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
Adler John Adler General Partner Silver Creek Ventures
Ball C. Fred Ball, Jr. Senior Chairman of the Board
Bank of Texas
Berg Donald Berg Donald A. Berg, Inc.
Richard R. Chang  
Cullum G. Mark Cullum President Cullum Construction Co., Inc.
Austin Curry Principal Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.
Abha Divine Managing Director Techquity Capital Management LLC
Charlie Feld Founder and CEO
The Feld Group Institute
Arthur L. George, Jr. Senior Vice President & Manager of Analog Engineering Operations
Texas Instruments
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
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
Mannon David C. Mannon  
Marr Ray H. Marr Partner Marr Company
McMahan Lewis H. McMahan Chairman of the Board
Texas Instruments Foundation
Ameyer Angela Meyer, P.E. Vice President Exponent, Inc.
Lynn Mortensen Lynn Mortensen Vice President, Intelligence & Information Systems
Raytheon Company
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
Marty Salfen General Manager, Global Travel & Transportation Industry
Richard H. Schulze Director Athena Group, Inc.
Scott Sheffield Chairman and CEO
Pioneer Natural Resources
Shuford Karen L. Shuford Hillcrest Foundation
Solomon William T. Solomon Retired Chairman/CEO
Austin Industries, Inc.
Richard K. Templeton Chairman, President and CEO
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Vacante Russell Vacante President
RMS Partnership Inc.
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.