University of Iowa College of Engineering Advisory Board

The College of Engineering Advisory Board provides value to the College in developing and achieving its strategic plan/vision.  The Board provides advice by drawing upon perspectives, knowledge, and experiences from global trends.  Meanwhile, the College provides awareness and knowledge of new technologies and educational trends, and informs the Board of its progress in achieving the strategic plan.

Board members benefit by being part of ongoing communication between the world of engineering education as represented by The University of Iowa College of Engineering and the full spectrum of engineering activities.

The Board concentrates on four areas of strategic importance:

  • Better Futures for Iowans
  • Knowledge and Practice
  • New Frontiers in the Arts
  • Student Success
Kristi Schmidt Bauerly
(BSE 2002 Industrial Engineering)
Human Factors Engineer, Industrial Design
Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA
Phil Mayberry
Phillip O. Mayberry
(BS 1967 Industrial Engineering)
Customer Event Director
Emerson Process Management, Marshalltown, IA
Michael Bauerly
(BSE 2003 Industrial Engineering)
(BA 2003 Studio Arts)
Reddit, San Francisco, CA
Amanda Mikhail
Amanda Mikhail
(BS 1999 Mechanical Engineering)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Kimberly Beardsley
(BSE 1990 Industrial Engineering)
Vice President, Worldwide Parts Services
Deere & Company, Milan, IL

Dan Mineck

Daniel L. Mineck
Vice President, Performance Engineering and Environment (retired)  
Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids, IA

Elizabeth Bernard
(BSE 2000 Chemical Engineering)
Of Counsel, Litigation
Paul Hastings LLP, Las Vegas, NV
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Kelly Ortberg
(BSME 1982)
Special Advisor to the Office of the Chairman & CEO
United Technologies, West Palm Beach, FL

Mark Bogue
(BSE 1982 Civil Engineering)
Hi-Way Products, Inc., Ida Grove, IA

Eric Paterson
Eric Paterson
(BSE 1987, MS 1990, PhD 1994 Mechanical Engineering)
Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department Head
Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Marine Propulsion
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Patricia Coleman
(BSCE 1978)
Principal (retired)
Thornton-Tomasetti, Dallas, TX
Bernardo Perez
Bernardo A. Perez
Director of Engineering
Columbus McKinnon, Charlotte, NC
Mitchell Corbett
(BSE 1987 Electrical Engineering, MBA 2002)
Manufacturing and Field Technology Manager
Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, IA
Jeff Rossate
Jeff Rossate
Director, Office of Business Development
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
St. Paul, MN

Steve Davis
(MS 2003 Electrical and Computer Engineering)
President and Owner
BIO::NEOS, Inc., Iowa City, IA

Barbara Sines
Barbara J. Sines
(BSIE 1980)
Vice President of Manufacturing for the Point of Care (POC) Business Unit (retired)
Siemens Healthcare-Diagnostics, Boston, MA
Christopher Day
(BSE 1991 Civil Engineering)
Vice President and Project Principal
Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, IA
Sharon Tinker
Sharon Tinker
(BSChE 1980)
Process Safety Engineer (retired)
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Ankeny, IA
Terry Kouba
Terry Kouba
Vice President-Generation Operations
Alliant Energy, Dubuque, IA
Caroline Vaningen-Dunn
Caroline Vaningen-Dunn
(BSBME 1983)
Director, SFAz Center for STEM at Arizona State University
President and Owner
C.V.I.D. Consulting Services, Tempe, AZ
Bob Kress
Robert E. Kress, Chair
(MA 1981 Business Administration)  
Managing Director, Accenture Security
Accenture, Chicago, IL
Bob Whitmore
Robert W. Whitmore
(BSE 1986 in Mechanical Engineering)
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (retired)
Seagate Technology LLC, Shakopee, MN
Adrian Latrace
Adrian LaTrace
Chief Executive Officer
Boyd Industries, Inc., Clearwater, FL