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José Abreu, P.E.
Class of 1975
Miami Dade College
AA, MDC

Nominated by
Dr. Eduardo J. Padron
President of Miami Dade College
  David W. Allen
Class of 1983
Kettering University
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Nominated by
Dr. Stanley Liberty
President of Kettering University
  James Bean
Class of 1991
Drexel University
BS, Accounting and Finance

Nominated by
Mr. John A. Fry
President of Drexel University
  Kevin D. Belfield
Class of 1982
Rochester Institute of Technology
BS, Chemistry

Nominated by
Dr. William W. Destler
President of Rochester Institute of Technology
  Robert Bridge
Class of 1970
Drexel University
BS, Business Administration

Nominated by
Mr. John A. Fry
President of Drexel University
                 
Mr. José Abreu is the Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. He directs the operations at Miami International Airport and four general aviation airports in Miami. Prior to this, Mr. Abreu served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) under Governor Jeb Bush. Prior to his position as Secretary, Mr. Abreu served 18 years in progressively senior positions at FDOT, District Six Secretary for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Mr. Abreu has an AA from Miami Dade College and a BS in civil engineering from the University of Miami.

In March 2008, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB), during the Bush Administration.
  Mr. David W. Allen is the executive vice president of Operations at Del Monte Foods Company. He previously served as senior vice president, Operations and Supply Chain from 2005 to April 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Allen was chief operating officer of U.S. Foodservice, from 2004 to 2005 and was chief executive officer of WorldChain, Inc., a supply chain service company from 2001 to 2004. He served as vice president, Worldwide Operations for Dell Inc. from 1999 to 2000.

Mr. Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. Mr. Allen also serves on the board of directors of American Italian Pasta Company.
  Mr. Bean is Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. While at Drexel, Mr. Bean held a co-op at KPMG, and he continued working there after graduation until 1995. After leaving KPMG, Mr. Bean was employed by 3Com Corporation and Intelligent Electronics where he held Senior Director positions until joining Apple in 1998. Mr. Bean currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Financial Management Institute, and on the Board of Trustees of the International School of the Peninsula Board Finance as Finance Chair and Treasurer. Mr. Bean is the latest link in Apple’s relationship with Drexel University; when Drexel became the first university to require its students to have computers in the early 1980’s, it did so in partnership with Apple.
  Kevin D. Belfield received the A.A.S. in Chemical Technology in 1981 and the B.S. in Chemistry in 1982 from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he gained valuable co-op experience at Eastman Kodak Co. and Pennwalt Pharmaceutical Co. along with pursuing undergraduate research with Prof. Terence C. Morrill and Vladimir Vukanovic. He then earned the Ph.D. in Chemistry from Syracuse University in 1988. After conducting research in polymer stabilization and degradation at Ciba-Geigy, he pursued postdoctoral research at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Belfield joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1992. He moved to the University of Central Florida’s Department of Chemistry in 1998 to establish a program in functional polymer chemistry and organic photonic materials. He has been Chair of the Chemistry Department since November 2004. Dr. Belfield performs research in the area of multiphoton absorbing materials and has over 175 publications.   A successful businessman whose career in the automobile industry spans forty years, Mr. Bridge is President and owner of Bob Bridge Toyota, a car dealership franchise in Washington State. Mr. Bridge has won the Toyota President’s Award for customer satisfaction each year from 2002 to 2008. He began his career in the industry as a marketing analyst at Ford’s corporate headquarters in Detroit, where he worked as a co-op student for two years. In 1982, his career brought him to Renton, Washington as General Manager of a dealership, which he eventually purchased. He is Past President of the Western Washington Toyota Dealer Advertising Association (WWTDA) and current President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA), and he has served on the WSADA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. A noted Rotarian and philanthropist in his community, Mr. Bridge promotes education through his support of Renton’s Community in Schools Program, Renton Reading Buddies Program, the Renton Teacher appreciation awards and the City of Renton Community Scholarship Program.