External Advisory Council

External Advisory Council

The Georgia Tech Research Institute External Advisory Council advises the organization on strategies and programs which will help GTRI meet challenges and attain goals. The Council is composed of proven national and local leaders in industry, research and academia.

Mr. John C. Bacon
EAC Chair (State and Industry)
Atlanta Entrepreneur

Joe Bankoff
Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs,
Georgia Tech

Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth
Director, GEMA;
former Adjutant General, Georgia National Guard 

Jim Carlini 
Private Consultant;
Former Vice President, Northrup Grumman Electronic Systems
Former Director, DARPA Special Projects Office 

The Honorable Hardie Davis 
Mayor of Augusta, Georgia

RADM Winford G. (Jerry) Ellis, (USN, Ret.)
Former Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet;
Oceanographer of the Navy; Director, Special Navy Programs 

Scout Fouse 
Vice President, Advanced Technology Center,
Lockheed Martin 

The Honorable John G. Grimes
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense,
Networks and and Information Integration;
DoD Chief Information Officer 

Sandy Magnus
Executive Director, American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics;
Former NASA Astronaut 

Steve McLaughlin
Chair, School of Electrical
and Computer Engineering,
Georgia Tech

Paul Schneider 
Former Deputy Secretary,
Department of Homeland Security;
Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
Research, Development and Acquisition 

Adm. Sandy Winnefeld (Ret.) 
Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;
Commander, U.S. Northern Command