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The CECS Dean’s Advisory Board meets every spring and fall to provide strategic direction and guidance to the college.

Board Members

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  • Board Chair Dan Schiappa ’87-’90, Chief Product Officer, Arctic Wolf
  • Angela Alban ’04, President & CEO, SIMETRI,Inc.
  • Tandreia Bellamy ’98, VP Industrial Engineering Supply Chain, UPS
  • Grace Bochenek’98PhD, Director, UCF School of Modeling, Simulation and Training
  • Jim Brice’90, Senior Space Engineer, Blue Origin
  • Myron Brown, CBU Sr. Director Client Executive Engagement, ATOS
  • Kevin Cochie’94, ’05, Vice President and General Manager, Erickson Inc. Defense and National Security
  • Capt. Dan Covelli, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (Orlando)
  • Christina Drake’07PhD, Owner and Manager, Kismet Technologies
  • Chuck Drake, Vice President, Tetra-Tech
  • Phil Dumas ’05, President, Unikey Technologies
  • Jason Eichenholz ’95 ’98PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Luminar
  • Jerry Feller, Principal Expert Engineer, Siemens Energy
  • Esteban Garcia’99
  • George Gilhooley, East Florida Office Leader, HNTB Corporation
  • Paul Grimes, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Leidos
  • Tim Havel, Director, System Integration, Test & Evaluation, NGAS Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman
  • Mark Heck, Director, Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company
  • Sergio Heker, CEO, GLESEC
  • Alexander Hoffs, President,  PSM, a Hanwha Company
  • Brenda Isaza, Boeing
  • Kathryn Kinsley’79, ’83PhD, Founder, Datawise
  • Justin Klocman’06, Director, Storm Hardening, Florida Power and Light
  • Shane Mickey, Vice President of Strategic Planning for OEM Services, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
  • William Miller, Senior VP & CIO, NetApp
  • Tom Mirek, VP, Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Randy Morgan’85, CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions
  • Bob Mott, Commercial Systems Division, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Ross Niebergall, Ph.D., President, Aerojet Rocketdyne Segment, L3 Harris Technologies
  • Ankush Oberai, Ph.D, ’83, ’18, Senior Director for Research Development, Synopsys Inc.
  • Kumar Patel, Founder, President and CEO, Pranalytica
  • Ben Patz’85, Entrepreneur
  • Janet Petro, Director, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Mike Piatek’02, ’05, Dir. Design & Engineering Architecture & Facilities Engineering, Walt Disney Engineering
  • Zachary Quandt’84, Director, GP Strategies Corporation
  • Arun Ramaswamy ’92, ’94, Head of Global Engineering, Nielsen
  • Dan Rini, Ph.D.,’95, ’97, ’00, President, RINI Technologies, Inc.
  • Lesa Roe’91, University of University of North Texas System
  • Beverly Seay, Trustee, UCF Board of Trustees
  • Tim Smith’98, President, Wharton-Smith, Inc.
  • Paul Sohl, CEO, Florida High Tech Corridor Council
  • Jennifer Szaro’06, Vice President of Research and Education, Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Rafael Mercado Ugarte, North America Blockchain Services Leader, Distribution and Industrial Markets, IBM
  • Azhar Waseem, Retired VP/General Manager, Qorvo, Inc.
  • Robert Williams, VP of Raytheon Global Training Solutions, Raytheon


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