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External Advisory Board


The Mission of the ISE External Advisory Board (EAB)

Is to advise, promote and advocate for the University of Washington Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering in the education, training and mentoring of students.

The Purpose of the EAB is to:

  • analyze issues and make recommendations to the ISE chair and department
  • provide advice and feedback on strategic planning
  • advocate for industrial & systems engineering
  • strengthen the department's relationship with all constituencies

The EAB has actively engaged members who are leaders in industry, non-profits, government, academia, and professional industrial engineering organizations. Four committees — External Relations, Student Advancement, Recruiting & Governance, and Philanthropy — support and promote the ongoing work of the EAB.

Interested in Joining the EAB?

ISE is always interested growing our network of thoughtful and passionate advisors. We invite you to reach out to Liz Young, Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at: or 206-685-0167.

EAB Members

Name Company
Jeff Alberts, Integrated Metals Quality and Quality Engineering Leader, The Boeing Company
Tracy Ballweber, Quality Manager, Flow Control Industries, Inc
Richard Cross, Senior Product Manager, Amazon
Viggo Forde, CIO & Director of IT, Snohomish County  
Fanny Goey, Vice President, Process Engineering Director, U.S. Bank
Rob Griebel, Chair ISE EAB, Vice President, OnScreen
Kristine Kanno, Founder & Wealth Advisor, Kanno Capital
Jimmy Kwong, Microsoft
Gary Martz, Sr. Director Intel Foundry Services, RISC-V Ecosystem Enablement, Intel Corporation
José Meléndez, Manager, Industrial Engineering, Walt Disney World
David Israel Mendez, Management Consultant, ScottMadden Inc.
Carol Price, Expedia
Linda Reeder, President, Envision Consulting
Suraj Shetty, Executive Director of Operations, Sound Transit
Himanshu Sinha, VP, Digital Growth/E-Commerce, Allbirds
Yun Zhang, Cofounder and CEO, Wyze
Sean Xuan, Product Manager, Uber
G L Zunker, Senior Managing Director, Accenture