External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council [EAC] is a group of industry representatives and corporate leaders who meet every semester on campus to advise and support the department in best preparing chemical engineering students to enter a competitive workforce.

Key Objectives

  • Update faculty about technical, business and professional needs of industry and government
  • Improve research by presenting current and future industry trends
  • Advise the department of the latest professional skills expected of graduates
  • Listen to direct feedback from students about curriculum and university operating procedures to best inform and guide department leaders
  • Assist recruitment of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute networking, training and employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Help obtain necessary resources, both financial and intellectual, to meet department needs
  • Provide corporate checks and balances for the department’s management of operations

Current Members

Steve Allen
Director, Texas Technology – Eastman Chemical Company
(Fall 2019)

Guillermo Antonio Ameer

Professor – Northwestern University
(Fall 2023)

Angela Archon

Vice President and COO – IBM Watson Health
(Fall 2023)

Sean Arnold

Senior VP, Sales – Ambyint
(Spring 2022)

Francois Baneyx

Professor – University of Washington
(Spring 2020)

Jose Bayardo

Senior Vice President and CFO – National Oilwell Varco
(Fall 2022)

Jack Broodo

Business President, Feedstocks and Energy – Dow Chemical
(Spring 2021)

Manny Cano

(Spring 2022)

Jason Cheung

Executive Director, Preformulation, Pharmeceutical Sciences – Merck
(Spring 2021)

Toni Crawford

Senior Manager, Engineering Standards – Enterprise Products
(Spring 2020)

Javier Cuellar 

Director, Energy Trading – BASF
(Spring 2022)

Josh Engstrom

Principal Scientist
Drug Product Science & Technology – Bristol-Myers Squibb
(Fall 2019)

Daniel Horne

LEAD Representative
Regional Sales Manager – Hach Company
(Spring 2020)

Corley Hutton

Director SQA and Strategic Planning
Process Systems and Solutions – Emerson Process Management
(Fall 2022)

Justin Klug

Chief Operating Officer – Capitolis
(Spring 2021)

Raj Krishnan

Partner and Managing Director – Accenture
(Fall 2020)

Ryan Kudva – Chair

Joint Interest Coordinator, US Production – ExxonMobil
(Spring 2022)

Julie Lambert
Manager, Integration & Dependencies – Phillips 66
(Fall 2023)

Kimberly Markiewicz

Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – DuPont
(Fall 2023)

Patrick Nonhof

Co-founder & Managing Partner – Provenance Consulting
(Fall 2023)

Bill Preston

President and Chief Operating Officer – KP Engineering
(Fall 2023)

Shravanthi Reddy

CEO – ClearSight
(Spring 2022)

Jeff Reilly

Executive President of Strategy & Business Development – Wood
(Fall 2022)

Juny Sridhara

President – Archimedes Finance
(Spring 2021)

Kathleen Stebe

Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, Goodwin Professor – University of Pennsylvania
(Spring 2020)

Tom Yura

Chief Operating Officer – Cornerstone
(Spring 2021)

(Date in parentheses indicates year term ends)

Last meeting   April 4 – 5, 2019
Next meeting  November 13, 2020
Location  Virtual Zoom Meeting