Executive Committee


Carol_Chizmar International President

Carol Chizmar is the International  President of AWMI.  She has worked in the industry for 35 years in a variety of roles including sales management, supply chain and is currently working as New Business Coordinator.  Carol works for Hyrdo which was previously Sapa, Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions.  

Sonya-Malvick International Vice President

Sonya Malvick is the International Vice President of AWMI.  She has been in the steel industry for over 25 years holding a variety of sales and sales management roles with companies such as Russel Metals, J&F Steel, and Ratner Steel.  Sonya currently works for Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin Outside Sales Territory Manager. 

kerekes International Treasurer

Lauren Kerekes is the International Treasurer of AWMI. For 22 years, she has worked in a variety of accounting and finance roles for Worthington Industries, currently serving as a part of the Pressure Cylinder Finance team.  In 2012, she was recognized as AWMI’s Member of the Year.  

Andrea_Schmidt International Secretary

Andrea Schmidt is the AWMI International Secretary and Detroit Chapter Member at Large. She previously served as the Detroit and Tennessee Chapter Secretary. She has worked in the metal’s industry since 2005 as a Metallurgist at Nucor Steel and Sales Account Manager at ThyssenKrupp Steel. Andrea currently works as an Automotive Applications Engineer for Arconic. 

Donna_Peters International Past President

Donna Peters is the International Past President of AWMI. She has over 30 years of experience in the steel industry primarily in quality assurance roles for LTV Steel, US Steel and Stainless Sales. She is currently a Manager of Customer Technical Services at ArcelorMittal USA in Chicago.

Tompkins,_Anna International Marketing Chair

Anna Tompkins is the International Marketing Chair of AWMI. She is also the outgoing President of the Baltimore Chapter. She has Fourteen years’ experience in the metals industry working for Atlantic Recycling Group in a variety of roles, currently serving as their Director of Marketing. She received her B.S in Journalism from West Virginia University.

liza_godzil International Membership Chair

Liza Godsil is the International Membership Chair of  AWMI.  Prior to this position, she has held the president, vice president and programs chair positions on the Seattle Chapter board.  During her 21 year career, Liza has worked at various metal distributors in multiple sales and management positions.  Currently Liza is the Outside Sales Manager for Bralco Metals in Seattle, Washington.

Kelly_Jones International Programs Chair

Kelly Jones has worked in various roles both indirectly and directly related to steel for the past 15 years. Kelly works at Kloeckner Metals Corporation as a Territory Manager, responsible for supplying automotive and non-automotive customers with their flat rolled steel requirements. 

zanutto International Mentoring Chair

Victoria Zanutto-Kautz is the International Mentoring Chair of AWMI.  She served as AWMI’s International President in 2005/2006 and was AWMI’s Member of the Year in 2006.  For 43 years she has been an Administrative Assistant in various roles with Kaiser Steel Corporation, Myers Container Corporation.  She has been at Ryerson in Livermore, CA for 8 years as the AA to the General Manager and is the Claims and Quality Coordinator for the branch.

Dolan,_Becky Central Regional Director

Rebecca “Becky” Dolan is the Regional Director for the Central Region and Past President of the Columbus Chapter.  She has previously served on the Columbus Chapter board as Newsletter / Publicity Chair, Vice President and President along with previously holding the Regional Treasurer and Regional Vice Chair positions for the Central Region.  In 1994 she began her career at InfoSight Corporation, a supplier of identification and marking equipment to the metal industries, as the receptionist.  Over the years, she has progressed through positions in administration support, accounting and sales.  Becky was promoted to her current position of General Manager of Sales Administration and Market Advancement in 2003.  Becky graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University in 1998.

Midwest Regional Director

Kim Weisner is the Midwest Regional Director who has worked for ArcelorMittal USA for over 12 years and currently works as an inventory Analyst for Honda Automotive.  She has had many positions while serving the Chicago board during her 12-year tenure.  Kim has served as Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Co-Chair, Programs Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large and Special Projects.  Kim has enjoyed every year serving on the Chicago Board of Directors and continues to learn with each year.  


Northeast Regional Director

Leah Mojeski works for ArcelorMittal Dofasco as the Manager of Real Estate, Support Services and Recreation.  She graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Engineering and Management in 1997 and holds a Professional Engineering license. Leah has been in the metal industry since 1997. She is an active member of the AWMI Toronto Chapter.

becky_hites Southern Regional Director 

Becky E. Hites is a global steel industry professional who has served as an equity analyst, project finance and mergers & acquisitions banker, cost modeling expert, industry trend macro/micro consultant, expert witness and C-suite strategic planning consultant.  Included in her credits are being on the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for Metals in 2001 and consecutive years of recognition by the Wall Street Journal for earnings accuracy.  In 2013, she formed Steel-Insights, a strategic consulting firm focused on the steel, metals and manufacturing industries.  She has been a member of AWMI since 1993.

Kitson,_Beth Western Regional Director

Beth Kitson is starting her first year as the Western Regional Director in 2018.  For over sixteen years, Beth as worked in a variety of sales management roles for Sparks Belting Company, a company that both supports the steel industry as well as consumes steel for many of the products they produce.


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