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, international 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)


  • Gordon R. England
    Chair Gordon R. England (2020)
    , PFP Cybersecurity
    Former President, General Dynamics Fort Worth Aircraft Company (later Lockheed Corporation)
  • John L. Anderson
    President John L. Anderson (2025)
    , National Academy of Engineering
  • C. D. Mote, Jr.
    Immediate Past President C. D. Mote, Jr. (2020)
    Immediate Past President
    , National Academy of Engineering
  • Corale L. Brierley
    Vice President Corale L. Brierley (2022)
    , Brierley Consultancy LLC
  • Julia M. Phillips
    Home Secretary Julia M. Phillips (2020)
    Retired Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    , Sandia National Laboratories
  • James M. Tien
    International Secretary James M. Tien (2023)
    Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus
    , College of Engineering, University of Miami
  • Martin B. Sherwin
    Treasurer Martin B. Sherwin (2021)
    Retired Vice President
    , W. R. Grace & Co.
  • Nadine Aubry
    Nadine Aubry (2021)
    Provost and Senior Vice President
    , Tufts University
  • Josephine Cheng
    Josephine Cheng (2022)
    , San Jose, CA
    Retired Vice President, International Business Machines Corporation
  • James O. Ellis, Jr.
    James O. Ellis, Jr. (2022)
    U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Katharine G. Frase
    Katharine G. Frase (2020)
    Retired Vice President of Education Business Development
    , International Business Machines Corporation
  • Wesley L. Harris
    Wesley L. Harris (2021)
    Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Edward D. Lazowska
    Edward D. Lazowska (2021)
    Bill & Melinda Gates Chair, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
    , University of Washington
  • Frances S. Ligler
    Frances S. Ligler (2020)
    Lampe Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    , UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University
    Retired Senior Scientist, Naval Research Lab
  • Robin K. McGuire
    Robin K. McGuire (2022)
    Senior Principal
    , Lettis Consultants International, Inc.
  • H. Vincent Poor
    H. Vincent Poor (2020)
    Michael Henry Strater University Professor
    , Princeton University
  • Howard B. Rosen
    Howard B. Rosen (2021)
    Independent Consultant
  • Alan I. Taub
    Alan I. Taub (2022)
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    , University of Michigan
    Retired Vice President,Global R&D, General Motors Company
  • Yannis C. Yortsos
    Yannis C. Yortsos (2020)
    , Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Marcia McNutt
    Ex-Officio Marcia McNutt (2022)
    , National Academy of Sciences