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Corporate Advisory Committee

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing’s mission is to prepare our graduates for successful careers in the computing, information technology and engineering professions. The College therefore established and works closely with a Corporate Advisory Committee, comprised of executives from industry and professional institutions (such as the military) throughout Georgia and the Southeast. The mission of the Corporate Advisory Committee is four-fold.

  • Strategic: Inform the Dean from a professional perspective about trends and events affecting the profession and the College.
  • Coalition Building:  Help the Dean develop relationships with regional corporations, educational and governmental institutions; act as ambassadors and advocates for Georgia Southern within professional networks.
  • Educational:  Provide expertise and knowledge of what is required from entry-level employees in the engineering, computer science and information technology fields.
  • Fundraising:  Endowments, scholarships, research funds and in-kind donations are crucial to achieving a shared goal of providing a top-notch education for our graduates (and future employees).


Darren Bridges, President & CEO, Safe Systems, Inc.

Sheryl Fikse Bunton, CIO, Gulfstream Aerospace

David Burke, Plant Manager, JTEKT/Koyo Bearings

Marty Daniel, President & CEO, Daniel Defense

Adam Dubinskas, Program Manager for Advanced Mobility, Lockheed Martin

R.T. Evans, Jr., Vice President, Evans General Contractors

Eric Froebel, Director of Global Engineering Processes & IT Architecture, AGCO Corporation

Aaron Gwinner, CIO for Marketing, Digital and Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Refreshments

Denslay Hoffman, Project Engineering Manager, R&D, Gulfstream Aerospace

Maureen T. Hoke (Chair), Vice President, Environmental Business Unit, OBG

Tom Hopkins, CEO, MR Systems, Inc.

Steve Justice (Vice-Chair), Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation

Sam McCachern, President & CEO, Thomas & Hutton

Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

William H. Mock, Plant McIntosh Combined Cycle Manager, Georgia Power Company

Tony Muller, General Manager of Operations Support Engineering, Delta Air Lines

Robin Rich, Systems Engineer, Automation Systems & Controls, Inc.

Anthony Tippins, President & CEO, Axiom Energy Solutions

Tom Troutman, retired, New South Construction

Rick Walker, President & CEO, Georgia Automotive Manufacturing Association

Last updated: 1/30/2019