Alumni Awardee Bios - 2016
The John J. Gallen Award
The Carl T. Humphrey Award
The Robert D. Lynch Award
With 34 years of engineering program management, public relations and government affairs experience, Joanne Dahme is the General Manager for Public Affairs for the City of Philadelphia Water Department. In that position she is responsible for all forms of departmental communications, including production of publications, public information campaigns and citizen advisory committees. From 1999 to 2008, Joanne was the department’s Watersheds Programs Manager with PWD’s Office of Watersheds, directing the development and implementation of regional watershed partnerships. Today she serves on the board of the Delaware Estuary Program, and on several regional watershed planning committees. In September 2016, she was honored for customer service and presented with the Richardson Dilworth Award, which recognizes full-time, executive-branch employees of the City of Philadelphia.
A published author of young adult fiction, Joanne holds an M.J. in Journalism and a Master’s in Creative Writing, both from Temple University.
Chris Dantos is the Manager of Business Aircraft Accounts for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS), a division of UTC, in Windsor Locks, Ct. Having worked for the company since 1980, Chris has held a number of leadership positions including managing the portfolio of Space and Defense programs, as well as the $18M aerospace ground support equipment business. In 2001, Chris was awarded NASA’s Public Service Medal, the Space Agency’s highest honor given to a non-federal employee.
Chris earned an MBA in Accounting and Finance from University of Hartford, and participated in an Executive Business Management program at the University of Virginia. In 2010 he won the Engineering Alumni Society’s Meritorious Service Award. Chris has two children – Evan and Stephanie Dantos ‘16 CLAS and lives in Granby, CT with his wife Christine.
After graduating from Villanova in 2001, Dave Duggal began his career as an applications engineer in refinery filtrations and separations technologies for Pall Corporation. He was subsequently named the company’s western hemisphere refinery marketing manager, during which time he pursued a Fordham University MBA. After Pall, Dave joined Mitsui in energy derivatives sales, where he marketed risk management solutions to refiners before joining Macquarie Bank Limited in 2009. In his role as senior managing director, Energy Trading and Marketing, Dave runs Macquarie’s U.S. Energy Corporate Sales team providing risk management, physical trading and structure financing to producers, transporters, refiners and consumers of oil, natural gas, refined products and power.
As a project engineer and program manager for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Brian Bozzo manages a portfolio of 11 products with budgets in excess of $30 million. A graduate of the company’s Leadership Development Program, he is responsible for implementing critical customer driven requirements through the engineering and production and test processes. Brian’s interests extend to sustainability and green design and he serves on the board of directors for Water for Waslala, which sponsors technical projects in developing countries. He has mentored Villanova students in sustainable design and has led trips to Nicaragua to survey and implement water systems. Brian holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Drexel University.
When not building software, Karen has a wide variety of other interests and hobbies: she plays the piano, loves to paint on canvas, and enjoys running, cooking and traveling. Karen’s central motivation is her faith, and she is known to be active in serving in the Christian community both locally, and internationally.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in 2008, Alexander Myers returned to Villanova to earn his Master’s in Chemical Engineering in 2010. He also earned a certificate in Biochemical Engineering, which he put to use in his role as a process design engineer focused on the pharmaceutical industry at Integrated Project Services (IPS). After six years as a consultant at IPS, Alex moved to GlaxoSmithKline where he is a process engineer at the company’s commercial manufacturing site. He currently supports the manufacture of two FDA-approved products and leads small to medium-sized capital improvement projects.
Alex has been an active leader in the Delaware Valley engineering community through his involvement with the local International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) board. He has also served as the ISPE industry advisor for Villanova’s student chapter for the past five years.