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2023 Engineering Manager of the Year

Dr. Michael Gazarik   |  VP of Engineering, Ball Aerospace

Dr. Michael Gazarik

VP of Engineering

Ball Aerospace

Dr. Gazarik has served Ball Aerospace since 2015 and was promoted to Vice
President of Engineering in 2016. He directs a 2,400 person organization to
efficiently and innovatively meet company operational objectives across $1.7B
broad portfolio of projects and programs.

Prior to this effort, Mike’s career included 13 years with NASA. This included
serving our nation as Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission
Directorate from 2011 to 2015. There he managed a portfolio spanning a range of
discipline areas and technology readiness levels to advance technologies for the
benefit of NASA, the aerospace industry, other government agencies, and to
address national needs.

Dr. Gazarik holds the doctorate and master’s in electrical engineering from the
Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as the Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

2022 Engineering Manager of the Year

Jana Iezzi-Tumblin   |  VP/ Chief Improvement Officer, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc.

ASEM is proud to have named Jana Iezzi-Tumblin as the 2022 Engineering Manager of the Year!

Ms. Iezzi-Tumblin has served as VP / Chief Improvement Officer at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. since 2019. In this role, she is responsible for quality and safety, infection prevention, decision support, lean services, patient experience, clinical documentation integrity, and regulatory readiness.

Her vast professional experience includes serving as Director of Performance Improvement at Halifax Health, and as Director of Performance Improvement at Vizient Southeast, Inc.

Ms. Iezzi-Tumblin graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science in Engineering Management in 2006.



Jana Iezzi-Tumblin

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. VP/ Chief Improvement Officer


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