Executive Board

The Lyle School Executive Board, appointed by SMU President R. Gerald Turner, comprises senior-level corporate leaders who have the experience and vision to help guide strategic directives for the school.

The Board's responsibilities include:

  • Promoting interaction between the Lyle School of Engineering and local and national industry
  • Assisting with broad issues related to curriculum planning, management, evaluation, and charting future instructional and research areas
  • Helping to secure financial support for the school
  • Guiding and promoting general excellence in engineering education and research

Chair of the Executive Board - G. Mark Cullum
Vice-Chair of the Executive Board - Karen Shuford

Members of the Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board include:

Bill Addy
Bill Addy Executive Chairman
ISN Software Corporation
John Adler John Adler General Partner
Silver Creek Ventures
Ralmgren Raymond C. Almgren V.P. of Product Marketing and Academic Relations
National Instruments Corporation
Jennifer Bailey Jennifer Bailey Vice President, Internet Services
Apple Pay
C. Fred Ball, Jr. C. Fred Ball, Jr. Senior Chairman of the Board
Bank of Texas
Donald Berg Donald Berg Donald A. Berg, Inc.
Samuel M. Cangelosi Samuel M. Cangelosi Retired President & CEO
Texas General Agency, Inc.
Richard R. Chang Richard R. Chang  
G. Mark Cullum G. Mark Cullum President Cullum
Construction Co., Inc.
Austin Curry Austin Curry Principal
Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.
Doug Deason Doug Deason President
Deason Capital Services
Abha Divine Abha Divine Managing Director
Techquity Capital Management LLC
Tom Engibous Tom Engibous Retired Chairman of the Board Texas Instruments
Charlie Feld Charlie Feld Founder and CEO
The Feld Group Institute
Joel K. Fonnotet Joel K. Fontenot Managing Partner
Trailblazer Capital
Arthur L. George Arthur L. George, Jr. Retired Senior Vice President & Manager of Analog Engineering Operations
Texas Instruments, Inc
Henry Gilchrist Henry Gilchrist Hunton & Williams LLP
David C. Godbey David C. Godbey U.S. District Judge
Bella Goren Bella Goren Board Member
LyondellBasell Industries
Tom Greco Tom Greco CEO
Frito Lay North America
Chuck Grindstaff Chuck Grindstaff President & Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Product Lifestyle Management
Software Industry Sector
Milledge A. Hart, III Milledge A. Hart, III Chairman of the Board
Hart Group, Inc. and Rmax
Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. Founding Partner
Wingate Partners
Hunter L. Hunt Hunter L. Hunt President and CEO
Hunt Consolidated Energy
Carl Ice
Carl Ice President and Chief Executive Officer
BNSF Railway Company
Jennett J. Charles Jennett President Emeritus
Texas A&M International University
David K. Kao David K. Kao Managing Partner
Advantage Resources Group
Andrew R. Lane Andrew R. Lane Chairman, President & CEO
MRC Global Inc.
Wendy A. Lopez Wendy A. Lopez Vice President, Dallas/Fort Worth Metro
Bobby B. Lyle Bobby B. Lyle Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings Incorporated
Harold F. MacDowell Harold F. MacDowell CEO
Chao C. Mai Chao C. Mai  
Mannon David C. Mannon President and CEO
Stallion Oilfield Holdings, Inc.
Ray H. Marr Ray H. Marr President
Marr Oil and Gas Ltd.
Peter McCormick
Peter McCormick Lasso Technologies
 Bob McDermott, P.E. Bob McDermott, P.E. Executive Vice President and COO
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Lewis H. McMahan Lewis H. McMahan Chairman of the Board
Texas Instruments Foundation
Gil Metzger Gil Metzger Chair, EE Advisory Board
Director, Applied Research
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Angela Meyer, P.E. Angela Meyer, P.E. Vice President
Exponent, Inc.
Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Vice President
Lockheed Martin
Peter Nies Peter Nies  
E.E. Boots Nowlin, Jr. E. E. Boots Nowlin, Jr. Senior VP of Investments
C. Robert Palmer C. Robert Palmer Chairman Emeritus
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Robert J. Paluck Robert J. Paluck Managing Director
CenterPoint Ventures Co.
Len Paton Len Paton Parks Paton Hoepfl & Brown
Michael D. Pegues Michael D. Pegues Polsinelli, P.C.
Elizabeth Perry Elizabeth Perry  
Jerry W. Ragsdale Jerry W. Ragsdale Major General, USAF, Ret.
Richard H. Schulze Richard H. Schulze Director
Athena Group, Inc.
Scott Sheffield Scott Sheffield Chairman and CEO
Pioneer Natural Resources
Karen L. Shuford Karen L. Shuford Hillcrest Foundation
Rick Simonson
Richard Simonson Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP
Sabre Corporation
William T. Solomon William T. Solomon Retired Chairman/CEO
Austin Industries, Inc.
Michael G. Sullivan
Michael G. Sullivan  
Richard K. Templeton Richard K. Templeton Chairman, President and CEO
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Russell Vacante Russell Vacante  
James F. Watson James F. Watson President
James Watson, LLC
Robert L G Watson Robert L G Watson Chairman, President and CEO
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
Jeff Weiser Jeff Weiser PayGo Electric
Charles W. Whitten Charles W. Whitten Professor & Chairman
Holder, Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Robert L. Zollars Robert L. Zollars President
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.