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Board of Visitors

The board comprises some of our most distinguished alumni and friends

The Duke Engineering Board of Visitors provides advice and counsel in long-range planning, academic programs, fundraising, and public relations.

Expectations of the board and of each member 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


Mr. George Mattson, BSE'87, P'16 - Private Equity Investor

Vice Chair

Ms. Suzanne M. Gregory (Sue), BSE'87, P'18 - Managing Counsel, Merck & Company, Inc.


  • Mr. T. Richard Alfonsi, BSE’93, P’23 - Former Executive, Stripe, Twitter, & Google
  • Mr. Scott J. Arnold, BSE'86, P'20 - President, AuditBoard
  • 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. Stephen R. Bolze (Steve), BSE'85, P'15 - Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Infrastructure Portfolio Operations & Asset Management, Blackstone Group
  • Mr. Lewis C. Brewster, BSE’86 - Vice President - Marketing, Broadcom Corp.
  • Dr. Fay W. Chang, PhD, BSE’94 - Retired Engineer, Google
  • Dr. Christopher P. Cheng, B.S.E.’98 - Vice President—Medical Division, Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Mr. Matthew Q. Christensen (Matt), BSE'02 - CEO & Portfolio Manager, Rose Park Advisors
  • Dr. Michael J. Cooney (Mike), BSE’86 – Tele-Radiologist, Virtual Radiologic Corporation (vRad)
  • Mr. Damian Dolland, B.S.E.’98 - Founder and CEO, Darisami Group
  • Ms. Katherine Durant, P’20, P’21 (Katy) – Partner, Atlas Investments
  • Mrs. Holly M. Espy, BSE’93 – Journalist, Fox 5
  • Mr. David W. Erdman, BSE'71 - Erdman Hockfield & Leone, LLP
  • Mrs. Kim B. Fields, T’90 – Owner, Fields Realty, LLC
  • Mrs. Sara Hassan Furber, BSE’97 - Head of Listings, Investors Exchange, LLC
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Gendell (Jeff), T'81, P'19 - Founder & Managing Partner, Tontine Associates, LLC
  • Dr. James K. Henry Jr., PhD (Jake), BSE’96, PhD’99 - Director, 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
  • Mr. Ram Jagannath, BSE’98 – Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
  • Ms. Julie Anne Keenan, BSE'84 - Independent Consultant, IMPLEXpartners
  • Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, PhD, BSE’91 – Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • 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. Thomas C. Mazzucco Jr. (Tom), BSE'88 - Managing Director, Head of Global Internet & Digital Media Investment Banking, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Dr. Carl E. McCants, PhD, BSE'81 - Technical Director, ODNI-NCSC
  • 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.
  • Ms. Michelle McMurry-Heath, G’99, M’00 – President & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Mr. Alfred W. Mordecai, BSE’90, P’20 - Vice Chairman & Portfolio Manager, PRIMECAP Mgmt. Co.
  • Mr. Terry Myerson, BSE’92, G’92 – Executive VP & Former Leader of the Windows & Devices Group (WDG)
  • Mrs. Tanya S. Nizialek, BSE'91 - Director, System Program Office, U.S. Government
  • Mr. Joseph C. Peterson Jr., BSE’91, P’22 – CEO, Varda Partners
  • Dr. Stacy L. Pineles, MD, BSE’00 - Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Residency Program Director, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Mr. Steven C. Rosner (Steve), BSE'83, P'18 - Senior Partner & VP, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Mr. Joseph A. Saldutti Jr., B.S.E.E.’88, P’20 – Managing Director, Gridiron Capital
  • Mr. Michael Salvino (Mike), P’20 - Managing Director, Carrick Capital Partners
  • Mr. John Sartor, BSE’92 - President & CEO, Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC
  • Mr. Eric J. Schiffer, BSE'83 - Managing Member, Gratitude Ventures
  • Mrs. Valerie Schimel, T’00 – Founder and Editor, Munchkin Fun
  • Mr. Steven R. Steinhilber (Steve), T'76, P'12, P'15 - Vice President of Global Business Development, Equinix
  • Mr. Armando A. Tabernilla, BSE’81, P’19 – VP & General Counsel, Florida Crystals Corporation
  • Mr. Scott E. Telesz, BSE'89 – Operating Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Ms. Lee J. Tiedrich, BSE'88 - Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Mr. Manlio A. Valdés, BSE'88, P'17 - VP, Product Management & Marketing, Trane Commercial NA & EMEA at Ingersoll Rand
  • Mr. Robert R. Wahl Jr. (Rob), BSE'89 – President and COO, BuilderFab
  • 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. Nicholas Zaldastani (Nick), BSE'79, P'18, P'20 - BrainTap Technologies

Emeritus Members

  • Dan Dickinson, BSE’83, P’15, P’19 - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HCI Equity Partners
  • Mr. Thomas A. Natelli (Tom), BSE'82, P'10 - President & CEO, Natelli Communities
  • 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

Updated: Oct. 27, 2020