Mr. Paul Shirley


Paul Shirley
We are called to make a difference in the lives of all people we encounter. A strong science and engineering educational foundation, applied with the right end in mind, offers a tremendous platform for enabling economic hope and peace throughout the world.
Paul Shirley received his BSEE (1981) and his MSEE (1985) from Purdue. He is an entrepreneur, technologist, and business leader who has led the development of multiple businesses that specialize in the fielding of advanced technology products and services. Shirley drove the rapid growth of numerous high-tech startup companies, including SVS, Inc. (now Boeing-SVS) and Qynergy Corporation. He has more than 30 years' experience in the design, integration, field test, and performance analysis of aircraft, balloon-borne missiles, and satellite systems. Mr. Shirley has also been heavily involved with academia, having taught electrical engineering courses and performing advanced research at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Throughout his career he has been active in community affairs at the local, state, and national levels. He co-founded and served as chairman of the board of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), served as past chairman and co-founding board member of the Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory, served as an advisor to Congresswoman Heather Wilson’s science advisory committee, and has been an active board member for many other organizations. Shirley is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Phi, and Phi Kappa Phi academic national honor societies.