An industry leader and an inspiration to faculty and students – Announcing the 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Awardee, Mr. Don McKinney

The Gator Engineering community is proud to honor Mr. Don McKinney as the winner of the 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Award. Don’s innovative spirit is exemplified in his relentless reinvention of himself – from an electrical engineer that quickly rose to the ranks of corporate leadership, to a successful entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, an investor and a mentor. Don’s fearlessness in seeking new ventures will continue to inspire and influence Gator Engineers around the world. Congratulations Don!

Don McKinney (center), 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Award recipient, with his wife, Rebecca McKinney (left), and Dean Cammy Abernathy (right) at the 2012 Gator Engineering Innovation Award Ceremony, Palo Alto, CA.