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

 

CEO
North Shore Capital

 

 

Jim Brogan

 

Partner
Cooley LLP

 

 

 Richard R. Chang

 

 
 

G. Mark Cullum

 

President
Cullum Construction Co., Inc.

 

 

Austin Curry

 

Principal
Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.

 

 

Douglas (Doug) Deason

 

President
Deason Capital Services

 

 

Abha Divine

 

Managing Director
Techquity Capital Management LLC

 

 

Delores M. Etter

 

Professor Emeritus
Southern Methodist University

 

 

Andre Fuetsch

 

CTO
AT&T
President
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

 

Professor
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

 

 Co-Owner
The Karahan Companies

 

 

Bobby B. Lyle

 

Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings, Inc.

 

 

Ray H. Marr

 

President
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
UBS

 

 

C. Robert Palmer

 

Chairman Emeritus
Rowan Companies, Inc.

 

 

Robert J. Paluck

 

Managing Director
CenterPoint Ventures Co.

 

 

Michael D. Pegues

 

Shareholder
Polsinelli, P.C.

 

 

Elizabeth Perry

 

Vice President Engineering
Ciena Corporation

 

 

Dale Petroskey

 

 Dallas Regional Chamber

 

 

Krish  Prabhu

 

Retired
President
AT&T Labs and CTO

 

 

Richard H. Schulze

 

Founder
Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Director
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

 

President
RMS Partnership Inc.

 

 

James F. Watson

 

President
James Watson, LLC

 

 

Robert L. G. Watson

 

Chairman, President and CEO
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation

 

 

Jeff Weiser

 

CEO
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

 

CEO
Plexon Inc.

 

 

Dan Wittliff

 

Managing Director of Environmental Services
GDS Associates

 

 

Robert L. Zollars

 

President
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.