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 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
ISN Software Corporation
Adler John Adler General Partner Silver Creek Ventures
Mai Raymond C. Almgren V.P. of Product Marketing and Academic Relations
National Instruments Corporation
Ball C. Fred Ball, Jr. Senior Chairman of the Board
Bank of Texas/td>
Berg Donald Berg Donald A. Berg, Inc./td>
Samuel M. Cangelosi Retired President & CEO
Texas General Agency, Inc./td>
Richard R. Chang  
Cullum G. Mark Cullum President Cullum Construction Co., Inc.
Austin Curry Principal Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.
  Doug Deason
President, Deason Capital Services
Abha Divine Managing Director Techquity Capital Management LLC
Engibous Tom Engibous Retired Chairman of the Board Texas Instruments
Charlie Feld
Charlie Feld Founder and CEO
The Feld Group Institute
Joel K. Fontenot Joel K. Fontenot Managing Partner Trailblazer Capital
Arthur L. George Arthur L. George, Jr. Senior Vice President & Manager of Analog Engineering Operations
Texas Instruments
Gilchrist Henry Gilchrist Hunton & Williams LLP
Godbey David C. Godbey U.S. District Judge
Goren Bella Goren Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
American Airlines

Tom Greco President Frito-Lay North America
Chuck Grindstaff President & Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Product Lifestyle Management
Software Industry Sector
Mhart Milledge A. Hart, III Chairman of the Board
Hart Group, Inc. and Rmax
Hegi Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. Founding Partner Wingate Partners
Hunt Hunter L. Hunt President and CEO Hunt Consolidated Energy

Carl Ice President and Chief Operating Officer
BNSF Railway Company
Jennett J. Charles Jennett President Emeritus
Texas A&M International University
David K. Kao Managing Partner
Advantage Resources Group
Klein Tom Klein President Sabre Holdings
Alane Andrew R. Lane Chairman, President & CEO
McJunkin Red Man Corporation
Lopez Wendy A. Lopez Vice President URS Corporation
Lyle Bobby B. Lyle Chairman, President & CEO
Macdowell Harold F. MacDowell CEO TDIndustries
Mai Chao C. Mai  
Mannon David C. Mannon  
Marr Ray H. Marr Partner Marr Company

Peter McCormick
Lasso Technologies
  Bob McDermott, P.E. Executive Vice President and COO, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
McMahan Lewis H. McMahan Chairman of the Board
Texas Instruments Foundation
Ameyer Angela Meyer, P.E. Vice President Exponent, Inc.
Miller Glenn Miller Vice President Lockheed Martin
Lynn Mortensen Lynn Mortensen Vice President, Intelligence & Information Systems
Raytheon Company
Peter Nies Peter Nies  
Nowlin E. E. Boots Nowlin, Jr. Senior VP of Investments UBS
Palmer C. Robert Palmer Chairman Emeritus Rowan Companies, Inc.
Paluck Robert J. Paluck Managing Director CenterPoint Ventures Co.
Paton Len Paton Parks Paton Hoepfl & Brown
Pegues Michael D. Pegues Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Perry Elizabeth Perry Vice President Engineering
Ciena Corporation
Ragsdale Jerry W. Ragsdale Major General, USAF, Ret.
Oakmont Capital Group
Richard H. Schulze Director Athena Group, Inc.
Scott Sheffield Scott Sheffield Chairman and CEO
Pioneer Natural Resources
Rick Simonson
Richard Simonson Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP
Sabre Corporation
Shuford Karen L. Shuford Hillcrest Foundation
Solomon William T. Solomon Retired Chairman/CEO
Austin Industries, Inc.

 Michael G. Sullivan
Richard K Templeton Chairman, President and CEO
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Vacante Russell Vacante  
Watson James F. Watson President James Watson, LLC
Robert Watson Robert L G Watson Chairman, President and CEO
Abrazas Petroleum Corporation
Weiser Jeff Weiser President GrowthPoint Group LLC
Whitten Charles W. Whitten Professor & Chairman
Holder, Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Wilkinson Greg Wilkinson Co-Chairman Hill & Wilkinson, Ltd.
Zollars Robert L. Zollars President Huitt-Zollars, Inc.