Dean's Advisory Council

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The University of Miami College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Committee is 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.


Alice Bravo BSCE ’92, PE

Director of Transportation

Miami-Dade County

8877 SW 99th Street

Miami, Florida 33176

Jennifer Kaplan

Head of Campus and Diversity Recruiting and Co-head of DEI at Schonfeld

Jacqueline J. Maestri 

Vice President, Global Services and Enterprise Transformations

Jacqueline (Jackie) Maestri leads the Global Services organization at Johnson & Johnson and is responsible for Enterprise Transformations designed to optimize, standardize and digitize business processes in order to deliver higher efficiency, effectiveness and experience, freeing up resources to focus on higher value work and innovation.

Pete Martinez BSEE ’75

Chairman of the Board

SIVOTEC BioInformatics & RaiseLink Corp

2365 NW 49th Lane

Boca Raton, Florida 33431-4332

Melissa Medina

President, eMerge Americas

Manuel “Manny” Miranda BSME ’82, MBA

Manny Miranda is Executive Vice President of Power Delivery for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). He is responsible for the planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations of the company’s transmission, substation, and distribution facilities. Mr. Miranda was named to this position in April 2013. In addition, Mr. Miranda was named President, Florida City Gas in 2022.

700 Universe Boulevard DOE/JW

Juno Beach, Florida 33408

Peter Montadas

President, Co-Founder

Momentum Consulting Corporation

14750 NW 77th Court Ste 313

Miami Lakes, FL  33016-1537

Leonard Pinchuk

Dr. Pinchuk has 138 issued U.S. patents, over 100 publications and founded 10 companies. His inventions are used in over a billion patients world-wide with a financial impact well over $100 billion. 

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Innfocus, LLC

12415 SW 136th Ave Ste 3

Miami, Florida 33186-6488


Rajeev Ravindran

Rajeev Ravindran is executive vice president and chief information officer for Ryder System, Inc., a leading commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. He is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for all aspects of Ryder’s IT organization, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimization, and systems development lifecycle.

Senior Vice President and CIO

Ryder Systems, Inc.

11690 NW 105th Street

Miami, Florida 33178

Joseph A. Sendra BSIE ’93, MBA ’95

Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

Johnson & Johnson

Medical Devices and Diagnostics

14201 NW 60 Avenue

Miami Lakes, Florida 33014


Alan N. Sirkin MSCE, PE, GC


Sirkin Enterprises

3500 North Bayhomes Drive

Miami, Florida 33133

Gary J. Spulak BBA ’76, MBA


Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc.

276 SW 34th Street

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33314


G. Ed Williamson II BSAE

Chairman and CEO

Williamson Auto Group

7851 SW 104th Street

Miami, Florida 33156

Geisha J. Williams

Geisha Jimenez Williams has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry. She is an
independent board member and Chair of Osmose Utility Services, Inc., member of the supervisory board of Siemens Energy, Inc., and independent director of Artera Services, LLC. She also serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center Board of Directors, a think tank in Washington, D.C., focused on advancing
policies that matter to American families, and is a Trustee of her Alma Mater, the University of Miami.