Amy Martens, P.E., named Kansas State University Alumni Fellow

Amy Martens, P.E., is one of 12 distinguished Kansas State University alumni honored as 2017 Alumni Fellows. Martens is an Alumni Fellow for the K-State Global Campus and will be on campus to present guest lectures April 19-21.

Alumni Fellows return to campus to discuss current trends and to meet informally with students and faculty. The Fellows were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and distinguished service in their respective careers.

Martens, Topeka, Kansas, is the manager of engineering services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. She has more than 20 years of project leadership experience and manages a team of engineers on process improvement/quality projects. She is an emeritus member of the K-State Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Advisory Council, launched the department’s mentoring program for the IMSE Professional Academy and is the past chair of the Healthcare Operations Resource Center.

Martens is a senior adviser for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Kansas City chapter and serves on the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) board of directors. She is an executive committee member and founder of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Toastmasters Club, earning Leader/Communicator awards. She was named one of Topeka’s 20 under 40 and was nominated as an honoree for the YWCA of Northwest Kansas Women of Excellence. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Topeka with their two children.

Martens earned two degrees from K-State, a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1995 and a master’s degree in engineering management through K-State’s Global Campus in 2001.

For more information about the Alumni Fellows program, including a full listing of the 2017 Alumni Fellows, visit

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