Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors

  • Jana Gessner
    Jana Gessner
    CSP, CHMM Global VP - Environmental, Health, and Safety PepsiCo
    Chair
  • Danielle Schneider
    Danielle Schneider
    Applications Engineer Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Vice Chair
  • Joanna Cooper
    Joanna Cooper
    General Manager, Mt. Holly TMP Daimler Truck North America
    Treasurer
  • Jane Thomas
    Jane Thomas
    President, Teijin Holdings USA, Inc. Teijin Limited
    Secretary
  • Lisa Skidmore
    Lisa Skidmore
    Sr. Director of Advanced Quality Engineering GE Appliances, a Haier company
    Past Chair
  • Myoshi Aubain
    Myoshi Aubain
    Sr. Director - Supply Chain & Operations DuPont
    Director
  • Heather Bishop
    Heather Bishop
    Factory Manager Engine Works John Deere 1
    Director
  • Ester Codina
    Ester Codina
    Cluster President II Global Sales & Services Alfa Laval Inc.
    Director
  • Sheree Gaus
    Sheree Gaus
    VP of HSE, North America Sodexo
    Director
  • Peggy Gulick
    Peggy Gulick
    VP Advanced Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Kohler Co
    Director
  • Virginia Harn
    Virginia Harn
    Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
    Director
  • Cara Herzog
    Cara Herzog
    Director, DEI Southwire Company
    Director
  • Molly Jacobs
    Molly Jacobs
    BPI Specialist II Greenheck Group
    Director
  • Tiffanie Lewis
    Tiffanie Lewis
    VP, HR Technology & Service Solutions Diebold Nixdorf
    Director
  • Cara Madzy
    Cara Madzy
    Vice President Operations, Coatings Americas BASF
    Director
  • Yirla Morehead
    Yirla Morehead
    Senior Director World Class Supply Chain Molson Coors
    Director
  • Angela Sams
    Angela Sams
    Project Management Professional (PMP) Purchasing Analyst Toyota Motor North America
    Director
  • Paul Wellener
    Paul Wellener
    Vice Chairman Deloitte
    Director
  • Jeff White
    Jeff White
    Partner & Manufacturing Law Industry Group Chair Robinson & Cole LLP
    Director
  • Kim Ziomek
    Kim Ziomek
    Director - Business Development United CNC Machining
    Director

Past Chairs

  • Lisa Skidmore
    Lisa Skidmore
    Sr. Director of Advanced Quality Engineering GE Appliances, a Haier company
    2023
  • Virginia Harn
    Virginia Harn
    Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
    2022
  • Misti Rice
    Misti Rice
    Executive Director of Government Affairs Magna International
    2021
  • Lynn Kier
    Lynn Kier
    Senior Director Strategic Communications Shaw Industries
    2020
  • Karen Norheim
    Karen Norheim
    President & CEO, Owner American Crane & Equipment Corp.
    2019
  • Griselda Abousleman
    Griselda Abousleman
    Vice President Continuous Improvement
    2018
  • Sheila LaMothe
    Sheila LaMothe
    Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Goyer Management Int'l.
    2016 - 2017
  • Gretchen Zierick
    Gretchen Zierick
    President Zierick Manufacturing
    2014 - 2015