Margaret Meara Cole 1980
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Margaret Meara Cole - 1980 - Engineering

Margaret (Maggie) Meara Cole graduated from IWA in 1980 and earned her BS in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri in 1984. She was readily employed by Monsanto where she has spent most of her professional career. She currently holds the position of Director of Environmental, Safety & Health. Maggie is responsible for Monsanto’s Global Vehicle Safety and Global Off-the-Job-Safety Program as well as U.S. Commercial Environmental Safety and Health. Maggie earned her Master Black Belt in Six Sigma in 2003. Six Sigma is a set of tools, techniques and strategies for process improvement used in different sectors of industry. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Maggie is a member of the Board of Directors of Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. In 2012, she was named Fleet Financials Magazine’s 2012 "Fleet Executive of the Year.” In recognition of her amazing talent, Maggie was selected to be a member of the 2012-13 Focus on St. Louis Leadership Class. 

Throughout her career, Maggie has been heavily involved in science education outreach within the St. Louis community. She serves on the Board of Area Resources for Community and Human Services where she is involved with bringing hands-on science education and experiments to the St. Louis Public School District After School Programs. Maggie considers her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Maggie and her husband Jeff will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in November 2013. They are the proud parents of Jimmy, a pre-med student at Mizzou, and Colleen, a biomedical engineering major and women’s soccer champion at St. Louis University.