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 - Richard Simonson
Vice-Chair of the Executive Board - Richard K.Templeton

Members of the Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board include:

 

 

Bill Addy

 

Executive Chairman
ISN Software Corporation

 

 

John Adler

 

CEO
Call Control

 

 

Kelvin Beachum, Jr.

 


 

 

Donald Berg

 

Donald A. Berg, Inc.

 

 

Mark A. Bradley

 

CEO
North Shore Capital

 

 

Jim Bradley

 

Partner
King & Spaulding

 

 

Frank Cappuccio

 

Retired EVP
Lockheed Martin

 

 

 Richard R. Chang

 

 
 

G. Mark Cullum

 

President
Cullum Construction Co., Inc.

 

 

Austin Curry

 

Principal
Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.

 

   Stanley (Stan) Deal

Executive Vice President
The Boeing Company

 

 

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

 

   Hilda Galvan

Partner-in-Charge
Jones Day

 

 

Arthur L. George, Jr.

 

External Engagement Partner
The George Development Group
Retired SVP
Texas Instruments, Inc.

 

 

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.

 

 

Frederick B. Hegi, Jr.

 

Founding Partner
Wingate Partners

 

 

Hunter L. Hunt

 

President and CEO
Hunt Consolidated Energy, Inc.

 

 

Thomas G. Kamp

 

Independent Director and Investor
356 Asset Management

 

 

David K. Kao

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Karahan

 

Co-Owner
The Karahan Companies

 

 

Bobby B. Lyle

 

Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated

 

 

Ray H. Marr

 

President
Marr Oil and Gas Ltd.

 

 

Robert (Bob) McDermott, P.E.

 

President
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

 

 

Angela Meyer, P.E.

 

President & CEO
PLAC

 

 

Gil Metzger

 

Director, Applied Research
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

 

   Camille Mirshokrai

Chief Strategy Officer, Growth Markets
Accenture

 

 

Brian Modoff

 

Executive Vice President, Strategy, M&A and Ventures
Qualcomm Incorporated

 

 

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.

 

 

Beth Perry

 

 

 

 

Dale Petroskey

 

President and CEO
Dallas Regional Chamber

 

 

Krish Prabhu

 

Retired
President
AT&T Labs and CTO

 

   James (Jim) Sargent

VP, Channel and Alliances
ASG Technologies

 

 

Richard H. Schulze

 

Founder
Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Director
Athena Group, Inc.

 

 

Richard (Rick) Simonson

 

Managing Partner
Specie Mesa, L.L.P.

 

 

William T. Solomon

 

Chairman, President & CEO
The O'Donnell Foundation

 

 

Michael G. Sullivan

 

 
 

Sokunthear (Thear) Suzuki

 

Advisory Services Leader, Southwest Region
Ernst & Young

 

 

Richard K. Templeton

 

Chairman, President & CEO
Texas Instruments

 

 

Russell Vacante

 

President
RMS Partnership Inc.

 

 

Robert L G Watson

 

Chairman, President and CEO
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation

 

 

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

 

   Gary Wojtaszek

Chief Executive Officer
CyrusOne