Volunteer Service Award

2020 - Winner(s)

2020 Winner(s)

Purpose of the Award

2021 Committee Chair

Sadan Kulturel-Konak 
Pennsylvania State University

Questions?  Please email christy.blevins@informs.org

The Volunteer Service Award was first awarded in 2016. Its purpose is to recognize exceptional volunteer service to INFORMS.

The award winners will be publicized on the INFORMS website, a dedicated Volunteer Service Award page, OR/MS Today, Enews, Social Media and other media vehicles. Three levels of awards will be distributed: Service, Meritorious, and Distinguished.

Application Process

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2021 Nominations due by June 30, 2021


Past Awardees

2020 Winner(s)
Dayana Cope, Engineering USA Warren Hearnes, Cardlytics Sheldon H. Jacobson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Col William K. Klimack, United States Military Academy Jack Levis, UPS Shantih Spanton, CSX Julie L. Swann, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
2019 Winner(s)
Stefan Karisch, The Boeing Company
Scott Nestler, University of Notre Dame
2018 Winner(s)
Mark Eisner, Cornell University Grace Lin, Asia University Cameron MacKenzie, Iowa State University Paul Maglio, University of California - Merced Aly Megahed, IBM Research Pratik Parikh, Wright State University Matthew Saltzman, Clemson University Jun Zhuang , University of Buffalo
2017 Awardee(s)
Guzin Bayraksan, University of Arizona Saif Benjaafar, The University of Minnesota Pooja Dewan, BNSF Railway Chanaka Edirisinghe, University of Tennessee Murat Kurt, University of Pittsburgh Irvin Lustig, Princeton Consultants Suvrajeet Sen, University of Southern California Michael Gorman, University of Dayton Allen Holder, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Dorothee Honhon, University of Texas at Dallas David Hunt, Oliver Wyman Erick Moreno Centeno, Texas A&M University Robin Qiu, Pennsylvania State University Christopher Tang, University of California-Los Angeles Bjorn Berg, University of Minnesota Shreya Gupta, The University of Texas at Austin Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Penn State Berks Paul Messinger, University of Alberta Sarah Nurre, University of Arkansas Shengfan Zhang, University of Arkansas
2016 Awardee(s)
Wedad Elmaghraby, University of Maryland, RH Smith School of Business Don N. Kleinmuntz, Strata Decision Technology, LLC Dionne Aleman, University of Toronto Terry P. Harrison, CAP, Penn State University Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Isenberg School of Management Carri W. Chan, Columbia University Aurélie Thiele, Southern Methodist University Peter C. Bell, University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business İ. Esra Büyüktahtakın Simge Kucukyavuz, Ohio State University Daniel Reich, Ford Motor Company Karen T. Hicklin Stefan E. Karisch Theodore T. Allen Douglas A. Samuelson, InfoLogix Gino J. Lim Ranganath S. Nuggehalli, CAP Deepak Agrawal Doug M. Matty Aaron Burciaga, CAP