Picture source: www.iienet2.org
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER – VOLUME 47 NUMBER 3
Keeping pace with IIE
Gwendolyn Campbell is IIE’s vice president of technical operations. IIE fits in with her busy life as a mother of two young children working a demanding job with minimal time for outside activities.
Once she earned her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech and entered the business world, she didn’t see IIE’s benefits. She went to the annual conference to network and update her skills, but that’s about it.
Eventually, she started feeling out of touch with the latest and greatest in the profession. The Operations Research division sent an email asking people to run for its board of directors. Campbell ran and won, and since then opportunities keep popping up.
Those opportunities include enlightening her colleagues about industrial engineering. “I work with really smart Ph.D. scientist types, and none of them believe me when I tell them I’m an industrial engineering,” Campbell said.