AWMI’s International Leadership Structure is as follows:

International President
International Vice President
International Secretary
International Treasurer
Immediate Past President

International Officers

International Officers
Marketing Chair
Membership Chair
Mentoring Chair
Programs Chair
Regional Directors

Executive Committee (EC)

Executive Committee
Chapter Presidents

International Board of Directors (IBOD)


2019 Executive Committee Members

President    Sonya Malvick   Olympic Steel
Vice President    Mary Wardle   Steelscape, LLC
Secretary    Andrea Schmidt   Arconic
Treasurer    Lauren Kerekes   Worthington Industries
Immediate Past President    Carol Chizmar    Hydro
Marketing Chair    Anna Tompkins    Atlantic Recycling Group
Membership Chair    Liza Godsil    Bralco Metals
Mentoring Chair    Sian Marcone    Arconic
Programs Chair    Kelly Jones    Kloeckner Metals Corporation
Central Regional Director    Rebecca "Becky" Dolan    InfoSight Corporation
Midwest Regional Director    Kim Weisner    ArcelorMittal USA
Northeast Regional Director    Leah Mojeski    ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Southern Regional Director    Laura Sleighter    Alchemy Metal Specialist 
Western Regional Director    Beth Kitson    Sparks Belting

Executive Committee - Bios

Executive Committee Job Descriptions
International President is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Association, presides at all meetings of the Executive Committee and the International Board of Directors, directs the activities of the Association staff, negotiates contracts with association management firms or other paid staff and refers all programs and activities to the appropriate Committee(s), volunteer(s) or staff for consideration.

International Vice President performs all the duties of the International President in her absence or disability, acts as liaison between the Regional Councils and the Executive Committee and International Board of Directors, and oversees any AWMI expansion efforts.

International Secretary keeps the minutes of all EC and IBOD meetings, maintains Board and Committee rosters, facilitates the ordering of printed materials and membership Continuous Service Awards, and oversees the International Scholarship Fund as well as any existing Chapter Scholarship Programs.

International Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the International Association and leads the Finance Committee in the development of the annual AWMI budget, conducts audits of the Regions and Chapter financials, reviews and reports on the monthly financial statements of AWMI, and files the AWMI annual Federal and State tax forms.

Immediate Past President serves as the Nominating Committee Chair for annual elections of the International Board and the selection of the Member of the Year, serves as the Bylaws/Policy and Guidelines Chair, and also serves as the Website Committee Chair.  She also acts in an advisory role to the AWMI leadership and the Association as a whole.

International Marketing Chair solicits funds to support the programs and activities of AWMI, oversees AWMI involvement in trade shows, develops cross-promotional marketing agreements between AWMI and other parties, and serves as the editor of the AWMI Metal Mail newsletter.

International Membership Chair manages all activities that pertain to the acquiring of new AWMI members and the retention of current members, sets the annual Association membership goal, oversees procedures for membership processing, leads the development of the annual Membership Drive, and provides oversight to any expansion efforts.

International Mentoring Chair develops internal and external mentoring training for the benefit of AWMI members, reviews and maintains the AWMI Board Training program, oversees the Mentor of the Month program, and assists those AWMI chapters who request/need help.

International Programs Chair acts in an advisory role to the Chapters and assists them in developing educational programming, oversees the Speaker Committee for the AWMI annual conference, monitors the AWMI website Calendar of Events, and fosters association affiliations with other organizations.

Regional Directors are elected by the members of their respective Regions, chair their Regional Council, serve as members of the Executive Committee and International Board of Directors, and act as liaison between the Chapter of their Region and the Executive Committee.

Past AWMI International Presidents

Heidi Doran Founder - 1981
Betty Pearson 1982 - 1984
Brenda West-Cornell 1984 - 1986
Marge Corwin 1986 - 1990
Patricia Avent 1990 - 1993
Jean Schultz 1993 - 1994
Susan Ferns 1995 - 1996
Jody Pitts 1997 - 1998
Sandra Jagodzinski 1999 - 2000
Sue Utton 2001 - 2002
Pamela Edmiston 2003 - 2004
Victoria Zanutto 2005 - 2006
Terry Miller 2007 - 2008
Jacque Cech 2009 - 2010
Sian Marcone 2011 - 2012
Tamela Olt 2013 - 2014
Donna Peters 2014 - 2015
Carol Chizmar  

AWMI Committees
AWMI has committees, headed by the appropriate chairperson, to assist AWMI in formulating policies and in directing affairs. 


Executive Committee Carol Chizmar, International President
Finance Committee Lauren Kerekes, Chair
Marketing Committee Anna Tompkins, Chair
Membership Committee Liza Godsil, Chair
Mentoring Committee Victoria Zanutto-Kautz, Chair
Policy & Guidelines Committee Donna Peters, International Past President
Programs Committee Kelly Jones, International Programs Chair
Scholarship Committee Andrea Schmidt, Chair
Website Committee Nikole Johnson, Social Media and Website Chair 

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact the appropriate Committee chair


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