Advisory Council

The Chancellor’s Strategic Advisory Council provides counsel and advice to Chancellor DiStefano and the University of Colorado Boulder in our efforts to:

  • Advance the educational experience of our students to maximize their success at the university and, ultimately, in the workforce;
  • Enhance the global stature of CU Boulder as a comprehensive national research university and collaborator with industry;
  • Create a sustainable fiscal and organizational model and looking at methods to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
Norman Augustine

Norman Augustine

Retired Chairman and CEO of the Board of the Lockheed Martin Corporation
Norman R. Augustine was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. In 1958 he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in California where he worked as a Research Engineer, Program Manager and Chief Engineer. Beginning in 1965, he served in the Office of...
Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group
Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group,a publicly held Bandwidth Infrastructure company listedon the NYSE. Dan, as an angel investor, helped foundEnvysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS CentralEurope and former director of New Global Telecom.Dan has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BSin Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois. In 2004, Dan led the...
Pamela Drew

Pamela Drew

President, Information Systems, Exelis, Inc.
Dr. Pamela (Pam) Drew is a globally focused P&L executive with a distinguished and progressive career path that includes top-level executive positions with world-class aerospace and defense companies. In her 28 year career, Dr. Drew has been employed by Boeing, Northrop Grumman, TASC and Exelis which was acquired by Harris in 2015; this breadth of experience has given her hands-on operational responsibility in large scale product and systems development as...
Bradley Feld

Bradley Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger Networks, Fitbit, FullContact, Gnip, MakerBot, MobileDay, Modular Robotics, Oblong, Orbotix, SEOMoz, Standing Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad served...

Allison Keller

Executive Director and CFO of the W.M. Keck Foundation & President of Oakmont Corporation
Betina Koski

Betina Koski

Founder, Koski & Company
Betina Koski has coached and advised senior executives for 20plus years across all aspects of leadership development. For the last several years, she was the Associate Dean of Partner Learning and Senior Learning Expert at McKinsey & Company where she developed and led leadership programs for the Firm's Partner Group. In 2014, Betina left McKinsey and started Koski & Company to offer coaching and facilitation to companies beyond McKinsey. Prior...

Gigi Pritzker

Co-Founder and CEO, OddLot Entertainment
Gigi Pritzker is an accomplished film and stage producer, businesswoman, and an active philanthropist, who serves as co-founder and CEO of film production and financing company OddLot Entertainment. Through OddLot Entertainment, which she founded in 2001, Pritzker has teamed with leading filmmakers to produce a range of high-quality, often literary-based motion pictures, such as 2010’s Academy Award®-nominated adult drama RABBIT HOLE, 2013’s critically acclaimed comedy hit THE WAY, WAY BACK...
Bill Reinert

William N. Reinert

National Manager, Advanced Technology Group for Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Prior to his retirement, Bill Reinert was the National Manager of Advanced Technology for Toyota Motor Sales, USA. His primary function was to coordinate Toyota’s various development and marketing activities related to alternative-fueled vehicles and emerging technologies. He co-led the US product planning team for the second generation Prius and worked on several advanced hybrid electric products, direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, reformed fuel approaches for hydrogen, full-featured electric vehicles,...
Sarah Schupp

Sarah Schupp

CEO and Founder, UniversityParent
Sarah Schupp is the CEO and founder of UniversityParent . UniversityParent is the #1 site for college parents to find everything they need to help their students succeed. The company, which began with a single print guide for the University of Colorado Boulder, now prints parent guides for more than two hundred colleges, features information for 3,000 colleges and universities on its website, and distributes a weekly e-newsletter. In May...
Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo

Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Chairman of SNC Space Systems
Mr. Sirangelo is the head of Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, a producer of satellites, space transportation vehicles, propulsion systems and space subsystems. SNC Space Systems over its 25 years of business has been engaged on over 400 space missions and has produced over 4,000 systems, subsystems and components for a wide variety of earth orbit and planetary missions. SNC is also the owner and prime developer of the Dream...
Robert D. Strain

Robert D. Strain

President of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Robert D. Strain is the President of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Prior to assuming that role on March 30, 2013, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Strain joined Ball Aerospace in March 2012 following his tenure as the Center Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Strain assumed that post in August 2008. During his successful tenure Strain oversaw the launch of twenty missions and was...
Earl L. Wright

Earl L. Wright

Chair of the Board & Executive Committee, AMG National Trust Bank
Earl L. Wright is chair of the board and Executive Committee of AMG National Trust Bank (AMG). He was a co-founder of AMG in 1972. Prior to AMG, Mr. Wright was treasurer and controller for Irwin Management Company, a private investment company for a wealthy U.S. family, and then was a vice president with Shearson Hamill. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and an...