Dean’s Advisory Board

This board meets every spring and fall to provide strategic direction and guidance to the college.

Board Members

Click on a name for biographical information and photo.

  • Board Chair Dan Schiappa, ’87-’90, SVP and General Manager of Enduser Security, Sophos
  • Angela Alban, ’04, President & CEO, SIMETRI,Inc.
  • Sharon Bauer, ’99, Director, Transmission Resource & Project Management, Duke Energy
  • Jane BishopVice President, E-2/C-2 Integrated Product, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Grace Bochenek, ’98, Grace M. Bochenek Enterprise, LLC
  • Myron Brown, CBU Sr. Director Client Executive Engagement, ATOS
  • Kevin Cochie, ’94, ’05, Vice President, Washington Operations & Special Programs
  • Brian Crutcher, ’95, Brian Crutcher Consulting LLC
  • Chuck Drake, Vice President, Tetra-Tech
  • Phil Dumas, ’05, President, Unikey Technologies
  • Jason Eichenholz, ’95, ’98, Co-Founder and CTO at Luminar Tech
  • Jerry Feller, Principal Expert Engineer, Siemens Energy
  • George Gilhooley, East Florida Office Leader, HNTB Corporation
  • Paul Grimes, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Leidos
  • Chuck Hardison, Manager, Production and Ground Systems, Boeing Commercial Crew Program
  • Mark Heck, Director, Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company
  • Timothy Hill, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
  • Alexander Hoffs, President, PSM Ansaldo Energia Group
  • Chester Kennedy, CEO, BRIDG
  • Kathryn Kinsley, Ph.D., ’79, ’83, Founder of Datawise
  • Justin Klocman, General Manager, Workload Planning and Strategy, Florida Power and Light
  • Bruce Martinez, Regional Director – Southeast Distribution, 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 Deputy, Missiles and Fire Control
  • Randy Morgan, ’85, CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions
  • Bob Mott, Commercial Systems Division, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Ross Niebergall, VP/Chief Technology Officer, Harris Corporation
  • Ankush Oberai Ph.D, ’83, ’18, Senior Director for Research Development, Synopsys Inc.
  • Kumar Patel, Founder, President and CEO, Pranalytica
  • Ben Patz, ’85, Entrepreneur
  • Mike Piatek, ’02, ’05, Dir. Design & Engineering Architecture & Facilities Engineering, Walt Disney Engineering
  • Paulo Pires, Managing Director, Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA
  • Zachary Quandt, ’84, Director, GP Strategies Corporation
  • Arun Ramaswamy, ’92, ’94, Head of Global Engineering, Nielsen
  • Dan Rini,’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, Vice President, Wharton-Smith, Inc.
  • 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, Vice President of Global Training Solutions, Raytheon

Minutes & Other Resources

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