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.

John Bacon

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

Joe Bankoff

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

Gen. Phil Breedlove (RET)

Gen. (RET) Phil Breedlove
Distinguished Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech; Former Commander, U.S. European Command; Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe;
Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force 

Jim Carlini

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

Hardie Davis

Honorable Hardie Davis 
Mayor of Augusta, Georgia


Magnus Egerstedt

Magnus Egerstedt
Professor, Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control,
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines 


RADM Jerry Ellis (RET)

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


Scott Fouse

Scout Fouse 
Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin 

Sandra Magnus

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


Al McLaughlin

Al McLaughlin 
former Associate Director, MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Steve McLaughlin

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


Paul Schneider

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

Adm. Sandy Winnefeld (RET)

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


John Young

Honorable John Young 
Former Undersecretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; Director, Defense Research and Engineering; Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition