The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is guided by president, Charles Vest and Executive Officer, Lance Davis and its governing council.
Charles M. Vest
President of the National Academy of Engineering
Charles M. Vest is President of the NAE and President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Vest earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1963, and M.S.E. and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1967 respectively. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and foundations devoted to education, science, and technology. He has authored a book on holographic interferometry, and two books on higher education. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from seventeen universities. He was awarded the 2006 National Medal of Technology by President Bush and received the 2011 Vannevar Bush Award.
Lance A. Davis
Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering
Dr. Lance A. Davis is the Executive Officer of the NAE Dr. Davis is the chief operating officer of the NAE, responsible for the program, financial and membership operations; reporting to the President. Dr. Davis is an experienced leader in execution and management of complex research, engineering, process and product development for materials, components and systems; in technology policy development and execution on the national level; and in team building, total quality management/business process reengineering and technology transition.