Campus Lean Implementation Leaders

Michigan Tech has a group of Lean practitioners who lead Lean transformations in their areas. These individuals have been through training, learning Lean tools and concepts. Some have continued their development by growing their knowledge and application of strategy deployment and Lean leadership skills. These individuals bring Lean and continuous improvement into their areas and help to cultivate a Lean culture at Michigan Tech.

Karla Aho


A.J. Mikus


Traci Bishop

Financial Services and Operations

Andrew Miles

Financial Aid

Catherine Burns
Human Resources

Heather Powers

University Marking & Communications

Tom Cogswell

College of Computing

Michelle Reed

Human Resources

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Gregg Richards

Facilities Management

Gina Goudge

Materials Science and Engineering

Julie Ross
Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Lisa Hitch

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Julie Seppala

Vice President for Finance

Karen Johnson

College of Computing

Kerri Sleeman

Facilities Management

Kristi Juntunen

Pavlis Honors College

Charlie Temple

Information Technology

Mia Kemppainen

Graduate School

Lori Weir

Facilities Management

Jarrod Karau
Information Technology

Maryann Wilcox

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Amie Ledgerwood
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs