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
Kevin Taaffe
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C.

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

Vice President for Student Development
Faisal Aqlan
Assistant Professor
Penn State Behrend
Erie, PA 

President of Young Professionals
Elizabeth Almquist
FedEX Ground
Waukesha, WI 53120

Mexican Region Vice President (Region 13)
Luis Enrique Chavez Muñoz
Puebla, Mexico

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

U.S. Great Lakes Region Vice President (Region 4) 
Lee Wells
Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan     

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

U.S. North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Charlene Yauch
Professor of Practice, ISyE, and Associate Director, QRM Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

U.S. Northeast Region Vice President (Region 1) 
Brian J. Galli
Huntington Station, NY

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

U.S. Southeast Region Vice President (Region 3)
Joey Canamo      
Sr. Manager, Business Analytics & Industrial Eng
Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL

U.S. Western Region Vice President (Region 7) 
Sean Genovese
Industrial Engineering Manager
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Palmdale, CA

IISE Headquarters Representative
Bill Boyd
Director of Membership
(770) 349-1122

Staff Liason
Kathy Gamboa
Membership Administrator
(770) 349-1115