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 - Arthur L. George, Jr.
Vice-Chair of the Executive Board - Richard K.Templeton

Members of the Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board include:




Bill Addy


Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
ISN Software Corporation



John Adler


General Partner
Silver Creek Ventures



Jennifer Bailey


Vice President, Internet Services, Apple Pay  
Apple Computer, Inc.



Kelvin Beachum, Jr.



Donald Berg


Donald A. Berg, Inc.



Mark A. Bradley


North Shore Capital



Jim Brogan


Cooley LLP



 Richard R. Chang



G. Mark Cullum


Cullum Construction Co., Inc.



Austin Curry


Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.



Douglas (Doug) Deason


Deason Capital Services



Abha Divine


Managing Director
Techquity Capital Management LLC



Delores M. Etter


Professor Emeritus
Southern Methodist University



Andre Fuetsch


AT&T Labs



Arthur L. George, Jr.


External Engagement Partner
The George Development Group
Retired, Senior Vice President & Manager of Analog Engineering Operations
Texas Instruments



Bella Goren


Board Member
LyondellBassell Industries  



Robert W. Haley


UT Southwestern Medical Center



Milledge A. Hart, III


Chairman of the Board
Hart Group, Inc. and Rmax



Frederick B. Hegi, Jr.


Founding Partner
Wingate Partners



Hunter L. Hunt


President and CEO
Hunt Consolidated Energy



Thomas G. Kamp


Independent Director and Investor
356 Asset Management



David K. Kao


Managing Partner
Advantage Resources Group



Elizabeth Karahan


The Karahan Companies



Bobby B. Lyle


Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings, Inc.



Ray H. Marr


Marr Oil and Gas Ltd.



Bob McDermott, P.E.


Executive Vice President and COO
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.



Angela Meyer, P.E.


Vice President
Exponent, Inc.



Gil Metzger


Director, Applied Research
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control



Peter Nies



E. E. Boots Nowlin, Jr.


Senior VP of Investments



C. Robert Palmer


Chairman Emeritus
Rowan Companies, Inc.



Robert J. Paluck


Managing Director
CenterPoint Ventures Co.



Michael D. Pegues


Polsinelli, P.C.



Elizabeth Perry


Vice President Engineering
Ciena Corporation



Dale Petroskey


 Dallas Regional Chamber



Krish  Prabhu


AT&T Labs and CTO



Richard H. Schulze


Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Athena Group, Inc.



Richard Simonson


Chief Finance Officer and Executive VP
Sabre Corporation



William T. Solomon


Retired Chairman/CEO
Austin Industries, Inc.



Michael G. Sullivan



Sokunthear (Thear) Suzuki


Advisory Services Leader, Southwest Region
Ernst & Young



Richard K. Templeton


Chairman, President and CEO
Texas Instruments



Russell Vacante


RMS Partnership Inc.



James F. Watson


James Watson, LLC



Robert L. G. Watson


Chairman, President and CEO
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation



Jeff Weiser


PayGo Utilities



Charles W. Whitten


Professor & Chairman
Holder, Margaret Milam McDermott Distinguished Chair in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center



Harvey Wiggins


Plexon Inc.



Dan Wittliff


Managing Director of Environmental Services
GDS Associates



Robert L. Zollars


Huitt-Zollars, Inc.