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Board of Advisors

The college’s Board of Advisors consists of high-level managerial and technical executives from government, education, business, and industry. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the dean, administrative staff, department heads, faculty, and students of the college. Many of the board members are UT engineering alumni.

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Members

Todd Apple, Board of Advisors Member Mr. Todd Apple
(BS/ChE ’87 University of Tennessee, JD ’00 Nashville School of Law)
Director, Channel Marketing
NA Residential, Masonite International
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Terry Begley, Board of Advisors Member 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 ’82 (Tusculum College), MS/CS ’85)
Senior Vice President & CIO
Jacobs
Dallas, Texas
Kathy Caldwell Mrs. Kathy J. Caldwell
(BS/CE ’84)
President
Caldwell Cook & Associates
Gainesville, Florida
Angie Cannon Tan Mrs. Angie Cannon
(BS/CHE ’81)
CEO
Cannon & Connanon, Inc.
Knoxville, TN
Mr. Wayne Coleman Dr. Wayne A. Coleman
(BS/NE ’63, MS/NE ’65, PhD/NE ’69)
Corporate Vice President (retired)
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Solana Beach, California
Joe Cook Mr. Joseph C. Cook, Jr.
(BS/IE ’65)
Founder & Principal
Mountain Group Partners LLC
Nashville, Tennessee
Mark Cox Mr. Mark K. Cox
(BS/CHE ’89, MBA ’02 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management)
Senior Vice-President, Chief Manufacturing, Supply Chain, & Engineering Officer
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tennessee
Michael Crabtree Mr. Michael C. Crabtree
(BS/EE ’73, MS/EE ’75, MBA ’87)
President
Crabtree Ventures, LLC
Franklin, Tennessee
Bennett Croswell Mr. Bennett Croswell
Board Chair

(BS/ME ’79, MBA/Aviation (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
President, Military Engines
Pratt & Whitney
East Hartford, Connecticut
William Eversole Dr. William L. Eversole
(BS/EE ’73; PhD/EE, Southern Methodist University)
CEO & President
Bandspeed, Inc.
Austin, Texas
Jim Flood Mr. Jim K. Flood
(BS/CE ’80)
Vice President, Eastern Canada/Russia/Arctic
ExxonMobil Development Company
Spring, Texas
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
Sharon Habibi Ms. Sharon Sirang Habibi
(BS/Arch ’75, MS/CE ’77, EMBA ’89)
Former CEO/President
Syscom Technologies Inc.
Marietta, Georgia
John Hanula Mr. John Hanula
(BS/Arch ’83, MS/CE ’84)
Senior Vice President
MWH Los Angeles, now part of Stantec
Pasadena, California
Ralph Heath Mr. Ralph Heath
(BS/EE ’70, MBA ’75)
Executive Vice President (retired)
Lockheed-Martin
Aledo, Texas
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
St. Louis, Missouri
John Howanitz Mr. John Howanitz
(BS/Psychology-Criminal Justice ’81, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre)
General Manager, Nuclear Security & Operations,
Senior Vice President,
Bechtel National, Inc.
Reston, Virginia
Burkhard Huhnke Dr. Burkhard Huhnke
(Dr.-Ing. ’99 Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
Senior Vice President, E-Mobility and Product Innovation,
VW Group of America Inc.
Belmont, California
Kenneth Huntsman Mr. Kenneth Hunstman
(MS/CompSci ’77, BS/CompSci ’74 (Pennsylvania State University))
Co-Founder, America Online (retired)
Altavista, Virginia
Bob Johnson Mr. Bob Johnson
(BS/IE ‘68)
President
Choice Brands Adhesives
Glendale, Ohio
Jerry Johnson Mr. Jerry Johnson
(BS/Chem ‘94, MBA, Harvard Business School, ‘98)
Managing Director
RLJ Equity Partners
Bethesda, Maryland
Misty Mayes Ms. Misty D. Mayes
(BS/IE ’88)
President
Management Solutions, LLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cavanaugh Mims Mr. Cavanaugh Mims
(BS/NE ’86)
President
Visionary Solutions, LLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Ronald Morris Mr. Ronald T. Morris
(BS/EE ’69)
Senior Consultant (Contractor)
DuPont
Eads, Tennessee
Jeff Nichols Dr. Jeff Nichols
(BA/Math ’78, BA/Chem ’78 (Malone College), PhD ’83 (Texas A & M University))
Associate Laboratory Director
Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Warren Oliver Dr. Warren C. Oliver
(BS/MSE ‘77, MS/MSE ‘79 (Standford University), PhD/MSE ‘81 (Stanford University))
President,
Nanomechanics, Inc.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Ronald 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
Amelia Island, Florida
Steve Welsh Mr. Steven Welsh
(BS/EE ’87)
GM, WW Infrastructure Services Enablement
IBM Global Technology Services
Raleigh, North Carolina
Joseph Wimberly Mr. Joseph (John) Wimberly
(BS/ME ’81)
President
I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Jacinda Woodward Mrs. Jacinda B. Woodward
(BS/EE, ’88 (Auburn University))
Senior Vice President, Resources & River Management
Tennessee Valley Authority
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Eric Zeanah Mr. Eric Zeanah
(BS/IE ’84)
President/Owner
American Accessories International
Knoxville, Tennessee

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