Ammons Elected President-Elect for IIE Board of Trustees
Jane Ammons, associate dean of engineering and professor of industrial and systems engineering with Georgia Tech, was elected as president-elect for the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) headquartered in Metro Atlanta.
In her new role Ammons says, "I will support IIE's strategic plan 'A Framework for Success,' which includes enhancing the image of the industrial engineering profession, international growth, and outreach, industry participation, academic involvement, education, and expansion of volunteerism.*
Ammons has been a member of IIE for more than 30 years. Ammons currently serves on the industrial engineering deans' council, and is an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) program evaluator for industrial engineering. She also served as secretary to the board of trustees from 1999-2001. Among her many honors and awards, are the WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS, the Georgia Tech Woman of Distinction Award, Outstanding Faculty Member, and the IIE Transactions Award for Best Feature Application Paper.
Ammons received her BSIE and MSIE from the University of Alabama, and her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.
IIE sponsors four yearly conferences, publishes four periodicals, offers corporate and classroom training, and supports member chapters around the world. IIE has offices in the United States and Mexico, and also collaborates with other industrial engineering associations in Europe, Latin America, South America, and Asia. The association's Web site is http://www.iienet2.org/.