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Michael Hanson BS '01 MPA '02

Michael Hanson '01, MPA '02
President
Chantilly, VA
mjh40@cornell.edu

Michael currently serves as the CEAA Vice President for Communication.  At Cornell, he followed his studies in Operations Research with a pivot to the public sector, earning a Masters of Public Administration from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs concerntrating in public finance.  Professionally, he serves as a support officer within the federal government incorporating engineering methodologies into ensuring that those with access to sensitive material are trustworthy.   Michael remains active with his alumni class and in support of Big Red Hockey and the engineering student teams.  He is married to Susan '01, MEng '02 and they have two small children.  

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Susan Day '86
VP and Secretary
Newtown, PA
slday@iname.com

Paul Hayre Bio Pic Paul Hayre '91
VP of Communications
Communications Committee
Wellesley, MA
phayre91@gmail.com  

Paul Hayre is a serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder and president of Sano LLC, developing a point-of-care inflammatory disease diagnostic platform focused on early detection and intervention. Paul is also a serial intrapreneur, founding and managing cleantech divisions in major multi-national manufacturing companies. Prior, he did stints in private equity, management consulting, and IT consulting. He has a BS in Electrical Engineer from Cornell (1991) and MBA.  

Paul has a deep connection and enjoys giving back to Cornell (serving on University Council, Class of 1991, Engineering Alumni Association, Boston Annual Fund Committee, Winter Break externship host, CAAAN volunteer since ~graduation, and Cornell Alumni Club of Boston). Paul married up after meeting his much smarter and much better looking wife, Jeannette Perez-Rossello HUEC '91, and they have three Titans of Chaos: Jackie (15), Alex (13), and Nick (11).

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Jameson Ma '08
VP of Student and Young Alumni
Student and Young Alumni Committee
Arlington, VA
jma@bookoffmcandrews.com  

Rene Miller Mizia

Renée Miller-Mizia '81
VP of Programs
Programming and Events Committee
Lenox, MA
mizia@alvarezandmarsal.com

Renée's career path has involved an uncommon combination of technology, business and law.  In early years she worked in design engineering and development assignments at GE's rapidly growing Plastics business, but quickly moved into commercial, business development and corporate strategy roles.  In more recent years she has served as General Counsel for a British competitive intelligence firm (Business Research Group Peppin), a chemical industry strategist (IHS/CMAI) and chemical industry expert (Charles River Associates and Alvarez & Marsal). Business development has been a theme throughout Renée's career and in each assignment in addition to her other responsibilities she has worked to bring new technology oriented services to her clients – lately cyber protection and risk based anti-corruption methodologies. Currently she is serving on the Board of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Board as the Programming Committee Chair.  Renée and her husband John (Ch.E. UMass) have two children, Alyse Mizia, Cornell '09 (CALS, Enology & Viticulture) and J. Colin Mizia Cornell '12 (A&S, Chemistry). 

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 Everette Phillips
 VP of Regions
 Regional Committee
 Newport Beach, CA
 eap52@cornell.edu

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Matthew Windt '09, MEng '10
Board Member
Student and Young Alumni Committee
Commack, NY
mew62@cornell.edu

Jonathan Poe BS '82

Jonathan Poe '82
Board Member
Programming and Events Committee
Menlo Park, CA
jkp9@cornell.edu

For more than 25 years, Jonathan Poe has enabled executives to strengthen their businesses, systems and people via the prudent application of technology and planning. An expert in business-IT alignment, increasing returns on technology investment, IT value, green operations, mobility, asynchronous leadership and people development, he enjoys numerous executive and architecture engagements with technology providers, energy and utility firms world-wide.  Jonathan has published more than 200 white papers and is sought after by Fortune 500 executives for his insight and short-cuts for innovation and growth.  Jonathan comes to Cisco from leadership positions in General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Gartner.  Cited in Forbes, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review and CIO Insight, he lectures  at  leading  universities on speed,  Network-as-a-Platform  and  the opportunities created via technology trends and Smart Grid.  A former CIO instructor at the Edison Electric Institute, he has both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and loves playing beach volleyball in his hometown of Honolulu. 

Carolyn Cassidy BS '85

Carolyn Cassidy '85
Board Member
Communications Committee
Pelham, NY
carolynhcassidy@gmail.com

Carolyn Hargraves Cassidy is the Owner and Managing Member of Benchmark Home Inspection LLC. Carolyn started her business two years ago after 18 years of happily being a stay at home mom with many local volunteer responsibilities. After graduating from Cornell with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1985, Carolyn started her career working in engineering consulting and design before moving into Project Finance in the banking world.  Carolyn and Tim (ILR '84) have lived in Pelham, NY for 20 years, where they have raised their children Tim (22), Sarah (CALS Class of 2017), and Laurel is Colgate University Class of 2018. Carolyn has been a member of CAAAN (Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network) for 19 years and a Board member of CEAA since 2010. 

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 Andrew Traum '85
 Board Member
 Regional Committee
 Los Angeles, CA
 art22@cornell.edu

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 Sharon Bader '91 ORIE
 Board Member
 Student and Young Alumni Committee
 Downington, PA

sharon@baders.net

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 Ted Betz M.Eng '80
 Board Member
 Student and Young Alumni Committee
Cranbury, NJ

ted@filigreeinc.com

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 Sara Kendall '00
 Board Member
 Programming and Events Committee
 New York City, NY
 saranaj@aol.com

Jame Kuo-Ann Chiao MS '83

James Kuo-Ann Chiao MS '83
Board Member
Regional Committee
Princeton, NJ
kc79@cornell.edu

James Kuo-Ann Chiao is a World Bank consultant, a strategic planning advisory consultant in both public and private sectors, an adjunct Professor at NYU-Poly, and the VP for Asia of Cornell Engineering Alumni Association. In public sector, he has provided leadership on research and development of national and regional urban transportation planning and sustainability issues, as well as advice to cities on smart city, intelligent transportation systems, regional governance, strategic planning, public participation, policy analysis, cloud computing, data integration, household surveys, socio-economic and demographic forecasts, best practice travel demand models, and applications of new technologies. In private sector, he has assisted companies with development of strategic and business plans, investment opportunities, cloud computing architecture, organization transformation, stakeholder participation, and strategic partner alliance.  James has been the recipient of several national awards, including the National Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership from the US Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Transportation Planning Excellence Award from US Department of Transportation. He serves on the boards and committees of a number of professional organizations.  James is married to Caroline Lo and thy have two children, Tiffany and Derek '13.

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Marisa Jo Clark '08
Board Member
Communications Committee
Boston, MA
marisajoclarck@gmail.com

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Seth Cochran '00
Board Member
Communications Committee
London
seth.cochran@gmail.com

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 Cindie Wu '08
 Board Member
 Programming and Events Committee
 San Francisco, CA
 cindiewu@gmail.com

Fred Dinger BS '84

Fred Dinger '84
Board Member
Programming and Events Committee
Austin, TX
fred.dinger@arthrocare.com

Fred has over 25 years experience ranging from product engineering to corporate management, including executive positions in research & development and company operations.  His expertise has been applied to both large and small companies that were in need of significant change or complete turnaround.  Mr. Dinger is currently the Senior Vice President & General Manager, ENT for ArthroCare Corporation, and prior to that served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., C2M Medical, Inc., and OsteoBiologics, Inc.  Mr. Dinger earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of South Florida.  He holds numerous device and method patents as inventor and has served on the board of directors for several privately held medical device companies, and a faith based charity. 

Noah Gaspar BS '05 MEng '06

Noah Gaspar '05, MEng '06
Board Member
Regional Committee
Palo Alto, CA
noahgaspar@gmail.com

After graduating from Cornell, Noah moved to California to work for KLA-Tencor, where he helped build semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Seven years later, Noah was recruited by a pair of Cornell alumni friends to join Palantir Technologies, where he now works as a Forward Deployed Engineer. He currently focuses on law-enforcement applications of advanced data analysis tools. Noah served as a CAAAN Co-Chair for Bay Area from 2008 until 2012 and remains an active member. 

Daneil Grew BS '10 MEng '11

Daniel Grew '10, MEng '11
Board Member
Student and Young Alumni Committee
Boston, MA
danielgrew@gmail.com

Daniel Grew is an associate at CoreCo Private Equity, a growth equity fund targeting investments in Central America and the Caribbean in partnership with several multilateral institutions including the IFC World Bank, IADB and DEG, among others. Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Dan is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities in SMEs primarily in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, IT/software, consumer goods, retail and logistics business services and telecom/wireless. Dan engages directly with the management teams of the underlying portfolio companies, notably the first bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant in Central America. He also serves as a Board Advisor to the Grew family's sustainable, ranching and eco-tourism business, Hacienda Ario, and educational non-profit, CIRENAS (www.cirenas.org). In his free time, Dan enjoys surfing, mountain biking, and triathlons.  

Kara Perry
Board Member
Communications Committee
Ann Arbor, MI
karawanstrath@yahoo.com

James Hintlian

Jamie Hintlian '82, MEng '85, MBA '86
Board Member
Student and Young Alumni Committee
Winchester, MA
jth48@cornell.edu

Jamie Hintlian presently serves as the New England Region Vice President for Cornell Engineering Alumni Association. 

He is a Principal at Ernst & Young (EY) and leads the Life Sciences Supply Chain practice. He works with clients to improve their supply chain performance, including manufacturing strategy, plant operations, and supply chain planning. He has been a pioneer in leading industry initiatives concerning safe and secure supply chains and regulatory compliance. Prior to EY, Jamie worked for over 20 years at Accenture, where he also led the Global Health and Life Sciences Supply Chain. Additionally, Jamie built and led the Pharmaceutical Business Unit of Aspen Technology.

Jamie has helped lead the Semester in Strategic Operations (SSO) class at Johnson as an assistant instructor. This is a full semester "immersion" class preparing the next generation of operations and supply chain leaders. He also serves on the OR&IE Alumni Advisory Council. At Cornell, Jamie earned a BS and MEng in Operations Research, and his MBA from Johnson.

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Sarah Jacoby '96, MEng '97
Board Member
Communications Committee
Chicago, IL
skjacoby@mindspring.com  

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Steve Kranish '77
Board Member
Communications Committee
Beverly, MA
skranish@verizon.net  

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John Molinda '77
Board Member
Regional Committee
Pittsburgh, PA
jmolinda@aol.com  

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Joe Thanhauser '71
Board Member
Communications Committee
New York, NY
thanhauser@byrnamwood.com  

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Jason Ware '95
Board Member
Programming and Events Committee
Herndon, VA
jware242@gmail.com  

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 William Bruno '69 CE, M.Eng '71
 Emeritus Director
 Pittsburg, PA

billbruno@comcast.net

 

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Michael Weill '79
Board Member
Regional Committee
Houston, TX
mikeweill@att.net

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Patricia Acker '74, MEng '75
Emerita Director
Moscow, PA
packer@civildpi.com

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Sarah Fischell '78, MEng '79
Emerita Director
Fair Haven, NJ
sfischell@comcast.net

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Jaclyn Spear '74
Emerita Director
North Augusta, SC
jaclyn.spear@srs.gov  

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Jack Bradt '52
Emeritus Director
Bethlehem, PA
pjbradt@ptd.net  

Danny Brundage BS '74 MEng '75

Danny Brundage '74, MEng '75
Emeritus Director
Arlington, MA
dbrundag@comcast.net

Danny Brundage is founder and president of Clarity Learning Solutions, an innovative developer of learning programs.  Clarity is also the producer of SuperGrades, a product that teaches basic learning and study skills to middle school students. Prior to forming Clarity, Brundage was director of field development for Cisco Systems and was vice president of consulting at Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS).  He has also held management positions in product development and marketing at Wang, Motorola and IBM. Over the past few years, Brundage has served as an advisor to two start-up companies. Brundage holds B.S (1974) and M.Eng.(1975) degrees in electrical engineering.  He has been a member of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Board since 2006. He is a class vice president of the (Notable) Class of 1974, and a member of the Cornell University Council.  He served as a committee member for Far Above…The Campaign for Cornell. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 

Bill Bruno BS '69 MEN '71

Bill Bruno '69, MEng '71
Emeritus Director
Pittsburgh, PA
billbruno@comcast.net

Bill's primary interests are corporate governance, leadership ethics, international energy security and sustainable development. He has been an international speaker in energy forums and a lecturer to classes in the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. He worked for several years as a geotechnical engineer on major construction projects including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, earth dams, electric generation stations and an LNG import facility. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Bill joined Consol Energy Inc., a major coal and natural gas producer, during the height of the first energy crisis in the late 1970s. He spent his career in planning and operations positions with Consol, serving for many years its chief planning officer. Since retiring, Bill authored a book on business ethics entitled The King Rat and His Court: Lessons in Corporate Greed (Booksurge Publishing). In addition, he has restored a 110-year old summer home on Martha's Vineyard. Bill served as President of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association in 2009-2010. 

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Dick Conway '54, PhD '58
Emeritus Director
Lansing, NY
rwc10@cornell.edu  

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Robert Cowie '55, MBA '57
Emeritus Director
Carefree, AZ
rac56@cornell.edu

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Don Follett '52
Emeritus Director
Bethlehem, PA
dmfollett@yahoo.com

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Pete Johnson '63
Emeritus Director
Ambler, PA
bigredpcj@verizon.net

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George Kennedy ME '52, MBA '56
Emeritus Director
Green Valley, AZ
gmk31@cox.net

David Kessler BME '62

David Kessler '62
Emeritus Director
Jewett, NY
kess61@gmail.com

David is a public transportation specialist with executive management experience in some of the nation's largest public transportation agencies and private transportation companies.  As Senior Vice-President at Atlantic Express Transportation Corp. from 1989 to 2002, he directed the privately-owned firm's schoolbus, transit and paratransit contract operations involving 7,000 vehicles and 11,000 employees nationwide. As an independent consultant since retiring from full-time employment, David has published feature articles reporting on transit developments in international publications such as Urban Transport Internation and Le Rail.  In 2004, he completed a major nationwide study for the Transportation Research Board on the use of computerized bus scheduling and dispatching by U.S. transit agencies.  Working jointly with Interactive Elements, Inc. on an FTA-funded contract, he later developed a post-Katrina Emergency Evacuation Plan for the Gulf Coast. David received his B.M.E. degree in 1962, and earned graduate degrees in both Engineering (M.S.E.) and Public Affairs (M.P.A.) at Princeton University. David served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He has been an active alumnus, having served as President of the CEAA, as a member of the Board of Trustees Advisory Council, and as a member of the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees.  He is currently Vice-President of the Class of 1961.   

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Max Kraus '49
Emeritus Director
Middlebury, VT
mhk10@cornell.edu

Dale Lazar BS '74 JD '77

Dale Lazar '74, JD '77
Emeritus Director
McLean, VA
dale.lazar@dlapiper.com

Dale counsels on intellectual property matters concerning a variety of technologies. He concentrates his practice in patenting electronic technology, patenting and copyrighting computer hardware and software, litigating patents and copyrights, negotiating and drafting licenses for patents and software and preparing software-related agreements.  He has also been involved in analyzing electronic and computer-related patents and copyright for infringement and validity.  Dale teaches patent law at George Mason University Law School and writes and lectures extensively on patent prosecution and litigation for the Patent Resources Group. He taught "Designing around Valid US Patents" from 1993 to 1999; "Electronics and Software Patent Copyright Practice" in 1998; "Advanced Patent Prosecution" from 1979 to 1998; and has taught "Crafting and Drafting Winning Patents" since 1999 and the Patent Bar review course since 1984. He also has lectured to groups around the world on topics related to US patent law and has authored a number of papers on patent subjects.  

Randolph Little (Cornell '62, BSEE '63)

Randolph Little '62
Emeritus Director
Basking Ridge, NJ
rsl@att.net

Randy began his career at Bell Labs, developing the first stored program controlled system for routing long distance calls before being promoted to AT&T Headquarters and managing a series of programs including enhanced voice, data and video services.  He continues a strong interest in biological acoustics, teaching the annual Sound Recording Workshop for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  He is an emeritus director of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association and has served on the boards of the Lab of Ornithology and the New Jersey Audubon Society.  He and wife JoAnn  have two children, Diane '88 and Karen '89. 

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Robert Maroney '72
Emeritus Director
remaroney@gmail.com

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Joe McAfee ME '63, MBA '66
Emeritus Director
Fairport, NY
jomac123@en.com

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Eliot McCormack '53
Emeritus Director
Bristol, RI
emccor@ieee.org

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Karl Miller '64
Emeritus Director
Philadelphia, PA
karlfmiller@yahoo.com

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Jim Moore '62
Emeritus Director
Elverson, PA
jom@marshlands.org

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Juliann Nelson '80
Emeritus Director
Victor, NY
jnelson@redcom.com

Richard Newman BS '68

Richard Newman '68
Emeritus Director
Auburn, NY
rwn8@cornell.edu

Richard W. Newman retired as Vice President Advanced Research after a 40-year career designing medical diagnostic devices for Welch Allyn, Inc. where he made significant contributions to the fields of flexible video endoscopy, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease.  Distinguished awards include the 1994 ASME Holley Medal and the 2001 SAGES Pioneer in Endoscopy Award.  Upon retirement, Mr. Newman was a Senior Lecturer for 3 years in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell and is still a guest lecturer there as well as the Johnson School of Business Administration.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Syracuse University College of Law specializing in technology commercialization.  Mr. Newman is an Emeritus Director of CEAA and was active on other Cornell boards: Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board, Multi-photon Endoscopy Project, NYSTAR Center for Life Sciences, and Cornell Nanobiotechnology Center External Advisory Board. Richard has three daughters Jill '01, Lori, and Susan '08. 

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Tom Piwinski '74
Emeritus Director
Clifton Park, NY
tom.thomas74@gmail.com

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Don Read ME '50, MBA '53
Emeritus Director
Marco Island, FL
doneread@gmail.com

Alan Rosenthal BEE '59

Alan Rosenthal '59
Emeritus Director
New York, NY
rosenal123@aol.com

Alan worked in the financial services industry for twenty-four years and is now retired.  Most recently, as a Vice President of Bank of America, he headed the Information Technology Business Architecture group. Previously, as Vice President and Group Manager at Merrill Lynch, he ran the Bloomberg Systems Development area.  He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University and a Masters degree in engineering management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Alan received Cornell's Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Services Award in 2013. He has been elected to life membership on the Cornell University Council, is an emeritus member of the board of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Cornell Financial Engineering Masters program.  Alan is currently serving a four-year term as a representative on the Cornell Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Class of '59 Council, the Cornell Club of New York and the Cornell Club Alumni Association Board. Alan also serves on the Career Services Advisory Committee and is a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador.  He is a frequent speaker at Cornell for the Enterprise Engineering seminar and the Engineering Communications program. In the past, he served on the advisory board for the Engineering Communications program and continues to support that program actively. He served two terms on the Board of Cornell Hillel and was Treasurer of that organization. 

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Jack Thompson ME '73, MEng '74
Emeritus Director
Ithaca, NY
jackt@gentool.com

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Glenn Thoren '72, MEng '72, PhD '81
Emeritus Director
Chelmsford, MA
gthoren@draper.com

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Jim Unckless '66
Emeritus Director
Fairport, NY
junckless@rochester.rr.com

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Ed Wilson '69
Emeritus Director
APO, AE
ewilson@dreamscape.com

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John Woods ME '49
Emeritus Director
Delray Beach, FL
johngwoods1@aol.com

Jennifer Warner BS '04

Jennifer Warner '04
Emeritus Director
Buffalo, NY
jennifer.shirk@gmail.com

Jennifer started her career at Deloitte Consulting in New York City and Boston.  After traveling the United States and world learning about Human Resources strategy and technology, Jennifer moved to M&T Bank in Buffalo where she is developing a Center of Excellence for Human Resources Analytics -- a field that combines technical skills and people.  Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association in several roles since 2008.  In addition, Jennifer is a current member of Cornell University Council, Affinity Chair for the Class of 2004, and has held multiple leadership roles in the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo.   

Kathryn Caggiano MS '97 PhD '98

Kathryn Caggiano MS '97, PhD '98
Faculty Member
Director of MEng Program ORIE
Student and Young Alumni Committee
Ithaca, NY
kec4@cornell.edu

Kathryn is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Master of Engineering (MEng) Studies at Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE). Under her leadership, the ORIE MEng program at Cornell was selected as a finalist for the 2012 UPS George D. Smith Prize, INFORMS flagship award for "effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics."  Kathryn is broadly interested in supply chain optimization and has published several papers in the area of service parts management. Prior to her current position, Kathryn was a faculty member in Operations and Information Management in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Outside of academia, she has held positions in technology and supply chain consulting with Price Waterhouse and PeopleSoft.   

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Arnim Meyburg
Faculty Member
Ithaca, NY
ahm2@cornell.edu

Arnim H. Meyburg, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Transportation Systems Engineering and Planning, has been a Cornell faculty member since 1969. He has many years of experience in research, teaching, and consultation, as well as in conducting, managing, and administering many successful research efforts. He has been the Director of the NYSDOT-sponsored Transportation Infrastructure Research Consortium (TIRC), a consortium of ten universities and two research labs from 1996 until its end in 2012. At Cornell, he was Director (Department Head) of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1988 to 1998 and Chairman of the Department of Environmental Engineering from 1980 to 1985.

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 Faculty Member
 Ithaca, NY
 sgh9@cornell.edu
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 Emmanuel Giannelis
 Faculty Member
 Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Students
 Ithaca, NY

epg2@cornell.edu