Chair's Welcome

Greetings Region IV,

I am honored and humbled to serve as the Chair of the Region IV Professionals Executive Board for 2017-2018.  I follow a strong legacy of leaders who have worked togeIMG_0920-(1).jpgther with the National Executive Board (NEB), Professional Executive Board (PEB), WorldHeadquarters Staff (WHQ),  community, and businesses to make Region IV the bestplace to carry out the NSBE mission.

The Mother Region is home to 13 Professional chapters and over 300 active members hailing from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Central Canada, Central Africa, East Africa. Therefore, we understand the great privilege that has been granted to us.  Together, hand in hand and side by side, we will continue to build upon the already great achievements of this dynamic and historic region.  We will be a listening ear for each of you.   We look forward to working with every chapter and member within the Region as we serve our communities and continue the work of the National Society of Black Engineers.

As Chair, my three main objectives for the year are:
  • Membership Reclamation and Retention by showcasing the benefits of the Society’s signature programs as well as creating new and exciting initiatives to assist chapters
  • Membership Engagement by providing insight into leadership within the Regional and Professional Executive Board and encouraging our members to serve on local, regional and national committees.
  • Programming Realignment focusing on the tasks that we as professionals can implement to support the Society in achieving the goal of graduating 10k engineers by 2025

Our Region is led by a talented and dedicated group of professionals who are eager to work alongside you in improving our programs. Most importantly, we believe in the mission, emphasizing to ‘succeed professionally’. Together with your support, I know we will achieve our collective goals.

Yours in NSBE,

Heather Gibbs
2017 – 2018 Region IV Professionals Chair
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)