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Duke Engineering Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors

The 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 - CEO, Proterra
  • Mr. Michael J. Bingle (Mike), BSE'94 - Managing Partner, Silver Lake Group
  • 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 - CEO, EnQuest
  • Mr. Thomas A. Burger, Jr. (Tom), BSE'88 - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC
  • Mr. Matthew Q. 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 - Co-founder & Managing Partner, HCI Equity Partners
  • Ms. Katherine Durant, P’20, P’21 - Partner, Atlas Investments
  • Mr. Kevin Edwards, BSE'01 - Director, Credit Trading, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Mr. David W. Erdman, BSE'71 - Erdman Hockfield & Leone, LLP
  • Mr. William J. Florence III (Bill), BSE'83 - Independent Real Estate Investment Services & Asset Management
  • Mrs. Sara Hassan Furber, BSE’97 - Head of Listings, Investors Exchange, LLC
  • Dr. Robert L. Galloway, Jr., PhD (Bob), BSE'77, G'83 - Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, PhD, BSE'91 - Director, Center for STEM Education for Girls, Harpeth Hall School
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Gendell (Jeff), T'81, P'19 - Founder & Managing Partner, Tontine Associates, LLC
  • Mr. William B. Gex (Bill), BSE'82 - CEO, Anderson Equipment Company
  • Mr. John J. Glushik, BSE'90 - General Partner, Intersouth Advisors, Inc.; Managing Partner, Duke Angel Network
  • 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, ExxonMobil Production Company
  • Mr. James D. Heerwagen (Jim) - BSE'80, P'19, President & CEO, NtechRA, Inc.
  • Dr. James K. Henry, Jr., PhD (Jake), BSE’96, PhD’99 - Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
  • Dr. H. Kent Holland, MD, BSE'78 - Program Director, The Blood & Marrow Transplant Group of GA; Co-Director - 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, PhD, 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 - Retired Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Mr. Thomas C. Mazzucco, Jr. (Tom), BSE'88 - Managing Director, Internet Banking, Citi Global Markets, Inc.
  • Dr. Carl E. McCants, PhD, BSE'81 - Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
  • Mr. John M. McDonald III, BSE'83, P'17 - Co-founder & Senior Managing Director, Hyde Park Capital Partners
  • Mr. J. Bradford McIlvain (Brad), BSE'81 - Partner, Archer & Greiner, P.C.
  • Mr. Alfred W. Mordecai, BSE’90, P’20 - Vice Chairman & Portfolio Manager, PRIMECAP Mgmt. Co.
  • Mr. Thomas A. Natelli (Tom), BSE'82, P'10 - President & CEO, Natelli Communities
  • Mrs. Tanya S. Nizialek, BSE'91
  • Mr. John T. F. Oxaal, BSE'76 - Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds
  • Dr. Elizabeth D. Peloso, PhD (Missy), BSE'78, P'10 - Associate Vice President & Associate Vice Provost, Office of Research Services, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Stacy L. Pineles, MD, BSE’00 - Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Residency Program Director, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 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, CT Board of Education
  • Mr. Michael G. Rhodes, BSE'87, P'19 - Executive Vice President, North America Credit Card & Merchant Services, TD Bank
  • Mr. Timothy P. Rooney (Tim), BSE'80, MBA'82, P'14, P'18 - CEO, 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 & CEO, 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. Valdés, BSE'88, P'17 - Ingersoll Rand, Compressed Air Systems and Services
  • Mr. Robert R. 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 Vice President, General Manager & Global Commercial Leader, General Medicine & 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 & Government, Day & Zimmermann, Inc.
  • Mr. Nicholas Zaldastani (Nick), BSE'79, P'18 - CrocPond