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John Bacus
Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs, Co-Chair Board of Advisors, ATLAS Institute • Vice President of User Software, PassiveLogic • DESIGN, AR/VR, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
ATLAS Institute
Chris Byrne
Chris Byrne
Former VP, Legal/IP, and Venture Partner at Samsung Electronics, Strategy & Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, reporting to Samsung's President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Polly Fields
Polly Fields
co-chair Board of Advisors
ATLAS Institute
Per Karlsson
Per Karlsson
Director, Media Technology Research at Ericsson & Head of Ericsson Research in Silicon Valley
Kyle Kuczun
Kyle Kuczun
Startup Coach
taylor lorenz
Taylor Lorenz
Columnist at the Washington Post
Margaret Minsky
Margaret Minsky
Visiting Professor, Interactive Media Arts, NYU-Shanghai
ram narayanswarmy
Ram Narayanswamy
President, Teaq Innovations
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Lisa Neal-Graves
Board Member, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcast Media; Board Member, Crisis Center (JD18); Advisor Blackstone Entrepreneurial Network; Board Member, Pinery Water and Water Sanitation Board; Principal Consultant, LMNG Innovations
Bobby Schnabel
Bobby Schnabel
Professor and External Chair of Computer Science, CU Boulder; Founding Director, ATLAS Institute • University of Colorado Boulder
Computer Science
Eric Schweikardt
Eric Schweikardt
CEO, Modular Robotics
Nathan Seidle
Nathan Seidle
BTU Lab Hacker-in-Residence • HACKING
FOUNDER • SPARKFUN ELECTRONICS
Rob Sherwood
Rob Sherwood
Principal Director, Strategy Integration at The Aerospace Corporation
Jackson Tilley
Jackson Tilley
Associate Director of Communications at Noom
André Zachery
André Zachery
Artistic Director, Renegade Performance Group
Norah Zuniga Shaw
Norah Zuniga Shaw
Professor, Director of Dance and Technology, The Ohio State University

Council of Founders & Friends

ATLAS is fortunate to have a terrific Council of Founders and Friends composed of leaders from academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and the community. These outstanding individuals have supported the institute over its development, and continue to be strong advocates for ATLAS, guiding its ongoing development.

  • Susie Armstrong — Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Donna Auguste—  Auguste Research Group
  • John K. Bennett – InWorks, University of Colorado Denver
  • Kathie Broyles – Broyles Consulting
  • Richard L. Byyny, M.D. – (ATLAS co-founder); Executive Director, Health Policy Center, University of Colorado Hospital; Former CU-Boulder Chancellor
  • Alison Derbenwick Miller — Vice President, Oracle for Research 
  • Karen Diener – President and CEO, KD Geospatial Solutions LLC
  • Herbert Fenster –  Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP (retired)
  • Gerhard Fischer – Professor of Computer Science CU Boulder (emeritus)
  • Donna Flynn, VP global talent, Steelcase 
  • Richard Foy – Principal Partner, Communication Arts, Inc.
  • Beth Galetti – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Amazon
  • Idit Harel – CEO and Founder at Globaloria
  • Mazdak Hashemi - (former) Vice President of Engineering at Twitter 
  • Kim Koro – President, Qualcomm Government Technologies
  • Mark Koro – Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Lindsay Lanning – Vice President, Customers for Life, Salesforce.com
  • Clayton Lewis – Professor of Computer Science, CU-Boulder
  • Patricia Limerick – Professor of History, CU-Boulder
  • Krista Marks – Co-Founder, CEO, Woot Math; Former Vice President, Disney Online; Former CEO, Co-Founder, Kerpoof
  • Mike Moniz – President and CEO, Circadence Managing director, Paladin Capital Group
  • Natalie Nunez – Graphic Designer at BTI - Bicycle Technologies International 
  • Elfred Anthony Pinkard – President, Wilberforce University
  • Jane Prey – former program director, National Science Foundation
  • Doug Price – Chairman and CEO at CSBO Holdings, Inc.
  • Becky Roser – former Board Member
  • Chris Roser – Managing Partner, Roser Ventures, L.L.C.
  • Lucy Sanders – Director, National Center for Women and Information Technology
  • Bobby Schnabel – (ATLAS co-founder);  Executive Director and CEO of the Association for Computing Machinery
  • Diane Sieber – Associate Professor • Faculty Director, Global Engineering RAP, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jill Tietjen – President and CEO, Technically Speaking, Inc.
  • James Williams III – Dean of Libraries (retired), University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Phil Weiser – Attorney General, State of Colorado
  • John Winsor – General Partner, Winsor Communications
  • Tish Winsor – former Board Member
  • Lauren Jones Young - former Board Chair, Principal, LJYoung Consultants