Leadership
McCormick Advisory Council

The McCormick Advisory Council (MAC) plays a critical role in helping to shape McCormick’s strategy.

The MAC provides feedback and counsel to the dean of the McCormick School from both business and academic perspectives to ensure that McCormick continues to excel in all areas of engineering research, education, and practice. MAC members serve for renewable terms.

MAC Mission and Contributions Framework


Current Members

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Deepak Ahuja

MS MSE '87

CFO, Verily Life Sciences


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Curt J. Andersson

BSEE '84

Managing Director, Flynn Fisk


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Peter J. Barris

BSEE '74

Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates


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Bill Bliss

BSCS '87

Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation


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Alicia S. Boler-Davis

BSChE '91

Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, Amazon


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Dennis H. Chookaszian

BSChE '65

Retired Chairman and CEO, CNA Insurance Companies


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John A. Dever

BSEE '51

Retired, Honeywell, Inc.


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Wilbur H. Gantz

President and CEO, PathoCapital, LLC


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Paul R. Gudonis

BSEE '76

Chairman and CEO, Myomo, Inc.


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Warren R. Haug

MS ChE '63, PhD ChE '65

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Engineering; Retired Vice President, Procter & Gamble Company


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Ann Kahlow Hobbs

MS AM '86, PhD AM '89

Principal, Renaissance Technologies


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Yie-Hsin Hung

BSME '84

CEO, New York Life Investment Management


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Theodore Karwoski

MS BME ’81

President, CEO, and Founder, Bearpac Medical


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Kenneth C. Kirsch

WCAS ’75, MS IEMS ’78, PhD IEMS ’80

President and CEO, Kirsch Triangle Associates


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Noel Kullavanijaya

BSME ’82, MS ME ’85, KSM ’86

Principal, Equilibrium Capital Group


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Matthew Levatich

MMM ’94

Former President and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc.


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Priscilla Lu

PhD CSCI ’80

Asia Head, Sustainable Investment Group, Deutsche Bank


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Patrick R. McCarter

BSIE '98

Managing Director, The Carlyle Group


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Gregory J. Merchant

PhD AM ’90

Financial Engineer


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Milton M. Morris

BSEE ’92, KSM ’04

CEO, Neuspera Medical Inc.


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Tania Neild

PhD ECE ’99

CTO and Founder, Infograte, Inc.


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David L. Nichols

BSCS ’91, KSM ’00

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP


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Richard Padula

BSIE '84

Partner, R7 Partners


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Robert L. Peskin

MS CEE ’75, PhD ’77

Senior Consulting Manager, AECOM


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David L. Porges

BSIE '79

Retired CEO, EQT Corporation


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Kenneth J. Porrello

BSIE '78, KSM '82

Executive Director, CEO Perspectives


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Stephen R. Pratt

BSEE '84

Founder and CEO, Noodle.Ai


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Vivek Ragavan

BSEE '74

President and CEO, AirVine Scientific


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Annette Peterson Rippert

BSCS '86, KSM ’94

Group Chief Executive, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture


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David A. Sachs

BSIE '81

Cofounder and Senior Advisor, Ares Management


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Robert E. Shaw

BSME '70, KSM '81

Retired Vice President and Co-Owner, Milex Products, Inc.


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Michael J. Stark

BSCEE ’78

Founder and General Partner, Crosslink Capital


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Tim Stojka

BSIE '89

CEO and Chairman, Agentis Energy


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Chelsea R. Stoner

BSChE ’96

General Partner, Battery Ventures


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Robert B. Taggart

BSME ’67, MS ME ’68

CEO, Chairman, and Founder, Chaparral Communications, Inc.


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Michael Walsh

MS IEMS ’83

Cofounder, Quotient


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Todd Warren

BA '87

Managing Director, Divergent Ventures


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William J. White

BSIE '61

Professor, Northwestern University; Retired CEO and Chairman of the Board, Bell & Howell Company


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Stephen R. Wilson

WCAS ’70, KSM ’74

Retired CEO, CF Industries Holdings, Inc.


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Howard B. Witt

BSME '63

Retired Chairman and CEO, Littlefuse, Inc.


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William Woodburn

MS CEE ’75

Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners


Past Members

Anthony L. Abbattista (BSCS '85)

Albert M. Anderson, Jr. (BSIE '57, MMGT '65 Kellogg)

Teruaki Aoki (PHD '70)

Viresh Bhatia (BSCS '88)

George H. Bodeen (BSCI '49, MS '70)

James C. Brailean (PHD '93)

Edward J. Campbell (BSIE '52, MBA '59)

David L. Carney (MS '68, PHD '72)

Christopher Clower (BSE '88)

Stanton R. Cook (BSME '49, H '85)

James Ellis Crenshaw (PHD '98)

Lester Crown (BSCH '46)

Lee A. Dayton, SR., MAC chairperson emeritus (BSIE '65)

Rhonda L. Dibachi (BSE '83)

Alfred C. Eckert, III (BSMT '71)

David Alan Eckert (BSME '77)

James Farley (BSEE '50)

Bob Feldmann (BSEE '76)

Kathleen R. Flaherty, MAC chairperson emeritus (WCAS '73, MS/IEMS '75, PhD '79)

William D. Ford, Ph.D. (MS '68, PHD '71)

Gregory A. Fraser, Ph.D. (BSME '77, MS '78)

Gary L. Frederick (BSE '68)

Donald N. Frey

James F. Gibbons (BSEE '53)

Richard A. Giesen (BBA '51)

Alvin L. Gorman

Ronald H. Haas (BSE '61, MS '62)

Richard C. Halpern

Ruth Mullen Harenchar, MAC chairperson emerita (MPH '76 Feinberg)

Ralph D. Hartung (BSCH '66 MS '68)

Richard D. Harza (BSME '44, MS '47)

Henry G. Herzing (BSEE '59)

James W. Hook (BSME '60)

Kristina M. Johnson

William J. Kroll, Jr. MAC chairperson emeritus (BSE '67, MS/MSE '71)

John C. Lieske, MD (BSBM '82)

Frank W. Luerssen

James F. McDonald

Michael K. McEvoy

Mark W. McGlothlin (BSCH '77, MEM '81)

Daniel D. Mickelson (BSCH '63)

Mark Mills

Thomas G. Moore (BSEE '86, MS '87)

D. Eugene Nugent (BSE '51)

Dorothy Oremus

Walter L. Orlandini (BSE '64)

Richard S. Pepper (BSCI '53)

Robert L. Puette, MAC chairperson emeritus (BSIE '64)

Elliott M. Philofsky (MS '66, PHD '68)

Warren W. Rasmussen (BSIE '53)

Erick A. Reickert (BSEE '58)

Norbert Riedel

Thomas John Ross

Janet C. Rutledge, Ph.D.

Smita N. Shah (BSCI '94)

Harold B. Smith (MBA '57, Trustee)

Frank G. Splitt, Ph.D. (MS '57, PHD '63)

Dean P. Stanley

William F. Stasior (BSEE '63, MS '66)

Shih-Wei Sun, Vice Chairman, United Microelectronics Corporation, (PhD/MSE '86)

Michael Sutton (BSCI '75)

Alan Taub

Richard T. Taylor (BSIE '74, MMGT '76 Kellogg)

John J. Tracy

Edward F. Voboril (BSIE '65)

Robert H. Wellington (BSME '44)

Patrick E. White, Ph.D. (MS '75, PHD '80)

Alan Wolfson (BSIE '80)

Charles Wu

Ava Harth Youngblood (BSCH '79)