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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Members


Mr. Todd Apple

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


Mr. Terry K. Begley

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


Barbie S. Bigelow

Mrs. Barbie S. Bigelow
(BS/Chemistry & Biology, Tusculum College, MS/CS '85)
Senior Vice President & CIO
Jacobs
Dallas, Texas


Mrs. Kathy J. Caldwell

Mrs. Kathy J. Caldwell
(BS/CE '84)
President
Caldwell Cook & Associates
Gainesville, Florida


Dr. Wayne A. Coleman

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


Mr. Joseph C. Cook, Jr.

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


Mr. Mark K. Cox

Mr. Mark K. Cox
(BS/CHE '89, MBA '02 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management)
Senior Vice-President, Chief Manufacturing & Engineering Officer
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tennessee


Mr. Michael C. Crabtree

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


Mr. Bennett Croswell

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


Dr. William L. Eversole

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


Mr. Jim Flood

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


Ms. Kimberly Scheibe Greene

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, Alabama


Ms. Sharon Sirang Habibi

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


Mr. Ralph Heath

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


Mr. Pete Hoffman

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

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


Mr. Kenneth Huntsman

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


Mr. Jerry L. Johnson

Mr. Jerry L. Johnson
(BS/Chem ‘94, MBA, Harvard Business School, ‘98)
Managing Director
RLJ Equity Partners
Bethesda, Maryland


Ms. Misty D. Mayes

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


Mr. Cavanaugh Mims

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


Mr. Ronald T. Morris

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


Dr. 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, Tennessee


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, Virginia


Mr. Ronald L. Turner

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, Florida


Mr. Steve Welsh

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


Mrs. Jacinda Woodward

Mrs. Jacinda B. Woodward
(BS/EE (Auburn University))
Senior Vice President, Transmission & Power Supply
Tennessee Valley Authority
Chattanooga, Tennessee


Mr. Eric Zeanah

Mr. Eric Zeanah
Board Chair

(BS/IE '84)
President/Owner
American Accessories International
Knoxville, Tennessee


 

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