Evan M. Harpenau, M.S.
Mr. Evan M. Harpenau is currently a Radiological Engineer at Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC. for the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Harpenau holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Purdue University in Radiological Health
Science/Health Physics and Leadership, Technology, and Innovation, respectively. Mr. Harpenau has 13 years of
Applied Health Physics experience including radiological decontamination and decommissioning projects across the country; domestic and international environmental assessment and verification work coupled with radiochemical characterization studies for Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensed sites; and as the lead radiological instructor supporting the Global Materials Security - Office of Radiological Security. Mr. Harpenau is also a member of the Department of Energy’s Radiological Assistance and Emerging Threats Programs.
Evelyn Kaelin is a Senior Manufacturing Engineer with Acuity Brands Lighting. She graduated with an A.A.S in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Vincennes University; going on to complete a B.S. in the same discipline from Indiana State University. After spending over 15 years in Manufacturing she decided to pursue her passion of being a leader by completing a M.S. in Technology, Leadership, & Innovation from Purdue University. Thinking outside the box and looking at different perspectives is what sets a leader apart. As leaders are faced with obstacles that become their responsibility to overcome. It’s in these moments that the reaction and allowances made for change and progress are center stage. It is this skill to overcome and push forward as part of a team that drives continuous improvement. Evelyn is passionate about the prospect of intertwining leadership with hard and soft skills to make continuous improvement within herself, her team, her company, and the world around her. She currently resides in Crawfordsville, IN with her husband and daughter. Her family is heavily involved in their local community theater (The Vanity Theater). She can be reached at email@example.com.
Megan Piechocki is a Nonprofit Professional with a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. Currently Megan is the Aquatics Director and Retreats Associate at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Megan is passionate about youth development, leadership principles and practices, and the YMCA Camping movement. When she is not at work she is spending time with her family traveling and enjoying nature.
Dr. Mitchell L. Springer
PMP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Dr. Springer currently serves as an Executive Director for Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has over thirty-five years of theoretical and defense industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management and human resources. Dr. Springer possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems. He is internationally recognized and has contributed to scholarship more than 300 books, articles, presentations, editorials and reviews on software development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management. Dr. Springer sits on many university and community boards and advisory committees. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including local, regional and national recognitions for leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion; as well as, recognition for exceptional teaching and support of military connected students.
Dr. Springer is the President of the Indiana Council for Continuing Education as well as the Past-Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dr. Springer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, his MBA and Doctorate in Adult and Community Education with a Cognate in Executive Development from Ball State University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP), in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and, in civil and domestic mediation. Dr. Springer is a State of Indiana Registered domestic mediator.
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