Advisory Board

The University of Miami’s College of Engineering has an advisory board comprised of current and former corporate executives, and civic and community leaders. Each member brings a unique experience, business connections and perspectives and provides valuable input and support. They act as ambassadors for the College, strengthen the academic reputation, increase our financial resources and connect us to leaders in their organizations.

  • Advise and counsel the dean, faculty and administrators to help the College continue to excel in research, education, innovation and service; to respond to employment realities; to encourage design thinking and problem solving; and to prepare culturally competent leaders ready to serve their community, the nation and the world.
  • Act as ambassadors to strengthen the College’s academic reputation, to increase financial resources and to promote collaborations among businesses, community organizations, government agencies and other institutions.
  • Assist in acquiring resources by identifying and cultivating donor prospects - including alumni, individuals and corporations - to support various initiatives and key priorities of the College.
Photo of José Abreu BSCE ’78, PE
Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
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Photo of Rodney C. Adkins BS, MSEE
President, 3RAM Group
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Photo of Osorio Adriano BSCE ’57
President, Grupo Brasal
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Photo of José P. Bared BSME ’64
UM Board of Trustee Member and Chairman at Farm Stores, Chief Executive Officer (ret.)
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Photo of Alice Bravo BSCE ’92, PE
Director Transportation and Public Works
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Photo of Salvador A. Jurado BSCE ’73, MSCE ’76
President, Building Components Group Inc.
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Photo of Pete Martinez BSEE ’75
Chairman and CEO, Game Changer Tec LLC
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Photo of Manuel D. Medina
Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital
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Photo of Manuel “Manny” Miranda BSME ’82, MBA
Sr. Vice President, Florida Power & Light Company Power Delivery
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Photo of Peter Montadas
President & Co-CEO
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Photo of Michael J. “Pete” Piechoski BBA ’76, MBA
Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer (ret.), Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
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Photo of Leonard Pinchuk
Research Professor
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Photo of Robert E. Sanchez BSEE ’87, MBA
Chairman and CEO, Ryder System, Inc.
Work Phone: (305) 500-3726
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Photo of Joseph A. Sendra BSIE ’93, MBA ’95
Worldwide Vice President Manufacturing Engineering & Technology Global Supply Chain
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Photo of Alan N. Sirkin MSCE, PE, GC
President, Sirkin Building Corp., Sirkin Engineers and Sirkin Enterprises
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Photo of Gary J. Spulak BBA ’76, MBA
President, Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc.
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Photo of Albert “Al” Vara BSEE ’79, MSEE ’85
Founder, Co-Owner and Vice President, Tropical Trailer Leasing LLC
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Photo of Ana VeigaMilton BSEE ’87, JD ’93
UM Board of Trustees Member | President, José Milton Foundation | Philanthropic and Community Liaison United Property Management
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Photo of G. Ed Williamson II BSAE
Visiting Committee Chair and UM Board of Trustee Member, CEO, Williamson Cadillac-Buick-GMC
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Photo of Michael Xie MS
Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer
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