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 E’82
Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety
IBM

John Bertucci

John Bertucci E’63, TPR’65
Chairman of the Board 
MKS Instruments, Inc. 

 

Raymond Betler

Raymond Betler DC’79, E’79
Retired, President & CEO 
Wabtec Corporation 

 

Michele Blazek

Michele Blazek E’87
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Stanford Health Care 

Paul Browning

Paul Browning E’90
President & CEO 
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. 

 

Michael Bruce

Michael Bruce E’95
President and CEO 
Sirius Technical Services, Inc. 

 

Barbara Buck

Barbara Buck E’73
President 
International Molybdenum Association 

 

Aris Candris

Aris Candris E’74, E’78
Retired, President and CEO 
Westinghouse Electric Company

 

Russell Crockett

Russell Crockett E’87
Senior Energy Advisor
RTC Energy LLC 

 

Shyam Dighe

Shyam Dighe E’77, E’79
Founder, President, & CEO 
Dighe Technologies Corporation and
Aquasource Technologies Corporation 

 

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Phillip Dowd E’63
Managing Director
Sherick Enterprises LLC

 

Edward Frank

Edward Frank S’85
Founder & Vinter
Compass Vineyards


Dirk Gates

Dirk Gates
CEO
Xirrus

 

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta E’89
Founder and Chairman 
The Denita Group of Companies 

 

Patricia Hatter E’84, E’87
Strategic Advisor, Multiple Startups
Former Senior Vice President of Operations
Intel Security (McAfee) 

 

Steve Hoover

Steve Hoover E’89, E’94
Endowed Executive Director
Global Cyberscurity Institute
Rochester Institute for Technology

 

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Matt Howard
Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners


Kathryn Jackson

Kathryn Jackson E’87, E’90
Director, Energy & Technology Consulting 
KeySource 

 

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor E’92
Chief Strategy Officer 
Lyft, Inc. 

 

John Kenny

John Kenny E’82
Executive Vice President & Director
Gannett Fleming, Inc. 

 

Oleg Khaykin

Oleg Khaykin E’87
President and CEO 
Viavi Solutions, Inc. 

 

John Kibarian

John Kibarian E’86, E’88, E’90
President & CEO
PDF Solutions 

Tom Klopack

Tom Klopack E’73
Executive Consultant
Progenity, Inc. 

 

 

Hillard Lazarus

Hillard Lazarus E’70
Retired, Professor of Medicine 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

 

Tom Marchok E’87, E’89, E’95
Business Development, Private Equity
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 

Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall E’69 
General Partner 
Big Basin Partners LP 

 

 

Drew Perkins

Drew Perkins E’86
CEO 
Mojo Vision, INc.

 

Opal Perry

Opal Perry E’93
Executive Vice President & Cheif Information Officer 
The Hertz Corporation 

 

Ana Pinczuk

Ana Pinczuk E’10
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer 
Anaplan 

 

Kears Pollock E’62, E’64
Retired, Executive Vice President
PPG Industries, Inc.

 

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers E’04, E’05
Partner
Incite.org  

 

Shirish Sathaye

Shirish Sathaye E’93
General Partner 
Cervin Ventures, Formation 8 Ventures 

 

Hauke Schmidt

Hauke Schmidt
Head of Corporate Research North America 
Robert Bosch LLC 
 

Venkee Sharma

Venkee Sharma E’87, TPR’87
President & CEO 
Aquatech International Corporation

 

John Sontag

John Sontag E’79
Retired, Vice President, Systems Research 
Hewlett Packard Labs

 

 

Lip-Bu Tan

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

 

Sin Min Yap

Sin Min Yap 
Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships
ANSYS, Inc.