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INFORMS Initiatives: INFORMS launches Recognition and Development Department

INFORMS recently launched the Recognition and Development Department to promote charitable giving opportunities to support the profession, INFORMS programs, the robust INFORMS awards program, as well as a new focus on scholarship opportunities. This new initiative invites INFORMS members to designate donations to support existing INFORMS awards and programs, as well as identify and cultivate new award and scholarship opportunities.

Mary MagroganMary Magrogan, formerly the director of Membership and Communities, is the inaugural director of Recognition and Development. Magrogan brings to the position more than 30 years of experience with INFORMS, as well as its predecessor organizations, the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Sciences (ORSA/TIMS). Mary also serves and will continue as the INFORMS appointed secretariat of the International Federation of the Operational Research Societies (IFORS).

“I am honored and excited to accept this challenging new role with INFORMS,” Magrogan said. “This new priority will not only provide additional support to existing INFORMS programs, but it also enables us to expand our efforts to better meet the needs and interests of the O.R. and analytics community.”

Scharan JohnsonJoining the INFORMS leadership team as the new director of Membership and Communities, Scharan Johnson, CAE, IOM, is a high-impact senior association leader with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit association leadership.

Prior to joining INFORMS, Scharan was the director of Membership Development at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), directing the daily operation of membership retention, engagement and acquisition. She also served as the associate director, Membership at APICS.

“I am thrilled to join the wonderful INFORMS team and look forward to building lasting relationships within the incredibly talented and inspiring INFORMS membership, as well as continue to grow our member programs and reach,” Johnson said.

For more information on the Recognition and Development department, or to learn more about opportunities to give back to the profession and INFORMS, contact Mary Magrogan at mary.magrogan@informs.org or 443-757-3530.

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