PSEAS Board Members
The PSEAS is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes officers and the chairs of the department Alumni Affiliate Program Groups, and meets on campus three times a year. Although members are encouraged to attend all meetings, much of the committee work is done off-campus.
Dale Hoffman, President
Dale Hoffman is a retired Department of the Navy Federal Civilian Employee, U.S. Navy/Aegis Technical Representative Command. During his tenure with AEGIS TECHREP, he received an individual Aegis Excellence Award in 1980, Meritorious Award for Group Achievement Baseline 1 in 1984, and a PEO TSC Group Excellence Award for the Y2K Team in 2000, two Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Awards in 2001 and 2003, and the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Award in 2008.
He is an active member of the Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering's Industrial and Professional Advisory Committee,is president of the Penn State Electrical Engineering Society, and is very involved in supporting students' efforts in the EE 403 senior design classes. He is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and a board member of the local Centre County Alumni Chapter. He volunteers many weekends at the Hintz Alumni Center greeting alumni visitors to campus.
Dale received the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2011.
Jane Hrehocik Clampitt, Vice President
Jane Clampitt leads DuPont's customer loyalty program. She oversees program operations for measuring and tracking customer perspectives, and provides guidance and direction for improving customer experiences and business performance.
Jane's career has focused on business-to-business marketing and sales. She is actively engaged with leading organizations such as The Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Council, among other benchmarking references. Her career background in sales excellence and strategic marketing includes earlier roles in product management, sales, customer service supervision, supply chain, training supervision, technical service, benchmarking, and manufacturing quality leadership.
Jane is a chemical engineering alumna of Penn State. She is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
A. Michael Erdman, Immediate Past President
Mike Erdman is the director of the Leadership Development Program within the College of Engineering at Penn State. He is responsible for coordinating this world-class program, providing courses for students from across the university, and an optional minor for engineering students from the various engineering majors. He also instructs a multidisciplinary design course for engineering science and mechanics. Mike and his wife operate Nicker Barker Farm where they breed golden retrievers, and he is retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation as the manager of fluid dynamics technology, where he was responsible for overseeing research and development in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and two-phase flow.
Mike is the founding president of the Engineering Science and Mechanics Alumni Advisory Board, chair of the PSEAS APG resource committee, and serves on the Industrial and Professional Advisory Council for the College. He has received the PSEAS Distinguished Service Award and the ESM Centennial Fellow Award from the College. He is a member of Parmi Nous, Phi Eta Sigma and Tau Beta Pi, and is on the board of the Centre County Chapter of the Alumni Association.
Mike is 1969 alumnus of the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department.
Mike Bahner is a recently retired manager from General Dynamics Corporation located in Greensboro, NC. During his career he held various engineering/managerial positions in manufacturing engineering, project engineering – cost/schedule control, subcontractor management, project management/proposal support and project finance working on US Navy contracts.
Mike is an alumnus of the university earning a B.S. in mathematics and an M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He has also earned a MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s Certificate in Government Project Management from George Washington University. Mike has also earned the credentials of a Project Management Professional (PMP) awarded by the Project Management Institute.
Mike is a life-member of the Penn State Alumni Association and a member of the Triangle NC Penn State Alumni chapter. Mike was a member of the board in the 1980s and was one of the original board members to establish a Triangle Scholarship fund awarded annually to NC students attending Penn State.
Ned A. Brokloff
Ned Brokloff is chief scientist of strategic systems for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In this role he is responsible for all business area science and technology endeavors including coordinating the business area's internal research and development project portfolio.
Ned is a past member of the College of Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Council. He is a member and vice president of membership for the Central Maryland Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
Ned graduated from Penn State in 1982 with an undergraduate degree in engineering science. He also holds an M.S. in applied physics from Johns Hopkins University.
Jonathan Dougherty is director, corporate knowledge center, for James G. Davis Construction Corporation, Rockville, MD. In this role, he leads the corporate education and knowledge management initiatives of the corporation. An award-winning teacher, Jonathan served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Building Construction at Virginia Tech and is an invited guest lecturer at several universities.
Jonathan received his B.A.E. from Penn State and continued his academic career at Penn State and earned his Ph.D. in architectural engineering. Prior to joining Davis, he taught for six years in the architectural engineering department at Penn State.
Jonathan currently serves on the advisory board at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, is president of the Penn State Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers, is a trustee for the Francis L. Greenfield Laborer's Joint Training Fund of Washington, DC, is an appointed member of the United States Green Building Council's Education Development & Training Committee, and is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. In 2010, Jonathan was honored as an Architectural Engineering Centennial Fellow by Penn State's architectural engineering department.
Ken Graziani recently retired from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) after 35 years. During his EMRE career, he held numerous key technology leadership and management positions. His experience includes refinery fuels and lubes process technology, alternative energy, chemical and biochemical reaction engineering, and process modeling. Ken continues to provide technical and leadership consultation in the energy industry.
Ken received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Penn State in 1970. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1972 and 1975, respectively.
In retirement, in addition to giving back to Penn State, he enjoys travel, hiking, camping and Tae Kwon Do.
Katie Kirsch is a Ph.D. student in the Experimental and Computational Convection Laboratory (ExCCL) at Penn State. Her research focus is on the cooling of turbine vanes and blades in gas turbine engines. She has also conducted research in the area of gas turbine heat transfer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. Additionally, she works with the Engineering Ambassador National Network and is active in spreading the program to other universities. She is involved in the Engineering Ambassador Alumni Association and serves as a member of the Board's fellowship committee.
Katie graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in engineering leadership development in 2011 and an M.S. in mechanical engineering in 2013.
Dean Lippold is currently vice president of research and development at Dean Foods. He has spent his career working for top companies within the food and beverage industry, where he has been responsible for developing new products, packages and processes, cross-functional team leadership, and organizational development. He has held assignments in the United States as well as abroad, which have given him first-hand experience and appreciation of the challenges associated with leading multicultural and dispersed teams. Dean graduated from Penn State in 1991 with a degree in chemical engineering.
Mike McGinley is a 1973 graduate of Penn State's civil engineering program and also holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is first vice president at the Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh. In this role, he is responsible for private wealth and serves as national manager for commercial real estate lending. He is a member of the alumni society's outreach committee.
Casey Moore is a vice president and principal of McMahon Associates, Inc., with executive management responsibilities for the firm. He is one of six members of the firm's board of directors and a registered professional engineer in five states. As regional manager, he is in charge of nearly $10 million in annual revenues and 70 people in the firm's seven Mid-Atlantic regional offices. He also serves as a senior project manager of the firm for client project work. During his 22 years at McMahon, his focus has been in transportation engineering, transportation planning, highway design, and signal design. Casey manages transportation engineering projects of various size and magnitude for a variety of commercial and also local, county, and state agency government clients. He has served the firm in a role in business development corporate-wide, and was responsible for developing the business development culture for McMahon.
Casey's professional achievements have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2010 Peter P. Quinn Leadership Award from GVF Transportation Management Association and the 2002 Young Engineer of the Year Award for the state of Pennsylvania from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
Casey is a 1989 graduate of Penn State's civil engineering program with a focus in transportation and construction management.
Amos W. Morse
Amos W. Morse is former vice president of Proprietary Programs for Harris Government Communications Systems (GCS). GCS develops, produces, integrates, and supports advanced communications and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its defense, national intelligence, and civil agency customers worldwide. Previously, he held the position of vice president of GCS's Space Systems, where he was responsible for strategic planning and operations of the business area.
Amos began his career at Harris in 1978 as a mechanical design engineer, and went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, engineering management, and program management.
Amos holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State, and is also a graduate of the Harris/University Program in business, the University of North Carolina Senior Executives Institute, and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Leadership Directions Program. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and a co-inventor on U.S. Patent Number 4,609,923, "Gold-Plated Tungsten Knit RF Reflective Surface."
Rich Prewitt is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Test Engineer for the IBM Systems unit. He is responsible for the testing and validation of IBM's portfolio of hardware and operating system software products. He has spent 30+ years at IBM, all of it entirely focused on providing the delivery of high quality enterprise-ready IBM Systems' products and solutions.
Rich was actively involved as an officer and member of the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association while a resident of New York. Most recently, Rich has been leading the Computer Science & Engineering Alumni Society as this group begins to grow and expand out of its early inception.
Rich holds a BS in Computer Science from Penn State, graduating in 1984.
Rich Randall is a consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations for Strategic Planning and Execution, Operating Excellence, Leadership and Team Development, and Management of Change. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of ITT Corporation, Biopharm Products Group, where he was responsible for an international business providing process systems and equipment world-wide to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for the production of therapeutic drugs. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the College in 1971.
- Frank Arieta (’96 ChE)
- Kim Fox (’97 ChE)
- John Mikita (’67 I E)
- Karen Sweeney (’80 A E)