Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board

The Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board provides executive-level representation for industry partners of UCLA Engineering. By invitation from the dean, corporate executives are asked to participate based on industry alignment, prior or anticipated relationship to the school, and ability and willingness to provide high-level thought leadership and expertise. This opportunity for professional development and civic engagement is integral to shaping and advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between academia and industry. The board will leverage the school’s strengths and assets nationally and globally, helping to create relationships between industry and UCLA Engineering faculty, students, alumni, research centers and institutes. The Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board is advisory only. Members do not have fiduciary responsibility.

Melani Austin ’83
Vice President of Execution and Integration
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Lisa Cagnolatti ’83
Vice President of Customer Service Operations
Southern California Edison

Chris Chandler ’94
Vice President Corporate Strategy
Phillips 66

Mike Del Checcolo
Engineering Vice President and Chief Engineer

Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, CERT ’01
Sector Vice President
Global Strategy and Mission Solutions
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Newsha Ghodsi ’94, MBA ’01
Operations Manager

Dan Goebel ’77, MS ’78, PhD ’81
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA

Wayne Goodman
Senior Vice President, Operations and Support Group
Aerospace Corporation

Arnold Hackett ’87
Vice President of Alliance and Partnership Management

Luke Haylock
Worldwide Director
Arconic New Product Development
Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings

Simon Kuo ’89
Vice President of Corporate Quality and Managing Director, Asia

Leslie Momoda ’85, MS ’87, PhD ’90
Vice President
HRL Laboratories

Thierry R. Sanglerat, P.E.
Executive Vice President
Geosyntec Consultants

James D. Soash
Program Manager, National Systems Programs
Boeing Government Satellite Systems

Dwight Streit ’83, PhD ’86
Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Stephen Trilling CERT ’00
Senior Vice President and General Manager Security Analytics and Research Division

William Welser IV
Director, Engineering and Applied Science Department

Thomas Williams
Vice President, Engineering and Site Director of Google LA

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