CEP: YPOV - Preparing for Chairing? Build Some Relationships!


Programming for an AIChE conference — i.e., developing the technical program — takes a lot more than the work put in by the meeting chairs; the details and ideas that go into every session and its roster of speakers take a whole force of volunteers. As a co-chair for the upcoming 2014 Spring Meeting in New Orleans who also happens to be a young professional (YP), I’ve realized that the best way to prepare for programming a large-scale conference is to build relationships across all levels of the organization.


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Meagan Lewis

Meagan Lewis is a Product Line Manager in the Catalyst, Adsorbents, and Specialties group at UOP, a Honeywell Co. She works closely with UOP’s manufacturing plants, sales team, and development groups to ensure on-time delivery and quality products for the olefins, detergents, and SPA product lines. Meagan joined UOP in 2008, and has held other roles including project management and field service roles for the Technical Services group. Meagan received her BS in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, and her MBA from Loyola Univ., Chicago, where she...Read more

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