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AMS BEGIN Career Development and Job Search Panel and Workshop

Learn about about BEGIN careers: Jobs in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofits!

Join the AMS and co-hosts UTC Math Department Chair, Dr. Chris Cox, and Dr. Eleni Panagiotou at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga fall sectional meeting for a panel discussion on BEGIN (formerly BIG) careers. Hear from guest panelists from the BEGIN arena and engage in brief resume consultations. Held in conjunction with the AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, this free event is geared toward graduate students and early career mathematicians, but all were welcomed to get insights about how mathematical training can lead to BEGIN careers and jobs.

Friday, October 14, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

in Lupton 120
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Please register if you plan on attending by emailing

BEGIN Careers

Indicate that you are interested in resume review and provide your resume as an attachment.

Event Schedule

5:30 Enjoy complimentary pizza/beverages and socialize with attendees and panelists

Panel Discussion with

Dr. Marc Loizeaux, Director, Provider Performance Analytics

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Dr. Leigh McCormack, Associate VP for Data Science Strategy & Innovation

Unum Insurance

Dr. Juan  M. Restrepo, Section Head, Mathematics in Computation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Panel Question and Answer Session

7:15 10-12 minute resume consultations. To participate, please register for a slot no later than Thursday, September 19, 2022 (first-come, first-served).

About the Panelists

Marc LoizeauxMarc Loizeaux joined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in December of 2008, following a career in teaching and academia, most recently as associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a BS in mathematics from  Wheaton College, and an MS in mathematics from Eastern Washington University. He received his PhD in Statistics from Florida State University in 2001. His research focused on spatial statistics, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation, perfect sampling and Bayesian inference, and graph theory.


Marc is the Director of Provider Consulting and Analytics, BlueCare, in the Information Delivery division at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. In this role he leads provider-centric data consultation, analytics and reporting efforts for the BlueCare (Medicaid) line of business.


Leigh_McCormackLeigh McCormack has spent her professional and academic careers in healthcare analytics, specifically focused on the integration of non-traditional data into analytical strategies for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and healthcare tech startups. Currently, Ms. McCormack is the AVP of Data Science Strategy and Innovation at Unum where she leads new approaches to underwriting, risk management, and operational workflows using healthcare data and AI methods. In addition to her professional pursuits, she holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a Master’s in biostatistics, and is a doctoral candidate focusing her research on the intersection of social determinants of health and emergency department utilization in the wake of COVID-19.


Juan_RestrepoJuan M. Restrepo is a Distinguished Member of the Research and Development Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he conducts research in machine learning and dynamic problems at the interface of models and data. He has also done fundamental research in climate and ocean dynamics. He is also the section head of the Mathematics in Computing Section. Prior to ORNL he was on the  mathematics  and physics faculty at the University of Arizona and Oregon State University. He holds a PhD in physics from Penn State and did his post-doc at Argonne and U. Chicago as a distinguished ORISE postdoctoral fellow.

He is the recipient of the DOE Young Investigator Award, the SIAM/GS Career Prize, he is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

This event is sponsored by the AMS BEGIN Careers Initiative.