NAME Industry Advisory Board

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Ms. Jan Felix
Information Systems Coordinator
Email: jfelix@uno.edu

The mission of Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is to provide counsel and to support the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in all matters of its operation and development.

If you need to contact the Industry Advisory Board or one of its members, please send an email to Ms. Jan Felix.

Members of the Industry Advisory Board

Members are carefully selected to represent a wide spread of the marine industry constituency of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. They serve at the invitation of the Board and the School of NAME Chair.

Current Members
Altug Basaran Ship Architects, Inc., Daphne, AL
Brent R. Blackburn Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA
Boysie Bollinger Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA
Arthur Darden Arthur D. Darden, Inc., Metairie, LA
Childs E. Dunbar New Orleans Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Matthew Garner Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), SEA 05 , Washington Navy Yard, DC
Todd Johnson Pacific-Gulf Marine Inc., Gretna, LA and San Francisco, CA
John P. Hackett Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, MS
Gary P. LaGrange Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Rene Leonard Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA
Fernando Malabet Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL
Peter G. Noble Noble Associates LLC, Spring, TX and President of SNAME
Ronald B. Selvidge Selvidge Solutions, LLC, Poulsbo, WA (Greater Seattle Area)
Ajay K. Suda (Chair) A.K. Suda, Inc., Metairie, LA
W. David Whiddon Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, MS

Tasks of the Industry Advisory Board

  • Provide critical counsel to the chairman on matters relating to industry requirements with regard to curriculum planning, development, management, and evaluation.
  • Enlist the support and goodwill of corporations and individuals in helping to shape the direction of legislation and other government action to the best interest of the department.
  • Promote the department to generate private funds for various research and other academic activities.
  • Seek faculty involvement in industry
  • Showcase the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in the industry locally, nationally, and the world, to attract students and excellent faculty.
  • Assist in laboratory development
  • Obtain professional opportunities for students (internship and permanent)
  • Enhance student professional society activities