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)


  • Gordon R. England
    Chair Gordon R. England (2020)
    , PFP Cybersecurity
    Former President, General Dynamics Fort Worth Aircraft Company (later Lockheed Corporation)
  • C. D. Mote, Jr.
    President C. D. Mote, Jr. (2019)
    , 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
  • 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 (2021)
    Retired Vice President
    , W. R. Grace & Co.
  • John L. Anderson
    John L. Anderson (2021)
    Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
    , Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Nadine Aubry
    Nadine Aubry (2021)
    Dean of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor
    , College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Josephine Cheng
    Josephine Cheng (2019)
    , San Jose, CA
    Retired Vice President, International Business Machines Corporation
  • David E. Daniel
    David E. Daniel (2019)
    Deputy Chancellor
    , The University of Texas System
  • 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
  • H. Vincent Poor
    H. Vincent Poor (2020)
    Michael Henry Strater University Professor
    , Princeton University
  • C. Paul Robinson
    C. Paul Robinson (2019)
    President Emeritus
    , Sandia National Laboratories
  • Alan I. Taub
    Alan I. Taub (2019)
    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