The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

College of Engineering

Board of Advisors

The University of Tennessee College of Engineering's Board of Advisors consists of high-level managerial and technical executives from government, education, business, and industry. The Board of Advisors serves in an advisory capacity to the dean, administrative staff, department heads, faculty, and students of the COE. Many of the BOA members are UT-COE alumni.

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Executive Committee

Mr. Eric Zeanah
Board Chair

(BS/IE '84)
American Accessories International
Knoxville, Tenn.


Mr. Joseph C. Cook, Jr.

Mr. Joseph C. Cook, Jr.
(BS/IE '65)
Founder & Principal
Mountain Group Capital, LLC
Nashville, Tenn.



Ms. Kimberly Scheibe Greene
(BS/ES '88; MS/BioM '90, University of Alabama-Birmingham; MBA '96, Samford)
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Southern Company
Birmingham, AL.



Mr. Todd Apple
(BS/ChE ’87 University of Tennessee, JD ’00 Nashville School of Law)
Director, Government Marketing
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Terry K. Begley
(BS/ChE '69, MS/EA '74)
Vice President, Global Supply Chain,
Chief Procurement Officer (retired)
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tenn.

Thomas Bryce

Mr. Thomas J. Bryce
(BS/IE ’76; Graduate, Owners/Pres/Mgt ’95 (Harvard Business School))
Chairman and CEO
Bryce Corporation
Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Wayne A. Coleman
(BS/NE '63, MS/NE '65, PhD/NE '69)
Corporate Vice President (retired)
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
McLean, Va.

Mr. Michael C. Crabtree
(BS/EE '73, MS/EE '75, MBA '87)
Crabtree Ventures, LLC
Knoxville, Tenn.

Mr. Bennett Croswell
(BS/ME '79, MBA/Aviation (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
President, Military Engines
Pratt & Whitney
East Hartford, Conn.

Dr. William L. Eversole
(BS/EE '73; PhD/EE, Southern Methodist University)
CEO & President
Bandspeed, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Jim Flood

Mr. Jim K. Flood
Vice President, Arctic/Eastern Canada
ExxonMobil Development Company
Houston, Texas

Ms. Sharon Sirang Habibi
(BS/Arch '75, MS/CE '77, EMBA '89)
Syscom Technologies Inc.
Marietta, Ga.

Mr. Ralph Heath
(BS/EE '70, MBA '75)
Executive Vice President (retired)
Aledo, Texas

Mr. Pete Hoffman
(BS/ME ’82 University of Tennessee—Martin, MS/ME ’84 University of Tennessee Space Institute, MS/Manufacturing Engineering Washington University in St. Louis, Master of International Business St. Louis University)
Vice President of Intellectual Property Management
The Boeing Company
Chesterfield, Missouri

Mr. John Howanitz
(BS/Psychology-Criminal Justice '81, King's College, Wilkes-Barre)
General Manager, Nuclear Security & Allied Governments
Bechtel National, Inc.
Frederick, Maryland

Dr. Burkhard Huhnke
(Dr.-Ing. '99 Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
General Manager, Board Member,
VW Group of America
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mr. Kenneth Hunstman
(MS/CompSci ’77, BS/CompSci ’74 (Pennsylvania State University))
Founder, America Online (retired)
Clifton, Va.

Ms. Misty D. Mayes
(BS/IE '88)
Management Solutions, LLC
Knoxville, Tenn.

Mr. Cavanaugh Mims
(BS/NE '86)
Visionary Solutions, LLC
Knoxville, Tenn.

Mr. Ronald T. Morris
(BS/EE '69)
Senior Consultant (Contractor)
Eads, Tenn.

Jeff Nichols

Dr. Jeff Nichols
(BA/Math '78, BA/Chem '78 (Malone College), PhD '83 (Texas A & M University))
Associate Laboratory Director
Computing & Computer Science Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tenn.

J.D. Tickle II

Mr. J.D. "Spike" Tickle II
(BS/IE '87, MBA '98 (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Director, Strongwell Corporation
Three Horse Investments, LLC
Bristol, Va.

Mr. Ronald L. Turner
(BS/Aero '68, MS/Aero, '72 (University of Florida), MS/Mgmt '77(MIT-Sloan Fellow))
Managing Director (retired)
Turner Aero, LLC Jet Center
Amelia Island, Fla.

Steve Welsh

Mr. Steven Welsh
(BS/EE '87)
VP of Strategic Services for Distribution Sector,
Raleigh, North Carolina




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