Kelley Sowards currently serves as VP of Operations at METER Group, Inc., a Decagon Devices and UMS combined company, in Pullman, Washington. METER connects science, engineering, and customer-centered design to provide precision data solutions for food quality, environmental research, agriculture, and sustainable production applications. Kelley has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in Education, both from Washington State University. Kelley joined METER in 2009, after working at WSU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Kelley uses her combined experience in engineering, design, and organizational learning to provide executive leadership in the development of lean and connected business systems, from manufacturing and ERP to ISO 9001:2015 and international project management. Over the past decade, METER has benefitted from a variety of Impact Washington Services, including lean training, consulting, and executive coaching.