Five distinguished alumni have joined the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Advisory Board for the 2012 to 2016 term. Paul Flood, IE 1958, Elaine Johns, IE 1985, Stephen Kendrick, IE 1988, Errika Mallett, IE 1996, and Guy Primus, IE 1992, were inducted in during the annual spring meeting on April 20, 2012, and will serve as a sounding body for the School chair, as well as assist with the School’s strategic initiatives and development goals. Jane Snowdon, PhD IE 1994, senior manager and research staff member in the Industry Solutions and Emerging Business Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, will continue to serve as the board’s chair.
Paul Flood is the Chairman and CEO of Chattahoochee Health Resources. His clients include hospitals, state hospital associations, and large physician practice groups. He is involved in strategic and tactical planning, establishing CEO and Executive goals and measurable objectives, executive compensation, succession and retirement planning. He has over 45 years of experience as a consultant, working in over 300 client organizations worldwide. Flood’s primary areas of expertise are strategic planning, organization and governance, executive performance compensation and supplemental executive retirement programs, corporate restructuring, integrated healthcare networks, managed care, and arbitration of managed care provider/payer disputes.
Elaine Johns is the President and CEO of EnerVision, Inc. where she leads the company’s nationwide consulting efforts as she builds relationships and pursues new business for the firm. She specializes in the development of comprehensive power supply strategies, provides expertise with contract negotiations, and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the company’s Power Supply Practice Area. Under her direction, EnerVision staff performs power supply support services for electric utilities in different states such as Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, and Michigan. Johns has over 27 years of consulting experience in areas ranging from strategic planning, power supply planning, utility rates, marketing, and economic analysis.
Stephen Kendrick is the Managing Director for IronPlanet Motors. He is responsible for establishing and growing the sales and operations of IronPlanet's automotive and powersports business. Prior to joining IronPlanet, Kendrick served as a Partner and Global Operations Lead for Supply Chain Services at Accenture (NYSE:ACN), where he successfully launched Accenture's Supply Chain Outsourcing business. Kendrick brings more than 25 years of international business experience focused on driving revenue growth and improving supply chain management capabilities in Fortune 1000 companies to IronPlanet, including a Group Vice President position with JDA, a leading supply chain management software company.
Errika Mallett serves as an HR Manager for Southwire, where she identifies talent for the company, assists students with developing resumes and preparing for interviews, and coaches new hires on how to develop their career paths within Southwire. Mallett is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees, where she supports the Student Alumni Association committee, the current president for one of the Alumni Association’s Affinity Groups - the Black Alumni Organization, a Mentor in the Mentor Jacket program, serves on the Student Center Governance Board served as vice chair of Georgia Tech’s 50th Anniversary Steering Committee for the Matriculation of Black Students year-long celebration. She is a former White House Fellow, former President of ANAK, an alumna of the Xi Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and a chapter, regional and national officer of the National Society of Black Engineers. As a result of her service to Georgia Tech, Mallett has been recognized as a “Legend” by AASU, a Mentor of the Year by OMED and the Outstanding Young Alumna by the Alumni Association.
Guy Primus is Chief Operating Officer at Overbrook Entertainment, the film, TV, and transmedia production company whose partners include James Lassiter, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ken Stovitz. As COO, Primus oversees Overbrook’s operations and manages the company’s staff. He also heads Overbrook's strategic ventures group, an organization dedicated to expanding and optimizing Overbrook's business portfolio. Primus serves on the board of directors of Starling.tv, the social TV platform that allows viewers to chat, play and interact with one another while watching television, and on the advisory boards of JibJab Media, a leading provider of digital greetings and online entertainment, Fusion TV, a media company that produces and distributes high-definition action sports and adventure travel video content and Interactive One, the leading online platform serving the African American Community through news, information, entertainment and social networking. Primus is also a mentor at AmplifyLA, a hands-on technology startup accelerator in Los Angeles.
Industrial and Systems Engineering