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Volunteer Recognition Month: Jose M. Gomez Alonso

Posted: June 28, 2023

With nearly two decades of volunteering under his belt, Jose M. Gomez Alonso knows the ins and outs of SAE International.

His journey with SAE began in 2004 as a faculty advisor for the University of Central Venezuela (Universidad Central de Venezuela) Baja SAE and Formula SAE teams.

Today, he is a senior industrial mechanical engineer, global field operations at Boeing, and has transitioned his mobility knowledge as an industry representative in Formula SAE. He most recently served as a design judge of the internal combustion event in May of this year.

“It was so rewarding to receive emails from students requesting more information or coaching following the Formula competition,” said Gomez Alonso, “It is professionally satisfying and one of the pleasures I love as a volunteer; it makes me feel complete!”

In addition to his involvement in SAE University Programs, Gomez Alonso currently serves as the Chair of the SAE International Florida Section, a role he’s assumed since 2019. 

Volunteering allows Gomez Alonso to give back to his community, influencing the next generation of engineering students. At the university level, he is able to make an impact on the young professionals who are the future of the mobility industry.

“It’s a way for us to create a strong bond across the industry,” said Gomez Alonso.

Thank you, Jose, for your dedication to volunteering with SAE. We’re grateful to have you as a part of our team.

June is SAE’s Volunteer Recognition Month and we're celebrating our volunteers and contributors all month long. Interested in getting involved with opportunities like this? Reach out to