Board of Directors

Meet the Board

The NACME Board of Directors are C-Suite Executives who are committed to creating solutions to ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the fields of engineering and computer science.

Board of Directors

Meet the Board

The NACME Board of Directors are C-Suite Executives who are committed to creating solutions to ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the fields of engineering and computer science.

All Members

Kevin Edwards

Bruce Fiedler

Michele Lezama

Stephen M. Kessing

Abigail Epane-Osuala

Aisha K. Washington

Amy Bunszel

Brandi Thomas

Carlene Bills

Darylene H. Pugh

Denise Gundy Powell

Donnie Brown

Jerry Porter

Jesus Mantas

Joel Stenson

John L. Anderson, Ph.D.

John S. Fitzgerald

Johney B. Green, Jr., PhD

Josetta Jones

Leland Weaver

Linda DuCharme

Mark E. Russell

Lori Marino

Obed Louissaint

Oscar Barton, Ph.D.

Patrise Hahn

Rod Palmer

Suresh Mothikuru

Will Billings

Join our Board

NACME was formed in 1974, when a group of corporate and educational leaders came together to collaborate on large scale issues relating to attracting diverse talent to the field of engineering.

J. Stanford Smith, then senior vice president of General Electric Company, inspired attendees at the Engineering Education Conference with an urgent call to develop the technological talent in minoarity communities. “The only acceptable solution,” he said, “is to take bold, innovative, all out action to increase the supply of minority engineering graduates, not by a few percentage points, but ten or fifteen fold.”

Today, the NACME Board of Directors remains the most senior group of executives dedicated to identifying solutions to the diversity challenges our nation faces in the fields engineering and computer science.

Companies that are selected to serve on NACME’s Board of Directors commit to implement the mission by:

Nominating a Board Director who is within two reporting levels of the company’s CEO

Committing to significant support of NACME programs and events

Engaging the company’s CEO to attend NACME’s Gala and to record a custom message for NACME Scholars

Interviewing a minimum number of NACME Scholars for internships, co-ops and/or full-time positions

Investing in NACME at a significant financial level

Ensuring NACME is branded in the company’s diversity marketing, website, social media,

NACME offers a variety of programs, our highest level of recognition and numerous benefits to the com- panies represented on the Board of Directors