Council of the National Academy of Engineering

The Council is the governing board of the National Academy of Engineering. It is comprised of six officers (chair, president, vice president, home secretary, foreign secretary, and treasurer) and twelve members (councillors) elected by the Academy membership.

During intervals between meetings of the members, The Council is responsible for the general policies and programs of the Academy and for the control of all funds administered by the Academy.

(Term ends June 30 of year indicated in parentheses)


  • Charles O. Holliday
    Chair: Charles O. Holliday (2014)
    Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
  • C. D. Mote, Jr.
    President: C. D. Mote, Jr. (2019)
    President, National Academy of Engineering
    Vice Chairman, National Research Council
  • Maxine L. Savitz
    Vice President: Maxine L. Savitz (2014)
    Retired General Manager, Technology Partnerships, Honeywell Inc.
  • Thomas F. Budinger
    Home Secretary: Thomas F. Budinger (2016)
    Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
    Senior Consulting Scientist, E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti
    Foreign Secretary: Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti (2015)
    Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Martin B. Sherwin
    Treasurer: Martin B. Sherwin (2017)
    Retired Vice President, W. R. Grace & Co.
  • Alice M. Agogino
    Alice M. Agogino (2014)
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Uma Chowdhry
    Uma Chowdhry (2016)
    Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, Emeritus, DuPont Company Experimental Station
  • Corale L. Brierley
    Corale L. Brierley (2015)
    Principal , Brierley Consultancy LLC
  • Paul Citron
    Paul Citron (2016)
    Retired Vice President of Technology Policy and Academic Relations, Medtronic, Inc.
  • David E. Daniel
    David E. Daniel (2016)
    President, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Julia M. Phillips
    Julia M. Phillips (2014)
    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Paul R. Gray
    Paul R. Gray (2014)
    Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • C. Paul Robinson
    C. Paul Robinson (2016)
    President Emeritus, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Anita K. Jones
    Anita K. Jones (2015)
    University Professor Emerita, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
  • Arnold F. Stancell
    Arnold F. Stancell (2015)
    Retired Vice President, Mobil Oil
    Turner Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Richard A. Meserve
    Richard A. Meserve (2014)
    President , Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Richard H. Truly
    Richard H. Truly (2015)
    Retired Vice Admiral, United States Navy
    Retired Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory