Meet the President!
We are excited to have Patti Gander serve as the Chapter President.
Patti has both an MBA and a Master of Management. She is a subject matter expert in several areas. Patti has developed training curricula covering topics in Lean Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement, and Quality Best Practices as well as areas in project management, management and leadership development. Patti is a seasoned business veteran holding positions of quality manager, operations manager, lean implementation manager, plant manager and vice president of operations. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has been employed in both commercial and military manufacturing environments.
Patti is currently an adjunct instructor for the University of South Florida (USF) teaching courses in HR Management, Principles of Management, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Behavior and Negotiation. Ms. Gander is the author of “Finding the Gaps in you Dominoes” published by Great River Learning. The book is specific to the topic of organizational assessments. In addition, Ms. Gander was previously employed by the University of Phoenix as an adjunct instructor teaching courses in Foundations of Business, Supervision & Leadership, Organizational Theory and Critical Thinking.
Ms. Gander has served as a Florida State Sterling Examiner. She holds board level positions in SMTA, APICS and is working on the formation of the Florida West Coast Manufacturing Community Partnership.