IISE  U.S. Western Region

Welcome to the U.S. Western Region website

IISE's U.S. Western Region currently has approximately 2,500 active IISE members who reside in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Roughly 1,900 are local professional or student chapter members, with 600 members in the region that do not belong to a local chapter.

No IISE chapter in your state? Find a contact for your IISE state representative here!

Vision: To create an environment for Western region IE students and professionals to continually grow personally and professionally.

Mission Statement: The Western IISE region aims to:

  • Promote an IE community that supports each other through our IISE organization.
  • Develop and share innovative solutions within IISE to grow personally and professionally.
  • Practice sustainable solutions to benefit the present and future IE generations.

Celebrating another great 2018 Regional Conference hosted by University of Arizona!
 

Western Regional Conference
               Students at Regional Conference gather for picture

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Chapter Management

Responsibilities of Region Leaders

The major responsibility of the region leaders is to support the professional and student chapters. They also have responsibility to keep IISE headquarters, in particular the CN (chapter networking) staff, and the senior vice president (SVP) of CN up-to-date with chapter activities.

Elena JenkinsRVP (Regional vice president): Elena Jenkins
The RVP position is designated to be that of a strategic leader for the region. The RVP represents the region and its members on the NLC (National Leadership Council) and on various NLC committees. The RVP guides a regional leadership team consisting of, at a minimum, one ARVP and one AVPSD. Additional members of the RLT may be identified by the RVP and should be discussed with the SVP.   


Seth TaylorARVP (Assistant regional vice president): Seth Taylor 
The ARVP is responsible for the tactical/day-to-day operations of the professional chapters. In this role, the ARVP will work directly with professional chapter leaders across the region to understand the basic needs and goals of each chapter and work to help meet those needs. The ARVP will also work with the professional chapter leaders to ensure that all required documents (tax forms, CAR [chapter activity reports], etc.) are completed properly on time. 

 

Carlos MartinezYoung Professionals (YP) Representative: Carlos Martinez
The YP representative is responsible for representing the region in the national Young Professionals network. The YP representative also is responsible for helping to increase membership among the YPs and increasing the retention of members year after year and from college to post-grad.



 

Rodrigo DiazYoung Professionals (YP) Representative: Rodrigo Diaz
The YP representative is responsible for representing the region in the national Young Professionals network. The YP representative also is responsible for helping to increase membership among the YPs and increasing the retention of members year after year and from college to post-grad.

Both the ARVP and the AVPSD positions are appointed by the RVP. All regional leaders will serve a two-year term. Members of the RLT are not restricted from serving a leadership role in their local chapter; however, any anticipated conflicts should be reviewed with the RVP, SVP and VPSD as appropriate.

Contacts

U.S. Western Region

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

This region includes four professional chapters:

There are IISE student chapters at 14 colleges and universities in the region: