Midwest Region Roster/Bios

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Amanda Ryan

Regional Director

Territory Sales Manager
National Material Company
Work: (414) 418-7380

Amanda Ryan is the Midwest Regional Director. She has worked in the metals industry for over 12 years. Amanda recently took on a new role in Flat Roll managing the Northern Illinois and Wisconsin territory for National Material Company. Previously, Amanda spent time as Nucor’s ERP Project Lead for the Engineered bar group as well as their District Sales Manager for the Midsouth. Amanda’s career began with ArcelorMittal in flat roll. Amanda has been part of AWMI since 2011 serving for both Chicago and Wisconsin Chapters as a Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Co-Chair, Programs Coordinator, Secretary, and Vice chair for the Midwest and Southern Region.

Jen Skala

Jen Skala

Regional Vice Chair

Inventory Control/
Scheduling Manager
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Minneapolis Division
625 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, MN  55441

Jen Skala is the Vice Chair of the Midwest Region and has previous board experience as President, Past President and Fundraising Chair with the Minnesota Chapter. She has been in the steel industry since 2011 when she joined Olympic Steel as a Senior Buyer. She has been in her current role of Inventory Control and Scheduling manager since 2019.

Veronica Tilley

Veronica Tilley

Regional Secretary

Payroll Specialist
TMS International
1 North Broadway
Gary, IN 46402

Veronica Tilley is the Midwest Regional and Chicago Chapter Secretary. She has been with TMS International in Gary, Indiana since 2014 after earning a B.S from Indiana University in Business, with a concentration in Financial Information Systems and Accounting. She finds the ins and outs of steel production to be fascinating, which has fueled her passion for the industry. Veronica joined the AWMI Chicago Chapter in 2019 and has enjoyed serving on the board since 2020.

Kimberly Ewmett

Kimberly Ewmett

Regional Treasurer

Director Global Sales
227 W. Monroe Street
27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Kimberly Ewmett is the Midwest Regional Treasurer.  She has worked in the Metals Service Center industry for over the past seven years with 20+ years of distribution experience.  Kimberly currently holds a position with Ryerson as Director, Global Accounts.  Previous positions include Business Development, Stainless Flat Roll for Samuel and Director of Consortium Sales for Main Steel.   Kimberly graduated from Elmhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in management and psychology.  She obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University Chicago.  Kimberly has been part of AWMI’s Chicago Chapter for the last five years before joining the Midwest Regional Board.

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