Member steering committee Clusters of Innovation, since 1999, Council on Competitiveness, since 1999. Member advisory council Emory University Graduate School Arts and Sciences, 1995-1998. Member Commonwealth North, Anchorage, 1987-1994.
Member executive committee Association Graduate Schools, Association American Universities, 197-98, nominating committee, 1995. Trustee Akron Tomorrow, since 1999. Trustee Northeastern Ohio Universities College Medicine, since 1999, Akron Civic Theatre.
Board directors Akron Roundtable, since 1999, Cleveland Tomorrow, since 2002, Northeast Ohio Council Higher Education, National Inventors Hall of Fame. Member National Coaliton for Advanced Manufacturing (board directors since 1999), Council on Foreign Relations, Union Club (Cleveland), City Club (Cleveland), 50 Club (Cleveland), Rotary, Golden Key, Phi Beta Delta, Sigma Xi.