Duke Engineering Board of Visitors

You are here

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


  • Mr. Scott J. Arnold, BSE'86, P'20 - President, Shutterfly Enterprises
  • 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.
  • Mr. Amjad A. Bseisu, BSE'81 - CEO, EnQuest
  • 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 - Partner, Atlas Investments
  • Mr. Kevin Edwards, BSE'01 - Director, Credit Trading, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Mrs. Holly M. Espy, BSE’93 – Journalist, Fox 5
  • Mr. David W. Erdman, BSE'71 - Erdman Hockfield & Leone, LLP
  • Mr. Russel A. Fadel, BSE’82 – Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Mrs. Kim B. Fields, T’90 – Owner, Fields Realty, LLC
  • 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. 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
  • 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 - 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
  • Admiral Grant T. Hollett Jr., BSME'64, P'93 - Senior Advisor, The O'Gara Group; Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; Army Science Board
  • Mr. Ram Jagannath, B.S.E.’98 – Managing Director, Carlyle Group
  • 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. Thomas C. Mazzucco Jr. (Tom), BSE'88 - Managing Director, Internet Banking, Citi Global Markets, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, G’99, M’00 -  Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
  • 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)
  • Mr. Thomas A. Natelli (Tom), BSE'82, P'10 - President & CEO, Natelli Communities
  • Mrs. Tanya S. Nizialek, BSE'91 - Director, System Program Office, U.S. Government
  • 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
  • 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. 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, North America Credit Card & Merchant Services, TD Bank
  • 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. Eric J. Schiffer, BSE'83 - Managing Member, Gratitude Ventures
  • Mrs. Valerie Schimel, T’00 – Founder and Editor, Munchkin Fun
  • Ms. Shereen S. Shermak, BSE'89 - Executive Director, Boston Women's Workforce Council
  • Mr. Steven R. Steinhilber (Steve), T'76, P'12, P'15 - Vice President of Global Business Development, Equinix
  • Mr. Seymour Sternberg (Sy), P'08 - Retired Chairman of the Board & CEO, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Mr. Armando A. Tabernilla, BSE’81, P’19 – VP & General Counsel, Florida Crystals Corporation
  • 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 - VP, Product Management & Marketing, Trane Commercial NA & EMEA at Ingersoll Rand
  • 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. Nicholas Zaldastani (Nick), BSE'79, P'18, P'20 - BrainTap Technologies 

Updated: August 23, 2019