Subdivisions Council and Committees

2019 Subdivisions Council

The Subdivisions Council is charged with establishing effective communication between the subdivisions and the INFORMS Board. Council members are selected by subdivisions members. The Chapters/Fora Committee provides support to the VP Chapters/Fora and the Sections/Societies Committee provides support to the VP Sections/Societies.

Subdivisions Council volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goals and making a difference. In the past the council has played a large part in many accomplishments within INFORMS. Some of these accomplishments include:

1) Chartering new Student Chapters
2) Creating and approving of new Sections, Societies, and Regional Chapters
3) Creating a Diversity Initiative within INFORMS
4) Promoting the creation of Ethics Guidelines
5) Creating and making permanent a subdivision as a member benefit

Subdivisions Council Vice Presidents

Representatives from Societies

  • Stefan Karisch, Analytics Society
  • Mark Squillante, Applied Probability Society
  • Simge Kucukyavuz, Computing Society
  • Emanuele Borgonovo, Decision Analysis Society
  • Ebru Bish, Health Applications Society
  • Sumit Sarkar, Information Systems Society
  • Ozge Sahin, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society
  • David Godes, Marketing Science Society
  • Brian Lunday, Military & Security Society
  • Siqian Shen, Optimization Society
  • Theresa M. Roeder, Simulation Society
  • Maciek Nowak, Transportation Science & Logistics Society

Representatives from Sections

  • John Hollywood
  • Veena Mendiratta
  • Senay Solak
  • Dan Zhang

Representatives from Chapters

  • Trevor Bihl
  • Anthony Hillman
  • Harihara Natarajan
  • Hoda Parvin

Representatives from Student Chapters

  • Jessica Dorismond
  • Andrew Chung Chee Law

Representatives from Fora

  • Sarah Nurre Pinkley

2019 Chapters/Fora Committee

  • Gino Lim, Chair
  • Kash BarkerStudent Chapter Rep.
  • Trevor Bihl, Chapter Rep.
  • Rozhin Doroudi, Student Chapter Rep.
  • Andy Johnson, Chapter Rep.
  • Michael Johnson, Former Chair
  • Sue Merchant, INFORMS VP International Activities
  • Sarah Nurre Pinkley, Fora Rep.
  • Jay Rosenberger, Chapter Rep.
  • Lauren Steimle, Student Chapter Rep.
  • Scharan Johnson, Director, Membership and Communities

2019 Sections/Societies Committee

  • Laurie Garrow, Chair
  • Ebru Bish, Society Rep.
  • Michael Fu, Finance & Meetings Rep.
  • Stefan Karisch, Society Rep.
  • Veena Mendiratta, Section Rep.
  • Warren Powell, At-Large Member
  • Martin Savelsbergh, Publications Rep.
  • Vikrant Vaze, At-Large Member
  • Jim Wilson, At-Large Member
  • Scharan Johnson, Director, Membership and Communities