Amazon

Receiving your Amazon is exciting, and you can thank an LGO. MIT LGO’s relationship with Amazon runs right to the top — literally. From front-line managers all the way up to the C-Suite, Amazon is brimming with LGO alumni, and has been since the 1990s. The e-commerce giant engages in continuous improvement projects, and many LGO internships focus on optimizing supply chain and operations, web services, and Amazon Robotics.

Chuck Cummings (LGO ’14)

Internship location: Seattle, WA
Research topic: Supply chain

Currently: Assistant General Manager, Amazon, Louisville, KY

Amazon participates in LGO recruitment every year, frequently hiring into their Pathways Leadership Development Program. Employees of the program are Amazon’s next generation of General Managers, Directors, and VPs. In addition, LGOs also have the opportunity to work across Amazon’s portfolio, like Amazon Web Services or Amazon Robotics. Recruits start right away as a front-line manager overseeing a team of 50-100 employees.

# of hires in past 5 years: 34
Frequent job titles at hire: Operations Manager, Senior Product Manager, Manager Supply Chain Capacity, Senior Technical Program Manager
Common locations: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA

Jeff Wilke (LGO ’93)

CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon.com
While at LGO: MBA and SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Princeton University, Chemical Engineering

Jeff Wilke (LGO ’93) began his engineering management career at a variety of leadership positions in the chemical and polymer industries. Since 1999 he has led unprecedented growth at Amazon. Jeff is deeply engaged with the LGO program. He’s spoken to LGO classes regularly during Amazon case discussions, leadership seminars, and site visits. He currently serves as one of the LGO Governing Board Co-Chairs.

Jackie Underberg (LGO ’01)

Director, Worldwide R&D Center
While at LGO: MBA and SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Northwestern University, Chemical Engineering

After a successful management career at HEB Snack Foods, Jackie joined Amazon as a Site Leader of Amazon Fresh in 2010. She then spent time working in an Amazon Fulfillment Center overseeing over 2,000 associates. In her current role, she is a central leader of Amazon’s R&D projects.

Augusta Niles (LGO ’14)

Solution Analytics Manager, Amazon Robotics
While at LGO: MBA and SM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Previous studies: Dartmouth College, Electrical Engineering

Augusta joined Amazon directly after LGO as a Supply Chain Operations Manager at Amazon Web Services. She then moved to Amazon Robotics and leads a team of 4 analysts focused on product, hardware, and software. She drives product decisions using data analytics and experimentation.

Willow Primack (LGO ’15)

Senior Operations Manager, Amazon.com
While at LGO: MBA and SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mechanical Engineering

After an outstanding career with the U.S. Army, Willow used LGO as an opportunity to transition back into civilian life. At Amazon, she is in charge of testing and developing the next generation of warehouse technologies and oversees LGO interns. In addition to Willow’s academic and work success, she is also a strong advocate and role model for the transgender community.