Alumni Accomplishment - Lakecia Gunter ‘95

November 5, 2018


“You have been assigned to this mountain to show others it can be moved.” – Mel Robbins
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, Lakecia Gunter, recently joined the Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) Executive Staff at Intel and was promoted to Vice President  PSG Ecosystem Development and Operations. Gunter earned her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering in 1995 from the University of South Florida (USF).

In this role, Gunter will be responsible for architecting and executing a strategic framework to develop and manage an FPGA ecosystem that drives the adoption and growth of Intel’s FPGA accelerator solutions. Gunter will also manage the executive relationship with PSG’s suppliers, coordinate PSG business groups’ development of accelerator card solutions, and define and implement new business models with related KPIs to drive business growth.

With over 20 years of leadership and management experience in the industry, and 10 years at Intel, Gunter joins PSG from her most recent role as Technical Assistant (TA) and Chief of Staff (CoS) to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. She started her career at Intel as a technical program manager in the Validation Engineering organization and has held several leadership positions across the company throughout her career, including Validation Engineering Manager for Intel’s 4thand 5thgeneration processors, TA and CoS for Intel Labs, and Consumer Segment General Manager in the Client Computing Group.
Gunter also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Gunter is often asked to share advice with students and professionals regarding how to build a successful career in technology. She recommends the following:  “When opportunity comes your way, instead of saying, No, I Can’t,  say “Yes, , Actually I can” and prepare to win.”