Industry Advisory Council

The purpose of the external Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is to provide advice to the Department in support of its teaching, research and service missions. The IAC is comprised of engineering and technology executives and professionals from industry, governmental agencies, private consulting firms, and educational institutions. It meets in formal session at least once each year.

Department of Engineering Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) Members


Member’s Name


Lockheed Martin

Derrick McGowan

Diversity Program Manager-Higher Education Institutions


Finis Cook

Executive Technical Lead-IBM Cloud Platform


Kevin Smith

Senior Director, Manufacturing Technology

Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies

Kevin Davis

Plant Manager


Siemens Industry

Gail Norris

Sitrain – Digital Industry Academy

Commonwealth of Virginia

Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer, Office of the Governor


Leslie Gray

Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO

Dominion Energy

Daniel Holmes

Technical Specialist II – Electric Distribution

Internal Revenue Service

Anthony Gitalado

IT Policy and Planning Manager


Dr. Harry Johnson Sr.

Senior Solutions Architect, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization