Executive Committee


Carol_Chizmar International President

Carol Chizmar is the International Vice 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 Sapa Extrusions North America which was previously Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions.  

Sonya-Malvick International Vice President
Sonya Malvickis the International Programs Chair 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. 
International Treasurer

Lauren Kerekes is the International Treasurer of AWMI. For 19 years, she has worked in a variety of accounting and finance roles for Worthington Industries, currently serving as Strategic Business Unit Controller for Worthington Cylinder’s Cryogenics SBU.  In 2012, she was recognized as AWMI’s Member of the Year.  

International Secretary

Lauren Lebakken is the International Secretary of AWMI.  She has worked in the metals industry for over 20 years and is currently a Senior Representative Inside Sales for SSAB Americas.  Prior to joining SSAB Americas (formally IPSCO) in 2001, she held a variety of sales and administrative roles with North Second Street Steel Supply and Northern Metal Recycling (formally American Iron & Steel Co.).

Donna_Peters International Past President

Donna Peters is the International 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.

Mary-Pollen_ International Marketing Chair

Mary Pollen is the International Marketing Chair of AWMI.  For over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of sales roles at both distribution centers and tube producing mills such as Quanex, Standard Tube of Detroit, Tubular Sales, C.A. Roberts, and is currently GM of Sales at Michigan Seamless Tube & Pipe based in South Lyon, MI.

Wardle,_Mary International Membership Chair

Mary Wardle is the International Membership Chair  of AWMI.  She began her career in the steel industry as an accountant for Supra Sales, Inc. in 1981.  She moved into sales and marketing and has remained with this same company, through many ownership changes and a brief three-year endeavor with Merit USA, for her entire career. She is currently Sales Manager/Western Region for Steelscape, Inc.

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. 

Victoria_ 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 40 years she has been an Administrative Assistant in various roles with Kaiser Steel Corporation, Myers Container Corporation and is currently the AA to the General Manager at Ryerson in Livermore, California.

Central Regional Director

Leah Mojeski works for ArcelorMittal Dofascoas 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.

Midwest Regional Director
Susan Jaske is the Midwest Regional Director for AWMI. She has served AWMI in progressively varying capacities for more than 10 years. She is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Fairway Transit, LLC, a trucking firm that focuses primarily on transporting bulk recycled metals throughout the United States and Canada. Susan is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, receiving both her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and also her Master of Business Administration.
Osborne,_Barbara_2 Northeast Regional Director

Barbara Osborne is the Northeast Regional Director and has been in the metals industry for over 25 years.  She joined the AWMI in 1996 and has served on the chapter, regional, and international level.  Barbara is currently the Q.A. Manager for Metal Cutting Corporation, Cedar Grove, NJ. Prior to joining Metal Cutting, she held various positions including Purchasing, Inside Sales, Customer Service, and Product and Quality System Coordinator at ECD, Inc., Hillside, NJ and LEEM Filtration, Ramsey, NJ.  

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.


Liza_Godsil Western Regional Director

Liza Godsil is the Western Regional Director for AWMI.  Prior to this position, she has held the president, vice president and programs chair positions on the Seattle Chapter board.  During her 19 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.


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