INFORMS NEWS: Fora Moving Spirit

Dionne Aleman, Junior Faculty Interest Group

Dionne Aleman (l) receives Fora Moving Spirit Award from David Hunt.

Dionne Aleman (l) receives Fora Moving Spirit Award from David Hunt.

Citation: Dionne Aleman is a paradigm of community involvement within INFORMS. In addition to holding every officer position in the Junior Faculty Interest Group (2011 president, webmaster since 2009), she has held countless subdivision officer positions, including Health Applications Society chair and Public Sector OR president, and she serves on the Subdivisions Council. In JFIG, Aleman revitalized the forum with membership surveys to better serve member needs, resulting in innovative conference panel sessions and the now popular off-site business/networking luncheon. She also worked tirelessly to end the longstanding female-only JFIG officer gender imbalance, resulting in a more welcoming environment for all junior faculty.