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


Call Control



Kelvin Beachum, Jr.




Donald Berg


Donald A. Berg, Inc.



Mark A. Bradley


North Shore Capital



Jim Bradley


King & Spaulding



Frank Cappuccio


Retired EVP
Lockheed Martin



 Richard R. Chang



G. Mark Cullum


Cullum Construction Co., Inc.



Austin Curry


Caldwell Cassady Curry P.C.


   Stanley (Stan) Deal

Executive Vice President
The Boeing Company



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


   Hilda Galvan

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


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


The Karahan Companies



Bobby B. Lyle


Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated



Ray H. Marr


Marr Oil and Gas Ltd.



Robert (Bob) McDermott, P.E.


Huitt-Zollars, Inc.



Angela Meyer, P.E.


President & CEO



Gil Metzger


Director, Applied Research
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control


   Camille Mirshokrai

Chief Strategy Officer, Growth Markets



Brian Modoff


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



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.



Beth Perry





Dale Petroskey


President and CEO
Dallas Regional Chamber



Krish Prabhu


AT&T Labs and CTO


   James (Jim) Sargent

VP, Channel and Alliances
ASG Technologies



Richard H. Schulze


Trinity Consultants, Inc.
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


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


Plexon Inc.



Dan Wittliff


Managing Director of Environmental Services
GDS Associates


   Gary Wojtaszek

Chief Executive Officer