ISyE Introduces its Newest Advisory Board Members

May 4, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Reed Baker, IE 1985, Michele Etheredge, IE 1986, John Marshall, IE 1996, Jim McClelland, IE 1966, and Major General Kelly McKeague, IE 1985, MSIE 1987, joined the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board this spring. The Board, comprised of 24 distinguished professionals and community leaders, serves as a sounding board for the School Chair in an advisory capacity as well as assists with the School's development goals. Each member brings extensive industry knowledge and unique expertise to this role and will serve a four year term (2015-2019).

Reed Baker, IE 1985, is currently senior vice president and principal of Advantage Industrial Automation based in Atlanta, Gerogia. Advantage Industrial Automation provides solutions by adding value to the leading products in factory automation and control utilizing the manufacturers they represent. After graduating from ISyE, Baker’s first position was with Square D Company (now Schneider Electric) as a field engineer.  He is married to Angie Baker, also a Georgia Tech graduate, and has two children currently attending Georgia Tech.

Michele Etheredge, IE 1986, retired in 1998 after a successful career with CAPS Logistics and Frito Lay as a project manager implementing supply chain solutions. Etheredge has also raised funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is currently assisting the Boy Scouts of America locally.  She received her Georgia Tech degree with honors. She and her husband, Jimmy, IE 1985, have three children. Their oldest son is now a student at ISyE. The presently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, but enjoyed living six years in Surrey, England.

John Marshall, IE 1996, co-founder of AirWatch, currently serves as senior vice president and general manager, driving the company’s strategy and operations. Under his leadership, AirWatch has become the largest enterprise mobility management provider in the world with over $200 million in 2014 bookings and 15,000 customers that include the top four global Fortune companies. In February 2014, VMware acquired AirWatch for $1.54 billion, the largest acquisition to-date for VMware. Prior to AirWatch, Marshall helped launch Celarix and Manhattan Associates. Marshall was named the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast and the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected him as one of ‘Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs in 2014.’ Marshall is a board member on the Georgia Tech Information Security Center Industry Advisory Board.

Jim McClelland, IE 1966, recently retired as president and chief executive officer of Goodwill Industries in Central Indiana.  McClelland has been active in the international development efforts of Goodwill Industries International and was heavily involved in starting new Goodwills in South Korea. He serves on the Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis, the Georgia Tech Grand Challenges Advisory Board, the Board of Governors of the Economic Club of Indiana, the Executive Committee of the Central Indiana Education Alliance, and the Urban Areas Commission of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. McClelland earned his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Major General Kelly McKeague, IE 1985, MSIE 1987, is currently the deputy director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which has worldwide responsibility for the analysis and investigation, search and recovery, and forensic laboratory operations to account for Americans service members missing from World War II to the first Persian Gulf War. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1981 through Georgia Tech’s Air Force ROTC program, and began his Air Force career as an industrial engineer serving in a variety of assignments at base and headquarters levels. 

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  • Reed Baker, IE 1985

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  • John Marshall, IE 1996

  • Major General Kelly McKeague, IE 1985, MSIE 1987

  • Jim McClelland, IE 1966

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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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