Engineering Leadership Council

The Samueli School of Engineering Dean's Leadership Council is a distinguished group of thought leaders whose industry expertise, community engangement and entrepreneurial endeavors support, inspire and promote the school's vision.


Engineering initiatives touch almost every sector of Orange County and the nation's economy. Council members include experienced professionals in traditional fields of engineering; engineers and managers of high technology and biomedical companies; venture capitalists; and other prominent members of the Orange County business community.

Current Members

Tom Ambrose
Broadcom Ltd.

Don Beall (Retired)

Gregory Brand (Retired)
DRS Defense Solutions

Jake Bredsguard

Roger Brum
Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.

Al Bunshaft
Dassault Systèmes

Bill Carpou

Ray Chan
K5 Ventures

Dan Cregg

Mark T. Czaja
Parker Hannifin Corp.

Troy Edwards
Michael Baker International

Feyzi Fatehi
Corent Technology, Inc.

Bruce Feuchter
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Peter M. Fiacco
Executive Technical Consulting

Nabeel Gareeb
The Gareeb Family Foundation

Deepak Garg
Smart Energy Water

Judy Greenspon
NPI Services, Inc.

Jai Hakhu
Horiba International Corp.

Bernard Harguindeguy
Atlantis Computing, Inc.

J.D. Harriman
Foundation Law Group LLP

Michel R. Kamel
MelRok, LLC

Joe Kiani

Scott Kitcher
Sustain OC

Robert Kleist (Retired)
Printronix, Inc.

Steve Kovacic
Skyworks Solutions

John Labib
John Labib + Associates

William J. Link
Versant Ventures

Ivan Madera

Ramin Massoumi

James Mulato 
Astronics Test Systems

Michael A. Mussallem
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Rabi Narula
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Denys Oberman
Oberman Strategy and Financial Advisors

Al Pedroza
The Boeing Company

Anoosheh Oskouian
Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.

Stacey Nicholas
Opus Foundation

Robert J. Phillippy
Newport Corp.

Henry Samueli
Broadcom Ltd.

Tudy Bedou
Thales InFlyt Experience

Amit Shah
Artiman Ventures

Paul N. Singarella
Latham & Watkins, LLP

Gerald R. Solomon
Samueli Foundation

James P. Spoto
Integra Devices

Richard Sudek
UCI Applied Innovation

Landon Taylor
Base 11

Vincent L. Thomas
Rockwell Collins

Maria Tirabassi
Northrop Grumman

John Tracy (Retired)
The Boeing Company

Rob Valle 
Mazda North American Operations

Derrick Waters 

Joan Wada 
The Boeing Company

James Watson 

Larry Williams