University of Michigan Alumni Association

30 Minute Mentors Bios

Below are the alumni mentors for the Friday, November 7th 30 Minute Mentors Session at the Lurie Engineering Center on North Campus. Students can register for a maximum of 2 meetings.


Scott Withers, ’87 MFA, HKS- Creative Services Manager

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 Professional Experience/Highlights: 25 year career in graphic- and architectural design with preeminent national and global design firms. Currently Creative Services Manager at HKS, Inc., a global architectural firm with 27 offices worldwide specializing in 13 different practice areas and notable for such designs as the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and the upcoming Red Wings Stadium. Responsible for communications strategy and collateral.

Community Activities: Design Fellowship organizer within our corporation, giving designers real world, hands-on experience solving real world problems.

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Kimberly Lennox, ’10 BFA, Quack!Media- Art Director

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Professional Experience/Highlights: I've been working professionally as a designer for six years. I have experience working with clients such as TheRide, Cranbrook Schools, BTB, Cantina, Charley's, the Port of Long Beach, and many more.

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Mike Wogan, ’14 BS Social Computing Informatics, University of Michigan ITS- UX Analyst

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Website development, human-computer interaction, design, business system analysis

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Nick Capicotto, ’11 MS Engineering, Ford Motor Company- Powertrain Integration Program Manager

Professional Experience/Highlights: At Ford, ensures all new powertrain parts are properly integrated into each test build vehicle. Troubleshoots powertrain related inconsistencies and issues as the primary point of contact between the build, program, and engineering groups. Works with design engineers, marketing, test planners, and others to ensure program timeline is maintained. At Caterpillar, Developed a new standard procedure to govern warranty payouts for total loss and rebuilt products and established core product inspection forms for a newly released <$500,000 mobile device application

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