2017-2018 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.

IISE Headquarters Representative
Bill Boyd
Director of Membership
(770) 449-0461, ext.122

Staff Liason
Pam Patterson
Membership Administrator
(770) 449-0461, ext. 115

NAOB Chair
Senior Vice President – North American Operations
Kevin Taaffe
Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C.

Assistant SVP
Kazuo Takeda | Bio
IE Manager
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA

Vice President for Student Development
Dawn Strickland
Academic Professional and Advisor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

IISE Student Committee SHS Representative  
Daniel Shirley

President of Young Professionals
Nathan Crabel
Senior Consultant
West Monroe Partners
Chicago, IL

Past President of Young Professionals 
Kelsey Larsen
Consultant
Accenture
Columbus, OH

Student Representative (non-voting)
Noah Bezaire
U
niversity of Waterloo
Waterloo, CANADA

Mexican Region Vice President (Region 13)
Margarita Ponce
Pueblo, Mexico

Canadian Region Vice President (Region 14) 
Howard Huang
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada

Assistant Regional Vice-President
John O

Director of Student Affairs and Correspondence
Florance Park

Young Professional Representative
Yousif Al-Khder

IISE Student Committee Representative
Noah Bezaire

U.S. Great Lakes Region Vice President (Region 4) 
Jared Frederici 
Owner
BCB2 Consultng LLC
Westerville, OH

Assistant RVP TBD

Young Professional Representatives
Eric May and Ben Taylor

IISE Student Committee Representative
Vanessa Serrano 

U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President (Region 2)
Mingzhou Jin
Professor
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Assistant RVP
Abdullah Al Khaled 

Assistant VP Student Development
Laurie Moravec 

Young Professional Representative
Nelson Granda

IISE Student Committee Representative
Ebony Johnson

U.S. North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Charlene Yauch
Professor and IE Program Director
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI 

Assistant RVP
Thomas Roh
Sr. Health Services Analyst
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Young Professional Representative 
Diane Kargol
Process Engineer
Target
Minneapolis, MN 

Assistant VP Student Development 
Eric Situmbeko 

Secretary
Nathan Crabel 

Website Director 
Kim Listermann 

IISE Student Committee Representative
Emily Simon

U.S. Northeast Region Vice President (Region 1) 
Kerri Beiswenger
New Hartford, CT

Northern Assistant RVP
Amy Thompson 

Young Professional Representative 
Dana Wexler 

Career Quest Coordinator and Newsletter Editor
Kevin Drevik 

Website Director
TBD

IISE Student Committee Representative
Phoebe G. Patwell

U.S. South Central Region Vice President (Region 5)
Niranjhan Kulkarni
Director, Operations Engineers
CRB Consulting Engineers
Medford, MA

Assistant RVP
TBD

Assistant VP Student Development 
Drew Harnish  

Young Professional Representative
Hillary Gould 

Newsletter Editor
Emilie Gerhart 

IISE Student Committee Representative
Priscilla Ipiña      

U.S. Southeast Region Vice President (Region 3) 
Robert Kantor
Director, Business Development & Industrial Engineering
Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL

Assistant RVP
Chen Zhou, Ph.D. 

Young Professional Representative
Fernando Lamelas 

Communications Director
Alex Brown 

IISE Student Committee Representative
Daniel Lopez

U.S. Western Region Vice President (Region 7) 
Elena Jenkins

Assistant RVP
Seth Taylor

Assistant VP Student Development
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Young Professional Representative
Rodrigo Diaz

Young Professional Representative
Carlos Martinez

IISE Student Committee Representative
Ian Sargent

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