Advisory Council

Douglas P. Campbell

Mr. Campbell became President of Campbell & Campbell Consulting and acquired the Automotive Safety Council (ASC) as a long-term client in June 2008 upon retiring from TRW after 22 years. In his capacity at TRW as Vice President of Engineering for the Global Occupant Safety Systems, he oversaw all engineering activities for the inflatable restraint, seat belt, steering wheel, safety and security electronics, and lane keeping product lines with a budget of over $300 million and 2200 people.

Mr. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Design and Economic Evaluation from the University of Colorado and a certificate in International Business Studies from the American International Graduate School of Business. A Professional Engineer, Mr. Campbell has been chairman of various committees of the Automotive Safety Council, the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Management Association, and the International Association of Oil Drilling. He has earned TRW's Chairman Award for Innovation, Baker International Management Award, numerous patents, the Engineering Innovation of the Year Award from Petroleum International magazine and NHTSA's Special Appreciation Award for career contributions to auto safety.

As President of the Automotive Safety Council (ASC), Mr. Campbell oversees all of the 40 member organization's activities which involves many roles, some of which include: governmental affairs contact to help educate US and State Congressional members about auto safety; replies to NHTSA rule making/questions; promotes the use of Active, Passive, Interior, and Child Safety; supports activities of other groups involved in auto safety; and coordinates ASC member technical committees including the annual 4 day global safety conference which features the premier auto safety leaders of the world.


Robert D. Charles

With 25+ years of general management, strategic planning, and business development experience gained in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Far East, Mr. Charles serves as Chairman and CEO of North Star Advisors, LLC (NSA), a Strategic Management, Global Sourcing, and Growth-Stage Investment Company. NSA’s entrepreneurial approach employs Advanced Analytics, Lean Six-Sigma techniques, and Strategic Alliances to resolve mission-critical complexities and improve operational performance across multiple functional areas. Additionally, NSA has successfully launched or incubated various start-up ventures, including Lean Healthcare Organization (a Revenue Cycle Management Company), MarginXL Capital Partners (a middle-market Private Equity Fund), and MarginXL Advisors (a Business Management Consultancy).

Prior to founding NSA, Mr. Charles served as the President of a nascent medical technology company, as the Executive Vice President of Global Financial Services at Ford Motor Credit Co., a partner of CSC Index, and the President of Advanced Device Corp. In addition to holding senior positions with Bain & Co., Exxon Corp., and Chase Manhattan Bank, he earned a Master's in Business Administration from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.


Suzanne Cole

Ms. Cole is CEO of Miller Cole LLC, a management-consulting firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in legislative and regulatory affairs, advocacy and government funding for corporate technology R&D, and manufacturing. She is an expert in the development of successful integrated (product, regulatory, legislative) market strategies for industry. She has counseled corporate, nonprofit, and international clients on transportation, automotive safety, chemicals, energy, environmental, and public policy matters including state and federal regulatory and legislative issues.

Ms. Cole chaired Global Automotive Safety Conferences for the Society of Plastics Engineers, which brought together automotive OEM, supplier executives, and engineers with medical and regulatory communities to discuss auto safety design, injury prevention, new materials applications, telematics, and electronic data recorders. She also served on numerous legislative committees at the state and federal levels: she was appointed by Governor Engler to the Michigan Broadband Development Authority; and served on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Revisions and Superfund Committees in Congress as well as the President's Export Council. She has testified before Congress on automotive safety, vehicle emissions and diesel technology and authored a white paper for the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute on Vehicle Recycling and End of Life of Vehicles.

Formerly, Ms. Cole was the Vice President for Global Government Affairs (1996-1998) for the Ocean Group, PLC in London, England, wherein she led the global government and regulatory affairs effort, including U.S. Federal government relations, effectively established a global government interface capability, and served as the corporate representative to proactively shape and influence key policy actions critical to Ocean’s strategic objectives. She has a Bachelor's of Science from Michigan State University, a Master's of Business Administration from The University of Michigan, Ross Business School, and a Master's in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University.


Junia Doan

Junia Doan is the Producer/Interviewer of "Uncommon Sense with Junia", a biography program aired on regional PBS on Sundays.

For 25 years she was a leader in programming and development for the Midland Matrix Festival, an annual Arts, Science and Humanities Festival in Midland, Michigan, MATRIX: Cinema, and Something New.

She has also served on various boards including the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, The Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C., The Detroit Institute of Arts , Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan Council for Humanities and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.

A descendant of a pioneer Oklahoma family and a graduate of Barnard College, she worked in finance and fund management until she married her late husband, Herbert D. "Ted" Doan and moved to Midland, Michigan.Junia now resides in Midland and Manhattan.


Robert C. Lange

Mr. Lange is a Principal and the Corporate Vice President for Exponent. He holds numerous affiliations and advisory appointments along with being published on a vast array of subjects. Mr. Lange has almost 40 years experience in automotive engineering, specializing in motor vehicle safety and public health.

Of the hundreds of areas Mr. Lange has expertise, the following specialties show the breadth and depth of his knowledge base: safety technology development and insertion patterns; collision causal factors and collision typology; collision and injury risk assessment; occupant performance; owners' manuals and warnings; vehicle dynamics, responsiveness, and control; tire and wheel systems; chassis systems and collision avoidance; rollover vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, and injury mechanisms; autonomous sensor-based and cooperative wireless collision avoidance technologies; dynamic collision response for vehicles and occupants in planar and rollover events; occupant protection technologies; inflatable restraint sensor system design, performance, and specifications; fire cause, origin, and propagation; fuel system design and performance; post-collision performance and response; non-collision injury mechanisms; policy approaches to motor vehicle safety; and defect investigations.


Adrian K. Lund, Ph.D.

Dr. Lund is President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its affiliate, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Dr. Lund earned his doctoral degree in Social Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975 and served as an assistant professor in Residence in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1974 to 1981.

Since joining IIHS as a Behavioral Scientist in 1981, Dr. Lund's research has spanned the range of driver, vehicle, and roadway factors involved in the safety of motor vehicle travel. As Senior Vice President for Research from 1993 to 2001, he directed the development of the Institute's extensive vehicle testing program. Throughout his career at IIHS, Dr. Lund has participated in a number of government and non-governmental committees addressing ways to reduce the injuries, fatalities, and property damage from motor vehicle crashes. Currently, he serves as: a trustee for the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP); an external advisory board member for the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); and an advisor on the National Advisory Committee for the University of Wisconsin's Active Aging Research Center (AARC).


Christopher O'Connor

Mr. O'Connor joined First Technology Safety Systems in 2007 as President & CEO, later named, Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc. During the last three years, Mr. O'Connor tripled the size of the business, developed several new products, improved operational performance, and generated profitable growth. Humanetics is the worldwide leader in its related safety & crash test markets.

Mr. O'Connor is also the President & CEO of Safety Technology Holdings (STH) the parent company to Humanetics and HITEC, a high tech engineering services company. Mr. O'Connor started his leadership career in the U.S. Army and he currently continues to serve as a senior officer (Colonel) in the U.S. Army Reserves. Prior to Humanetics, Mr. O'Connor was at Morningside, a private investment group owning companies in the fields of automotive, medical, industrial, and advanced technology. From 1999 to 2007, he was President & CEO of Prospects Corp., an innovative sensor company with convenience and safety related products for the automotive marketplace.

Mr. O'Connor received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Science in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the GE Advance Course, GE Crotonville Course, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and has completed Executive Management courses at Harvard and the prestigious Executive Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. O'Connor is the 2012 recipient of Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award as winner for Michigan & Northwest Ohio.


Stewart C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Wang is First Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate education at Yale College and his M.D. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his surgical residency as well as a Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1995. Dr. Wang serves as Director of the University of Michigan Burn Center as well as the State of Michigan Burn Coordinating Center. He is the Founding Director of the multidisciplinary University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education (UMPIRE) as well as the International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM).

For the past seventeen years, Dr. Wang has coordinated efforts to utilize the University of Michigan's extensive medical resources in support of improved understanding of the mechanisms by which injuries are caused during motor vehicle crashes. Through collaborative case reviews, medical specialists, policy makers and engineers have jointly achieved a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of injury causation as well as potential ways to prevent such injuries from occurring. He has established a fellowship program to train engineers in the interpretation of real life medical crash data and to facilitate the practical application of this data toward engineering improvements in vehicle safety design. He has also established several educational programs targeted toward rescue personnel and medical professionals to improve post-injury care.

Dr. Wang's research is centered on injury. His basic science research focuses on local tissue responses to injury, burns, and infection. His clinical research focuses on utilizing high throughput analysis of body composition characteristics (Analytic Morphomics) to assess patient fragility and frailty.

Dr. Wang has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1990 and currently holds funding from three institutes from the NIH as well as funding from the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Defense. Active areas of research investigation include: 1) immunologic responses following burn injury, 2) gene therapy modulation of immune responses to infection, 3) mechanisms of lung injury following trauma, and 4) mechanisms of motor vehicle crash injury.