PSMES Board and Elections

Organization and Board

The PSMES board of directors is made up of elected officers, six to nine at large members, the ME department head, and a mechanical engineering faculty member. To become a board member, contact the PSMES president for more information. The Board meets by teleconference quarterly and holds at least one on-site meeting per year at Penn State.

Current Board of Directors - Alumni Members
Position Name/E-mail Committee(s)
Jim Roche
Early Career Award
VP/President Elect
VP until 2019
President: 2019-2021
Kyle Verrinder President Elect, Networking
Chris Melville Social activities, Student Engagement, Early Career Award
Past President
Amos Morse
at-large Board of Directors
until 2018
Mimi Overbaugh Social Activities, Student Engagement
at-large Board of Directors
until 2017
Leland Engel Social Activities
Justin Latorre Alumni Recognition
Rich Randall Mentoring

Bob Swope


Shaun Verrinder

E-Knowledge Commons, PSMES Website

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519