INFORMS News: Volunteer Service Award

Committee Chair Lauren Davis (far left) and INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (third from right) congratulate several of the 2016 Volunteer Service Award recipients.

Committee Chair Lauren Davis (far left) and INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (third from right) congratulate several of the 2016 Volunteer Service Award recipients.

New for 2016, the Volunteer Service Award recognizes up to 20 INFORMS members annually who have been engaged in volunteer service during the past year and whose contributions have had an impact in the area they serve. Volunteer Service Awardees must have at least one year of involvement in INFORMS and must not be current or incoming Board members. They are awarded at three levels: Service, Meritorious Service or Distinguished Service.

Committee Chair Lauren Davis announced the inaugural Volunteer Service Award winners at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. The recipients:

Distinguished Service

  • Dionne Aleman, University of Toronto
  • Theodore T. Allen, The Ohio State University
  • Wedad Elmaghraby, University of Maryland, RH Smith School of Business
  • Terry P. Harrison, CAP, Penn State University
  • Stefan E. Karisch, Boeing
  • Don N. Kleinmuntz, University of Notre Dame and Strata Decision Technology
  • Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Isenberg School of Management
  • Douglas Samuelson, InfoLogix

Meritorious Service

  • Deepak Agrawal, Penn State University
  • Peter C. Bell, University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Aaron Burciaga, CAP, Accenture
  • Esra Buyuktahtakin, Wichita State University
  • Carri Chan, Columbia University
  • Gino J. Lim, University of Houston
  • Ranganath S. Nuggehalli, CAP, United Parcel Service
  • Aurelie Thiele, Southern Methodist University

Service

  • Karen T. Hicklin, North Carolina State University
  • Simge Küçükyavuz, Ohio State University
  • Doug M. Matty, U.S. Army
  • Daniel Reich, Ford Motor Company