The ME Industry Advisory Board serves as faculty-industry interface and helps the department deliver a quality education. The board provides guidance on the many facets of the profession: industry trends, state of technology, student learning outcome assessment, expectation on undergraduate and graduate education, training and employment opportunities.

Many board members are graduates of Seattle University, and serve as valuable networking resources for students and the department.

Board Members

* Former McNulty Award Recipients
Board MembersBoard Members
R. Sean Blechschmidt, EIT, CMfgE, C'14
Bridget Brewer, C'88
NIC Global 
Alex Byrne, C'03
Principal Engineer
Rhonda Cone, C'93 *
Global IFM/Dining Practice Lead
Brian Dressler, P.E., C'02
Controls Solutions Manager
Amazon Web Services
Keith Elder, P.E.
Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering
Seattle University
Dr. Dodd Grande, Chair, C'80 *
Vice President of Product Development
Harper Engineering Co. 
Michael Haynes, PE, C'81
Chief Operating Officer
Seattle City Light
Nicholas J. Hryciuk, C'13
Mechanical Project Engineer
Dr. Anne Kao
Senior Technical Fellow
Boeing Research & Technology
Tresha Lacaux, C'07
787 Director Airplane Level Integration
Mike Larson
Director of Engineering Education
Noelle Parlier, C'02
Chief Engineer Australia
Christopher Payne, C'00
Director - Airplane Systems
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Aaron Serabia, C'06
Structural Analyst
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Alec Wong, PE
Senior Project Engineer, retired
formerly Kenworth Truck Company