Don is a Director of Corporate Relations at UT Dallas and founder of Don Proeschel Consulting, a thumbtack.com based business focusing on career coaching, writing and editing. A West Point nuclear engineering graduate with an MS Degree in Management from UT Dallas, Don has worked for companies ranging in size from Texas Instruments (14 years) to mid-size (Intervoice for 11 years) to startups ranging from 7 to 15 employees. His experience includes 6 years as an Army Officer, 20 years in the defense industry and 15 years in the telecom industry in a variety of leadership roles, gaining knowledge in infrared systems, antennas, radars, stealth technology, software modeling and simulation, cyber security, telecommunications. test engineering, process engineering and configuration management. Don has been passionate about growing others personally and professionally, and helping them succeed, for over 40 years. He has interviewed and mentored high school West Point candidates in Plano for 15 years.