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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS NSBE EDITORIAL BOARD Executive Director: Carl B. Mack NSBE MAGAZINE STAFF/PUBLICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA Publisher: Pamela D. Sharif Editor: Eric Addison Media Coordinator: Lashonda M. Winston NSBE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD Administrative Zone National Chair: Stevenson A. Dunn Jr. National Vice Chair: Michael E. Johnson Jr. National Treasurer: Jamere O. Clark National Secretary: Cynthia Bossard National Programs Chair: Natasha Joseph National Chair Emeritus: Darryl A. Dickerson National Parliamentarian: Charneta Samms National Advisory Board Chair: Anthony Harris Communications Zone National Secretary: Cynthia Bossard National Public Relations Chair: Sonia Irving National Telecommunications Chair: Ninrat B. Datiri Finance Zone National Finance Chair: Jamere O. Clark National 2009 Convention Planning Committee Chair: Kimberly M. Cross National 2010 Convention Planning Committee Chair: Ainsley A. 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Dickerson Board Member: Augustine Esogbue, Ph.D. 4 • march/april 2009 • Board Member: Reginald K. Ewing Board Member: Steven A. Jarrett Board Member: Donna O. Johnson Board Member: Michele Lezama Board Member: Gary S. May, Ph.D. Board Member: S. Gordon Moore Jr. Pro-Bono Counsel: Howard B. Presant, Atty. NSBE NATIONAL ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD National AE Chair: Njema J. Frazier, Ph.D. National AE Chair Elect: Brian L. Jackson National AE Chair Emeritus: Nosa Egharevba National AE Treasurer: Cassandra Johnson National AE Secretary: Alice D. Walker National AE Programs Chair: Thzaira Charles, P.E. National AE Membership Chair: Darnell Fisher Region I AE Chair: Naphysah Duncan Region II AE Chair: Shatwauriya Findley Region III AE Chair: Timothy Young Region IV AE Chair: Kristy Thompson Region V AE Chair: Charles Robinson Jr. Region VI AE Chair: Darrell Porcher National AE Finance Chair: Strauder Patton IV, P.E. National AE Telecommunications Chair: Kumi Rauf National AE Publications Chair: Yolanda Turner-Smith National AE Public Relations Chair: Wilbert Moultrie National AE Professional Development Chair: Barrow Shurn National AE Pre-College Initiative Chair: Carolyn Boyd National AE College Initiative Chair: Tyria Riley National AE Parliamentarian: Stacie D. Suggs National AE Technical Excellence Chair: Mary McWilliams National AE Entrepreneurship Chair: Christopher J. Cooper NSBE WORLD HEADQUARTERS STAFF Executive Director: Carl B. Mack Executive Assistant to the Executive Director: Roena L. Cox Deputy Executive Director: Sharon Southerland-Smith Director, Programs: Michael D. Smith, D.Eng. Director of Membership and Registration: Njemile A. Vinson Director of Accounting and Finance: Shon McGhee Director of Information Technology: Ricky Li Publisher: Pamela D. Sharif Chief Development Officer: Nadine Dennis Senior Manager of Corporate Relations: Don J. 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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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NSBE - March/April 2009 - Common Sense for Uncommon Times
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