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The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

Christopher Long

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1994 BSEE
1996 MSEE
Year Inducted: 2014





Mr. Long’s 16 year career in space has been spent with Orbital Sciences Corp and the  heritage companies (General Dynamics & Motorola Government Electronics), holding various engineering and management positions. Mr. Long has spent the last 6 months [as of Sep. 2014] as the Vice President and General Manager of Gilbert Operations where he oversees the operations of roughly 350 employees. Prior to this assignment Mr. Long spent 3 years as the Director of Advanced Systems. In this capacity Mr. Long oversees operations, profit and loss associated with Advanced Satellite Programs as well as a Technology Services business consisting of 100 people supporting Office of Space Launch for the NRO. Prior to his role as Director of Advanced Systems Mr. Long served as Director of Business Development for Space Systems General Dynamics to include responsibility of all orders and management of new business funds. Mr. Long is a member of the Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneur Program (LEIP) in Palo Alto California for the last 7 years. Mr. Long has published multiple technical papers related to space communications systems. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, AFCEA, NDIA, Old Crows and IEEE.

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