As Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth is responsible for IPA’s global operations and the development and implementation of IPA’s long and near term business plans. She previously served as IPA’s Regional Director, North America. In this role, she was responsible for IPA’s North American operations, which serves clients in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. She was responsible for strengthening IPA’s relationship with clients in the region, with a focus on enabling them to understand project risk and to improve the effectiveness of their capital project systems. Elizabeth also served as Quality Manager at IPA for 10 years. In this role, she applied IPA’s methodology and approach to project system evaluation in-house. She was responsible for the development and governance of corporate work processes. Starting as a Project Analyst, Elizabeth has completed risk assessments on hundreds of prospective capital investments and led original benchmarking studies for several major international chemical and refining companies, and she served as client coordinator for a global chemical company. She then held the role of Business Area Manager, Chemicals. In this role, she gained extensive experience working with clients implementing capital project improvement programs. She has taught IPA Institute courses on Project Management Best Practices and Megaprojects: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success. In addition, she has led several research studies on topics such as indirect costs, cost/schedule trade-offs, and market timing for commodities. She also served as coordinator of IPA’s Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC), held annually in March. In this role, she led analyses of the performance and metric trends for over 40 companies who are members of IBC. She is a member of IPA’s Review Board.