Industry Advisory Board

Since 2003 Cardinal Education has had an advisory board that supplies the Cardinal Education Directors with valuable guidance regarding the ongoing administration and development of the program. The board meets twice each year, typically in the spring and fall, at locations around Virginia. The board is comprised of leaders from the distance learning community, e.g., corporate and state representatives, university faculty and administrators, and Cardinal Education students. The IAB provides program leaders with strategic focus, student focus and employer focus.

Bob Bailey, Founder & Principal
Outcomes Consulting Services
Travis Belton, General Manager MOOG Space & Defense Group
Butch Brenton, Engineering Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
Dr. Jose Gomez III, Lecturer
University of Virginia, College of Engineering
Dennis Knight, Chairman & Lynchburg Office Manager, Wiley|Wilson
Donnita Jones
Academic Programs Manager
NSWCDD, Workforce Development
John Milton-Benoit, President & CEO
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)
Laura Novey, Senior Vice President
State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting
Bill Pfister, Engineer
BWXT & Former Cardinal Education Student
Liz Povar, Founder & Principal
The RiverLink Group
John Provo, Director
Virginia Tech, Center for Economic & Community Engagement
Kelly Lanier, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
Zuzana Steen, Senior Manager
Academic & Community Relations, Micron Technology
Dr. Glenda Scales
VT Associate Dean, Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer
Brian Warner, US University Liaison
Rolls Royce North America

Peter M. Skaredoff, P.E. (VSPE)
National Energy Solutions Development Consultant, Johnson Controls

Jacob Vest, Production Engineering Manager, Hitachi Energy

Joseph G. DeFilippo, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia