(USA) Southeastern

The Southeastern Region includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. AME’s regional boards are made up of dedicated and passionate volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help local companies improve their competitiveness and overall success through shared learning and access to best practices.


Art Hau
Taino Consulting
Chrystal York
Lynne Johnson
Immediate Past President
Mike Burns
Vice President - Membership
McKee Foods
Bill Lacovelli
Vice President - Programs & Chair Lean Summit 2023
NC State Industry Expansion Services
Jerry Pfister
Vice President - Consortia
Lochinvar/AO Smith (retired)
April Schmidt
Chair - Lean Summit 2022
TWI Institute


Joe Barto
Training Modernization Group
Tom Barto
Training Modernization Group
Jason Black
Hank Czarnecki
Alabama Technology Network
Wesley Farris
Power Partners, Inc.
Jim Garrick
A.O. Smith Corporation
Cynthia Glisson
Kim Humphrey
President & CEO
Steve Ebbing
The Ebbing Group, LLC
Tim Jenkins
Tyler Kidd
Rob Lisle
Glenn Marshall
Connecting People KRA Lead
Newport News Shipbuilding (retired)
Dan McDonnell
Gemba Coach LLC
Jared Norflis
The Coca-Cola Company
James Price
Just-in-Time Enterprise Institute
Paul Todd
Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
Ricardo Villeda
FreeFlux Consulting Group