Corporate Advisory Council

ECE Corporate Advisory Council

The Corporate Advisory Council is comprised of executives from ECE Corporate Member organizations. The Corporate Advisory Council meets with and provides strategic guidance to the ECEDHA Board of Directors.

For more information on becoming a corporate member, visit our Corporate Membership page, or contact
Kim Simpao at +1-773-315-7779 or

2023 ECE Corporate Advisory Council Chair

Hugo A. Andrade

Director, AMD Xilinx University Program
AMD Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG)



Samantha Fontaine

Director of Technology for Social Impact
Analog Devices



Rea Callender

Vice President of Education


David Junkin

Program Management Director - Academic Partnerships
Cadence Design Systems



Jim Keady

Vice President of Sales
Continental Resources (ConRes)

Steve Johnson

President and General Manager
Digilent, an NI Company

YC Wang

Director, Global Academic Program
Digi-Key Electronics Corporation


Toffee Coleman

Education Sales & Marketing Manager
Fluke Corporation


Patrick Kane

Director of the University Alliance Program


Jose Alvarez

Senior Director, CTO Office Programmable Solutions Group
Intel Corporation

Noah Schmitz

Director of University Development for the Americas
Keysight Technologies


Roger Stancliff

CTO, Education Solutions
Keysight Technologies



Ben Nizette

Principle Product Manager
Liquid Instruments

Dr. Reza Fazel-Rezia

Senior Customer Success Engineer

Dave Paloian

Embedded Systems Learning Analyst
Microchip Technology

Hayne Shumate

Senior Vice President, Internet Business
Mouser Electronics


Cliff Ortmeyer

Global Head of Technical and North America Marketing
Newark Electronics

Paul Karam

Chief Operating Officer

Mateja Lampe

Chief Executive Officer
Red Pitaya

Cornelia Stegmann

University Program Director
Renesas Electronics


Harish Balan

Global Ambassador and North American University Program Manager
Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA)

Kelly Santos

Director of Marketing Americas

Tina Brumley

Director of Academic Programs


Mark Easley Jr.

University Program Marketing Manager
Texas Instruments