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Tufts Gordon Institute's Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is comprised of senior leaders from a variety of companies and organizations and is responsible for providing guidance on the continued evolution of the Institute.

Members of the council consult with Tufts Gordon Institute on issues including:

  • Development of new educational programs.
  • Support of activities that help TGI students and alumni advance their knowledge of technology leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • Advocacy of the value of TGI’s educational offerings to industry and potential students.

Council members

Mert Aktar
Senior Director, Business Development, Shire

Christopher George
VP Manufacturing, Axcelis Technologies

Sean Hemingway
Head of Product Operations and Network Excellence, Shire

Hilton Pryce Lewis
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, GVD Corporation

Carl Long
Continuous Improvement Manager, Cabot Corporation, Global Carbon Black Manufacturing

Michael McGee
General Manager, Nordson MEDICAL

Allison Perkel
Senior Director, Carbon Black

Diane Roberts
Senior Software Development Manager, Sonos

Forrest Roush
Director, Business Development & Strategy Execution, Corning Life Sciences

Richard Russell
Vice President of Engineering, Draper Laboratory

David Sullivan
Senior Director – Bioprocess R&D Development Pilot Plants & Next Generation MFG Initiative, Pfizer

Nick Svencer
Vice President of Operations, Augmenix, Inc.

Seamus Tuohy
Director of Space Systems, Draper Laboratory

Stephen Trotta
Vice President, Research & Development, Instrumentation Laboratory

Robert Treiber
President, Boston Engineering Corporation

John Wilson
Vice President, Programs and Technology, Center for National Security, National Security Engineering Center, The MITRE Corporation

Lisa Wyman
Executive Director, Head of Quality, Mersana Therapeutics