The Gordon Center Advisory Board assists the Gordon Center Director in the leadership and development of the Gordon Center activities. The board is comprised of Jacobs School of Engineering faculty, engineering leaders from the public and private sector, and a representative of the Gordon Foundation. Together with the Center Director, the Board helps reviews student applications, award nominations, and research proposals, and makes recommendations to the Director regarding development of the Gordon Center and its activities.

Advisory Board Members

David Esbeck
Executive Director, Solar Turbines Inc.

Frank Flores
Vice President Engineering, Northrop Grumman

Gloria E. Bader, Ed.D.
President/Founder, The Bader Group

Hal Sorenson
Faculty Co-Director, AESE

Steve Hart
Co-Founder/CTO, ViaSat, Inc

Randy Jones
R. Jones and Associates LLC

Rusty Sailors
CEO, Secure Smart Office

Ramesh Rao
Director, UCSD Division, Calit2

John W. Rockway
Electronics Engineer, Space and Naval Systems Center

Janette S. Williams, I-MBA, Ph.D.
Strategic Leadership and Business Partner


Carmela Keeny
Executive Director, SPAWAR

Honorary Board

Bill Gang
President, William G. Gang & Associates

Advisory Board Emeritus

Robert Akins
Chairman/CEO, Cymer

Dan Alspach
Founder, ORINCON

Manfred Broy
Professor, TU Munich

Rich Goldberg
VP Corporate Quality, Cisco Systems

Jeanne Ferrante
Associate Dean, Jacobs School

Paul Mirabella
President/CEO, Naviscan Inc.

Ronald Reedy
Co-Founder/CTO, Peregrine Semiconductor