Leadership
McCormick Advisory Council

The McCormick Advisory Council (MAC) plays a critical role in helping to shape McCormick’s strategy.

The MAC provides feedback and counsel to the dean of the McCormick School from both business and academic perspectives to ensure that McCormick continues to excel in all areas of engineering research, education, and practice. MAC members serve for renewable terms.

MAC Mission and Contributions Framework


Current Members

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Peter J. Barris

BSEE '74

Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates


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Bill Bliss

BSCS '87

Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft


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Alicia Boler-Davis

BSCHE '91

Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, General Motors


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Dennis Chookaszian

BSCHE '65

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Companies


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John A. Dever

BSEE '51

Retired, Honeywell, Inc.


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Bob Feldmann

BSEE '76

Vice president and general manager of the 777X program, Boeing


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Wilbur H. Gantz

President, PathoCapital LLC


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Paul R. Gudonis

BSEE '76

Chairman and CEO, Myomo, Inc.


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Warren R. Haug

MSCH '63, PhD CH '65

Adjunct Professor, McCormick School; Retired — Vice President, The Procter & Gamble Company


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Yie-Hsin Hung

BSME '84

Executive Vice President, New York Life Investments Group


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Kenneth C. Kirsch

WCAS '75, MS/IEMS '78, PhD/IEMS '80

Deputy Director, Department of Administration, State of Rhode Island


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Noel Kullavanijaya

BSME '82, MSME '85, KSM '86

Principal of Equilibrium Capital Group


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Priscilla Marilyn Lu

PhD/CSCI '80

General Partner, Cathaya Capital Group


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Gregory Merchant

PhD/ESAM '90

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Global, Head of Rates Quantitative Analytics


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Milton M. Morris

BSEE '92, KSM '04

CEO, NeuSpera Medical Inc.


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Tania Neild

PhD/EECS ’99

President, Infograte, Inc.


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David L. Nichols

BSCS '91, KSM '00

America's IT Transformation Leader, Ernst & Young US LLC


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Richard Padula

BSIE '84

Head of Mobile Application Unit, SAP AG


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Robert L. Peskin

MSCEE '75, PhD '77

Senior Consulting Manager, Transportation, AECOM


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David L. Porges

BSIE '79

President and CEO, EQT Corporation


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Kenneth J. Porrello

BSIE '78, KSM '82

MAC Chairperson
Senior Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP


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Vivek Ragavan

BSEE '74

President & CEO, Actelis, Inc.


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Annette Peterson Rippert

BSCS '86, KSM '94

Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services


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David A. Sachs

BSIE '81

Senior Partner, Ares Management, LLC


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Robert E. Shaw

BSME '70, KSM '81

Retired Vice President and Co-Owner, Milex Products, Inc.


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Gwynne Shotwell

BSME '86, MSESAM '88

President, SpaceX


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Michael J. Stark

BSCI '78

Managing Director, Crosslink Capital


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Tim Stojka

BSIE '89

CEO/founder of Agentis Energy


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Shih-Wei Sun

PhD/MSE '86

Vice Chairman, United Microelectronics Corporation


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Robert B. Taggart

BSME '67, MSME '68

Chief Executive Officer, Chaparral Communications, Inc.


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John J. Tracy

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
Engineering, Operations & Technology
The Boeing Company


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Edward F. Voboril

BSIE '65

Chairman, Analogic Corporation


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Todd Warren

WCAS '87

Managing Director, Divergent Ventures


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William J. White

BSIE '61

Professor, Northwestern University, Retired; CEO & Chairman of the Board, Bell & Howell Company


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Howard B. Witt

BSME '63

Retired CEO & Chairman, Littelfuse, Inc.


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William A. Woodburn

MS '75

Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners


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Ava Harth Youngblood

BSCH '79

President & Chief Executive Officer, Youngblood Executive Search, Inc.
Youngblood Executive Services, LLC


Past Members

Anthony L. Abbattista (BSCS '85)

Albert M. Anderson, Jr. (BSIE '57, MMGT '65 Kellogg)

Teruaki Aoki (PHD '70)

Viresh Bhatia (BSCS '88)

George H. Bodeen (BSCI '49, MS '70)

James C. Brailean (PHD '93)

Edward J. Campbell (BSIE '52, MBA '59)

David L. Carney (MS '68, PHD '72)

Christopher Clower (BSE '88)

Stanton R. Cook (BSME '49, H '85)

James Ellis Crenshaw (PHD '98)

Lester Crown (BSCH '46)

Lee A. Dayton, SR., MAC chairperson emeritus (BSIE '65)

Rhonda L. Dibachi (BSE '83)

Alfred C. Eckert, III (BSMT '71)

David Alan Eckert (BSME '77)

James Farley (BSEE '50)

Kathleen R. Flaherty, MAC chairperson emeritus (WCAS '73, MS/IEMS '75, PhD '79)

William D. Ford, Ph.D. (MS '68, PHD '71)

Gregory A. Fraser, Ph.D. (BSME '77, MS '78)

Gary L. Frederick (BSE '68)

Donald N. Frey

James F. Gibbons (BSEE '53)

Richard A. Giesen (BBA '51)

Alvin L. Gorman

Ronald H. Haas (BSE '61, MS '62)

Richard C. Halpern

Ruth Mullen Harenchar, MAC chairperson emerita (MPH '76 Feinberg)

Ralph D. Hartung (BSCH '66 MS '68)

Richard D. Harza (BSME '44, MS '47)

Henry G. Herzing (BSEE '59)

James W. Hook (BSME '60)

Kristina M. Johnson

William J. Kroll, Jr. MAC chairperson emeritus (BSE '67, MS/MSE '71)

John C. Lieske, MD (BSBM '82)

Frank W. Luerssen

James F. McDonald

Michael K. McEvoy

Mark W. McGlothlin (BSCH '77, MEM '81)

Daniel D. Mickelson (BSCH '63)

Mark Mills

Thomas G. Moore (BSEE '86, MS '87)

D. Eugene Nugent (BSE '51)

Dorothy Oremus

Walter L. Orlandini (BSE '64)

Richard S. Pepper (BSCI '53)

Robert L. Puette, MAC chairperson emeritus (BSIE '64)

Elliott M. Philofsky (MS '66, PHD '68)

Warren W. Rasmussen (BSIE '53)

Erick A. Reickert (BSEE '58)

Norbert Riedel

Thomas John Ross

Janet C. Rutledge, Ph.D.

Smita N. Shah (BSCI '94)

Harold B. Smith (MBA '57, Trustee)

Frank G. Splitt, Ph.D. (MS '57, PHD '63)

Dean P. Stanley

William F. Stasior (BSEE '63, MS '66)

Michael Sutton (BSCI '75)

Alan Taub

Richard T. Taylor (BSIE '74, MMGT '76 Kellogg)

Robert H. Wellington (BSME '44)

Patrick E. White, Ph.D. (MS '75, PHD '80)

Alan Wolfson (BSIE '80)

Charles Wu