2017 Career Compass Advisory Board Members



Gene Alessandrini
Owner, LGA Energy, LLC

Moeness Amin, PhD
Director, Center for Advanced Communications
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Villanova University

Rich Avil
Jones Day, Partner (retired)

Peter Bigelow
Vice President Manufacturing Multisource
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Lisa Ciampitti
Senior Engineer, Schnabel Engineers

Nicholas M. DeNichilo
CEO and President, Mott MacDonald

Rear Admiral Mark Fung
Deputy for Naval Construction Forces
NAVY Expeditionary Combat Command
United States NAVY

Kathryn Greising DePippo
Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Jordan Mahoney
Manager - Engineering Leadership Development Program
Lockheed Martin 

Michael McAtee, PE
Vice President, Urban Engineers

Bob Pizzano
Vice President and Director of Operations, URS (retired)

Andrew W. Reynolds
Senior Advisor for Space and Advanced Technologies, Office of International Communications and Information Technologies, United States Department of State (retired)

Anne K. Roby, PhD
Senior Vice President, Praxair Inc.

John J. Stranix
President, Stranix Associates

Andrea Welker, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering, Villanova University


For more information about Career Compass, contact the Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education Frank Falcone at Frank.Falcone@Villanova.edu or 610-519-7920. 

Advisory board

Career Compass was established through consultation with an advisory board of industry leaders, alumni, faculty and students. 

The Cunningham / Ward Lecture Series in Engineering

As part of your professional development, freshman students are required and sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend the annual Patrick J. Cunningham Jr. and Susan Ward ’80 Endowed Lecture, generally presented during National Engineers Week in February. This endowed lecture series was established by engineering alumnus Susan Ward ’80 and her husband Patrick Cunningham to offer students exposure to experts from various engineering fields and educational opportunities outside the classroom. Learn more about the Ward Lecture.