Presenters

 

   
 

Chris Jorgensen

Chris Jorgensen has served the Iowa State Athletics Department as senior associate athletics director for operations since 2011. He joined the Cyclone staff as a member of the business office in 2007.

 

He is a member of the department’s senior-level administrative team and shares sport oversight with Athletics Director Jamie Pollard for football and men’s basketball. He is also the sport administrator for wrestling and supervises the department’s construction and capital projects as well as the facilities and grounds, event management and sports performance units.

 

Jorgensen has served as athletics’ project manager for more than $100 million of construction projects during his tenure including the Bergstrom Football Complex, the Cyclone Sports Complex, the north end zone videoboard, the Golf Performance Center, the Sukup Basketball Complex and the south end zone project.

Prior to joining the Iowa State Athletics staff, Jorgensen worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Des Moines from 1995-2007.

 

He is a 1995 graduate of Simpson College with a degree in accounting. Jorgensen played football for the Storm.

 

Chris and his, wife, Sara, have two daughters (Sydney and Kendall).

Jack Levis

Jack Levis, senior director of industrial engineering, drives the development of operational technology solutions.  These solutions require advanced analytics to reengineer current processes to streamline the business and maximize productivity.

Jack has been the business owner and process designer for UPS’ award-winning Package Flow Technology suite of systems, a breakthrough change for UPS, resulting in a reduction of 185 million miles driven each year. 

 

His team designed UPS’ next generation of dispatching technologies, which use advanced optimizations.  The world-class optimizations and systems, UPS ORION, On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation, has completed deployment and is providing significant operational benefits to UPS and its customers.  UPS estimates that ORION is reducing costs by $300M to $400M per year.

Having earned his B.A. in psychology, from California State University Northridge, Jack also holds a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. 

Jack holds advisory council positions for multiple universities and associations, including the U.S. Census Bureau Scientific Advisory Committee.