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IAB: Board Members


Position Name
Chair Michelle Demarest
Vice Chair Damon Cox
Secretary Charlyn G. Plunk
Treasurer Scott Schaezler
Student Relations Rob Wilkinson
Web Master Scott McCreight


PhotoNameDegree(s)Certification(s)Company/Position/Linked-in ProfileTerm
Damon CoxDamon Cox Texas Tech University
B.S.I.E. 1993,
The University of Texas
M.S.M.E. 2002
Applied Materials
Member of Technical Staff
Spring 2011
- Fall 2016
Michelle DemarestMichelle Demarest Texas Tech University
B.S.I.E. 1994 – 2000
University of Phoenix
M.B.A., Global Management 2001 – 2003
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Sr. Safety Services Manager
Spring 2012
- Fall 2017
Kevin KennedyKevin Kennedy Texas Tech University
1988 – 1992
Composite Technology Inc.Sikorsky Aerospace Services
Senior Engineer
Spring 2014
- Fall 2019
Leanne KillmeyerLeanne Killmeyer Texas Tech University
B.S.I.E. 1991 – 1998,Southern Methodist University
M.B.A. 2010 – 2012
Rockwell Collins
Dallas Service Center Manager
Fall 2010
- Fall 2016
Scott McCreightScott McCreight Texas Tech University
B.S.I.E. 1988 - 1993,
University of Miami
M.S. C.I.S. 2003-2005
Project Management Professional (PMP), HIPAA, Lean Manufacturing,NAUI SCUBA Instructor, FCC Examinor (N5ZL)
HPE MEHIS PMO Manager - Healthcare IT
Spring 2011
- Spring 2017
Charlyn  PlunkCharlyn Plunk Texas Tech University
B.S.P.E. 1988 - 1992,
CGP Ventura - Partner
STEM advisory council and STEM programming - Chair,
Charlyn Plunk
Spring 2011
- Fall 2017
Scott SchaezlerScott Schaezler Texas Tech
B.S.I.E. 1997
University of Colorado
M.B.A. 2004
Level 3 Communications
Sr. Manager – Financial Operations (Network Expense)
Spring 2013
- Spring 2017
Michael A. SmickerMichael A. Smicker University of Missouri
B.A. Economics
Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile ScrumMaster,ITIL Foundation v3,Lean Six Sigma Yellow BeltSouthwest Airlines

Fall 2011
- Spring 2017
David ZhangDavid Zhang University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (M.Eng.) Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering
1978 – 1984,
Texas Tech University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) I.E.
1992 – 1998
Content Service Development
Systemware Director,
Fall 2015
- Spring 2021