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Steering Advisory Council 2014~2015

SAC Winter 2011 Group Photo

The Steering Advisory Council (SAC) advises and helps AAE in exploring and creating major opportunities in the aerospace arena that are timely and important at the national level, where Purdue's AAE can take a leadership role.

The current members of the SAC are shown below. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of the members of the SAC to take time from their busy schedules to assist us in our programs, and look forward to working with them in the future.

Natalie W. Crawford
Senior Fellow • RAND Corporation
Previously Vice President and Director of RAND Project Air Force
Natalie Crawford photo
Darryl W. Davis (BSAAE'78)
President • Phantom Works • Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
Darryl Davis
C. Douglas Ebersole (BSAAE 82)
US Department of Defense Liaison for Purdue
Director • Aerospace Systems Directorate • Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Douglas Ebersole
William H. Gerstenmaier (BSAAE'77)
Associate Administrator • Human Exploration and Operations • NASA
William Gerstenmaier
Lt. General Jack Hudson
Director • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force • United States Air Force
Jack Hudson photo unavailable
Stephen Morford
Chief Engineer • Systems Analysis & Aerodynamics • Pratt & Whitney
Stephen Morford photo unavailable
Mark Pearson
General Manager • GE Aviation
Mark Pearson photo unavailable
Alton D. Romig, Jr.
(Lehigh alum; retired VP from Lockheed Martin; NAE)• Executive Officer • National Academy of Engineering
Lee Rhyant
Dr. Robert L. Strickler (BS '60, MS '62, PhD ME '68)
Private Consultant
Retired Vice President / General Manager for Space and Missile Systems • Energy and Environmental Systems • TRW
Robert Strickler
Matt Szolwinski (BSAAE '93, MSAAE '95, Ph.D. '98)
Chief Engineer and Leader • GE9X Engineering • GE Aviation
Matt Szolwinski photo unavailable
Tom Vice (BS '86)
Corporate VP and President • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems • Northrop Grumman Corporation
Tom Vice
Dennis Warner (BS '73, MSME '76)
President and CEO • Rolls-Royce North American Inc. • Aero Engine Control, North America
Dennis Warner
Sigmar Wittig
Professor • Karlsruh Institute of Technology
Member of the Board of Presidents • the Technical University System of the State of Niederachse — Association of Universities of Hannover, Braunscheig, and Clausthal
Sigmar Wittig photo