The Stewart School of ISyE Welcomes New Advisory Board Chair & Members

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Christopher B. Lofgren, DR IE '86, has been selected to serve as ISyE's Advisory Board Chair for the 2008-2010 term. Lofgren is president and chief executive officer of Schneider National, Inc., and has over fourteen years of logistics experience. Schneider National is a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services.

Lofgren succeeds outgoing Chair, J. Lawrence Bradner, who served as Chair from 2005 * 2007.

The new 2008-2012 Advisory Board members consist of Fred R. Keith, Andrea Laliberte, Charles "Butch* Price, John Quinn, and Jane L. Snowdon.

This group of experts brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge from their information technology, program management, supply chain, and industrial engineering backgrounds. They make an exceptional addition to the Board, which is comprised of distinguished professionals and community leaders, and serves as a sounding board for the School Chair and assists with the School's development goals.

Fred Keith, IM 1957 and IE 1958, is president and CEO of Atlanta Bonded Warehouse Corporation and Colonial Cartage Corporation, family-owned asset-based logistics companies that provide refrigerated service to the food industry. He holds an MBA from George Washington University. While at Georgia Tech he was president of two campus organizations and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity.

A former participant in the National Metric Study Conference and author of articles on metric conversion in the logistics industry, Keith is a registered Professional Engineer. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kennesaw Museum. Keith served in the Air Force and its reserve components for 37 years where he managed a Joint Tactical Rocket Program for the Pentagon and later retired as a Major General.

Andrea Laliberte, IE 1982 and MS IE 1984, is senior vice president of Distribution and Consumer Service for Coach, Inc., a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories. She is responsible for global distribution, customer service, transportation and customs compliance. Laliberte joined Coach in 1991 as director of Operations Support and has held increasing leadership positions. In 2005 she was promoted to her current position where she assumed the added responsibility of global supply chain innovation.

Prior to joining Coach, Laliberte was in the retail management consulting practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). She is a trustee of the Girls Inc of Jacksonville Endowment Trust and member of the Women's Giving Alliance. Laliberte also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Charles "Butch* Price, IE 1972, is an independent consultant who has over thirty-four years experience as former vice president of Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA). He has significant international experience; his positions within KSA included Asia Managing Director, North American Regional Director for the Northeast (Consumer Products Group), Southeast/West (Merchandising Group), Director of Global Sourcing and Manufacturing and North American Director of Human Resources.

Price is a former member of the Executive Board, Technical Advisory Committee for American Apparel and Footwear Association and of the Executive Board for Hong Kong American Chamber of Commerce Textile Committee. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

John Quinn, IE 1977, is the global treasury operations executive for Bank of America (GTO). GTO supports treasury products and services around the world. Operational teams reporting to Quinn include North America Treasury Operations (U.S., Canada and Mexico), EMEA Operations, Asia Operations and Merchant Services Operations. Since joining Bank of America as a transaction services executive in 2001, he has led over 10,000 associates who provide check processing, statement rendering, cash vault and other services to customer households and businesses.

Previously, Quinn has held leadership positions at Procter & Gamble and FedEx. During his almost 17 years at FedEx, he established transportation networks and expanded business across the Asia-Pacific region and was responsible for a portion of FedEx U.S. logistics business. He was born in Chicago and raised in Decatur, Georgia. Quinn holds a B.S. in IE from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

Jane L. Snowdon, DR IE 1994, is a senior manager and research staff member in
the Industry Solutions and Emerging Business Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. She is responsible for developing strategies and coordinating research efforts worldwide to create innovative solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as collaboration and social networks, security, systems management, cloud computing, and green supply chain.

Snowdon is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). She holds a B.S. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Manufacturing Systems from Georgia Tech.


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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Created: 05/12/2008
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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