Colin G. Drury, Co-Chair, is SUNY distinguished professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York. Dr. Drury is also president of Applied Ergonomics Group, Inc., and director of the Research Institute for Safety and Security in Transportation. His work has concentrated on the application of human factors techniques for error reduction to manufacturing, quality, maintenance processes, and security services. Dr. Drury is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors, the International Ergonomics Association, and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. He is a recipient of the Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society and both the Fitts and Lauer Awards of the Human Factors Ergonomics Society. Dr. Drury has a B.Sc. in honors-physics from the University of Sheffield and a Ph.D. in engineering production from the University of Birmingham, England.
James B. Smith, Co-Chair, most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Previously, Ambassador Smith served in a variety of executive positions with Raytheon Company involving corporate strategic planning, aircraft manufacturing, and international business development. Prior to his work in the private sector, he served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a brigadier general. He held a variety of operational assignments, including combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He also held a variety of staff assignments involving coalition partners and served as Air Force chair and professor of military strategy at the National War College. During his final assignment at U.S. Joint Forces CommandGeneral Smith led Millennium Challenge, the largest military transformation experiment in history. He has a B.A. in military history from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.A. in history from Indiana University.
Robert Anselmi is a retired VA hospital engineer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As chief engineer at VA Cheyenne, Mr. Anselmi chaired the Veterans Integrated Service Network 19 (Regional) Chief Engineer Committee that determined fund distribution, and he was also responsible for setting set up energy programs at all eight major medical centers in the region. He is a certified facility manager by the International Facility Management Association, a certified health care facility manager by the American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association, and a certified energy manager by the Association of Energy Engineers, as well as a state-registered professional engineer. Mr. Anselmi has a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from Wilmington College.
Alberto J. Galué is assistant vice president of talent acquisition and development at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dr. Galué provides day-to-day oversight of all strategic and operational aspects of talent acquisition, onboarding, new employee orientation, talent assessment, leadership development and learning, succession management, and performance management. Previously, he was system director of talent management at Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Galué is a member of the Society of Industrial and
Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. He has a B.A. in psychology from Boston University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Tulane University.
Robert Goodman is a principal with the Innova Group in Austin, Texas. Previously, Mr. Goodman held a variety of positions with the U.S. Army, including as the chief of staff for the U.S. Army Medical Command in Falls Church, Virginia. In that position, his responsibilities included management of roughly 3,200 headquarters personnel working in Virginia, Maryland, and Texas, running 19 hospitals with 1.3 million enrollees. Mr. Goodman’s career has entailed leadership in hospitals and clinics, often serving as the chief financial officer, building staffing modeling, and programming for construction and sustainment of health care facilities. He has a master’s degree in education from Boston University, a master’s degree in health care administration from U.S. Army-Baylor University, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Wesley L. Harris is the Charles Stark Draper professor and head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Harris’s research focuses on theoretical and experimental unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, computational fluid dynamics, and the government policy impact on procurement of high-technology systems. Previously, he served as the associate administrator for aeronautics at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and as the vice president and chief administrative officer of the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Dr. Harris is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an elected fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also an elected fellow of the American Helicopter Society for personal engineering achievements, engineering education, management, and advancing cultural diversity. Dr. Harris has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University.
Gene Hubbard is the senior vice president for human capital at RiVidium, Inc., a recognized service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides human resources, logistics, information technology, and other services to client federal agencies. Previously, Mr. Hubbard held a wide range of positions in military and civilian service, including the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His work has covered the life cycle of facilities management, including design and construction, operations and maintenance, public works, and real estate programs, as well as human resources, financial management, information technology, and administrative services. Mr. Hubbard is a member of several professional societies, including the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Public Administration. He has a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.P.A. from Troy University, and a master’s of engineering degree (civil engineering) from the University of Florida.
William S. Marras is the Honda chair professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at Ohio State University, executive director and scientific director of the Spine Research Institute, and executive director of both the Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing and the Institute for Ergonomics. Dr. Marras’s research focuses on understanding the role that biomechanics plays in causing spine disorders and their prevention, evaluation, and treatment. He is a two-time recipient of the Swedish Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research, of Austria’s Vienna Award for Physical Medicine, and the Liberty Mutual Prize for Injury Prevention Research. Dr. Marras is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Ergonomics Society (UK), and the International Ergonomics Association. He has a B.S. in systems engineering from Wright State University and an M.S. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in bioengineering and ergonomics from Wayne State University.
Kimberly O’keefe is retired from a position as resource director in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM) in the Department of the Army in the U.S. Department of Defense. In that position, Ms. O’Keefe was responsible for oversight, management, and execution of $17 billion in requirements for U.S. Army installations. She also managed the modeling for base operations support requirements and the integration of the Army facilities investment strategy, and she oversaw stewardship of the Army’s 156 installations worldwide. Ms. O’Keefe also had oversight of OACSIM’s business transformation initiatives and the Army’s Communities of Excellence Program. She is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Missouri, Rolla.
Cheryl Paullin is vice president of the Talent Management and Analytics Division of the Human Resources Research Organization in Alexandria, Virginia. In that position, Dr. Paullin oversees four programs comprising professionals with advanced training in industrial-organizational psychology or closely related fields and software engineers. She provides technical leadership for the development, validation, and implementation of custom assessments and talent management processes. She has directed several projects that involved working within the terms of a consent decree that predated her involvement with the client organization, including an employee development program for more than 80 jobs in the Department of Transportation of Alabama and entry-level fire service selection processes in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Louis. Dr. Paullin is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Fred S. Switzer III is a professor in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences at Clemson University. Dr. Switzer’s current work focuses on issues in infrastructure resilience and automotive safety. With colleagues, he established the Clemson University Driving Simulator Laboratory to provide a tool for examining issues of human judgment and decision making and risk perception. Dr. Switzer also established the Clemson Process Control Simulator laboratory to facilitate studies in the training of industrial operator teams and the interactions of training and supervision with interface design and plant operation and with operator judgment and control. In addition to this area of research, he conducts studies on cognitive and physiological indicators of team performance in industrial and military teams. Dr. Switzer has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas, Austin, an M.S. in industrial-organizational psychology from Lamar University, and a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Brian Yolitz is associate vice chancellor for facilities at Minnesota State University. He is responsible for overseeing facilities policies, planning and programming, design and construction, and operations and maintenance for the system’s 54 campuses with more than 28 million square feet of facility space serving more the 375,000 students across Minnesota. He also oversees policy and guidance for college and university environmental and safety compliance, campus security, and emergency planning and management programs. Previously, Mr. Yolitz served with the U.S. Air Force. His final assignment was as director of installations at headquarters, U.S. Air Forces Central, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. His responsibilities included planning and execution of $2.1 billion in construction, service, and commodity contracts for the Air Force. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Alaska, and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.