Kristine I. Simmons
Class of 1990
Rochester Institute of Technology
BS Professional and Technical Communication
  Clay Snyder
Class of 1993
Johnson & Wales University
BS Hospitality Management
  Gary R. Stockbridge
Class of 1984
Drexel University
BS Mechanical Engineering
  Mike Tomas
Class of 1985
Miami Dade College
Associate of Arts
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  Rhonda Robinson Winter
Class of 1981
Kettering University
Industrial Administration
     
                         
  Nominated by
Dr. William W. Destler, President
Rochester Institute of Technology

Ms. Simmons is Vice President of Government Affairs representing the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership for Public Service on Capitol Hill. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to the President on the White House Domestic Policy Council, and advised the President and White House senior staff on issues pertaining to civil service, government reform, and federalism. She also served as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and worked as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

 

  Nominated by
Chancellor John Bowen
Johnson & Wales University

Clay Snyder ‘93 is senior director of brand performance for Hilton Worldwide. Based in Atlanta, GA., he provides Doubletree hotels around the world with strategic and operational support to increase profits. Clay has helped open hotels in Tanzania, Russia and China.
“Being part of establishing our local chapter of TKE at JWU, I was able to take that experience and utilize it in my career in building successful teams and organizations. And, alumni connections have opened each opportunity from my first job as a valet parking attendant to my current role with Hilton Worldwide”.

 

  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University

Gary R. Stockbridge is President of the Delmarva Power Region for Pepco Holdings, Inc., a regional energy holding company that provides utility service to more than 1.9 million customers. He has more than 20 years of utility experience. Mr. Stockbridge’s strong commitment to his community has led him to serve as board President for the Red Cross on the Delmarva Peninsula, Chairman of the State of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board, board President for the local American Heart Association and the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Chesapeake Bay council of the Girl Scouts, among other civic leadership roles.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, President
Miami Dade College

Mike Tomas joined MCI while a student at Miami Dade College, and eventually was named the company’s youngest vice president.

Tomas helped raise $40 million to start Ineto, a customer communications software company. He co-founded the equity firm ASTRI Group and invested in Bioheart, Inc., a company working on stem cell therapies to reverse heart failure. Tomas currently serves as Bioheart’s president and CEO and as a director on its board.

This MDC Hall of Fame inductee chairs the Advisory Board of FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and is a founding mentor at UM’s Launch Pad at the Toppel Center.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Robert K. McMahan, President
Kettering University

Rhonda Robinson Winter is the Chief Information Officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. Her previous roles include leading technology at the National Collegiate Athletic Association during its relocation from Kansas City to new headquarters in Indianapolis and driving a technology revolution for museum visitors at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Winter has previously been recognized with the Women and Hi Tech Leading Light Award and the IUPUI Jaguar “Favorite Professor” Award. She has received Kettering’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2011. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration from Kettering University.