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.

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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.

Sean Genovese

Industrial Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Palmdale, California

Sean Genovese is the industrial engineering manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Palmdale, California. After graduating from Cal Poly, SLO with a degree in industrial engineering, Sean joined the defense division of The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, California. Over the next 14 years he supported both defense and commercial programs in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Washington and the United Kingdom with capacity analysis studies, asset management, organizational change and lean process improvement projects. Sean also has a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He has served IISE in various leadership positions since 2013.

Dustin Diep 


Dustin Diep received his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University. He is currently working as an analyst for Deloitte Consulting as a part of the Government and Public Services area. He joined IISE in 2016 as a part of the student chapter and is currently involved with leadership with the Western Region as well as the sustainable development division. His interests lie in continuous improvement activities and sustainability.

Alyssa Emerson


Alyssa Emerson recently obtained her B.S. in industrial engineering (2019) from Cal Poly Pomona where as an undergraduate, she was heavily involved with her department and college. She served as the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter president from 2016-2017, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) president from 2017-2018 and as program manager for the Northrop Grumman Collaboration Project (2018-2019). She currently works as an industrial engineer at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Palmdale, California.


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: