Part of the Alliance's success is directly related to its ties to industry. Its directors, in addition to their experience in the classroom, both have strong backgrounds in industry, and the remainder of the leadership team consists of accomplished leaders in research. Beyond the executive leadership team, the Alliance's advisory board provides guidance from its own roots in industry. Members of the board participate in the management of the Alliance, including the selection of programs each year, approve the annual budget and guide the working council that manages the roundtables and conferences. The board also votes on which faculty projects will receive funding through the HSATM contribution to the Center for Technology Management Research.
HSATM advisory board
Mr. Brian Coughlin, Director of Business Development, Stryker Corp.
Mr. Patrik Dyberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, John Wiley & Sons
Mr. John Hedderich, Acting Director, U.S. Army ARDEC
Dr. Robert Johnson, Global Marketing and Technology Manager of Specialties and Marine Products, Infineum Group
Mr. Thomas W. Kielty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Connectivity
Mr. Michael R. Murray, Assistant Vice President of Financial Analysis, Verisk Analytics
Mr. Nicholas Pera, Principal Engineer, Integrated Nuclear Weapon Security Systems, U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Program
Dr. Gregory Prastacos, Dean, Howe School of Technology Management
Mr. Paul Rosenbaum, Senior Vice President, Managed Services, AT&T
Mr. Perry Rotella, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Verisk Analytics
Dr. Edward A. Stohr, Co-Director of the Center for Technology Management Research, Howe School of Technology Management
Dr. Rati Thanawala, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories