Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors includes a highly regarded group of leaders from both the public and private sectors that give us valuable perspective, insight, and guidance on the direction of Catalyze Dallas and our affiliates.
Reflecting vast experience and deep leadership, our Board includes successful leaders who are engaged and directly invested in our success.
Frank Cappuccio


Advisor to Defense Science Board
Former EVP / General Manager of Skunk Works
Edward (Ed) Dolanski


Former President of Boeing Government Services
Former President & CEO of Aviall, a Boeing Company
Thomas C. Leppert


Chairman Austin Industries,
Former Former Dallas Mayor
Former CEO of Kaplan and Turner Construction Company
Bobby B. Lyle


CEO Lyco Holdings Incorporated
CEO Lyco Energy
SMU Trustee (Lyle School of Engineering)
Ron Nicol



Former Senior Partner & Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group
Board Member at Austin Industries
Executive Chairman at NUBURU
Major General (Retired) Keith Thurgood, Ph.D.


Interim CEO Department of Defense Community Services Reform
Retired Army 2-Star General
Robert F. Weiss


Former President of Skunk Works
Former EVP of Lockheed Martin

Emeritus Board Members

General (Retired) Norton A. Schwartz (Emeritus)


President of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Former Chief of Staff of the USAF (Ret.)
The Honorable Heidi Shyu (Emeritus)


Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (CTO for DoD)
Former VP of Technology Strategy at Raytheon