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

Guillermo Antonio Ameer

Professor – Northwestern University

Angela Archon

Board of Directors – Switch, Inc; CommonSpirit Health

Sean Arnold

VP, Oil and Gas Sales – C3.ai

Jose Bayardo

Senior Vice President and CFO – National Oilwell Varco

Jack Broodo

Business President, Feedstocks and Energy – Dow Chemical

Manny Cano


Jason Cheung

Executive Director, Preformulation, Pharmeceutical Sciences – Merck

Toni Crawford

Senior Manager, Engineering Standards – Enterprise Products

Javier Cuellar 

Director, Energy Trading – BASF

Daniel Horne

LEAD Representative
Regional Sales Manager – Hach Company

Corley Hutton

Director SQA and Strategic Planning
Process Systems and Solutions – Emerson Process Management

Justin Klug

President – Capitolis

Raj Krishnan

Partner and Managing Director – Accenture

Ryan Kudva – Chair

Joint Interest Coordinator, US Production – ExxonMobil

Julie Lambert
OCM Lead, ERP Transformation Project – Phillips 66

Kimberly Markiewicz

Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – DuPont

Patrick Nonhof

Co-founder & Managing Partner – Provenance Consulting

Bill Preston

President and Chief Operating Officer – KP Engineering

Shravanthi Reddy

CEO – ClearSight

Jeff Reilly


Juny Sridhara

President – Archimedes Finance

Tom Yura

Chief Operating Officer – Cornerstone

(Date in parentheses indicates year term ends)

Last meeting November 13, 2020
Next meeting  April 9, 2021
Location  TBA