U.s. Southeast Region

Welcome to the U.S. Southeast Region of IISE, which includes the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico. The Southeast Region currently consists of three professional chapters and 16 student chapters representing a total of 1,082 professional IISE members and 818 student members.

The mission of our region is to provide a connection point to facilitate IISE member networking, participation in educational offerings and involvement in IISE leadership opportunities.

Regional Vice President - Joey Canamo

Joey CanamoJoey Canamo is regional vice president (RVP) of the Southeast Region. Your regional vice president is your most valuable resource and establishes priorities for your region.

Mr. Canamo is currently a senior manager of business analytics & industrial engineering department at Universal Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida. Joe joined the Universal Orlando Resort in 2011 and his teams are responsible for identifying, analyzing, and implementing operation improvement strategies across the Universal Studios Florida Theme Park, Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park, Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, Universal CityWalk shopping and entertainment district, the resort’s supporting services, as well as international attraction development involving Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, and Universal Studios Beijing.

Prior to working for Universal Orlando, Mr. Canamo had been in the themed entertainment industry for six years. He interned for custom fabrication company ThemeWorks Incorporated, and then was part of the Industrial Engineering department at the Walt Disney World Resort for over five years. In this role, he supported multiple lines of business which included Theme Park Operations, Facilities & Operations Services, Resorts Operations & Lodging Line of Business, Human Resources, Downtown Disney Operations and Sports Enterprises.

Assistant Regional Vice President - Veronica Andrade

Veronica Andrade

Veronica is an Industrial Engineer graduated from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She started her professional career with Schlumberger, where she worked for over 5 years, initially as Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Engineer and later as a Process Improvement Engineer. In 2018, Veronica graduated from University of Houston with a Master’s in Business Administration and a concentration in Business Modeling and Decision Making. Veronica joined Texas Children’s Hospital supply chain team in 2017 and enjoyed finding creative ways to identify and implement savings throughout the system, while maximizing patient care for kids. A few months back, Veronica relocated to Florida and since then she has been focused on consulting with local non-profits, like Volunteers in Medicine, to help optimize limited resources and implement efficient processes.

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Chapter management


  • Region Vice President | Joey Canamo
  • Assistant Region Vice President | Vacant
  • Assistant VP for Student Development | Vacant

U.S. Southeast Region

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico

This region includes one professional chapter:

  • Central Florida
  • Atlanta

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

  • Auburn University 
  • Florida A & M University/Florida State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • Louisiana State University 
  • Louisiana Tech University 
  • Mercer University 
  • Mississippi State University
  • Polytechnic University - Puerto Rico
  • Southern Polytechnic State University
  • University of Alabama - Huntsville 
  • University of Central Florida 
  • University of Florida 
  • University of Miami 
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Turabo IISE Chapter (Puerto Rico)
  • University of South Florida