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External advisory board

Composed of distinguished alumni and friends of the Department, the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board provides counsel to faculty, mentoring to students, volunteer leadership in experiential-learning programs, advocacy for the Department and vital connections to industry.

External Advisory Board members are appointed to a term of up to 3 years by the ME Department Chair. Upon completion of the term, a member may be reappointed at the discretion of the ME department Chair.

Current board members

Name Affiliation
Brian Allen ’78 BSME, ATS Automation
Tami Bond ’93  BSME, 2000 PhDME, Professor ME CEE, Colorado State University
Justin Brynestad ’03 BSME, Blue Origin
Jason Cooke ’96 BSME, Principal Sales Representative, Medtronics
Tracy Daly ’95 BSME, The Boeing Company
Paul Edwards ’05 BSME, ’06 MSME, ’10 PhDME, Director, Materials Engineering, Tesla
MJ Harbert ’01 BS, ’05 M.D., Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
Allison Headlee ’04 BSME, LMI Aerospace
Ben Hempstead ’94 BSME, Director of Prototyping, Teague
Jason Johnson ’98 BSME, PACCAR Inc.
Mekonnen Kassa ’94 BSME, Microsoft
David Kim ’94 BSME, ’96 MSME, Apple Inc.
Sun Kim  ’84 BSME, SGK Consulting
Joseph Lui Managing Director, Global Robotics Practice Lead, Industry X (Accenture)
Colleen McClure* ’86 BSME, ’05 MBA, The Boeing Company
*External Advisory Board Chair
Jocelyne Mekontso VP & GM, General Imaging Ultrasound at Philips
Nyle Miyamoto

 ’91 BSME, The Boeing Company

Rae Anne Rushing '88 BSME, CEO and President, Rushing
Angela Templin ’99 BSME, Vice President, Glumac
Jon Yourkoski ’96 BSME, Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.