External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council [EAC] is a group of industry representatives and corporate leaders who meet every semester on campus to advise and support the department in best preparing chemical engineering students to enter a competitive workforce.

Key Objectives

  • Update faculty about technical, business and professional needs of industry and government
  • Improve research by presenting current and future industry trends
  • Advise the department of the latest professional skills expected of graduates
  • Listen to direct feedback from students about curriculum and university operating procedures to best inform and guide department leaders
  • Assist recruitment of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute networking, training and employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Help obtain necessary resources, both financial and intellectual, to meet department needs
  • Provide corporate checks and balances for the department’s management of operations

Current Members


Guillermo Antonio Ameer


Professor – Northwestern University
Angela Archon


Board of Directors – Switch, Inc.; CommonSpirit Health
Sean Arnold


VP, Oil and Gas Sales – C3.ai
Jose Bayardo


Senior Vice President and CFO – National Oilwell Varco
Jack Broodo


Business President, Feedstocks and Energy – Dow Chemical
Manny Cano


Jason Cheung


Executive Director, Preformulation, Pharmeceutical Sciences – Merck
Toni Crawford


Senior Manager, Engineering Standards – Enterprise Products
Javier Cuellar


Director, Energy Trading – BASF
Daniel Horne


LEAD Representative; Regional Sales Manager – Hach Company
Corley Hutton


Director SQA and Strategic Planning, Process Systems and Solutions – Emerson Process Management
Justin Klug


President – Capitolis
Raj Krishnan


Partner and Managing Director – Accenture
Ryan Kudva – Chair


Joint Interest Coordinator, US Production – ExxonMobil
Julie Lambert


OCM Lead, ERP Transformation Project – Phillips 66
Kimberly Markiewicz


Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – DuPont
Patrick Nonhof


Co-founder & Managing Partner – Provenance Consulting
Bill Preston


President and Chief Operating Officer – KP Engineering
Shravanthi Reddy


CEO – ClearSight
Jeff Reilly


Juny Sridhara


President – Archimedes Finance
Tom Yura Chief Operating Officer – Cornerstone

(Date in parentheses indicates year term ends)

Last meeting   April 9, 2021
Next meeting  TBA
Location  TBA
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