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

Obed Louissaint

Kevin Edwards

Michele Lezama

Stephen M. Kessing

Amy Bunszel

Billy Anders

Brandi Thomas

Brian Tippens

Bruce Fiedler

Daryl Roberts

Darylene S. Harris

David Reeder

Frederiek Toney

Jerry Porter

Joel Stenson

Johney B. Green, Jr., PhD

John L. Anderson, Ph.D.

John S. Fitzgerald

Josetta Jones

Linda DuCharme

Marachel Knight

Mark E. Russell

Maurine Lembesis

Morag Watson

Pam McGinnis

Patrick J. Garay

P.K. Yegneswaran, Ph.D.

Rhonda Clark

Tony McGraw

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