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Herff Advisory Council

Dean Richard Sweigard has convened a group of executives from industry and academia to advise him on future directions, challenges and opportunities for the College. This Advisory Council offers input on how the Herff College of Engineering can recruit outstanding faculty, set priorities, impact future technologies and garner the additional resources necessary to bring the College to the next level of excellence. Dean Sweigard and the College are grateful for the advice and service of the individuals below!  

Chair: Mark W. Askew (BSCE '76), A2H, Inc. - Engineers • Architects • Planners

Dr. Kenneth Ball, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University

Dr. Steven J. Bares, Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Don Bradford, EnSafe, Inc. 

Jeff Breazeale, Vanguard Soap and Valley Products Co.

Vice Chair: Laura J. Campbell (BSEE '91; MS '92), Tennessee Valley Authority

Tommy Carls, Medtronic

Jerry R. Collins, Jr. (BSCE '75; MS '76), Memphis Light, Gas & Water (retired)

J. G. (Joe) Durante, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Jodie Gilmore, Onyx Medical, an Elos Medtech Company

William O. Hagerman (BSCE, '74), Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.

Robert M. Knecht, MBA, Division of Public Works, City of Memphis

Dennis W. Koerner, ITN, LLC 

Stephen Liberto (BSET '81), FedEx (retired)

Michael Macyauski, FedEx

Brian McDaniel (BSME '90), MicroPort Orthopedics

Eddie Moore, Cambridge Logistics

John Pafford (BSET, '87), SpineWave, Inc.

James M. Phillips, NanoMech, Inc. World Headquarters

Michael Pohlman, Pickering, Inc.

Jean Redfield (BSCE, '81), Fordsell Machine Products Company

Christopher B. Roberts, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Jon C. Serbousek, Biomet, Inc.

Robert Stephens (BSEE, '91), PwC

Ted Townsend, The University of Memphis

Bobby Wharton (BSET, '75), G & W Diesel | Emergency Vehicle Specialists

Laura Whitsitt (BSME, '87; MS, '88), Smith & Nephew, Inc.