Receiving your Amazon package 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 company’s most senior leadership, 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.

Amazon has a long record of hiring LGO graduates into exciting roles. 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 in Amazon Web Services or Amazon Robotics.

Rotational and Leadership Development: The Pathways Operations Leadership Development Program (OPS): Pathways is a five-year program designed to rapidly develop talented MBA or Masters-level graduates with the skills they need to be an Amazon General Managers and Directors. Pathways members will develop leadership skills and gain a deep knowledge of the business through a series of progressively challenging operational assignments across Amazon’s growing supply chain network.

Recent Post-Graduation Job Titles: GenAI Data Scientist, Pathways Operations Manager, Product Manager, Senior Product Manager, Senior Product Manager- Technical, Senior Program Manager

Angela Murray (LGO ’21)

Senior Technical Program Manager – Satellite Assembly, Integration & Test
While at LGO: MBA and SM Aeronautics and Astronautics
Previous studies: University of California at Los Angeles, Aerospace Engineering

Angela started her career as a software engineer and manager in aerospace. Following her LGO graduation, Angela joined the Kuiper satellite program at Amazon, where she now serves as Senior Technical Program Manager.

Sally Smith (LGO ’12)

Director, AWS Global Services Strategy & Operations
While at LGO: MBA and SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Washington University in St. Louis, Mechanical Engineering

Following the LGO program, Sally led robotic manufacturing development and production system improvement for the 777 and 777X airplanes at The Boeing Company. She then joined Amazon, where she was Director of Fulfillment for Amazon’s flagship robotics fulfillment center. During the COVID pandemic in 2020-2021, Sally served as Director of WorkingWell within Amazon’s workplace health organization, creating and scaling wellness programs for hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide. Currently Sally leads a 2,500-person global organization to deliver technical support to all AWS customers.

John Tagawa (LGO ’99)

VP, Amazon Logistics
While at LGO: MBA and SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering

John has had a distinguished career in supply chain and logistics. At Amazon since 2008, he has led fulfillment operations in regions including China, Brazil, India, the UK, the European Union, and now oversees all North America operations.