College of Engineering Advisory Board

The College of Engineering Advisory Board is a consultative body that meets twice a year to advise the Dean and the College’s administration. Committed to securing the continued betterment of the College’s educational program, the members of the Board

  • Review the strategic plan of the College and its integration into the overall plan of Villanova University
  • Identify current trends in the engineering profession and their potential impact on the College’s educational program
  • Assist in the development of networks and partnerships regarding internships, scholarships, fellowships, faculty research, distance education, and graduate placement
  • Help establish, refine, and implement strategies for student, faculty, and College recognition
  • Act as advocates for the mission, needs, and strategic initiatives of the College


Board members are appointed and serve a one-to-three-year term. The current members are listed below:

L. Gene Alessandrini ’86 EE
Owner, LGA Energy, LLC
Kelly Heuer ’89 EE
Senior Managing Director, Ankura
William M. Brown ’84,’87 ME
President and CEO, Harris Corporation
Thomas W. Himmel ’91 ChE
CEO, The RiteScreen Company
Susan M. Castellan ’84 CE
Vice President, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
David E. Lewicki ’98 CE, ’00 MSCE, PE
Engineering Manager, Chicago Bridge & Iron
Michael Curry ’99 ECE
CEO, base2Engineering, LLC
Robin R. Loporchio’89 EE, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Licensing, Raytheon Company
John Dionisio
Chairman Emeritus, AECOM
Marie Maguire ’69 EE
Founder and CEO, Caramanico Maguire Associates
Dave Duggal ’01 ChE
Senior Managing Director, Energy Trading and Marketing, Macquarie Bank Limited
Ted McCarthy ’65 ME
Principal and President, Sensorex (Retired)
Melissa Morea Evola ’94 CE
Director, Ankura Consulting
Mark Muller, ME ’90, MSME ’98
Manager, Operations Analysis, Boeing Company, Inc.
Richard K. Faris ’69 CEE, ’70 MSCE
Senior Vice President, Product Development, Oracle (Retired); Co-Founder, Primavera Systems, Inc.
David Oneglia ’74 CE
President, O&G Industries, Inc.
Gerry Fasano ’87 EE, ’90 MSEE
Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Development & Strategy, Leidos
Joseph Posillico ’81 CE
CEO and President, Posillico Civil, Inc.
Daniel C. Flynn ’82 ChE
President, Shannon Chemical Company
Anne Roby ’86 ChE
Senior Vice President, Praxair, Inc.
Kevin Fogash ’92 ChE
Global Senior Director, Celanese Corporation
Larry Scally, PhD, ’83 EE, ’06 MSEE, ’15 EMBA
President, Colorado Engineering, Inc.
Yongping Gu, PhD, ’89 MSME
CEO, Automotive Global Components, Inc.
John Stranix ’78 CE
President, Stranix Associates
David Guro ’84 ChE
Global Products Manager, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Edwin Villegas ‘92 CE
President and CEO, Winmar Construction Company
Rex Hamilton
President and Owner, Rex Hamilton Corporation
Randy Weinstein, PhD
Drosdick Interim Dean of Engineering, Villanova University
Béryl Hamilton
President, La Coste Foundation
Sheena Moody White ’06 ME
Director, New Partnerships, American Express
Michael J. Hayes
Former Managing Director, The Goldman Sachs Group