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SMART Board of Directors


Smart Not For Profit Company and Board of Directors

SMART Company

The SMART membership company adds value to the SMART Congressional S&T initiative by executing and integrating the regional vision of the Caucus, the Federal Executive Branch DC HQs, our International Allies and our Mid-Atlantic States.

Our mission is to provide Mid-Atlantic technical community leadership to address national and international Science & Technology topics for Research and Development, technology-based Economic Development and STEM Education / Workforce Development. 

Our goals to accomplish this mission are:

            - Develop & increase inter-state, cross disciplinary collaboration among the Mid-Atlantic tech communities.

            - Foster the collaboration among all elements of the tech community;

                    -- academia, businesses, government labs/field agencies and related professional associations.

            - Promote existing and seek new Mid-Atlantic S&T enterprise.

            - Enhance STEM Education and Workforce Development.

We execute the above via our 15 Technology Groups (by tech topic and “market”) of our membership and contacts, overseen by our Board of Directors. Our products are:

            - Networking to addressing S&T case studies and issues.

            - Projects

            - Events and working meetings to support above.

Since 1999, SMART has:

            - Addressed multiple case studies for Congress, Fed Exec Branch and the States.

            - Directly facilitated $575M+ in projects and spun off much more.

            - Conducted 268 events.

SMART Board of Directors (Note: Bios are being complied)

Board Executive Committee
Chair  Philip J. Jaurigue, Sabre Systems, CEO

DE      Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Delaware State U, VP R&D

MD      Jack Pappas, Pappas Associates International, CEO

NJ       Dr. Donald Sebastian, NJIT 

PA       Kevin Doyle, Trinity Capital Advisors, CEO
State Liaison

MD      Tom Evans, MD DBED, Senior PM
NJ       Upendra Chivukula, NJ Assembly, Deputy Speaker

Federal Executive Branch Field Agency Liaison

Jyuji Hewitt, US Army RDECOM, Dep Commander

Board Members

Robert Meade DE  PNC Bank

Debbie Burrell MD  Burrell International Group, CEO
Francis Pierce MD DSA Inc, CEO

Michael Warner  NJ  SMH, President; Col (USA-Ret)
Dr. Donald Sebastian  NJ  NJIT, VP for Research & Development
John Laocntora, Drexel U (On Site at FAA TC), Professor; Retired NJ ANG Lt Col
Thomas Fenerty  PA  Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, President
Eugene DelCoco  PA  The Blackfield Group, President
Phillip Jaurigue  PA  Sabre Systems, CEO

William McLaughlin PA, Irish-American Business Chamber & Network, President

Kevin Doyle PA, Trinity Capital Advisors CEO

Ex Officio
Executive Director  Robert Carullo
Secretary/Treasurer  Pamela Fillion

Technical Director  Thomas Milhous

SMART Advantage

The SMART Congressional initiative is the integration of regional Science & Technology activities for issues, events & projects among the SMART Congressional Delegation (8 Senators and 39 Representatives of DE, MD, NJ & PA), the Federal Executive Branch DC HQs, our International Allies, the four State governments (Executive & Legislative branches) and the regional technical, economic development and education/workforce development communities. The SMART Not For Profit membership company was formed to execute the vision of this initiative. SMART membership is composed of academia, businesses, government labs/field agencies and professional associations. The SMART membership will continue to execute the daily actions of SMART via 15 focus groups. SMART is a national model for regional actions; SMART has members and participation from across the nation. Further, SMART is extremely active with our International Allies.

Since 1999, SMART has conducted 292 significant events, addressed numerous case studies and facilitated $624M in direct SMART projects and $1.2B in indirect projects. Contact Executive Director Robert Carullo at or 609-304-2904.