The Executive Council, consisting of the 6 Executive Board members plus 7 alumni who are not Directors, supports the PIAA by implementing policies of the International Board of Directors, providing guidance to and aiding the establishment of new alumni chapters or sections, providing oversight, advice and guidance for alumni engagement and communication efforts, career networking, and events.
The 7 non-Director seats on the Executive Council are selected by the President in consultation with the PIAA Executive Board from among the most active alumni and section/chapter leaders.
Brian Gill received a bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 1986, a Master of Science in Construction Management from Polytechnic University in 2011. He holds Professional Engineering Licenses in 4 states including California (with seismic principals) and is a licensed Land Surveyor. Mr. Gill joined the NYC Department of Transportation in 2006 as the Engineer-in-Charge overseeing and administering the reconstruction of the Manhattan Bridge. The current project of re-wrapping the main cables and replacement of all suspenders will complete in fall 2013. Prior to joining the NYCDOT, he had worked as a consultant for 20 years on design, construction and condition inspection of major bridge, highway and building projects which included numerous long span bridges. He is President of the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York, on the board of 3 non-profit societies and has been a mentor for the Brooklyn Technical High School senior design projects since 2005.
Alan Hyman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative businessman with over 20 years experience in Management Information System and Information Technology (MS/MOT). He started his college academics at Pratt Institute’s Electrical Engineering program via a full scholarship. The program at Pratt Institute closed and he was transferred to Polytechnic Institute as an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering (Minor in Computer Science). While attending university, he fully supported himself by working as a consultant at International Business Machines (IBM) on what would be their first Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Skills Database System. After graduation, Alan was hired into Chase Manhattan’s first developer technology training program where he managed and developed strategic internal applications and IT Architecture. He later moved in to Chase Manhattan’s first Internet applications development group. Upon leaving Chase Manhattan, Alan was hired as Directory of Technology at Software Technology Group (STG), where he created and led teams that developed data warehouses for the financial services industry. More than a decade ago he left STG to found TekPerts Technologies, Inc. a company that provides information technology and business consulting services to small and medium size companies and startups in various industries such as healthcare, finance, construction, nonprofit, and publishing.
Nikolai Wolfe is a proud alumnus of NYU-Poly, earning both a B.Sc. Civil Engineering in 2009 and a M.Sc. Civil Engineering: Urban Systems Engineering & Management in 2011. For Nikolai, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU represents more than a pioneering research university. It is a center of innovation whose comprehensive approach to learning and proven dedication to student development prepared him to successfully meet the challenges of our time.
During his undergraduate tenure, Nikolai played a central role in helping transform the culture of student activities on campus. Along with being a Senior Peer Counselor and Orientation Leader, Nikolai served three consecutive terms as President of the Programming Advisory Board. His continued involvement afforded Nikolai unique insight into the operations of multiple university departments and organizations. This perspective increased Nikolai’s sensitivity to the needs of the NYU-Poly community and allowed him to form lasting connections with its members. Nikolai continues his involvement in student activities as a mentor to new student leaders. As a graduate student, Nikolai benefited greatly from working with his international student peers and looks forward to similar opportunities as an alumnus.
Upon graduation, Nikolai became a Management Associate in Con Edison’s rigorous and highly selective eighteen-month leadership development program. Nikolai is now an Operating Supervisor in Manhattan Electric Construction’s Underground Department and remains committed to community service.
Henry L. Bertoni received the BSEE degree from Northwestern University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Polytechnic. After graduation in 1967 he joined the Poly faculty, serving at different times as Head of EE, as Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and as Director of the NSF funded Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT). Dr. Bertoni is a Fellow of the IEEE and was the founding Chairman of the Technical Committee on Personal Communications of the IEEE Communications Society. He represented the IEEE on the Hoover Medal Board of Award, and became its Chairman. He was on the ADCOM of the IEEE UFFC Society, and from 1998 to 2000 was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
His research has dealt with theoretical aspects of wave phenomena in electromagnetics, ultrasonics, acoustics and optics, and has been described in over 160 journal and conference papers, five of which have received best paper awards. He and his graduate students developed methods for the theoretical prediction of UHF propagation characteristics in urban environments. For this work he received the James R. Evans Avant Garde Award for Contributions to Standard Propagation Models for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
B. Jenny Chon is a consulting actuary with CSB Associates, Inc.
Jenny is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and also an Enrolled Actuary. Jenny has over 20 years of experience in actuarial consulting for retirement benefit plans with consulting firms including The Wyatt Company and Mercer as well as with insurance companies, MassMutual and Samsung Life.
Jenny led and managed consulting services, primarily to defined benefit plan sponsors, with respect to plan design, funding, accounting, government reporting, and administration. Jenny supervised the preparation of individual benefit calculations, annual actuarial valuations and government reporting that included interpretation of plan provisions, regulations, and standards; review of actuarial assumptions, reconciliation of census and financial data, funding and accounting valuation results and reports, and cash flow analysis; and delivery of client communications.
In 2006 to 2008, Jenny was abroad at Samsung Life Insurance located in Seoul, Korea. Jenny served as an advisory general manager and actuary leading the newly formed Corporate Pension Consulting unit. She trained pension professionals and actuaries on technical as well non-technical aspects of retirement benefits consulting services that included plan design, funding, accounting (IAS 19), administration, and communication. She also reviewed actuarial valuations, and funding and accounting reports. Additionally, she led the responses to proposals for consulting services and education requests about local retirement benefits for foreign-affiliated companies operating in South Korea, bridging cultural and informational gaps between local and regional offices or headquarters.
A proud native of Brooklyn New York, I now call Washington DC my home. In 2012, I will celebrate 10 wonderful years of marriage, and have two amazing children. I am a graduate of the MS in Cyber Security program at NYU Poly (2011). The majority of my career was spent as a Civil Servant for the City of New York leading IT Projects for the Human Resources Administration. In 20122, I was selected as one of four graduate students in the United States to participate in the Emerging Leaders in Cyber Security Fellowship at the Department of Homeland Security. The focus of this two year fellowship is Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis.
David Campaña is a seasoned 18 year professional specializing in Technology Strategy, Application Development and Architecture. As an Enterprise Architect and Technical Standards Global Program Manager, he is responsible for identifying and recommending technical standards globally for the firm, managing over 1000 technologies and 3000+ applications. Prior to this current role, as the Chief Technical Officer at New York City Department of Finance, he is responsible for the systems and technology which collects over $20 billion in revenue, or 1/3 of the New York City’s fiscal budget. His responsibilities include developing and implementing enterprise architecture, policies, standards and technology. Campaña’s previous positions include being a Chief Technical Architect in the insurance vertical, where he was responsible for the technology and systems that manage global assets valued over $360 billion. As an Applications / Acquisitions Manager at a research marketing company, he lead the technology merger and acquisitions activity for the organization which included the acquisition of a content research firm for $85 million in 1999. Compaña has designed and implemented global solutions for pharmaceutical, research, banking and insurance organizations. Compaña’s more recent expertise comes from specific portal and content management implementations for Fortune 500 companies and government. Compaña currently holds an MBA degree from Columbia University School of Business with a concentration on Strategic Management and a BS Degree from Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU) in Mathematics.