Science and Engineering Advisory Board

Science and Engineering Advisory Board, 2018

HBU’s Science and Engineering Advisory Board began as the Engineering Advisory Board. The group’s initial focus, beginning in May 2015, was to study the possibility of establishing a College of Engineering at HBU. The Board, comprised of industry experts, conducted a literature review, analyzed labor market data, and collected information from industry partners to determine areas of possible growth. Based on this information, the focus of the Board quickly centered on creating a degree program in Cyber Engineering as a first step in building programs under a College of Engineering. The Cyber Engineering program is unique to this region and results in the production of highly sought-after graduates in this emerging, professional field.

Advisory Board Members

Dennis Adams, PhD
Adams Consulting
Baycliff, TX

John Alawneh
Chief Information Officer
Katy Independent School District
Katy, TX

Jill Almaguer
Sr. Project Manager, ISD Project Management Office
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Houston, TX

Chris Archinal
Regional Sales Manager
Houston, TX

Barry Beckett
Director, Info Systems Security Division
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Paul Berryman
Security and Compliance Officer
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Houston, TX

John Butler
Former Chairman
The GeoQuest, Butler Companies
Houston, TX

Terry Cargill
Vice President, Giving Strategies
Colorado Springs, CO

Jesse Carillo
Senior Vice President, CIO
Houston, TX

Kassandra Chandler
CIO, Program Manager, Consultant
Systematic Design Consultants
Richmond, TX

Herve Chapellat
Chief Operation Officer
Tech Cess Cyber Security Group
Houston, TX

Mario Chiock
Senior Cybersecurity Fellow
Houston, TX

Alejandro Colom
Business Development Manager
Walter Moore & Associates
Houston, TX

Bruce Crager
Executive Vice President
Endeavor Management
Houston, TX

George Crawford
Information Services Partner
The Catapult Group
Houston, TX

Matt Daniel
Senior Vice President
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Houston, TX

Tony DiCamillo
General Manager
Houston, TX

Michael Dumas
Chief Financial Officer
Houston, TX

Patricia Frost
Major General, U.S. Army, Retired
Director of Cyber
Partners in Performance America
Washington D.C.

Carl D. Garrison
Founder, CEO
Superior IS
Sugar Land, TX

Carl Glaw
Founder, Managing Partner
Houston, TX

Linda Glaw
Firm Administrator
Houston, TX

Richard Gray
Software Manager
Virtual Solutions
Houston, TX

Zadok Hakim
Chairman of the Board
Houston, TX

Dorothy Haraminac
GreenVets, LLC
Houston, TX

Ron Harrell
Chairman Emeritus
Ryder Scott
Houston, TX

Stephen and Jan Hollingshead
ChangeInEx Inc.
Pearland, TX

G S Narayan Iyer
Security Architect
Houston, TX

Gene Janiszewski
Chief Executive Officer
Paradigm Group
Katy, TX

Mike Johnson
Founder, President
Ascending Leaders
Sugar Land, TX

John Jorgensen
Chief Scientist, Cyber Safety
Houston, TX

Kent Knudsen
Supervisor of Information Security
Plains All American Pipeline
Houston, TX

Michael Krogstad
Information Security Manager
Houston, TX

Dick Kuriger
RCK, Inc., State of Texas Life Insurance Organization
Houston, TX

Patrick Lewis
Houston Angel Network
Houston, TX

Kam Lulla, PhD
Senior Scientist
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX

Hadassa Lutz
Houston Manager
Houston, TX

Annessa O. McKenzie
VP of IT, Chief Security Officer
Calpine Corporation
Houston, TX

Randle Moore
Chief Strategy Officer
Fulcrum Technology Solutions
Houston, TX

Peter H. Moser Jr.
Chief Technologist, IoT and AI Strategist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Houston, TX

Dana Myers
Chief Operating Officer
Velocity Bioscience
Houston, TX

Steve Neiers
General Manager Information Risk Strategy & Management
Chevron Information Technology Company
Houston, TX

Mel Nevarez
Manager, Cyber Security
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX

Randal Ogrydziak
Director of Security, Facilities and Regulatory Compliance
Port of Port Arthur

Alex Philips
Chief Information Officer
National Oilwell Varco
Houston, TX

John Powell
IT Works
Houston, TX

Joel Prochaska
Senior Director, Information Security & DCS
Coffeyville Resources
Sugar Land, TX

Brad R. Rable
Chief Information Officer
Stewart Information Services
Houston, TX

Nansen Saleri
President, CEO, Co-Founder
Quantum Reservoir Impact
Houston, TX

Hugh Sazeger
Chief Executive Officer
TechCess Cyber
Houston, TX

Eric Smithmier
Special Agent
FBI Cyber Crime Task Force
Houston, TX

John Spiers
Founder & Principal
Spiers Group
Houston, TX

Bob Sternenberg
Sternenberg Consulting
Houston, TX

Michael Swain
Senior Sales Executive
Houston, TX

Johnny Taylor
CEO, Chairman
Mobile Encryption Technology
Houston, TX

James F. Thompson
President & CEO
NARICA Energy & Infrastructure LLC

Umesh Verma
CEO, Blue Lance
Chair, Cyber Houston
Houston, TX

Lumay Viloria-Gomez
Petroleum Engineer, SWE Advisor
Houston, TX

Jeff Vinson
Chief Information Security Officer
Harris Health System
Houston, TX

Roberto Vitale
Business Development Manager
Excel Sys Global
Sugar Land, TX

Glenn Wallin
Corporate Sales Manager
Nordstar Group
Houston, TX

Sarah Ward
Sales Executive, US Operations
Houston, TX

Bob Wells
Houston, TX

Thomas Wheeler
Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Will Womble
Austin, TX

Randy Yates
Information Security Officer
Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX

Amar Yousif
Chief Information Officer
UT Health Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX

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