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2024 Alumni Board Members

The College of Engineering Alumni Association Board

The College of Engineering was the first college at MSU to establish its own alumni organization. Today, dedicated, talented, and hard-working alumni continue to help guide the College of Engineering into the future by serving on our Alumni Board.

Meet your board members

Executive committee

  • Cindy Westerhof, Chair
  • Bob Nuber, Vice Chair
  • Leo Kempel, Dean (Ex-Officio Member)
  • Kaleigh Jaeger-Hale, Executive Secretary (Ex-Officio Member)

Dave FoulkeProfessional headshot of Dave Foulke

B.S. Applied Engineeering Sciences, 1988

Dave Foulke is the HES and Training Manager of Marketing & Transportation Engineering at Marathon Petroleum Company.

Dave graduated from Michigan State University in 1988 with a BS in Applied Engineering Science and accepted a position with Marathon Petroleum at the company’s Findlay, Ohio headquarters. Dave has served in a number of roles during his 26 years with the company, including assignments in environmental remediation, project financial analysis, project management, environmental permitting, facility management, and operations management. Dave earned an MBA from Bowling Green State University in 1995. In his current role, Dave manages the health, environmental & safety and technical training functions for Marathon’s transportation engineering group. His organization is responsible for personal and process safety associated with construction projects, and the technical, professional and safety leadership development for engineering department staff.

Dave and his wife Wendy have four children ranging in age from 7 to 21.

Louise Hemond-WilsonProfessional headshot of Louise Hemond-Wilson

B.S. Computer Science 1986

Louise Hemond-Wilson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM Systems Group Lab Services, a global relationship-based services organization that helps accelerate client adoption of new technology. She has developed many consulting methodologies, including one for which she has filed a patent. In addition to her role as IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Louise also serves as the Senior Location Executive for IBM in Mid-Michigan.

Louise has over 30 years of IT experience with applied skills in executive and IT consulting, competitive analysis, product marketing, product management, technical support, sales management and product development. Her executive consulting experience includes advising clients in numerous industries worldwide and is built on a foundation of experience in the banking and higher education industries prior to joining IBM. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University (1986) and a Masters in Theology from Loyola University (2008).

Louise has been a guest lecturer for MSU first-year computer science courses for over a decade. She regularly serves as a judge for MSU’s College of Engineering Design Day and as adjudicator for graduate research poster competitions. She is a member of the computer science department’s Strategic Partner Council and regularly speaks to campus organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and Women in Computing. She helped create the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing conference and continues her involvement with this group.

Following Louise’s 2013 IT Strategy and Planning work with the government of Rwanda, Louise recruited MSU personnel to help her create and run a technology camp for Rwandan teachers and girls in 2014 and 2015. The camp became a collaborative effort across many organizations including IBM, MSU, the Peace Corps and the Rwanda government. Efforts are underway to expand and perpetuate the camp. Louise's extensive interaction with MSU's Computer Science and Engineering department, including the collaborative work in Rwanda, led to her being named that departments' 2015 Distinguished Alumni award recipient.

Based upon her work with the Peace Corps and girls in Rwanda, Louise was appointed to lead the first collaborative project in a new innovative public-private partnership between IBM and the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps and IBM Corporate Service Corps launched the public-private partnership to allow highly skilled corporate professionals to serve overseas in short-term, high-impact assignments through the Peace Corps Response program. Louise will lead a team of IBM Corporate Services Corps and Peace Corps volunteers in the first collaborative project in Ghana to support the Let Girls Learn initiative, launched by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama earlier in 2015.

John Kentheadshot of John Kent

B.S. Chemical Engineering 1980

John P. Kent, ChE 1980, has spent his career managing and leading teams in the design, development and manufacture of Semiconductors. He worked at IBM for 24 years in several locations (US and Europe) and subsequently held executive positions at AMI Semiconductor/ONSEMI; Rambus and KLA-Tencor. John received his original degree in Chemical Engineering from MSU and he subsequently studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Vermont. John received a Certificate in Management and Executive Leadership from the MIT Sloan School in 2012. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, AiChe and is an associate member of the American Chemical Society. John has extensively traveled and worked in Europe, Asia and India over the years.

John founded the management consulting firm Garnet Peak Associates, LLC in 2015 and has opened headquarters in Bozeman, Montana near the campus of the “other” MSU – Montana State University. John is currently on the Foundation Board of Directors of Idahp State University and is Secretary of the ISU Intellectual Property Foundation. John’s company may be viewed at

John is married to Susan Kent and has two grown daughters.

Joe SopkoProfessional headshot of Joe Sopko

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Civil Engineering
1980, 1983, 1990

Dr. Sopko is the Director of Groundfreezing for Moretrench American Corporation and has over 35 years experience in geotechnical engineering, 30 that have been devoted almost entirely to ground freezing and groundwater control.

He received his B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. His doctoral research was based on developing new methods for the design of frozen earth structures.

He has been responsible for the design, construction and operation for ground freezing projects world wide for both the civil construction and mining industry.

He is a retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force where he served as a civil engineering officer in the Air National Guard and was activated for both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Dr. Sopko is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Mining Engineers, Chairman of ASTM Subcommittee D18.19 Testing of Frozen Soils and Rock and the Moles.

Jim SusanProfessional headshot of Jim Susan

B.S. Civil Engineering 1975, MS Sanitary Engineering 1977

Jim Susan is the President of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc., a consulting engineering, architectural, and environmental firm. Jim has been with the firm for 24 years. Services include civil, municipal, and transportation engineering; water and wastewater treatment engineering; architectural design services; mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering; hazardous waste investigations and remediation, hydrogeological services, air permitting, and regulatory services; and construction management. Jim’s professional experience includes water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and hazardous waste investigations/remediation. Jim has served on the MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Professional Advisory Board and was on the Board of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan.

Jim is married to Lawren and resides in Grand Rapids. They have 2 grown daughters.

Cindy WesterhofProfessional headshot of Cindy Westerhof

B.S. Civil Engineering 1979

Cindy Westerhof is a 36 year veteran of Consumers Energy. She joined the company’s energy management department in Kalamazoo, calling on large commercial and industrial customers after graduating from Michigan State University with a B.S. in civil engineering. Later she became the local economic development coordinator and department superintendent, while completing her MBA from Western Michigan University.

Cindy moved into a new corporate department called corporate performance analysis and worked on cost saving projects for senior management before joining the human resources department and becoming the company’s staffing director in 1990. She has held a variety of roles in human resources ranging from Director of Human Resources at CMS Enterprises to Executive Director of Human Resources for CMS Energy. She is now the Director of People Services & Talent Acquisition.

Cindy is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, served on the Corporate Advisory Board for Institutional Diversity at Michigan Technological University, sits on the Advisory Board of the CoRe Engineering Experience at Michigan State University and on the external advisory board at the University of Michigan’s Center for Engineering Diversity Outreach.

Stephanie Luster-TeasleyProfessional headshot of Stephanie Luster-Teasley

M.S. Chemical Engineering 2000,
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering 2003

Stephanie Luster-Teasley, PhD, is the Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education North Carolina A&T State University. Prior to this Dr. Luster-Teasley held the position of professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at NCA&T.

She joined NCA&T in 2004 after working in private industry as an environmental engineer. Her research specializations include environmental remediation, water sustainability, and engineering education.

Her research accomplishments include receiving patents from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada for her development of a controlled release chemical oxidation polymer system for the remediation of water and wastewater. This recognition designates her as the first African-American woman and the first faculty member at NCA&T to receive international patents. Her technology was licensed in 2017 by a company to market nationally as an emerging remediation method for groundwater and soil contamination.

Her honors include the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Innovation Award and the 2014 Dupont Minorities in Engineering Award. She is the past recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award, one of the highest awards conferred for teaching in the UNC System.

David MysonaProfessional headshot of David Mysona

B.S. Electrical Engineering 1988

David Mysona has 30+ years of technology, digital transformation, cloud computing, corporate culture, entrepreneurship and advisory services experience. Mr. Mysona is a co-founder and lead Blackstone Technology Group as CEO for 21+ years. With the very successful sale of the Blackstone Federal Division he is looking forward to starting or finding the next big thing and another chapter in the years to come.

Prior to founding Blackstone, Mr. Mysona was a Senior Manager at Pricewaterhouse in its North American Energy Practice. In that role, led the business development efforts for the energy practice related to the natural gas industry. Ha has also held various managerial positions at Pacific Gas and Electric and Lockheed Missiles & Space.

Mr. Mysona holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education, Leading Professional Service Firms (LPSF).

Bob NuberProfessional headshot of Bob Nuber

B.S. Computer Science 1978

Bob Nuber retired in the Fall of 2021 after forty-three years in the computer industry, a delightful journey sparked by two first year introductions at MSU.

Bob was hooked with his first programming experience as a first-year, which led to more programming classes and a TA position the following year. That effort enabled him to qualify for his first "real" computing job, happily working odd hours for two years as a systems programmer in the MSU Computer Laboratory. To top that, through another first-year happenstance Bob met Betty Shanahan, a relationship that grew over four years from classmate to learning partner to best friend to life partner.

Married a week after graduation in June 1978, the couple moved to Massachusetts to launch parallel careers in the computer industry. After five years with a minicomputer company Bob joined an enterprise networking startup, broadening his skills as that business matured into a publicly traded company. During that period Bob continued his education with a master's degree in software engineering and an MBA in entrepreneurship. A relocation to Chicago in the mid 1990s allowed Bob to elevate his career as a technology leader in startups, a managed services consultancy, a national newspaper publisher and finally a global e-commerce leader.

Bob's active support of the MSU College of Engineering is driven by three core beliefs: First, 21st Century social and economic progress demand engineering innovations. Second, engineering innovations demand diverse teams, where limitations based on age, gender or color are counter-productive. Third, MSU is uniquely positioned to lead the way on the first two beliefs given its land-grant pedigree, its academic breadth and its role in the state of Michigan. Spartan Engineers Will.

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Craig RogersonProfessional headshot of Craig Rogerson

B.S. Chemical Engineering 1979

Craig Rogerson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hexion Inc. Craig joined Hexion in July 2017. Prior to joining Hexion, Craig served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation, a position he held from December 2008 until April 21, 2017. Craig also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hercules Incorporated from December 2003 until November 2008.

Craig joined Hercules in 1979 and served in a number of management positions before leaving the company to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wacker Silicones Corporation in 1997. In May 2000, Craig rejoined Hercules and was named President of its BetzDearborn Division in August 2000. Prior to being named CEO of Hercules in December 2003, Craig held a variety of senior management positions with the company, including president of the FiberVisions and Pinova Divisions, vice president of Global Procurement, and Chief Operating Officer.

Craig serves on the boards of Ashland Global Holdings Inc., PPL Corporation, the American Chemistry Council, the Society of Chemical Industry, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Renee CollinsProfessional headshot of Renee Collins

B.S. Applied Engineering Sciences 1981

Renee Collins is retired Vice President Owner Sales for Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls is a global leader in delivering outcomes that make buildings smarter through systems, digital solutions and services. Smart buildings are safer, more comfortable, more efficient and more sustainable.

In her most recent role, Renee led the strategic direction and performance of North America service business, designed and facilitated sales management coaching practices and sales training to improve productivity, and drove complex transformation initiatives.

Renee began her 39-year career with JCI after graduating from MSU. After her initial role as a sales engineer, she progressed in various sales and general management roles. Most of her career was dedicated to leading business segments in safety, customer excellence, employee engagement and profitability and growth. These roles included Michigan Area General Manager and Central Region Vice President and General manager.

Renee is married and has four sons who all graduated from MSU. Two sons graduated from the College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Engineering Science) and two from the College of Social Science.

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Deborah KullmanProfessional headshot of Deborah Kullman

B.S. Material Science and Engineering 1993, MBA Integrative Management 1997


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Keith SultanaProfessional headshot of Keith Sultana

B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1992

Keith Sultana was appointed senior vice president of global operations and integrated supply chain and member of Ingersoll Rand’s enterprise leadership team in October 2015. Ingersoll Rand’s family of brands includes Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®.

The global integrated supply chain (GISC) team under Keith’s leadership has responsibility for Operational Excellence; Global Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) and Materials Management; Global Procurement; Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) & Quality; and Environmental, Health and Safety.

Keith began his Ingersoll Rand career in November 2008 as vice president, GISC for Industrial Technologies. His career progressed to include vice president, GISC for Climate Solutions, vice president, GISC for Trane North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and vice president, Global Procurement.

Prior to Ingersoll Rand, Keith was with General Electric for 17 years where he held various operations and distribution leadership roles.

Elizabeth UngerProfessional headshot of Elizabeth Unger

B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1961
M.S. Mathematics 1963
Ph.D. Computer Science 1978, The University of Kansas

Charles Macon

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1993, 1998, 2001

Principle engineer with 27+ years of diverse engineering experience across industry, government and academia. Overseeing Air Force Research Laboratory portfolio and development technologies for improving U.S. warfighter survivability in current and future threat environments.

Rachel HutterProfessional headshot of Rachel Hutter

B.S. Electrical Engineering 1993

Rachel is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Safety Professional. Her early career included a wide diversity of roles such as: medical research with the Veteran’s Administration, Facilities and Construction Management at General Motors, Controls Engineering at General Mills and Technical Support for Allen-Bradley.

Rachel joined Walt Disney World in 1997. She has worked in many different roles including: being part of the team that built and then opened Disney’s Animal Kingdom; leading Technical Services for Walt Disney World; starting Attractions Engineering Services and Quality Assurance, leading a team focused on Maintenance Consistency for Disney theme parks worldwide, leading Engineering Services for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Region, leading the teams responsible for ensuring the safety, operability and maintainability of new Disney resorts around the world and leading safety and health efforts at Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide.

Rachel is currently the Senior Vice President of International Facilities and Operations Services, Worldwide Safety and Health, and Engineering. In addition to her global Safety and Health responsibilities, Rachel leads the facilities, project management, horticulture and distribution teams at Disneyland Resort Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland. She also leads the engineering teams at those resorts as well as Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Rachel and her teams are responsible for the safety and health of the hundreds of thousands of Cast Members around the world and the millions of Guests who visit Disney each year. They are also responsible for the ride, attraction and show technology and structural, mechanical and architectural sustainment of the amazing Disney Parks and Resorts throughout the world.

Rachel holds US and European patents for a ride safety system she created in 2003.

Alexa JonesProfessional headshot of Alexa Jones

B.S. Biosystems Engineering 2014

Alexa Jones is the Founder and CEO of TheraB Medical, a healthcare startup commercializing pediatric products. She is a graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University with a degree in Biosystems Engineering. During her senior year at MSU, she and 2 other students invented “Snuglit”, a wearable treatment for infant jaundice that keeps baby in the arms of their mother. In 2016, Alexa became the full-time CEO of TheraB, focusing on finding venture capital backing, managing development and manufacturing, and regulatory oversight for SnugLit.

Alexa previously worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Foreign Exchange and the Equities Short Sale businesses. She also spent time in R&D at DePuy Synthes in the Knee Replacement group, as well as orthopedic research experience at the University of Wisconsin's Biomechanics Lab. At Michigan State, Alexa was an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, acting as an Executive Board member for 4 years. She was also heavily involved within the College of Engineering in both recruiting and career services. Now, Alexa stays active in the community as a member of the Junior League of Lansing, and as an Alumni Board member for CORE, the residential program in Engineering at MSU. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with family and her beloved black lab, Harvey.

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Molly BrennanHeadshot of Molly Brennan

Molly Brennan is a Spartan with both academic and athletic legacies. She was the engineering group manager for the Truck and Bus Division of General Motors Corporation, where she won the first World Solar Challenge, setting four solar and electric land speed records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Beyond her illustrious career in engineering, however, she also made significant achievements as a track athlete, scholar and philanthropist.

A Farmington Hills, MI resident, Brennan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science (and a double major in Humanities) from the Michigan State University College of Engineering and Honors College in 1982. During her time at MSU, she was a two-time All-American in Women’s Track & Field, Captain of MSU’s first Big 10 women’s outdoor championship team, a member of the MSU World Record Sprint Medley Relay team, and was awarded MSU Sportswoman of the Year in 1982. Academically, Brennan was one of the top two students in her class and won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England, where she earned an MPhil in philosophy, politics and economics.

After completing her studies, Brennan joined General Motors, where her dedication to innovation and interest in sustainability led her to play a pivotal role in GM's victory in the first World Solar Challenge as both engineer and driver on the GM Sunraycer solar car team. Brennan also became Tau Beta Pi’s first National Laureate recipient and has served in many professional and community organizations.

Aaron L. CopelandHeadshot of Aaron Copeland

Aaron L. Copeland is vice president of engineering for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. He has executive responsibility in leading the establishment of a scalable, model-based enterprise and partnering with business divisions in delivering engineering excellence.

Prior to his current role, Copeland was vice president of engineering for the Airborne Multifunction Sensors division and site engineering leader for Baltimore, MD for the Mission Systems sector with executive responsibility for all aspects of engineering, sciences, analytics, and logistics supporting multiple businesses that provide C4I networked multi-function sensors and integrated mission systems for the U.S. DoD and defense customers worldwide.

Prior to that, Copeland served in a variety of leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, including chief technology advocate for Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems sector, director of programs and engineering for Northrop Grumman Australia, director of advanced programs execution, engineering operations, and systems engineering for the Mission Systems Sector, and director of an operating unit for the E-2 Hawkeye international programs and program manager & business development for Homeland Security at the former Aerospace Systems sector.

Copeland has more than 30 years of experience within the aerospace and defense industry, working a broad range of programs and functions encompassing manufacturing, engineering, program management and business development on C4I systems, space systems, aircraft systems and electronics.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2005, Copeland held various engineering, manufacturing, program management and functional leadership positions at The Boeing Company on a variety of space satellite programs - including NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, DirecTV, XM Satellite Radio; and at United Technologies on advanced helicopter programs – including the U. S. Army’s Comanche helicopter development program.

Copeland earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance from the University of Southern California. He currently serves on the Aerospace Industries Association Technical Operations Council Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

Dr. Lynn Frostman Headshot of Lynn Frostman 

Dr. Lynn Frostman is Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Syzygy Plasmonics, where she is developing and implementing Syzygy’s strategy on safety, sustainability, diversity equity and inclusion, organizational development, community engagement, and corporate governance. She previously served as Syzygy’s Vice President of Engineering, leading the team developing novel photocatalytic reactors that will electrify the manufacturing of chemicals, fuels, and fertilizers, thereby reducing both cost and emissions. She started her career at Baker Hughes and progressed through a variety of functional roles including leading technology teams on both the global & regional levels, running the P&L for several regional product lines, and developing strategies across multiple business units. She later transitioned to Newpark Fluids Systems, where she served as Senior Vice President – Research & Development, and was accountable for product commercialization, applied engineering, and digital initiatives.

Lynn received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MSU in 1990 as a member of The Honors College. While at MSU, she spent 3 years as a Professorial Assistant doing undergraduate research with Prof. Dennis Miller. She was also active in the Tower Guard, Tau Beta Pi, and Mortar Board Honor Societies, as well as the MSU chapter of AIChe.

Lynn went on to complete her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota as a National Science Foundation Fellow. Following graduation, she completed a Post Doc at Rice University in the Environmental Science and Engineering department.

Lynn is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion and for developing women in STEM roles. She regularly volunteers her time as a mentor and speaker for community non-profits, professional organizations, and educational institutions.

Mark Kaczynski  headshot of Mark Kaczynski 

Mark Kaczynski is regional senior vice president, Finance & Information Technology, for Nissan Americas. He was appointed to this position in April 2021. In this role, Kaczynski is responsible for leading strategy to drive financial optimization efforts, cutting-edge technology & systems and regional security activities in the Americas.

Previously, Kaczynski was vice president, Finance & Administration, Africa, Middle East, India & Oceania (AMIO). As the head of finance and administration, he led the finance and accounting teams as well as legal, internal audit, corporate services and customs and tax.

He joined Nissan in 2007 and served as president, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., responsible for financial services throughout the Americas region from 2012 to 2017. He also served as chief financial officer, INFINITI Motor Co., from 2017 to July 2020.

Kaczynski has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's in business administration from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Kerri Miller  headshot of Kerri Miller 

After starting as a civil engineer, Kerri has been instrumental to the growth and development of Fishbeck as one of ENR’s Top 400 Engineering and Design Firms in the nation. Kerri’s experience includes building site designs, utility master planning, stormwater planning, road and parking lot design, utility design, and sustainability planning. She has managed large site projects, major developments, and the infrastructure needs for numerous types of clients.

Becoming a Principal in 2014, Kerri leads the firm’s Business Development Committee, strategic direction, and market growth. In 2016, Kerri was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Grand Rapids by GRBJ and a Tribute Award winner by the YWCA West Central Michigan.

Karun D. Naga  headshot of Karun Naga 

Karun D. Naga is a Partner at The Foundry, a leading medical technology incubator, and CEO of Apreo Health, a Foundry portfolio company. As part of The Foundry's leadership, Karun has led the formation and incubation of several new ventures, including Foundry Therapeutics, a platform for localized, sustained drug delivery, Allay Therapeutics, a clinical stage company focused on durable, opioid-free pain control following major surgery, and Apreo Health, a VC-backed startup that is developing innovative, globally applicable treatments for pulmonary disease.

Prior to joining The Foundry, Karun was part of the executive team at Altura Medical, a venture funded startup that developed a breakthrough endograft for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm and was acquired by Lombard Medical. Prior to joining Altura Medical, Karun was Director of Corporate Development at Medtronic, where he had roles in business development, strategic partnering and corporate investment across Medtronic's cardiovascular portfolio. Karun joined Medtronic via its acquisition of Ardian, a Foundry portfolio company that pioneered a catheter-based treatment for hypertension, where he served on its executive management team. In a previous stint with The Foundry, Karun served on the founding team of Miramar Labs, a dermatology and aesthetics medicine company. Karun also previously worked at Mentor Corporation, as its first in-house intellectual property counsel, and Jones Day, a leading international law firm. Karun serves on the boards of directors of Foundry Therapeutics, Allay Therapeutics (observer), Apreo Health and Mavericks Endo and is also a patent attorney registered with the US Patent Office.

Karun holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Jack Wilkens  headshot of Jack Wilkens 

Jack Wilkens is CEO of Woundchek Laboratories (WCL) a company that specializes in developing and commercializing diagnostics for the wound care field of medicine. WCL is the first and only company to launch Point-of-Care diagnostics to assist caregivers in identifying why a wound may not heal. WCL was formerly part of Systagenix where Jack was VP of Diagnostics. Jack led the carve out of Systagenix’ s diagnostic business to become an independent company in 2014 by arranging private capital funding.

Prior to Systagenix, in Miami, Florida Jack was CEO of RevDia a privately funded company which developed and commercialized a point-of-care periodontal disease diagnostic.

From 2000 to 2005 he worked for Inverness Medical, (Alere), as Chief Operating Officer he was responsible for operations in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, China and the USA. He was Managing Director of Unipath in Bedford, UK where he led the project to develop the world’s first digital pregnancy test and was responsible for its manufacture at a new plant in Shanghai, China.

Jack received his B.S. Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University in 1969 and MBA from Western New England College in 1972.

Jason Wojack  Headshot of Jason Wojack 

Jason Wojack is currently the SVP of Engineering at Luminar. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the engineering field. Jason started their career at Motorola in 1997 and worked their way up to Vice President of Engineering. In 2013, they left Motorola to join Google's Motorola Mobility. Jason then left Google in 2016 to take a sabbatical. In 2017, they joined Luminar.

Jason Wojack has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Jason also has a Six Sigma Blackbelt in Statistics from Motorola University.