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Bauer College Board

Bala Balachandran, Visiting Professor, Acct. and Info. Management, Northwestern University

Dan Bellow, President (Houston), Jones Lang LaSalle

J. Downey Bridgwater, President (Houston Market), Comerica

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Anthony Chase, Chairmain & CEO, ChaseSource, LP

Joel Cowley, President & CEO, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Sam Di Piazza, Jr., Chairman, The Mayo Clinic

Wang Dongjin, Group Vice President, China National Petroleum Company

Elaine Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies

Milton Frankfort, Co-Chairman, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Kenneth Guidry (BBA ’77), President, PKF Texas

Joe Gutierrez, CEO, Novi Ventures

Greg Harper, (MBA ’97), Retired President – Gas Pipelines & Processing, Enbridge, Inc.

Natara Holloway, VP, Jr. Athlete Development Strategic Planning, National Football League

Karen Katz, President & CEO, Neiman Marcus

Fran Keeth, Retired CEO, Shell Chemicals, Inc.

Paal Kibsgaard, CEO, Schlumberger Limited

Elizabeth Killinger, President, NRG Retail and Reliant, NRG Energy

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Duy-Loan Le, Retired Senior Fellow; Board of Directors: National Instruments, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram, Texas Instruments, Inc.

Robert Lewey, President, IES Holdings, Inc.

Aylwin Lewis, President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

Scott McClelland, President - H-E-B Houston, H-E-B

David Mendez, Head of Industries, JP Morgan Chase Middle Market Banking

Mark J. Mize (BBA ’95), EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Halcón Resources

Jack Moore, Former CEO, Current Chairman, Cameron International Corporation

Mark Papa, Retired Chairman & CEO, EOG Resources

Paul Peacock, Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Richard Rawson, President, Insperity, Inc.

S. Glynn Roberts, President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC

Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Sam Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

David Skala, Senior Vice President, Moody National Bank

Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO; Senior Advisor, LifeEnergy; LS Power

Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman, Mattress Firm

Steve Stephens, President, Amegy Bank

Dave Warren, President & CEO, Energy Alloys

Trey Wilkinson, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

Bruce Williamson, Executive Chairman of the Board, Southcross Energy Holdings

Floyd Wilson, President & CEO, Halcón Resources

Darren Wolfman, Certified Public Accountant



Accounting Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella (BBA ’86), Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, ExxonMobil

Dennis Baldwin, Vice President, Controller & CAO Cameron

Michael Bennett, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Jim Calvetti, Partner, Calvetti Ferguson

Homer Carrillo, Shareholder, WeinsteinSpira

Lynn Caruso, Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Norman Comstock, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Dan Crumrine, Vice President & CEO, Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Steve Diamond, Partner, Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Carlos Fernandez, Partner, KPMG, LLP

Milton Frankfort, Founding Partner, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Justin Gannon, Managing Partner, GrantThornton

Paige Gerich (BBA ‘86), CPA, Partner, BKD, LLP

Steve Goepfert, Retired, Staff Vice President, Internal Audit, United Airlines

Ray Gonzalez, Director, Deloitte & Touche

Kenny Grace (BBA ‘85), Office Managing Partner, Hein & Associates, LLP

Kenneth Guidry (BBA ‘77), President, PKF Texas

Chelsea Hendrickson (MBA ‘94), Assurance Partner, PwC

Kevin Horton, Partner, Harper & Pearson

Arnita Jackson, Special Agent, IRS — Criminal Investigation

Conrad Johnson, Partner, BDO

Keith Kahl, General Auditor, LyondellBasell

John King (BBA ‘92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP

Mark Mize (BBA ‘95), CFO, Halcón Resources Corporation

Greg Neely, Vice President, Internal Audit, SYSCO Corporation

William Newman, Vice President of Finance, Uretek USA

RoDona Oliver (BBA ‘82), Director, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Panasik, Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Peacock (BBA ‘81), Retired Partner, PwC

Michael Peppers, Vice President & CAO MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Phelps, CPA, Shareholder, Briggs & Veselka Co.

John Podraza, Business Services Manager, XTO Energy, Inc.

Dan Ramey, CPA/CFF, CIA, CFE, Director, Risk Advisory Services, McGladrey LLP

Ron Rand, President & CEO, Rand Group

Clark Sackschewsky, Tax Managing Principal, BDO

Jerry Seade, Partner, BDO

Sid Shaver, Managing Director, Statesman Corporate Finance, LLC

Wayne Snelson, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Carol Warley (BBA ‘77), Partner, McGladrey LLP

Valerie Williams (MBA ‘80), Southwest Region Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP



Banking Certificate Advisory Board

Patrick Blossom, Executive Vice President, Independent Bank

Bill Bobbora, Managing Director, Mainstream Energy & Petrochemicals, Cadence Bank

Daryl Bohls, Exec VP & Chief Credit Officer, Allegiance Bank of Texas

Jorge Borrego, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Plains Capital Bank

Downey Bridgwater, President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank

Al Coleman, FDIC, DVP

Christian Corts, Sr VP/Corporate Banking Manager

Bobby Davenport, Texas Department of Banking

Bob Dowdell, Exec VP, Prosperity Bank

Jeff Dunn, Exec VP, Sr. Corporate Banker, Bank of Texas

Eric Ensmann, Exec VP, BBVA Compass

Geoff Greenwade, President and CEO, Green Bank

Ryan Hightower, VP Commercial Lending, Amegy Bank

Terry Hill, Sr. VP/Division Manager, JPMorgan-Chase

Hank Holmes, President, Cadence Bank

Jonathan Homeyer, Exec. VP/ Division Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Clay Hoster, Vice Chairman of the Board, Independent Bank

Paula Jachimiec, Vice President of Credit, Community Bank of Texas

Rich Jochetz, President, Texas Gulf Bank

Kathy Kim, Vice President, Post Oak Bank

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

David Lepori, Frost Bank

Patrick Mikkelsen, Capital One

Keith Morton, Sr. VP, Managing Underwriter, Capital One

Mack Neff, Integrity Bank

Tim Phillips, Patriot Bank

Kevin Rafferty, President, South TX Region Market, Iberia Bank

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Jim Sturgeon, Community Bank of Texas

Dan Summerford, BB&T

Mike Turner, President, Houston Market, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Alan Villanueva, Whitney Bank

Paul Wheeler, Federal Reserve Bank of Texas

Roland Williams, Chair/President/CEO, Post Oak Bank

Bill Wilson, President, Houston Region, Texas Capital Bank of Houston



Cougar Investment Fund Board

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Jim Coppedge

Mike Davis

Tom George, Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Bob Gray, Mayer Brown LLP

Dawn Hawley

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Chris Matlock, Director-Portfolio Management, Goodman Financial Corporation

Mike Murray, Clinical Assistant Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Trey Wilkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Legacy Partners



Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Starlet Agrella (BBA ’86), Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, Controller's Knowledge Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation

M.B. Ahmed, CEO, Ter Energy Inc.

Chris Angelides, General Manager External Relations-Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

Berney Aucoin, Vice President, Structure & Strategy, Sequent Energy Management

Ajay Batra, Senior Vice President, Redwood Markets, LLC

John Bishop, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley - Investment Banking Division

Brandon Blossman, Managing Director, Research, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.

Mark J. Bright, VP Planning & Risk Management, Apache Corporation

Stan Brownell, Director, Sapient Global Markets

Joe Carroll, Manager - IT Applications, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Helen Currie, Sr. Economist, ConocoPhillips Corp.

Cindy Deere, Head of Audit - Finance, IT and Corporate, Shell Oil Company

Trish Earles, Sr. Global Manager, T&E Corporate Card/MIS, Halliburton

Andrew Elliot, Director, Supply and Portfolio Management, ENGIE Resources

Eric Everett, Business Development Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Will Febres, Commercial Director, Baker Hughes

Christopher Flanagan, Manager of Marine Operations – Americas, Shell Oil Company

Patrick Gibson, Vice President, SAP Enterprise Support, Spectra Energy

Ben Hur, Manager Global Petroleum Coke, Polypropylene & Solvents, Phillips 66

Jamie Imhoff, Product Lines Manager, Baker Hughes

Don Johnson, Sr. Director, Commercial Hydrocarbons, Contanda Terminals LLC

Leyster Jumawan, Assistant Treasurer, Murphy Oil Corp.

Michael Keener, President, KP Energy

Bob King, Sr. Director of Advancement, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Robert Lemus, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Mark J. Mize, Executive VP and CFO & Treasurer, Halcón Resources

Felipe Mondragon, Cyber Security Director, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.

Colleen Mukavitz, Consultant, Marakon

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston's Future

Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, LNG Limited

Jen Pipkin, Global Project Controls Director-Engineering, Dow Chemical

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

S. Glynn Roberts, President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC

Christopher Ross, Executive Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Jason Sweeney, Director of Business Development, Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kalim Tippitt, Director Big Data and Analytics Information Technology, NRG

Paul Vincent, Vice President- Investor Relations, Superior Energy Services

Jeremy Walker, Manager, Subsurface Computing, Hess



Real Estate Advisory Board

Andrew M. “Drew” Alexander, President and CEO, Weingarten Realty

Dan Bellow, President (Houston), Jones Lang LaSalle

Tammy Betancourt, Executive Vice President & CEO, BOMA

J. William “Bill” Boyar, Shareholder, BoyarMiller+

Jonathan H. Brinsden, CEO, Midway

Kyle Brown, Senior Regional Manager, Milestone Management

Jim Casey, Sr. Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Doug Childers, Vice President, Morris Architects

Brian Dinerstein, President, The Dinerstein Cos.

Mike Dishberger, CEO, Sandcastle Homes

Ray Driver, III, Principal, Kinghorn, Driver, Hough & Co.

Randy Elkins, Managing Director/Counsel-Texas, AmTrust Title

Michele Ellis-Felder, Managing Director - Leasing, Gemini Realty

John T. Fenoglio, Executive Vice President, CBRE Capital Markets, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Real Estate Program

Edwin C. Friedrichs, Senior Principal, President, Walter P. Moore Associates, Inc.

Debra Gilbreath, Partner, Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath

Jim Gustafson, President, Gustafson Group, Inc.

John D. Hammond (BBA ’92), Marketing Director, Riverway Title Company

Shawn Harvey, Senior Property Manager, Griffin Partners, Inc.

Will Holder, President, Trendmaker Homes Houston

John Holland, Executive Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis, South Texas - Louisiana

John W. Hammond, President, Friendswood Development Company

Brandon Houston, Principal, Trammell Crow Company

Charles J. “Chuck” Jacobus, J.D., Attorney-at-Law, Adjunct Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business, UH Law Center

Don Janssen, Principal, Planned Community Developers

Alex Jessett, CFO, Camden

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue Community Development Corporation

Paul H. Layne, Executive Vice President, The Howard Hughes Corporation

Glenn Lee, Texas Funding

Edwin A. “Drew” Lewis, III, Co-Chairman, Griffin Partners, Inc.

Marty McAdams, Owner Broker, McAdams Associates

Brandi McDonald, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Edna Meyer-Nelson, Richland Properties

John D. Mooz, Senior Managing Director, City Leader, Hines

Bill Odle, Managing Partners, TBG Partners

Trey Odom, Founder and Chairman, AVERA Companies

Robert A. Parker, Global Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company

Stephen Peacock, President, The HouReal Corporation

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Scott Rando (BBA ’83), Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Kevin Roberts, President, Southwest, Transwestern

Mike Rozell, Owner/Broker, Rozell Realty

Jon Silberman (MBA ’87), Co-Managing Partner, NAI—Houston

Joseph O. Slovacek, J.D., Principal, Hoover Slovacek, LLP

Andrew Sowell, Broker/Principal, Boyd Commercial, LLC

Dean Strombom, Principal, Gensler Houston

Howard T. Tellepsen, Jr., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tellepsen Builders

Aaron Thielhorn, Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Jason Tramonte, Managing Principal, STG Design

Tim Waikem, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Chase Bank

Patrick Walsh, Director of Planning & Development, City of Houston

Evelyn R. Ward, CCIM, Associate Vice President, Brokerage Services, Transwestern

Timothy P. Williamson, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Cadence Bank

Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. (BBA ’49), Chairman of the Board, GSL Welcome Group

Mark Woodroof, Partner, Better Homes and Gardens, Gary Greene

Edmond D. “Ed” Wulfe, Chief Executive Officer, Wulfe & Company

Dave Yelovich, Compliance Officer, Tilson Home Corporation



Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board

Jennifer Adams, ConocoPhillips

Cedric Bandoh, HP Inc.

Tricia Barrios, GEICO

Mary Briley, Shell

Jose Calderon, Chevron

Elizabeth Cocavessis, Target Stores

Sandy De La Garza, Enterprise Holdings

Robert Deborde, LyondellBasell

Melissa Gonzalez, Sunoco LP

David Hammerle, Bechtel

Renee Hebert, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sara Herbel, RSM US LLP

Jimmy Huynh, ChevronPhillips Chemical Company

Holly Keeton, Academy Sports & Outdoors

Hamzah Khan, CenterPoint Energy

Sarah Kolafa, Enterprise Products

Rebecca Kothari, Shell

Janie McDaniel, Enterprise Products

Courtney Meadows, Phillips 66

Crystal Nguyen, MassMutual Texas Gulf Coast

Nicole Nguyen, BP Corporation

Sherri Osterlund, TDECU

Angel Rivera, Phillips 66

Mary Rogers, Phillips 66

Katya Samoilov, ExxonMobil

Kristi Sharp, RSM US LLP

Leandra Taylor, Shell

David Tollar, Target Stores

Susan Williams, Bechtel



Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE) Board

Mariame Aana, Supervising Attorney, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Pradeep Anand, Founder, President, Seeta Resources

Matt Avery, President and CEO, Elisha Consulting

Charles Becker, Assistant Director, SURE™ Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Andrew Cobos, Associate, The Buzbee Law Firm

Ron Consolino, SCORE Houston – President, SCORE

Wesley Danson, Vice President, Finance & Operations, BMP Brand Management Professionals

Talib Dhanji, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Timothy Jeffcoat, District Director-U.S. SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration

Frank Kelley, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Basheer Khumawala, Professor, Supply Chain Management, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Saleha Khumawala, Professor of Accounting & Founding Director, SURE™ Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Terri King, Accountant, Clayton Foundation Ramanan Krishnamoorty, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

Brian Lopera, Finance and Accounting Professional, McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC

Janet Meade, Associate Professor of Accounting, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paula Mendoza, President and CEO, Possible Missions

Ralph Miller, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Kaye Newberry, Chair, Department of Accountancy & Taxation, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Michael Newman, Director of Accounting Programs, Clinical Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Professor of Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

Beth Robertson, President and CEO, Cockspur, Inc.

Kevin Rosenberg, Controller/Director of Accounting, EDP Renewables North America

Richard Scamell, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Aamir Shah, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Riaz Siddiqui, Founder & Managing Partner, Denham Capital

Thad (Bo) Smith, Management Consultant, SmithServices

Peter K. Taaffe, Attorney, The Buzbee Law Firm; Member, UH System Board of Regents

Abeezar Tyebji, Founder & CEO, Shipcom Wireless

Turner Vaught, Assistant Vice President, Frost Bank

Paul Watson, Managing Director, Hermes Investment Group

Mark Winchester, Deputy District Director-U.S. SBA, U. S. Small Business Administration, Houston District



UH College of Business Foundation Board

Dennis J. Akromis (BBA ’74), Past President, UH College of Business Foundation

Lisa Airhart, Director, Trust Investments, Phillips 66

Judy C. Bozeman (BBA ’70), Chairman and President, Woodway Financial Advisors

Edgardo E. Colon (BBA ’80, MBA ’84), Attorney at Law, Edgardo E. Colon, PC

Roger B. Dickey (BBA ’71), Treasurer and Secretary, UH College of Business Foundation

John L. King (BBA ’92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Richard C. Kuriger, IV (MBA ’03), President, Advantage Insurance Holdings USA

Leonard S. Roth, Attorney at Law

Cyril M. Theccanat, Former President & CIO, Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P.



Working Families Advisory Board

Sandra Aultman, Managing Director Energy Group- Upstream Oil & Gas, The PNC Financial Services Group

Leisa Holland-Nelson, Co-Founder, President/CMO, ContentActive, LLC

Elizabeth Killinger, President, NRG Retail & Reliant, NRG Energy

Karen Love, Director, Practice Growth, Pannell, Kerr, Forster of Texas

Trudy Nix, Global & Commercial Banking Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Latisha Rowe, Founder & CEO, ROWE Docs

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children's Hospital

Jennifer Stewart, Senior VP Treasury & Tax, Southwestern Energy





Jessica Navarro


Julie Bonnin
Tedric Breed (BBA ’13)
Wendell Brock
Dan and Carol Crumrine
C. Gregory Harper (MBA ’97)
Robert E. King
Joe W. Martin (BBA ’76)
Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
Amanda Sebesta
Hilario “Eli” Yanez-Puentes (BBA ’17)


Kaelyn Williams


Nicki Evans


Charlie Propst (BA ’10)


Brandon Moeller
Marla Molony


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