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Board of Advisors

The college’s Board of Advisors consists of high-level managerial and technical executives from government, education, business, and industry. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the dean, administrative staff, department heads, faculty, and students of the college. Many of the board members are UT engineering alumni.


Members

Tom Ballard

Thomas Ballard

 BS/Communication ’69

  • Chief Alliance Officer
  • PYA
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Terry Begley

Terry K. Begley

 BS/ChE ’69, MS/EA ’74

  • Vice President, Global Supply Chain
  • Chief Procurement Officer (retired)
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Kingsport, Tennessee
Barbie Bigelow

Barbie S. Bigelow

Board Chair, BS/Chemistry & Biology ’82 (Tusculum College), MS/CS ’85

  • CEO
  • Emerald Growth Partners, LLC
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Kathy Caldwell

Kathy J. Caldwell

BS/CE ’84

  • President
  • Caldwell Cook & Associates
  • Gainesville, Florida
Angie Cannon

Angie Cannon

BS/CHE ’81

  • CEO (retired)
  • Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Harold Conner

Harold Conner, Jr.

BS/ChemE ’68, MS/ChemE ’78, PhD/ChemE ’13 (University of Alabama Huntsville)

  • Senior Program Manager
  • Strata G
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Joe Cook

Joe C. Cook, Jr.

BS/IE ’65

  • Founder & Principal
  • Mountain Group Partners LLC
  • Nashville, Tennessee
Mark Cox

Mark K. Cox

BS/CHE ’89, MBA ’02 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

  • Senior Vice-President, Chief Manufacturing, Supply Chain, & Engineering Officer
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Kingsport, Tennessee
Bennett Croswell

Bennett Croswell

BS/ME ’79, MBA/Aviation (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • President, Military Engines
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • East Hartford, Connecticut
Josh Dobbs

Robert Joshua Dobbs

BS/AE ’17

  • NFL Quarterback
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Alpharetta, Georgia
Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

BS/ECE ’95

  • Senior Staff Engineer
  • Google
  • Kirkland, Washington
Bill Eversole

William L. Eversole

BS/EE ’73; PhD/EE, Southern Methodist University

  • CEO & President
  • Bandspeed, Inc.
  • Austin, Texas
Jim Flood

Jim K. Flood

BS/CE ’80

  • Vice President, Eastern Canada/Russia/Arctic (retired)
  • ExxonMobil Development Company
  • Spring, Texas
Randy Gibson

Randy Gibson

BS/CE ’83

  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Gresham Smith
  • Nashville, Tennessee
Sharon Habibi

Sharon Sirang Habibi

BS/Arch ’75, MS/CE ’77, EMBA ’89

  • Former CEO/President
  • Syscom Technologies Inc.
  • Marietta, Georgia
John Hanula

John Hanula

BS/Arch ’83, MS/CE ’84

  • Senior Vice President
  • Stantec
  • Pasadena, California
Ralph Heath

Ralph Heath

BS/EE ’70, MBA ’75

  • Executive Vice President (retired)
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Aledo, Texas
Ken Huntsman

Kenneth Huntsman

MS/CompSci ’77, BS/CompSci ’74 (Pennsylvania State University)

  • Co-Founder, America Online (retired)
  • Altavista, Virginia
Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson

BS/Chem ‘94, MBA, Harvard Business School, ‘98

  • Managing Director
  • RLJ Equity Partners
  • Bethesda, Maryland
Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis

BS/ChemE ’81, University of Tennessee

  • Sr. Vice President Global R&D (retired)
  • PepsiCo
  • Boca Raton, Florida
Louis Martin Vega

Louis Martin-Vega

BS/IE (University of Peurto Rice at Mayaguez), MS/Operations Research (New York University), ME/ISE (University of Florida), PHD/ISE (University of Florida)

  • Dean of Engineering
  • North Carolina State University
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
Misty Mayes

Misty Mayes

BS/IE ’88

  • President
  • Management Solutions, LLC
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Cavanaugh Mims

Cavanaugh Mims

BS/NE ’86

  • President
  • Visionary Solutions, LLC
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

BA/Math ’78, BA/Chem ’78 (Malone College), PhD ’83 (Texas A & M University)

  • Associate Laboratory Director
  • Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Oliver Warren

Warren C. Olive

BS/MSE ‘77, MS/MSE ‘79 (Standford University), PhD/MSE ‘81 (Stanford University)

  • President
  • Nanomechanics, Inc.
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Joel Seligstein

Joel Seligstein

BS/CS ’06

  • CEO
  • Parallel Plaid, Inc.
  • Park City, Utah
Syreeta Vaughn

Syreeta Vaughn

BS/Geology ’02, Florida State University; MS/Geology ’05; MS/IE ’13

  • Sr. Nuclear Safety Specialist
  • ORNL
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
John Wimberly

Joseph (John) Wimberly

BS/ME ’81

  • Chairman & CEO
  • I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.
  • Nashville, Tennessee
Jacinda Woodward

Jacinda B. Woodward

BS/EE, ’88 (Auburn University)

  • Senior Vice President
  • Power Operations
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
Angela Yochem

Angela Yochem

BM/Music ’93, DePauw University, MS/CS ’98, University of Tennessee

  • Executive VP and Chief Digital Officer
  • Novant Health
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Michael Zill

Michael Zill

BS/IE ’85, University of Tennessee, MS/Financial Management ’88, University of Texas, Dallas

  • Chief Information Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals
  • San Diego, California