Dean's Advocacy Council

The College of Engineering Dean’s Advocacy Council is comprised of business and alumni leaders who provide strategic assistance in advancing the priorities of the College, as well as serve as ambassadors of and active advocates for the College. The Council’s commitment and leadership help to assure that the mission and goals of the College are met. The Council plays a vital role in helping Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering continue its recognition as an elite engineering college. Current members are listed below:

Wayne Balta

Wayne Balta
Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety
IBM

John Bertucci

John Bertucci 
Chairman of the Board 
MKS Instruments, Inc. 

 

Raymond Betler

Raymond Betler 
President & CEO 
Wabtec Corporation 

 

Michele Blazek

Michele Blazek 
Director of Environmental Health and Safety/Hospital Safety Officer 
Stanford Health Care 

Paul Browning

Paul Browning 
President & CEO 
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. 

 

Michael Bruce

Michael Bruce
Chairman and CEO 
InScope International, Inc. 

 

Barbara Buck

Barbara Buck
Vice President, Marketing and Sales 
Climax Molybdenum Company 

 

Aris Candris

Aris Candris 
President and CEO 
Westinghouse Electric Company, Retired 

 

Russell Crockett

Russell Crockett 
President 
RTC Energy LLC 

 

Shyam Dighe

Shyam Dighe 
President & CEO 
AquaSource Technologies  

 

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Phillip Dowd 
Retired

 

Edward Frank

Edward Frank
Member, Board of Directors
Analog Devices (ADI), Cavium (CAVM) and Quantenna (QTNA) 
Executive Director
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation 

Dirk Gates

Dirk Gates 
CTO, Wireless Business Unit 
Riverbed, Inc. 

 

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James H. Garrett Jr. 
Dean and Thomas Lord Porfessor 
College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 

 

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta 
Founder and Chairman 
The Denita Group of Companies 

 

Steve Hoover

Steve Hoover 
Corporate Senior Vice President and 
Chief Technology Officer 
Xerox Corporation 

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Matt Howard 
Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners


Kathryn Jackson

Kathryn Jackson 
Director, Energy & Technology Consulting 
Keysource 
Advisor and Consultant 
Energy Impact Partners

 

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor 
Chief Strategy Officer 
Lyft 

 

John Kenny

John Kenny 
Executive Vice President 
Gannett Fleming, Inc. 

 

Oleg Khaykin

Oleg Khaykin 
President and CEO 
Viavi Solutions, Inc. 

 

John Kibarian

John Kibarian 
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-Founder 
PDF Solutions 

Tom Klopack

Tom Klopack 
US Managing Director 
Centogene 

 

Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar 
Managing Director 
Equs Holdings 

 

Hillard Lazarus

Hillard Lazarus
Professor of Medicine 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

 

Roy Levin

Roy Levin 
Former Director 
Microsoft Research Silicon Valley 

 

Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall 
General Partner 
Big Basin Partners LP 

 

Tom Marchok 

 

Horst Muenzel

Horst Muenzel 
CEO and President 
Akustica, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bosch Group 

 

Drew Perkins

Drew Perkins
CEO 
Stealthy Startup 

 

Opal Perry

Opal Perry
Division Chief Informational Officer for Claims 
Allstate Insurance 

 

Ana Pinczuk

Ana Pinczuk 
Senior Vice President & General Manager 
HPE Pointnext 

 

Kears Pollock 

 

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers 
Founder and Chief Product Officer
Nest Labs  

 

Shirish Sathaye

Shirish Sathaye 
General Partner 
Formation 8 Ventures 

 

Hauke Schmidt

Hauke Schmidt
Vice President, Research and Technology Center North America 
Robert Bosch LLC 
 

Venkee Sharma

Venkee Sharma
Chairman & CEO 
Aquatech 

 

John Sontag

John Sontag 
VP Systems Research 
Hewlett Packard Labs, Retired 

 

Johny Srouji

Johny Srouji 
Senior Vice President, Hardware Technologies  
Apple 

 

Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan 
President & Chief Executive Officer 
Cadence Design Systems 
Chairman 
Walden International 

 

Sin Min Yap

Sin Min Yap 
Vice President
Global Corporate Strategic Initiatives 
ANSYS, Inc.