Industry Advisory Council

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 Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development & Strategy, Kite Pharma

Brett Boghigian
Vice President, Biology Platform, FL79, Inc.

Jeffrey D'Amelia
Chief Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Heather Gaylord
Head of the Transformation Management Office, Takeda

Chris George
Vice President of Manufacturing, Axcelis Technologies

Sean Hemingway
Chief Operating Officer at Imvax, Inc.

Kathrin Knauf
Site Head, Clinical Manufacturing, Moderna

Jim Lawton 
Vice President and General Manager, Robotics Automation, Zebra Technologies

Carl Long
Global Quality Director, Cabot Corporation

Matt Lyman
Vice President of Engineering, Toast

Mark Martin
Managing Director, Forward Pivot, LLC

Azin Nezami
Senior Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Allison Perkel
Head of Software and Firmware Development, Blink, Amazon

Diane Roberts
Senior Director, Software Development & Site Lead, Sonos

Forrest Roush
Director, External (Corporate) Business Development and Strategy Execution, Corning Life Sciences

Richard Russell
Vice President, STR

Mihir Shah
CIO, Enterprise Head of Data Architecture and Engineering, Fidelity Investments

David Sullivan
Vice President, Global Vaccines, Biotech, & Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Sciences & Technology, Pfizer

Nick Svencer
General Manager, Pramand LLC

Robert Treiber
President, Boston Engineering Corporation

John Wilson
Vice President, CIO & CSO, The MITRE Corporation

Lisa Wyman

Senior Vice President Technical Operations & Quality, Generate Biomedicines