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Upon the recommendation of the 1998 Visiting Committee, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida instituted its first external Advisory Board in the fall of 1999. The Board is comprised of industrial, government and academic members with vested interests in the department, programs and graduates.


The mission of the ISE Advisory Board is to provide independent, constructive assessment of the Department programs and activities, including faculty, curricula, students, administration, facilities and equipment, and alumni and industrial relations. In addition, the Board members will be advocates of the Department to the College, University, Trustees and Legislature and will be proactive in helping the Department acquire resources, recruit students, and provide career opportunities for ISE graduates.


The purpose of the ISE Advisory Board is to:

  1. Provide input and guidance on the Department’s strategic plan.
  2. Provide input to the graduate and undergraduate curricula in terms of degrees, majors, minors, courses, and course sequencing.
  3. Provide input into relevant student activities and external coursework that would benefit a student’s UF experience.
  4. Provide support for the Department in the form of internship and co-op opportunities, graduate and undergraduate research experiences, senior projects, speakers (seminar, class or banquet), equipment, and/or research funding.
  5. Foster development activities in support of the department.
  6. Support the Department through increased awareness of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida.


The board is comprised of the following members:

Name    Affiliation    Title   

Dr. Dharma Acharya    CSX Transportation    Assistant Vice President, Operations Research   

Dr. John Bartholdi    Georgia Institute of Technology    Professor and Manhattan Associates Chair   

Mr. Joshua Bass    JM Family Enterprises    Vice President, Customer Services   

Ms. Valeri Bishop    Motorola (Retired)    Chair, 75th Anniversary Planning Committee   

Mr. Roger B. Broderick    Broderick and Associates, Inc.    President   

Mr. Steven Chastain    URS Corporation    Vice President, South Region   

Mr. Dave Corey    Solicore    Chief Executive Officer   

Ms. Trudy Daniels    Crystal Clear Technologies    Director, IT Enterprise Services   

Mr. David L. Echols    Deltan Group    President   

Mr. Scott Figura    The Coca-Cola Company    Director, Global Supply Chain Capability Development   

Ms. Kristen Grunza    GE Energy Services    Integration & Operations Leader   

Mr. Hunter Jones    Cameron International    Vice President & Chief Information Officer   

Dr. Michael Leonard, P.E.    Mercer University    Senior Associate Dean and Professor   

Mr. Roger N. Madariaga    GKN Driveline Americas (Retired)    Chair, Industrial and Systems Advisory Board   

Mr. Kevin L. Maher    Accenture    Partner   

Dr. Robert Murphey    US Air Force Research Laboratory    Technical Advisor, Aerodynamics, Guidance, Navigation, and Controls   

Dr. Bill Nulty    Scientific Logistics, LLC    Chief Technology Officer   

Mr. Steven M. O’Flarity    Pratt & Whitney    Program Manager, Adv. Diagnostics and Eng. Mgmt.   

Mr. David Paolini    QualiTest    Vice President, North America   

Mr. Larry A. Shughart    WorleyParsons    Global Director, Transportation   

Ms. Consuela Smith    Harris Corporation    Electrical Engineer III   

Mr. Eric Stern    Esterline Control Systems    Chief Operating Officer   

Mr. Kevin Teehan    HID Global    VP of Supply Chain   

Mr. David Wright    Nielsen    Engineering Leader, Service Delivery   

The Dean of the College of Engineering also has an advisory board. The following ISE graduates currently sit on that board:

Name    Affiliation    Title   

Ms. Linda Hudson    BAE Systems    Chief Executive Officer   

Mr. Hjalma Johnson    Retired    UF Distinguished Alumnus   

Mr. Bill McElroy    CH2MHill    Vice President and Gainesville Area Manager   

Mr. Carlos del Sol    Campbell Soup Company    Vice President   

Ms. Erin Wallace    Walt Disney    Senior Vice President   


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