Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Officers

Joe Fakult '90

PRESIDENT

Product Line Lead
Safron Electrical & Power
CAA Board Member, 12 years
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Brian Casselberry '95

1st Vice President

Senior Lead Engineer
Swagelok

CAA Board Member, 8 years
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Matt Crowley '08

2nd Vice President

Chief Executive Officer
Signal Cortex

CAA Board Member, 10 years
Akron, Ohio

Curtis Grant '11, MEM '12

3rd Vice President

 Project Manager
Progressive Insurance

CAA Board Member, 6 years
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Frank Merat ’72, MS ’75, PhD ‘78

 Treasurer

Emeritus Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
& Computer Science

CAA Board Member 13 years
University Heights, Ohio

Hillary Emer, '07, MS '07

Assistant Treasurer

Principal
Slalom Consulting
CAA Board Member, 7 years
Cary, North Carolina

Steve Simmons '79, MS '82, MBA '86

Secretary

Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering
Stefanini Group
CAA Board Member 2 years
Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Directors

2023 – Term 
Todd Martin ‘96, MS ‘98  – Solon, OH
Eric Matyac ‘94, MS ‘97  – Medina, OH
Jessica Palmer ‘10, MEM ‘11  – Strongsville, OH

Karl-Heinz Schofalvi ‘89  – Hudson, OH
Paul Stephan ‘64  – Naples, FL
Jim Treleaven ‘69, MS ‘77, PhD ‘90  –
Glen Ellyn, IL

2024 – Term 
Ed Cordiano ‘97  – Brecksville, OH
Donald Feke ‘76, MS ‘77  – Chesterland, OH
Sean Higgins MS ‘90  – Parksville, BC, Canada
Carlin Jackson ‘15  – Cleveland Heights, OH

Arkady Polinkovsky ‘08, MS ‘10  – Solon, OH
Lauren Smith ’13, MS ‘15  – Arlington, VA
Valencia Williams ‘14  – Alexandria, VA

2025 – Term 
Ken Barker ‘70   –  Allison Park, PA
Jim Kilmer ‘00, MSE ‘00  – Westlake, OH
Adam Snyder ‘02, MEM ‘03  – Akron, OH
Rob Stalder ‘94  – Bristol, VA