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
Jennifer Cross
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

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

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

President of Young Professionals
Isaac Villareal
Sr. Workforce Planning Analyst
American Airlines
Grapevine, TX 76051

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

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

U.S. Great Lakes Region Vice President (Region 4) 
Samantha Hedges
FedEX Ground
Convington, Kentucky

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

U.S. North Central Region Vice President (Region 6)
Joel Brock
Director Operations Excellence
West Monroe Partners
Chicago, Ill.

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

U.S. South Central Region Vice President (Region 5)
Emmett Hull
Management Engineer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield 
Topeka, Kan.

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

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

IISE Headquarters Representative
Kathy Gamboa
Director of Membership
(770) 349-1104

Staff Liason
Amy Straub
Membership Administrator
(770) 349-1115