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. 

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

Susan Carver
Vice President, Engineering & Technology
Advanced Development Programs, Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin

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

Eric Ditmars MS ’91
President, Global Spectrum Dominance
Raytheon Intelligence and Space

Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, CERT ’01
Sector Vice President of Business Development and Strategy ​
Aeronautic Systems
Northrop Grumman

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

Wayne Goodman
Executive Vice President
Aerospace Corporation

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 Manger
Qualcomm, Inc.

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

Tony Mueller ’93, MBA ’02
Spectro Labs

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Vice President, University Partnerships

Chris Pernin
Director, Engineering and Applied Science Department
RAND Corporation

Stefano Soatto
Vice President of Applied Science for Amazon Web Services AI

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

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

Nathan Landay
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations