Board of Directors

Composition of WSARC Board of Directors

At all times, the number of elected Directors independent of and unrelated to WSU will exceed the number of Directors who are related to WSU. The WSARC Code of Regulations currently provides that the Board of Directors of WSARC will consist of the following:

  • The President of WSU, or their designee
  • Two individuals appointed by the President of WSU
  • A representative of the WSU Board of Trustees appointed by the Chair of that Board
  • A maximum of nine elected Directors who are independent of and unrelated to WSU
  • Nine WSARC Board of Directors Members not affiliated with WSU

Dennis Andersh

Executive Director, WSRI, CEO, WSARC


CEO, President of WSARC

Dennis Andersh | CEO, President of WSARC

Executive Director, WSRI, CEO, WSARC


Mr. Andersh connects the university’s research to new markets, while also leveraging the Institute’s existing commercial and healthcare business. Mr. Andersh was named Chief Executive Officer of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation in May 2014.  In September 2015 Mr. Andersh was also named Executive Director of WSRI.  With more than 20 years of documented leadership, management, and technical innovative successes, Mr. Andersh’s expertise lies in basic research; laboratory research and development (R&D); system concept development; system and platform development; and the fielding of air, ground, and space mission-critical systems. He is highly respected for building collaborative partnerships of academia, industry, government, commercial, congressional, and local entities to create strategic growth across multiple new markets in the federal, state, and local government.  Before coming to Wright State, Mr. Andersh held several leadership positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He led the Dayton region as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for SAIC’s business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Springfield Air National Guard, and the Dayton region.

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader

President, WSU


WSARC Board Member

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader | WSARC Board Member

President, WSU


Dr. Margaret Dunn

Dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine


WSARC Board Member

Dr. Margaret Dunn | WSARC Board Member

Dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine


Dr. Dunn was appointed Dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in 2015. She has been with the medical school since 1982. In her more than 30 years at Wright State, she has sustained an extensive record of academic and administrative accomplishments and has made significant contributions to the growth and operation of the school’s clinical, educational, and research programs.  Dunn’s experience includes leadership positions within the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Wright State Physicians, Inc., the school’s faculty practice plan, which is one of the largest physician-managed multispecialty groups in the Dayton, Ohio, region. She served as the executive associate dean of the medical school and president and CEO of Wright State Physicians from 2007 to 2013. She was responsible for the construction of the Wright State Physicians Health Center, a 66,000-square-foot building on the campus of Wright State University that opened in June 2012. A pioneer in advancing women in surgery, Dr. Dunn was the first woman to practice general surgery in the Dayton region.

Lt. General (Ret) C. D. Moore

WSU Board of Trustees, Executive Vice President of Dayton Aerospace Inc, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen


WSU and WSARC Board of Trustees Member

Lt. General (Ret) C. D. Moore | WSU and WSARC Board of Trustees Member

WSU Board of Trustees, Executive Vice President of Dayton Aerospace Inc, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen


LtGen Moore participates in the short-, mid-, and long-term strategic planning, as well as offers unique senior executive advisory, strategic planning, acquisition program analyses, and life cycle product support services to Dayton Aerospace’s customers.  Moore retired as Commander, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In this role, he was responsible for the total life cycle management of all USAF aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic systems. During his 35-year career, he worked a variety of major aircraft systems, serving as a T‑38 instructor pilot, operational F-15 pilot, and experimental test pilot. He commanded the first F-22 squadron and served as Materiel Wing Director of the F-16 System Program Office, Materiel Wing Commander of the F-22 System Program Office, and Vice Commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC).

Ellen Reinsch Friese

Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, WSU


WSARC Board Member

Ellen Reinsch Friese | WSARC Board Member

Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, WSU


Tim Hull

President and CEO, ThinkPatented


WSARC Board Member

Tim Hull | WSARC Board Member

President and CEO, ThinkPatented


Mr. Hull’s career includes senior level corporate management experience, as well as entrepreneurial success in the international marketplace. He has a solid track record in the management of all phases of profitable business development, marketing, and sales. He has been actively involved in strategic and operational planning and implementation from both an internal and consultative capacity for large, mid-size, and small corporations looking to develop profitable, technology-driven business growth concepts. Mr. Hull has been recognized with numerous awards for his marketing, E-marketing, and communications programs from various national and international organizations throughout his career.  He served on the Advisory Board for the Marketing Department of the Raj Soin College of Business for Wright State University, and currently serves on the New Media Advisory Board for Clark State Community College, Scioto Asset Management, and RLM Properties.

Al Wofford

President, CDO Technologies


WSARC Board Member

Al Wofford | WSARC Board Member

President, CDO Technologies


From a team of two to a team of 300, Mr. Wofford’s vision has grown CDO Technologies into a leading provider of business and technology solutions. Under Mr. Wofford’s leadership, revenues have increased every year since the company’s inception in 1995. CDO employs a family of 300 people at 8 locations throughout the US.  Mr. Wofford has created a unique niche with industry standards in the areas on Unique Identifiers (UID), Serial Number Tracking (SNT), Parts marking requirements, and implementation of Electronic Product Codes (ePC).

Lloyd Fields

Bastech


WSARC Board Chair

Lloyd Fields | WSARC Board Chair

Bastech


Mr. Fields is a senior executive with an ideal background for managing growth for advanced manufacturing and technology organizations selling and servicing federal government agencies and commercial markets. He has the demonstrated ability to adapt readily to varying business cultures and direct strong, steady growth, which consistently exceeds revenue and client expectations. He exhibits decisive leadership and initiative; exercises collaborative, team-building management approach; strong resolve and aptitude to align company resources with competing priorities.  Mr. Fields’ strengths include: early-stage company development, Department of Defense (DoD) market development, advanced/additive manufacturing technologies executive-level negotiations and consulting, professional services and support operations management, international business management, team building and leadership, client retention, and partnership/channel management.

Mary Margaret Evans


WSARC Board Member

Mary Margaret Evans | WSARC Board Member


Ms. Evans leads long-term planning for expanding LMI’s business base in the DoD. Prior to joining LMI, Ms. Evans was the principal director of the Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). She served as the assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for defense technology integration, the executive director of the Joint Defense Capabilities Study, and the director of the Change Management Center. She directed the planning and execution of all DoD conventional arms control treaties and agreements, and participated in negotiations with the Soviet Union as technical advisor to the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva.  Prior to that, she held a variety of executive positions at Insitu, Inc., an aerospace company that produces unmanned aerial systems.

Gayle Rominger


WSARC Board Member

Gayle Rominger | WSARC Board Member


For 30 years Gayle has lead strategic marketing and business development initiatives. She was
instrumental in developing and executing a differentiated growth strategy for YSI, Incorporated
which generated above market organic growth and positioned the company as the leader in an
emerging segment of the water market. She drove the company’s acquisition initiatives and
expanded YSI’s international footprint by opening new offices in the Middle East, Latin America,
SE Asia and Australia. In 2011 YSI was purchased by ITT Corporation, now Xylem. Gayle played
a key role in the negotiation process which lead to an exceptional valuation for the
shareholders. As a Vice President with Xylem she developed a strategic growth plan for the
Analytics Division which resulted in a reorganization and the establishment of several new
growth initiatives. Gayle retired from Xylem in 2013.

Throughout her career she been active in community groups in the Dayton region and in
national organizations related to water resources. Most recently she has worked on economic
development initiatives with a goal of successful commercialization of regional technology and
strengthening our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

She serves on the Board of Advisors for Lion, a supplier of equipment and protective clothing to
the firefighter market, UES, a research and development company, whose primary business is
supporting the research needs at AFRL, Brixey and Meyer, a Dayton based Accounting and
Business Services firm and The Entrepreneurs Center, the resource center for entrepreneurs in
the Dayton region.

Gayle graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Business Administration.

Jorge F. Gonzalez


WSARC Board Member

Jorge F. Gonzalez | WSARC Board Member


Jorge F. Gonzalez, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Engineering and
Technical Management/Services Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He provides overall technical management for the development and support of major weapons systems across the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) enterprise. He is responsible for the proper allocation and expenditure of fiscal ($20 billion) and personnel resources (450 personnel) and for the management of the Center’s Engineering and Technical workforce (over 3,500 personnel). He also provides engineering and technical management tools to programs charged with developing, fielding and supporting technologically advanced weapon systems. In addition, he serves as the Air Force Technical Airworthiness Authority.

Mr. Gonzalez has more than 35 years of experience in civil service. He began his career in 1980 as a structural engineer at the Aeronautical Systems Division in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his career, Mr. Gonzalez has served in multiple senior technical leadership positions supporting life cycle management of many of the fighter, bomber, transport and unmanned modern aircraft systems in the Air Force inventory. Most notably, he served as the Chief of the F-22 Airframe Integrated Product Team, was the Chief Engineer for the C-17 Globemaster III and was the Technical Director for the 402nd Maintenance Wing at the former Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center. He has held various senior staff position across Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) including Technical Director of AFMC Engineering Directorate. Mr. Gonzalez was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010 as Director of Engineering and Technical Management for Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner-Robins, Georgia. In February 2013, Mr. Gonzalez was appointed to his current position as Director of Engineering and the Air Force Technical Authority for Airworthiness for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

Roger Furrer


WSARC Board Member

Roger Furrer | WSARC Board Member


Tawnya Darlington


WSARC Board Member

Tawnya Darlington | WSARC Board Member