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.

Kevin Bell
Senior Vice President Space Systems Group
The Aerospace Corporation

Lisa Cagnolatti ’83
Senior Vice President of Customer Service (Retired)
Southern California Edison

Naga Chandrasekaran
Senior Vice President of Customer Service Operations
Micron Technology, Inc.

Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, CERT ’01
Sector Vice President of Research & Advanced Design
Aeronautic Systems
Northrop Grumman

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

Arnold Hackett ’87
Chief Financial Officer

Luke Haylock
Worldwide Director
New Product Development
Howmet Fastening Systems

Josh Hyman ’05, MS ’08, PhD ’10
Distinguished Software Engineer

Ramana Kompella
Head of Research, Emerging Technology and Incubation 

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

Durga Malladi MS ’95 PhD ’98
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Qualcomm, Inc.

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

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Vice President, University Partnerships

Chris Pernin
Director, Engineering and Applied Science Department
RAND Corporation

Stefano Soatto
VP for AI Labs
Amazon Web Services

Michelle A. Styczynski 03, MS 07
Vice President
Agile Radar Solutions, Advanced Products & Solutions

Ken Susilo
Managing Senior Principal, Los Angeles Office
Geosyntec Consultants

Stephen Trilling CERT ’00
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Symantec Enterprise Division
Broadcom Software

Ken Vallens ’00
President and Chairman
CTS Cement Manufacturing

Steve Yahata ’81
Vice President
Integrated Vehicle Systems – Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T)

Maureen R. Zawalick
Vice President, Generation Business and Technical Services
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

*UCLA conferred degrees noted with graduation year

For more information

Helen Magid
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations