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 (2016)
    Chairman of the Board, Royal Dutch Shell
    Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
  • C. D. Mote, Jr.
    President: C. D. Mote, Jr. (2019)
    President, National Academy of Engineering
  • Corale L. Brierley
    Vice President: Corale L. Brierley (2018)
    Principal, Brierley Consultancy LLC
  • 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
  • Ruth A. David
    Foreign Secretary: Ruth A. David (2019)
    Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Services Inc.
  • Martin B. Sherwin
    Treasurer: Martin B. Sherwin (2017)
    Retired Vice President, W. R. Grace & Co.
  • John L. Anderson
    John L. Anderson (2018)
    Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Wanda M. Austin
    Wanda M. Austin (2018)
    President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Uma Chowdhry
    Uma Chowdhry (2016)
    Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
  • Paul Citron
    Paul Citron (2016)
    Retired Vice President of Technology Policy and Academic Relations, Medtronic, Inc.
  • David E. Daniel
    David E. Daniel (2016)
    Deputy Chancellor, The University of Texas System
  • Anita K. Jones
    Anita K. Jones (2018)
    University Professor Emerita, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
  • Frances S. Ligler
    Frances S. Ligler (2017)
    Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and
    North Carolina State University College of Engineering
  • Arunava Majumdar
    Arunava Majumdar (2017)
    Jay Precourt Professor and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy,
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Richard A. Meserve
    Richard A. Meserve (2017)
    President Emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • H. Vincent Poor
    H. Vincent Poor (2017)
    Dean of Engineering and Applied Science;
    and Michael Henry Strater University Professor
    , Princeton University
  • C. Paul Robinson
    C. Paul Robinson (2016)
    President Emeritus, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Richard H. Truly
    Richard H. Truly (2018)
    Retired Vice Admiral, United States Navy
    Retired Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Ralph J. Cicerone
    Ex-Officio: Ralph J. Cicerone (2017)
    President, National Academy of Sciences