operations Board is responsible for IISE regions and chapters in the rest of the world.

NAOB Chair
Senior Vice President – North American Operations

Jennifer Cross
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Assistant SVP
Kazuo Takeda | Bio
Director of Operations
SprintRay
Los Angeles, California

Vice President for Student Development
Faisal Aqlan
Associate Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

President of Young Professionals
Isaac Villareal
Sr. Workforce Planning Analyst
American Airlines
Grapevine, Texas

Canadian Region Vice President (Region 14)
John Luan O.
Stouffville, Ontario       
Canada  

Mexican Region Vice President (Region 13)
José Cervantes-León
Doctor en Ciencias de la Educación
Instituto Tecnologico de Reynosa
Tamaulipas, Mexico  

U.S. Great Lakes Region Vice President (Region 4) 
Samantha Hedges
Engineer
FedEX Ground
Convington, Kentucky  

U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President (Region 2)
Rajiv Saxena
SVP, Supply Chain Solutions
Kenco Logistics
Chattanooga, Tennessee

U.S. North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Joel Brock
Director Operations Excellence
West Monroe Partners
Chicago, Illinois  

U.S. Northeast Region Vice President (Region 1) 
Michael Testani
Director of Industry Outreach
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York

U.S. South Central Region Vice President (Region 5)
Emmett Hull
Management Engineer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield 
Topeka, Kansas

U.S. Southeast Region Vice President (Region 3)
Dean Athanassiades
Leader, Services Program Management Office
Philips
Decatur, Georgia

U.S. Western Region Vice President (Region 7) 
Shokoufeh Mirzaei
Associate Professor
California Poly State University
Pomono, California  

IISE Headquarters Representative
Kathy Gamboa
Director of Membership
(770) 349-1104

Staff Liason
Amy Straub
Membership Administrator
(770) 349-1115

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