About the College - Dean's Executive Council
Advisory Board

The University of South Florida College of Engineering Advisory Board is an organization that has been established for the following purposes:

  • Providing an independent review of the USF College of Engineering with special emphasis on effectiveness and program quality;
  • Counseling and advising on matters relating to planning, organizing and administering programs, and facilitating a continuing liaison between the College and the various constituents it serves;
  • Counseling, advising and demonstrating leadership in raising funds for the College from private, foundation and corporate sources which will assist the College in achieving both its mission and vision;
  • Advising and assisting the College's effort to communicate and inform the State of Florida Legislature of the College's mission and vision with the goal of securing and maintaining sufficient resources to fulfill both our mission and vision.

Chair
Robert Garcia
Roberto Garcia, P.E., '72
VP of Business Development
Tampa Bay Trane
Spring 2010-2013
Assistant Chair
Gene Balter
Gene Balter, P.E,'77
National Director
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Spring 2010-2013
Engineering Alumni Society Representative
Bob Andrew
Robert Andrew, '89, '92
Senior Process Engineer
Jacobs Engineering
Fall 2012-2014
Past Chair
Chuck Black
Chuck Black, P.E., '73
Retired
TECO Energy
Spring 2010-2013
Lilia Abron
Lilia Abron, PhD
President
Peer Consultants, Washington D.C.
Spring 2010-2013
Pat Beyer
Pat Beyer '72
President
Cardno TBE Group
Spring 2010-2013

William Bracken
William Bracken, P.E. ,'89, MSCE '94
Founder and President
Bracken Engineering
Serves on the Florida Board of Professional Engineers
Spring 2012-2015
Alan Brannan
Alan Brannan
Director, Engineering
CAE USA
Fall 2012-2015
John Bucher
John Bucher '77
Chairman and President
Peak Solar
Spring 2010-2013
Frank Busot
Frank Busot '90, MBA '90
Director
Tampa Electric's H.L. Culbreath Bayside Power Station
Spring 2012-2015

Ed Copeland, Jr., P.E. 73, MSEng '73
Senior Vice President / Senior Professional Associate
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Spring 2010-2013
Nils F. Giere
Nils F. Giere
Technical Manager
Honeywell Aerospace
Spring 2012-2015
Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson PhD '05
RF Systems Engineering
Harris Corporation
Spring 2012-2015

Stanley Newton, P.E., ’75
President
Engineering Matrix, Inc.
Fall 2013-2016
Dave Scott
Dave Scott '83, MSCE '86
Treasurer
HSA Engineers & Scientists
Spring 2012-2015


John Shearer '73

President
Shearer Consulting
Spring 2013-2016


Alicia Sullivan

Product Engineering
Nielsen
Spring 2013-2016
Thomas Trotter
Thomas Trotter
Vice President & General Manager
Chromalloy Castings
Spring 2012-2015
James Turner, III
James Turner, III
President & CEO
Tampa Armature Works, Inc.
Spring 2012-2015
   

 

Peter Schutz
Peter Schutz
2009-2011
Charlie Touchton
Charlie Touchton
2009-2011
Jan Ash
Jan Ash
2009-2010
Patrick Flynn
Patrick Flynn
2009
Joe Reineman
Joe Reineman
2009-2012
Rob Wallace
Rob Wallace
2009-2010