Megan (Stanton) Neese, IDSA
IDSA Board of Directors, Chair, 2017–2019
IDSA Board of Directors, Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
IDSA Board of Directors, Director-At-Large 2014-2016
IDSA Board of Directors, Sections VP: 2011–2013
On May 1, 2017, Megan Neese, IDSA, became the fourth woman to hold the position of chair on IDSA's Board of Directors in the 50+ year hisotry of the Society. She shares her vision for IDSA in this video. Neese is a senior manager of Future Lab at Renault-Nissan Alliance, a global cross-functional team tasked with identifying new business opportunities for the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Prior to this she held similar design strategy positions at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Samsung Design America and Nissan North America. In the past 10 years she has helped build design research and strategy functions at two start-up firms and led innovation programs as a client and for clients such as John Deere, LG Electronics, Navistar and Direct TV. Neese holds a bachelor's degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in product development through CMU's Integrated Innovation Institute.