Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
University of Maryland Alumni Association

You went through engineering school, got your degree, and have landed a job as an engineer.  Now you have a choice, do you want to be on the technical path, be an individual contributor, and be the subject matter expert in your field?  Or do you want to be a people manager and lead groups to fulfill your vision?


Bridget Russell `15  is a Quality Engineer III for Integra Life Sciences and works in new product development on medical devices designed for soft tissue reconstruction surgeries and complex wounds. She played Division I softball for the Terps as an outfielder [R/R] all four years. Bridget now lives in Royal Oak, MI with her husband and enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and cheering on the Terps. 


Charlotte Wagner `90 is the General Manager of the Southern California branch for US Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric.  She leads all aspects of the branch including sales, operations, service, financial, and business functions. The branch provides secure, efficient, comfortable and sustainable environments to the Southern California buildings community, by delivering building automation and security systems. She is known for hiring and developing high performing teams.

Charlotte Wagner has over 28 years of  experience in the building energy efficiency industry, currently serving at the executive management level developing cohesive teams. Wagner is dedicated to her profession, gaining several certifications in her field.  Her certifications include the P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CEM, and California General Contractor’s A license.

Dan Newman, MSAE `91 is a Senior Technical Fellow of the Boeing Company in aircraft configuration design and development.  He serves as the Chief Engineer for vertical lift aircraft research and development, and supports Commercial Airplane Product Development. He previously served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as the Technical Director of the AHS International vertical flight technical society, and as an Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Newman twice served as a member of the National Academies Panel on Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory.  He is a Technical Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society and an Associate Fellow of the American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  He received his Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center of Excellence at the University of Maryland (under Professor Gessow as his advisor), and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.










Angela Dimopoulos