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
Linda Hart

Vice Chairman, President & CEO of Hart Group, Inc.
Vice-Chair of the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Thomas C. Leppert

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

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

Former Senior Partner & Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group
Board Member at Austin Industries
Executive Chairman at NUBURU
Robert F. Weiss

Board Member at Cobham
Advisor at Hermeus
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
Major General (Retired) Keith Thurgood, Ph.D. (Emeritus)

Former President of MedAssets
Former President of PepsiCo
Former SVP of Sam's Club
Interim CEO of DoD Community Services Reform