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Board of Visitors

An advisory board whose members include 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


  • Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, PhD, BSE’91 – Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Vice Chair

  • Mr. Manlio A. Valdés, BSE'88, P'17 - VP, Product Management & Marketing, Trane Commercial NA & EMEA at Ingersoll Rand


  • Mr. T. Richard Alfonsi, BSE’93, P’23 - Former Executive, Stripe, Twitter, & Google
  • Mr. Scott J. Arnold, BSE'86, P'20 - President, AuditBoard
  • Mrs. Lisa A. Carter, BSE’84 – Strategic Growth Planning and Leadership Development
  • Mr. Andrew Carver, BSE’96 – CEO, Carver Pump Company
  • Dr. Fay W. Chang, PhD, BSE’94 - Retired Engineer, Google
  • Dr. Christopher P. Cheng, B.S.E.’98President &CEO, Global Science & Technology, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Stanford University
  • Mr. Matthew Q. Christensen (Matt), BSE'02 – Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Rose Park Advisors
  • Mr. Jeffrey Citron, P’20, P’23 – Chairman/Director, Vonage
  • Dr. Gary I. Cohen, T’70, P’97, P’99, P’03 – Director Emeritus, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Dr. Michael J. Cooney (Mike), BSE’86 – Tele-Radiologist, Virtual Radiologic Corporation (vRad)
  • Mr. Damian V. Dolland, B.S.E.’98 - CEO, Multicultural Client Strategy Group, Morgan Stanley
  • Audrei Drummond, E’08 – Senior Staff Engineer, Webflow
  • Ms. Katherine Durant, P’20, P’21 (Katy) – Partner, Atlas Investments
  • Mr. David W. Erdman, BSE'71 - Erdman Hockfield & Leone, LLP
  • Mrs. Holly M. Espy, BSE’93 – Anchor/Reporter, WTTG-TV
  • Mr. Eric M. Free, BSE’91, B’98 – Chief Growth Officer, Flexera Software
  • Mrs. Sara Hassan Furber, BSE’97 – CFO, IEX Group
  • Dr. James K. Henry Jr., PhD (Jake), BSE’96, PhD’99 – Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Ms. Ruby Grewal, E’88, B’93 – Chief Strategy Officer, Proteovant Therapeutics
  • Mr. Ram M. Jagannath, BSE’98 – Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
  • Ms. Julie A. Keenan, BSE'84 - Independent Consultant     
  • Mrs. Brandee Krzanich, P'24 – Founder/CEO, Bezel Ventures, LLC
  • Mr. Court V. Lorenzini, BSE'87, P'19 - CEO, MetaBrite, Inc.
  • Ms. Valecia D. Maclin, E’92 – General Manager, Engineering, Customer Security & Trust, Microsoft Corp.
  • Dr. John J. Mastrototaro, PhD, G'84, G'89, P'20 - CEO, Movano, Inc.
  • Mr. Nelson E. Matthews, Jr. (JR), BSE'85, P'19 – Managing Director & Founder, Tregaron Capital Co.
  • Mrs. Stacey Willits McConnell, T’77, P’16, P’20 – Chair, Estates Department, Lamb McErlane PC
  • Mr. John M. McDonald III, BSE'83, P'17, P’21 - Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director, Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC
  • Mr. Terry Myerson, BSE’92, G’92 – Executive VP & Former Leader of the Windows & Devices Group (WDG)
  • 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, Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Mr. Scott C. Raney, E’91 – Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures
  • Mr. Steven C. Rosner (Steve), BSE'83, P'18 – Retired Managing Director and Partner, 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 – Chairman, President and CEO, DXC Technology
  • Mr. John A. Sartor, E’92 - President & CEO, Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC
  • Mr. Eric J. Schiffer, BME’83, P’24 – Venture Capitalist, Real Estate Developer & Business Advisor & Managing Partner, Gratitude Ventures
  • Mrs. Valerie N. Schimel, T’00 – Founder/CEO, Munchkin Fun; President, Al & Jane Nahmad Family Foundation
  • Mr. Barry E. Schneirov, BSE’85, P’17 – Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Mr. Robert L. Seelig, E’90, B’91 – EVP & General Counsel, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
  • Mr. Joshua Brant Skudlarick, BSE’96 – Director, Construction Management, ArcLight Capital Partners
  • 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
  • Mr. Alan L. Whitehurst, BSE'94, L'97, G'97 – Principal and Trial Lawyer, McKool Smith
  • 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 – Retired, Strategy Consulting, Grant Committee Chair, Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund; Social Enterprise Chair, Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego
  • Mr. Nicholas Zaldastani (Nick), BSE'79, P'18, P'20 - BrainTap Technologies

Members Emeritus

  • Mr. Michael J. Bingle (Mike), BSE'94 - Managing Partner, Silver Lake Group
  • Mr. Dan Dickinson, BSE’83, P’15, P’19 - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HCI Equity Partners
  • Ms. Suzanne M. Gregory (Sue), BSE'87, P'18 – Retired Executive Director, Office of General Counsel, Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Mr. George N. Mattson II, BSE'87, P'16 – Investor, Manalapan Capital
  • Mr. Thomas A. Natelli (Tom), BSE'82, P'10 - President & CEO, Natelli Communities
  • Mrs. Janis J. Rehlaender, BSE'77, P'07, P'09, P'12 - Retired Director of Corporate Planning, Baxter International; Chairman, Darien, Conn., Board of Education

Updated April 19, 2023