Current Board

Left to Right: Heather Knoll, Jose Aponte (former board member), Alan Hill, Kirk Fordham (former board member), Rosella Manfrinato, Brad Jenkins, Mike Stonecipher, Henry Sommer, Ted Arnold, Amy Hudnall, Henry Sommer, Joel Cheek, Not pictured: Tunç Kip, Jianan Sun, Sarah Carter.

Left to Right: Heather Knoll, Jose Aponte (former board member), Alan Hill, Kirk Fordham (former board member), Rosella Manfrinato, Brad Jenkins, Mike Stonecipher, Henry Sommer, Ted Arnold, Amy Hudnall, Henry Sommer, Joel Cheek, Not pictured: Tunç Kip, Jianan Sun, Sarah Carter.

Our 2019 Strategic Plan

  • Recruit a strong board with a passion for transportation, technology and energy to serve

  • Develop a strong social media network to connect and inspire SAE members

  • Create a process to generate funding to sustain services and generate excitement

  • Leverage SAE brand to recruit world class speakers

  • Offer educational workshops and training


Mike Stonecipher

Sr. Project Manager, GA Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Chair*

Provides vision and leadership. Responsible for strategic plan development and execution. 

Joel Cheek

Principal Consultant, Small Vehicle Consulting LLC

Treasurer*/Secretary

Ensures fiduciary responsibility and provides financial updates.


Tunc Kip

Director of Business Development, Temel Gaskets USA

VP Communication

Distribute chapter news and keep membership engaged.

Henry Sommer

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Newell Rubbermaid

VC Student Activities GT/KSU/UGA

Liaison to student clubs, activities and funding.


Brad Jenkins

 Sr Staff Technical Program Mgr, Supplier Industrialization and Development, Tesla Motors

VC Student Activities GT

Liaison to student clubs, activities and funding.

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Sarah Carter

Purchasing Administrator, Area-I, Inc.

VC Membership GA

Responsible for being the liaison for SAE at KSU platforms and student groups.


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Amy Hudnall

Director - Center of Innovation for Aerospace, Georgia Economic Development Department

VC Aerospace marketing

Provide support for promotional activities, information and connections for aerospace.

 

Ted Arnold

Head of Department, Quality Assurance, KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia

VC AWIM

A World In Motion Ambassador.

Rossella Manfrinato

Motorsport Engineering and Management, Philip Creighton Motorsport, Ltd. 

VC Motorsports

Outreach for young engineers interested in motorsports

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Alan Hill

Executive Director of the Alabama Productivity Center at the University of Alabama

VC, Business Development for Alabama

Responsible for strategy deployment for Alabama.

Heather Woods

Honda Engineering North America, Manufacturing in Alabama

VC, Membership and Growth, Alabama

Responsible for Membership Outreach, Growth and Follow-up for Alabama

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Jianan Sun, PhD

Innovation Hub Solution Architect at Mercedes-Benz USA

VC, OEM Ambassador

Responsible for OEM relationships and communications