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HOME Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The value of active ISA membership and leadership to the individual and his or her employer

This is a unique opportunity (and a free BBQ dinner!), for any member or prospective member to hear about the workings and benefits of ISA from someone who knows ISA inside and out. All members who are interested in the future of their profession are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

Leo Staples Jr, 2011 ISA society president, is traveling from his home in Oklahoma to address the ISA membership in Southern California at a dinner meeting on November 8th.

Leo's presentation will focus on the value of active ISA membership for an individual and for their company. The speaker will also talk about current ISA events, future plans, and the Automation Federation. The meeting is also intended to be a dialog to address any questions or issues we may have about ISA and the process automation profession.

In addition to his primary presentation Leo will also present information related to the key Society activities currently being implemented, and to be implemented in the future. A Q&A session will follow.

Meeting Details

Location: Fluor, Building 47 Cafeteria (Mapquest) (Parking map below)
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (different date from normal meeting)
Time: 5 PM Social Hour; 5:30 PM Dinner; 6:30 PM Program
Dinner: Delicious BBQ Chicken at no cost, courtesy of ISA Orange County with support from ISA Los Angeles Section.

About the Speaker

H. L. "Leo" Staples Jr, is the 2011 ISA president. As President of the Society, Mr. Staples is a member of the ISA Executive Committee and ISA Executive Board.

Mr. Staples is compliance management leader at Power Supply Division, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E). He began his career with Oklahoma Gas & Electric in 1978 at the company's Horseshoe Lake Power Plant. He currently is leading efforts to develop a compliance organization for the utility.

Mr. Staples is a Level III Certified Control Systems Technician( and a Level IV Senior Engineering Technician-Industrial Instrumentation through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, or NICET. He earned an Associate's degree in electrical engineering technology from Rose State College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.

An ISA Member since 1989, Mr. Staples was elevated to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow in 2009. He is currently a Member of the Greater Oklahoma Section. He has vast experience in Section, District, Department, Division, and Society activities, including serving as District Vice President and Chair Council of District Vice Presidents and three terms on the ISA Executive Board as Society Treasurer. Mr. Staples is an active participant in ISA's Power Industry Division and has authored and delivered several papers at various symposia. His first book, Project Management: A Technician's Guide was published by ISA in March 2010.

Leo Staples can be reached at or (405) 553-2191.

Link to Mapquest

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Updated Oct 6, 2011

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