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Board of Visitors

Pratt School of Engineering Board of VisitorsThe Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors comprises some of the school's most distinguished alumni and friends.

The board's role is to provide advice and counsel in the areas of long-range planning, academic programs, fundraising, and public relations.

Expectations of the board and of each of its members include:

  • Exerting a positive influence within the school and the university
  • Providing advice and counsel to the dean and senior staff
  • Serving as a conduit between students, faculty and administration
  • Shaping and supporting the school's position within the university

Members of the Board of Visitors

  • Mr. Scott J. Arnold, BSE'86, President & CEO, AppSense
  • Mr. David M. Bennett (Dave), BSE'83, P'14, P'16, Chief Executive Officer, Proterra
  • Mr. Michael J. Bingle (Mike), BSE'94, Managing Partner, Silver Lake
  • Mr. Francis S. Blake (Frank), Friend, Retired CEO, The Home Depot
  • Mr. Stephen R. Bolze (Steve), BSE'85, P'15, Senior Vice President, General Electric
  • Mr. Lewis C. Brewster, BSE’86, Vice President-Marketing, Broadcom Corp.
  • Mr. Amjad A. Bseisu, BSE'81, Chief Executive Officer, EnQuest
  • Mr. Thomas A. Burger, Jr. (Tom), BSE'88, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC
  • Mr. Matthew Quinn Christensen (Matt), BSE'02, CEO & Portfolio Manager, Rose Park Advisors
  • Mr. James C. Daues (Jim), BSE'81, Retired Senior Vice President, Zurich Financial Services/Farmers Insurance Estates
  • Mr. Daniel M. Dickinson (Dan), BSE'83, P'19, Managing Partner, HCI Equity Partners.
  • Dr. J. Christopher Dries (Chris), BSE'94, President and CEO, United Silicon Carbide, Inc.
  • Ms. Katherine Durant, P’20, P’21, Partner, Atlas Investments
  • Mr. Kevin Edwards, BSE'01, Director, Credit Trading, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank
  • Mr. David W. Erdman, BSE'71, Erdman Hockfield & Leone, LLP
  • Mr. William J. Florence III (Bill), BSE'83, Self Employed, Real Estate Investment Services & Asset Management
  • Mrs. Sara Hassan Furber, BSE’97, Head of Listings, Investors Exchange, LLC
  • Dr. Robert L. Galloway Jr. (Bob), BSE'77, G'83, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, BSE'91, Director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls, Harpeth Hall School
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Gendell (Jeff), T'81, P'19, Managing Partner, Tontine Associates LLC
  • Mr. William B. Gex (Bill), BSE'82, Chief Executive Officer, Anderson Equipment Company
  • Ms. Suzanne M. Gregory (Sue), BSE'87, P'18, Managing Counsel, Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Mr. William J. Hanenberg (Bill), BSE'73, MBA'80, P'04, Safety, Security, Health & Environment Manager, Exxon Mobil Production Company
  • Mr. James D. Heerwagen (Jim), BSE'80, P'19, President & CEO, NtechRA, Inc.
  • Mr. James K. Henry, Jr. (Jake), BSE’96, Ph.D.’99, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
  • Dr. Henry Kent Holland, M.D. (Kent), BSE'78, Program Director, The Blood & Marrow Transplant Group of GA; Co-Director of the Stem Cell-Processing Lab, Northside Hospital
  • Admiral Grant T. Hollett, Jr., BSME'64, P'93, Senior Advisor, The O'Gara Group; Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; Army Science Board
  • Ms. Julie Anne Keenan, BSE'84, Independent Consultant, IMPLEXpartners
  • Mr. James E. Kemler (Jamie), BSE'79, VP, Intellectual Property Business Strategy, Stryker Corporation
  • Mr. Court V. Lorenzini , BSE'87, P'19, CEO, MetaBrite Inc.
  • Dr. John J. Mastrototaro, G'84, G'89, P'20, VP, Informatics, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Mr. Nelson E. Matthews, Jr. (JR), BSE'85, P'19, Founder, Tregaron Capital Co.
  • Mr. George N. Mattson II, BSE'87, P'16, Managing Director (Retired), Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Mr. Thomas Charles Mazzucco Jr. (Tom), BSE'88, Managing Director, Internet Banking, Citi Global Markets Inc.
  • Dr. Carl E. McCants Ph.D., BSE'81, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
  • Mr. John M. McDonald III, BSE'83, P'17, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Hyde Park Capital Partners
  • Mr. J. Bradford McIlvain (Brad), BSE'81, Partner, Archer & Greiner, P.C.
  • Mr. Alfred Winborne Mordecai, BSE’90, P’20, Vice Chairman & Portfolio Manager, PRIMECAP Mgmt. Co.
  • Mr. Thomas A. Natelli (Tom), BSE'82, P'10, CEO/President, Natelli Communities
  • Mrs. Tanya S. Nizialek, BSE'91
  • Mr. John T. F. Oxaal, BSE'76, Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds
  • Mrs. Elizabeth D. Peloso (Missy), BSE'78, P'10, Associate Vice President/Associate Vice Provost, Office of Research Services, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Stacy Lynn Pineles, BSE’00, Doctor, University of California – LA
  • Mr. Biggs C. Porter, T'76, P'14, CPA, Fluor Corporation
  • Mrs. Elizabeth S. Press, P'16
  • Mrs. Janis J. Rehlaender, BSE'77, P'07, P'09, P'11, Retired, Director of Corporate Planning, Baxter International; Chairman, Darien, Conn., Board of Education
  • Mr. Michael G. Rhodes, BSE'87, P'19, Executive Vice President of North America Credit Card & Merchant Services, TD Bank
  • Mr. Timothy P. Rooney (Tim), BSE'80, MBA'82, P'14, P'18, Chief Executive Officer, Manhattan Holdings, Inc.
  • Mr. Steven C. Rosner (Steve), BSE'83, P'18, Senior Partner & VP, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Mr. David I. Rowland (Dave), BSE'81, P'14, Energy & Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael Salvino (Mike), P’20, Operating Partner, Carrick Capital Partners
  • Mr. Eric J. Schiffer, BSE'83, Managing Member, Gratitude Ventures
  • Mr. Robert L. Seelig (Rob), BSE'90, B'91, Managing Director & General Counsel, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
  • Ms. Shereen S. Shermak, BSE'89, Founding Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • Mr. Steven R. Steinhilber (Steve), T'76, P'12, P'15, Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Mr. Seymour Sternberg (Sy), P'08, Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Mr. Scott E. Telesz, BSE'89, Executive Vice President, Praxair, Inc.
  • Ms. Lee J. Tiedrich, BSE'88, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Mr. Manlio A. Valdes, BSE'88, P'17, Ingersoll Rand, Compressed Air Systems and Services
  • Mr. Robert Rudolph Wahl Jr. (Rob), BSE'89, Portfolio Manager, Graham Capital Management
  • Mr. Alan L. Whitehurst, BSE'94, L'97, G'97, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan, LLP
  • Ms. Denise A. Williams, BSE'87, Senior VP, GM and Global Commercial Leader, General Medicine and Women's Health, Merck
  • Ms. Kathleen M. Williams (Kate), T'80, P'12, Grant Committee Chair, Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund; Social Enterprise Chair, Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego
  • Ms. Yin Yin, BSE'94, Executive Director, F.O.C.U.S
  • Mr. Michael H. Yoh (Mike), BSE'85, B'09, President & CEO, Munitions and Government, Day & Zimmermann, Inc.
  • Mr. Nicholas Zaldastani (Nick), BSE'79, P'18, CrocPond