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Meet Our Leadership

Bauer College Board | Accounting Advisory Board | UH College of Business Foundation Board | Banking Certificate Advisory Board | Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers | Cougar Venture Fund | Gutierrez Energy Management Institute | Inclusive Leadership Advisory Board | Real Estate Advisory Board | Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board | Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Board

Bauer College Board

Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paul Peacock (BBA ’81), Chair, Retired Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC)

Elaine Willits Finger (BBA ’92), Vice-Chair, Real-Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies

Starlet Agrella (MBA ’86), Finance Executive, ExxonMobil Corporation

Chris Angelides (BS ’88, MBA ’94), Energy Transition Program General Manager, Shell

Bala V. Balachandran, J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), Northwestern University

Dan Bellow, President – Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle

Bill Bobbora, Managing Director, Regions Bank

J. Downey Bridgwater (BBA ’84), President - Houston Market, Comerica

Michael J. Cemo (BS ’68), President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Anthony R. Chase, Chairman & CEO, ChaseSource, LP

Dilip Choudhuri, President & CEO, Walter P. Moore

Susan Coulter, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation

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

Mohammed Ali Dhanani, Director, Dhanani Group Inc.; President/CEO, HAZA Group.

Kenny Grace (BBA ’85), Houston Office Managing Partner, Moss Adams

Bob Gray, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Kenneth J. Guidry, CPA (BBA ’77), Past President and Retired Director, PKF Texas

Andre Hal, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative

C. Gregory (Greg) Harper (MBA ’97), President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC

Mimi Healy, Head of NGS Systems, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Veronica Herrera, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative

Scooter Hicks (MBA ’11), CIO, MetroNational

Natara Holloway (BBA ’98), VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Y&HS Football, National Football League

William R. Hurt (MBA ’86), Senior Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, U.S. Capital Advisors LLC

Elizabeth Killinger (BBA ’91), President - NRG Retail & Reliant, NRG Energy

Pradeep Kumar, Senior VP & General Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duy-Loan T. Le (MBA ’89), Retired, Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments (TXN), Board of Directors: National Instruments, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram

Aylwin B. Lewis (MBA ’90), Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

Jeanette Marx, CEO, Airswift

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

Mark Mize, Founder, Falconer Oil & Gas

Sandra Oliver, Audit Leader – U.S. West region, EY

Pamela Chambers O'Rourke (BBA ’95), Founder & CEO, ICON Information Consultants, LP

Karen Pitts, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Link Staffing

Richard G. Rawson (BBA ’72), Retired President & Board of Directors Member, Insperity, Inc.

S. Glynn Roberts (MBA ’91), President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC

M. Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments

Diane M. Scardino, FACHE (BBA ’92), Vice President, Texas Children's Health Plan

Patrick Schneidau, CEO, Truss App, Inc.

Sam Schreiber (BBA ’74), Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank

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

Steve Stagner, Managing Partner, Fireside Holdings; Executive Chairman, Alliance Animal Health

Steve D. Stephens, President, Amegy Bank

Zafar “Zaf” Tahir, J.D. (BSSE ’84, MBA ’99, JD ’12), Ciba Geigy, Phillips Petroleum, SABIC

Trey Wilkinson (BBA ’92, MBA ’02), President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

Bruce A. Williamson (MBA ’95), Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Energy Holdings

Cyvia Wolff, Founder, Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Charitable Foundation

Darren Wolfman (BBA ’81), Sr. Manager, Tax, Easley, Endres, Parkhill & Brackendorff P.C.


Samuel DiPiazza Jr. (MS ACCY '73), Retired, CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Milton Frankfort (BBA ’67), Co-Chairman, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Joe Gutierrez (MBA ’14), CEO, Novi Ventures

Fran Keeth (’77, MS ACCY ’80, JD ’88), Retired CEO, Shell Chemicals Inc.

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

Jack B. Moore (BBA ’77), Former CEO and Chairman, Cameron International Corporation


Melvyn Wolff, Founder, Cyvia & Melvyn Wolff Charitable Foundation


Accounting Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Controller’s Global Development Manager

Mark Allen, Houston CPA Society, Executive Director

Amanda Beabout, Whitley Penn, Audit Senior Manager

Michael Bennett, Grant Thornton, Former Managing Partner

Sonny Brandtner, Briggs & Veselka Co., Advisory Partner

Homer Carrillo, WeinsteinSpira, Shareholder

Hilary Clark, PwC, Partner

Norman Comstock, UHY Consulting, Inc., Managing Director

Dan Crumrine, Fayez Sarofim & Co., Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Diamond, Ernst & Young LLP, Tax Partner

Lisa Diemert, IRS -- Criminal Investigation, Special Agent

Gordon Dobner, BKD, LLP, Partner

Carlos Fernandez, KPMG, LLP, Audit Partner

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

Ray Gonzalez, Deloitte & Touche, Advisory Partner

Kenny Grace, Moss Adams, Managing Partner

Kenneth Guidry, PKF Texas, President

Mike Hainkel, Lionsgate, EVP & Chief Tax Officer

Kevin Horton, Pipe Distributors, Inc., CFO

Keith Kahl, LyondellBasell, General Auditor

Eric Khan, BBVA Compass Bank, Senior Vice President

Raza Khan, Ernst & Young, Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services

Mark Mize, Founder, Falconer Oil & Gas

Sean Muller, Weaver, Managing Partner

Carla Murphy, Enterprise Products, Accounting, Director

Greg Neely, SYSCO Corporation, VP, Internal Audit

William Newman, Formerly Uretek USA and Weaver, Formerly Vice President of Finance and Partner (respectively)

Steven Noteboom, BDO, Tax Partner

Amanda Oakley, Grant Thornton, Central Region Tax Practice Leader

RoDona Oliver, Deloitte & Touche, Tax Director

David Phelps, Briggs & Veselka Co., Shareholder -- BAS Group

Jay Qatato, Calpine, Sr. Director, Internal Audit

Dan Ramey, Houston Financial Forensics, LLC, President

Ron Rand, Rand Group, President & CEO

Clark Sackschewsky, BDO, Global Managing Partner, Oil & Gas

Sid Shaver, BV Capital Advisors, Senior Managing Director

David Shieves, Summit Valuation Advisors, Partner

Wayne Snelson, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Managing Partner

Billy Tilotta, Moss Adams, Partner

Michael Veuleman, PKF Texas, Partner

Carol Warley, RSM, Tax Shareholder


Emeritus Members

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

Chelsea Hendrickson, PwC , Partner

Conrad Johnson, BDO, Partner

John L. King, Ernst & Young, EY Americas Vice Chair – Assurance

Paul Peacock, Retired Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC)

Michael Peppers, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Vice President & CAO

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

Joe Richardson, Harper & Pearson, President & CEO

Tracy Sulivan, Invesco, Former Director Fund Tax

Johnny Veselka, Briggs & Veselka Co., Former Shareholder

Valerie Williams, Ernst & Young LLP, Former Audit Managing Partner


UH College of Business Foundation Board

Leonard Roth, Chairman & President

Lisa Airhart, Vice-President

Cyril Theccanat, Secretary/Treasurer

Judy Bozeman

Edgar Colon

John King

Chad Kuriger

Jim Coppedge

Sherry Menger

Carolyn Stone

Cyvia Wolff


Banking Certificate Advisory Board

Patrick Blossom, Independent Bank

Bill Bobbora, Regions Bank

Daryl Bohls, Allegiance Bank of Texas

Jorge Borrego, PlainsCapital Bank

Downey Bridgwater, Comerica Bank

Al Coleman, FDIC, DVP

Christian Corts, BB&T

Bobby Davenport, Texas Department of Banking

Bob Dowdell, Prosperity Bank

Jeff Dunn, IberiaBank

Eric Ensmann, BBVA Compass

Vanessa Fellers, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

Ryan Hightower, Amegy Bank

Terry Hill, JP Morgan-Chase

Hank Holmes, Cadence Bank

Clay Hoster, Independent Bank

Paula Jachimiec, Community Bank of Texas

Rich Jochetz, Texas Gulf Bank

Kilton Douglas, Wells Fargo Bank

Kathy Kim, Post Oak Bank

Praveen Kumar, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Landis Joel, Texas Capital Bank

Alexander Lara, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Cynthia Lara, C. T. Bauer College of Business

David Lepori, Frost Bank

Patrick Mikkelsen, Capital One

Keith Morton, Capital One

Mack Neff, Integrity Bank

Tony Ross, Wood Forest

Hayley Scott, Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Jim Sturgeon, Community Bank of Texas

Dan Summerford, Green Bank

Alan Villanueva, Hancock Whitney Bank

Amanda Ware, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paul Wheeler, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roland Williams, Post Oak Bank


Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers

Margarita Barcenas, Senior Wealth Advisor, Investec

Jim Coppedge, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Crossmark Global Investments

Mike Davis, Former Managing Director, Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co.

Erik Gomez, Strategy & Corporate Development, RigNet

Praveen Kumar, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Chris Matlock, Director-Portfolio Management, Goodman Financial Corporation

Paul A. Pavlou, Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Whitney Randolph, Senior VP and Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Financial Services

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


Cougar Venture Fund

Ed Blair, Chair, Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Juliana Garaizar, Launch Director - Houston, Greentown Labs

Keith Kreuer, Principal, RedHouse Associates, LLC

Christy Luquire, Managing Director, Texas Halo Fund

Ben Mayberry, Owner, Winston Sage Partners

Nicole Moss, General Counsel, Geophysical Technology, Inc.

John Reale, Jr., Co-Founder, Station Houston

Jeff Sheldon, Founder and General Partner, CitareTx Management


Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Chris Angelides, Americas Energy Transition Program Manager, Shell Oil Company

Joe Carroll, Manager Hydrocarbon Supply Chain Applications, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Glen Hodge, Land and Petrotech Development Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Kathy Medrano, Pipeline Asset Manager, Golden Pass LNG

Greg Pilkinton, VP US Sales, Énestas

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

Mark Rueff, Vice President, Origination, Sequent Energy Management

David Silva, Business Development, Novi Midstream

Jamie Imhoff, Product Lines Manager, Baker Hughes

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston's Future

Chris Ross, Assistant Clinical Professor Emeritus, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Mitchell Sosa, Manager - Financial Reporting, Enterprise Products

Jason Sweeney, Assistant Vice President Origination, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline

Shree Vikas, Director, Market Intelligence & Business Analysis, ConocoPhillips Corp.

Starlet Agrella, Corp Fin Svcs Planning & Development Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Amy Gasca, Pricing Manager, North American Power, S&P Global Platts

Ben Hur, General Manager Commercial, Phillips 66

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

LJ Jumawan, Assistant Treasurer, Murphy Oil

Nitin Kadam, Director, FIS

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

Howard Selzer, CFO, Laredo Energy

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

Ajay Batra, Senior Vice President, Redwood Markets, LLC.

Greg Bean, Executive Director Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Don Bellman, Assistant Clinical Professor Emeritus, C. T. Bauer College of Business

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

Andrew Elliott, Director, Supply and Portfolio Management, Engie

Will Febres, Commercial Director, Baker Hughes

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

Praveen Kumar, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paul Pavlou, Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Steve Taake, Director, Mid Marketing – LNG, NextEra Energy Resources

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

Adam Valentine, Commercial Director, Freeport LNG


Inclusive Leadership Advisory Board

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

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

Sandra Sanchez, Managing Director, The PNC Financial Services Group

Diane Scardino, FACHE, (BBA ’92), Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Treasury & Tax, Southwestern Energy


Real Estate Advisory Board

Drew Alexander, President & CEO, Weingarten Realty

Jamie Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, Midway

Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director. Trammell Crow Company

Glenn Clements, Executive Vice President, Stewart Title

Mike Dishberger, President & CEO, Sandcastle Homes

Ray Driver, III, Managing Director, NorthMarq

Lane Enderby, Director, Altus Group

John Fenoglio, Executive VP, CBRE, Debt & Structured Finance

Edwin Friedrichs, Senior Principal, Walter P. Moore

John Hammond, President & CEO, Riverway Title

Brett Hill, Attorney & Director, Texan Floor Service, Inc.

Chuck Jacobus, Attorney-at-Law

Alex Jessett, CFO, Camden

Rick Kight, Executive Vice President, Avera Companies

Praveen Kumar, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

Paul Layne, Executive VP, Howard Hughes Corporation

Chris Lewis, Managing Principal, Lee & Associates | Houston

Gary Longbotham, Executive Vice President & CEO, J. Tyler Services

Edna Meyer-Nelson, Founder, President & CEO, The Richland Companies

John Mooz, Hines

Bob Parker, Global Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil Environmental Serv. Co.

Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Kevin Roberts, President, Transwestern

Blake Royal, Shareholder, BoyarMiller

Bruce Rutherford, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Kristy Simonette, SVP Strategic Services & CIO, Camden

Howard Tellepsen, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Tellepsen

Jason Tramonte, Principal, Tramonte + Johnson

Tim Waikem, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank

John Walsh, Board Member Emeritus

Welcome Wilson, Sr., Chairman, Welcome Group


Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board







Enterprise Products

Enterprise Rent-A-Car




Katoen Natie





Shell Oil

Sherwin Williams





Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Board

Pradeep Anand, Founder, President, Seeta Resources

Charles Becker, Professor of Practice and Managing Director, Sure™ Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Talib Dhanji, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Ogadi Fields, Relationship Banking Officer, Frost Bank

Tia Fuentes, Community Relations, Wells Fargo Bank

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

Ramanan Krishnamoorty, Chief Energy Officer, University Of Houston

Elwyn Lee, Vice President of Neighborhood and Strategic Initiatives, University Of Houston

Paula Mendoza, President and CEO, Possible Missions

Ralph Miller, Senior Vice President, BBVA

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

Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Associate Dean of Research Initiatives, Professor of Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

Beth Robertson, President & CEO, Cockspur, Inc.

Richard Scamell, Professor, Decision & Information Sciences, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Riaz Siddiqi, Chairman, Clovis Point Capital

Aamir Shah, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Dennis Silva, Senior Business Engagement Officer, TDECU

Paul Watson, Managing Director, Hermes Investment Group





Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)


Amanda Sebesta (MA ’19)



Kae Stensland


Akil Bennett (BA ’07)
Charles Propst (BA ’10)
Brandon Washington


Akil Bennett (BA ’07)
Charles Propst (BA ’10)


Julie Bonnin
Toni Carter
Emese Felvegi
Jeannie Kever
Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
Amanda Sebesta (MA ’19)


Brandon Moeller (BA ’03)
Marla Molony


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