About Us

The Greater Kansas City Chapter boasts around 100 members in the Kansas City area, including members as far west as Manhattan, Kansas and as far east as Columbia, Missouri. Our members can be found in manufacturing, distribution, service, consulting, education, and even retirement!

Our meetings range from dinner meetings on such topics as Lean Manufacturing, Quality Tools and Innovation Engineering; to tours of facilities such as Kaufman Stadium, Grainger, Boulevard Brewing Company, Tesla, Sporting KC, Sprint Center, the Roasterie and Walmart Distribution. We also participate in community service events and host full day seminars with speakers from all over the country!

In addition to these great continuing education opportunities, we provide exposure to an excellent network of fellow Industrial Engineers.

2018 IISE KC Chapter


  • President: Kaitlin Denny, PRA Health Sciences, kmdenny1022@gmail.com
  • President-Elect: Nic Klein, nmk2k9@gmail.com
  • Past President: Anita Noller, Hallmark Cards Inc., Anita.Noller@hallmark.com
  • Treasurer: Heath Hild, CVS
  • Secretary: Jess Burgett, Huhtamaki, jessica.burgett@huhtamaki.com
  • Communications Chair: Gaby Armendariz, Hallmark Cards Inc., Gabriela.Armendariz@hallmark.com
  • Newsletter Coordinator: Ian Giese
  • Social Media Coordinator: Emmett Hull, edh.bigkee@gmail.com
  • Membership Coordinator: Roger Barge
  • MU Student Liaison: Nick Dandurand
  • KSU Student Liaisons: Gaby Lobo, Rachel Hayes
  • JEC Rep: Brian McCarthy, bmccarthy1056@yahoo.com
  • Volunteer: Cassie Felts, UPS, cfelts@ups.com

Senior Member Advisor Panel

  • Beth Kelley, Hallmark Cards Inc., beth.kelley@hallmark.com
  • Amy Martens, Blue Cross Blue Shield, amy.martens@bcbsks.com
  • Brian McCarthy, bmccarthy1056@yahoo.com
  • Anita Ranhotra, Hallmark Cards, Inc., anita.ranhotra@hallmark.com
  • Jay Christensen, JC Penney’s, kjchrist@jcp.com

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