About the event
WSU School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
Lunch and Learn with Industry
Q&A Session: Software or Electric Power or Anything
by Jon Campbell (BSCS & BSCE ’03 MSCS ’05), Microsoft Research
Kerri Lewis (BSEE ’88), Microsoft
Josh DiLuciano (BSEE ’06), Avista
Greg Zweigle (MSEE ’91, MS Chemistry ’09, PhD EECS ’13), SEL
Join us to ask career and technology questions to a panel from Microsoft, Avista, and SEL. We formed this panel from two somewhat different industries to give you a chance to hear different perspectives to your career questions.
Bring any career question, it does not have to relate only to software or electric power.
Jon Campbell, Microsoft Research
Jon Campbell spent 6 years in Pullman, earning a double major (BS Computer Science, BS Computer Engineering) and double minor (Math, Electrical Engineering) in 2003 as well as a Masters in Computer Science in 2005. He had internships at a startup and Sandia National Laboratories. Since graduation he has spent 15 years at Microsoft across many divisions – Office, Xbox, Windows and most recently Microsoft Research specializing in Accessible Technology. Special honor include numerous patents, winning the Microsoft \\OneWeek hackathon in 2014, and winning the SXSW 2018 Music & Audio Innovation award.
Outside of work Jon spends time with his wife and two children and one French Bulldog. He runs a non-profit Kyokushin Karate school where he is the international representative for Washington and is a leader in his children’s Cub Scout pack. He also enjoys learning Brazilian Jui Juitsu, woodworking, electronics, and photography.
Kerri Lewis, Microsoft
Kerri Lewis is the General Manager of Strategic Sourcing. In this role, she leads a team that manages over 250 strategic suppliers and $8B in spend across all component and subsystem categories. Prior to this position, Kerri spent a career spanning 30 years where she led teams at technology companies across aerospace, biomedical and telecom industries in a variety of roles in engineering, sourcing, manufacturing and product realization before finally joining Microsoft in 2006.
Over the course of the last 14 years, Kerri has led teams at Microsoft in new product introduction, channel management, demand supply alignment, and served two years as chief of staff to the CVP of Microsoft’s manufacturing and supply chain.
Kerri holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an MBA in Technology Management. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She currently resides in Kenmore, WA.
Josh DiLuciano, Avista
Josh DiLuciano joined Avista in 2006 as an entry level engineer. He has held a variety of technical engineering roles, and has managed the Electric Metershop, The Engineering Technical Services Group, Clarkston Operations (both gas and electric), Enterprise Maximo Team, Energy Delivery Projects. He became the director of Electrical Engineering in 2017. He has responsibility for AMI Washington, GIS Refresh, Transmission Engineering, Distribution Engineering, Protection Engineering, Substation Engineering, Drafting & Edit, Maximo, and Engineering Technical Services. Finally, he is a US Navy Veteran, and currently serves on the board of the West Central Community Center.
Greg Zweigle, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
Greg is a fellow engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and leads a research team to develop wide-area power system analysis and control solutions.
Greg holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science and master’s degrees in (physical) chemistry and electrical engineering from Washington State University, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Northwest Nazarene University.
It has been said one should never let a crisis go to waste, because it can be an opportunity to try new things that may not have been possible before. And, with the temporary transition to online learning, we have a new means for industry to connect with students at WSU.
The purpose of this speaking series is for high-tech companies to share insight with EECS students and give time for Q&A.
Example topics will include career experiences, how to succeed in industry, what to expect with your first job, interviewing advice, along with technology discussions and trends.
The series is brought to you by the WSU EECS Executive Council. We are engineers, managers, and executives that help advise the WSU EECS program so what you learn at school matches the skills and values needed for a successful career.