Dean’s Advisory Board

This 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, 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
  • Christos Christodoulou, Dean, Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing, University of New Mexico
  • Kevin Cochie, ’94, ’05, Vice President, Washington Operations & Special Programs
  • Tim Cowan, Group Technical Director, EA Tiburon
  • Jeffrey Cox, ’98, ’03, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Manufacturing Services, Inc.
  • Carol Craig, CEO, Craig Technologies
  • Brian Crutcher, ’95, Global Technology Executive and Consultant
  • Anton DeVilliers, RnD Director Lithography Patterning SMTS, Tokyo Electron Limited
  • Chuck Drake, Vice President, Tetra-Tech
  • Phil Dumas, ’05, President, Unikey Technologies
  • Jason Dunn,’07, ’09, Co-Founder and CTO at Made In Space, Inc.
  • 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
  • Sam Hanna, ’86, President, Quality Manufacturing Services, Inc.
  • 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, Vice President, Mission, Systems, and Training, Lockheed Martin
  • Kathryn Kinsey, Ph.D., ’79, ’83, Founder of Datawise
  • Bob Kilmer, ‎Vice President, Engineering and Technology Lockheed Martin TLS Orlando – ‎Lockheed Martin
  • Steve Kramer, Managing Partner, New York Life
  • Bruce Martinez, ’84, Regional Director – Southeast Distribution, FPL Company
  • Gregg Melanson, ’96, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC
  • Shane Mickey, Vice President of Strategic Planning for OEM Services, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
  • William Miller, Senior VP & CIO, NetApp
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jeff Snyder, ’85, Founder, CyberStratos LLC
  • Jennifer Szaro, ’06, Vice President of Research and Education, Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Amar Thiraviam, ’04, ’10, Vice President of Projects, Teledyne Oil & Gas
  • Azhar Waseem, Retired VP/General Manager, Qorvo, Inc.

Minutes & Other Resources

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