The 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
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)
Design Manager and Lead
Amazon Lab126, Mountainview, CA
Daniel L. Mineck
Vice President, Performance Engineering and Environment (retired)  
Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids, IA
Elizabeth Bernard
(BSE 2000 Chemical Engineering)
Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation
Rimini Street, Las Vegas, NV
Marco Molinari
Executive Vice President
HNI Corporation, Muscatine, IA

Patricia Coleman
(BSCE 1978)
Principal (retired)
Thornton-Tomasetti, Dallas, TX

Kelly Ortberg
(BSME 1982)
CEO and President
Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
Mitchell Corbett
(BSE 1987 Electrical Engineering, MBA 2002)
Manufacturing and Field Technology Manager
DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA

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

Steve Davis
(MS 2003 Electrical and Computer Engineering)
President and Owner
BIO::NEOS, Inc., Iowa City, IA
Bernardo A. Perez
Director, Engineering-Low Voltage Power Business
Schneider Electric, Cedar Rapids, IA
Christine Headington-Hall
Director of Human Resources, Operations
Pella Corporation, Pella, IA
Gayle Roberts
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine IA
Jody L. Howard
(BSE 1986 Electrical Engineering)
General Manager, CAT Industrial and Waste Group
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL
Jeff Rossate
Manager, Real Estate & Location Strategy-Strategy and Operations
Deloitte Consulting LLP, Cedar Rapids, IA
Terry Kouba
Vice President-Generation Operations
Alliant Energy, Dubuque, IA
Barbara J. Sines
(BSIE 1980)
Vice President of Manufacturing for the Point of Care (POC) Business Unit
Siemens Healthcare-Diagnostics, Boston, MA
Robert E. Kress, Chair
(MA 1981 Business Administration)  
Accenture, Chicago, IL
Caroline VanIngen-Dunn
(BSBME 1983)
Manager, STEM Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona
President and Owner
C.V.I.D. Consulting Services, Tempe, AZ
Phillip S. Larson
Vice President and Office Director 
Shive-Hattery Architecture/Engineering, Iowa City, IA

Roger Vincent
Source Allies, Inc., Des Moines, IA


Adrian LaTrace
Chief Executive Officer
Boyd Industries, Inc., Clearwater, FL


Robert W. Whitmore
(BSE 1986 in Mechanical Engineering)
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (retired)
Seagate Technology LLC, Shakopee, MN
    Laurie Zelnio
(BA 1977 Biochemistry)
Director-Environment, Product Safety, Standards & Energy
Deere & Co., Moline, IL