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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 | Executive Development Advisory Board | Gutierrez Energy Management Institute | Real Estate Advisory Board | Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board | Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE℠) Board | Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory 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

Susannah Abbott, Audit Partner, EY-Houston

Nick Allen, General Manager, Global Crude Oil and NGL, ConocoPhillips

Chris Angelides (BS ’88, MBA ’94), Managing Director for Sustainability and Energy Transition, Ernst & Young

Christian Avalos, Undergraduate Student Representative

Dan Bellow, President – Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle

Bill Bobbora, Managing Director, Regions Bank

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

Dilip Choudhuri, President & CEO, Walter P. Moore

Susan Coulter, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation

Asif Dakri, CEO, Wallis Bank

Misael De Paz, Partner, PwC

S. David Deanda, Jr., President, Lone Star National Bank

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

Kayoor Gajarawala, Vice-President of Information & Digital Engineering, Shell

Carl Garrison, CEO & Founder, Superior IS

Steve Goodman, CFA, CFP, Founder and President, Goodman Financial Corporation

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

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

Devin Hall, Tax Partner, Crowe LLP

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

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

Scooter Hicks (MBA ’11), CIO, MetroNational

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

Aanchal Jaggi, Graduate Student Representative

Qiana James, Founder and CEO, Friendly Faces Senior Care

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

Ali Lakhany (BBA ’07), CEO, CSM Group

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

Imran Malik, Operating Partner, Arcline Investment Management

Jeanette Marx, CEO, Airswift

W. Benjamin “Ben” Moreland, Retired President and CEO, Crown Castle International Corporation

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

Erich Ploog, Managing Partner, Benjamin Johnston Design LLC

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

Patrick Schneidau, CEO, Truss App, Inc.

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

Bob Simpson, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Zin Smati, President & CEO (retired), Engie NA

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

Jason Wells, Executive Vice President & CEO, CenterPoint Energy

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


Natara Branch (BBA ’98), CEO, Houston Exponential

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

Joel Cowley, CEO, Calgary Stampede

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

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

Bob Gray, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

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

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

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

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

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

Scott McClelland, President - H-E-B Houston (retired), H-E-B

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

Sandra Oliver, Assurance Managing Partner, West Region, EY

Former Student Representatives

Louise Goldberg, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative

Andre Hal, MBA Candidate, Graduate Student Representative

Veronica Herrera, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative

Cesar Macedo, BBA Student, Undergraduate Student Representative

Eustina Mupa, Graduate Student Representative

Vivek Patel, Undergraduate Student Representative


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


Commercial Banking Certificate Program 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

Kilton Douglas, Wells Fargo Bank

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

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 Wealth Strategies

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

Heath Butler, Partner, Mercury Fund

  • Craig Ceccanti, COO, Softeq Development Corporation
  • Kemal Farid, Founder, Farid Ventures

    Angela Holmes, COO, Mercury Data Science

    Keith Kreuer, Principal, RedHouse Associates, LLC

    J. Benton Mayberry, Owner, Winston Sage Partners

    Nicole Moss, General Counsel, Geophysical Technology, Inc.

    John Reale, Co-Founder, Station Houston


    Executive Development Advisory Board

    Keith Kahl, LyondellBassel (Retired), University of Houston, Chair

    Starlet Agrella, Exxon Mobil

    Virginia Alemanni, Accenture

    Caroline Atherton, HPE Pointnext

    Jeanne-Marie Bowman, LyondellBassel

    Alejandro Fernandez, University of Houston

    Fleurette Fernando, University of Houston

    Cherish Isaac, Insperity

    Chris Mann, Insperity

    Michelle Perry, Walter P. Moore

    Maggie Rios, Atlas Copco

    Thomas Vernon, Houston Methodist


    Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

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

    David Black, CEO, Shell Energy Solutions

    Tatiana Chavanelle, Manager, Emerging Energy Program and Strategy, Phillips 66

    Amy Gasca, Senior Director, S& P Global Commodity Insights

    Tom Goudie, President and Co-founder, NOVAE Energy, LLC

    Jay Hellums, Partner, Braemar Capital Partners

    Jamie Imhoff, Director of Engineering, Baker Hughes

    Angela John, Independent Director, Parkland Corporation

    Burhan Koc, Senior Director of Business Development, ENGIE North America

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

    C. Kay McCall, Executive Director, Real Houston

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

    Jennifer (Jen) Pipkin, TES Business Engineering Leader, Dow

    David Silva, Business Development Executive, Novi Midstream

    Andrew Slaughter, Adjunct Faculty, C. T. Bauer College of Business

    Andy Steinhubl, Chairman, Center for Houston’s Future

    Jason Sweeney, Vice President of Sales, Oberon Fuels

    Shree Vikas, Manager, Commercial and Procurement, ConocoPhillips


    Real Estate Advisory Board

    Drew Alexander, Retired, Weingarten Realty Investors Chairman and President

    Lannya Batiste, Regional Manager, CAMDEN

    Andy Bruce, Chief Operating Officer/CFO, Lionstone Investments

    Jim Casey, Sr Managing Director, Trammell Crow

    Glenn Clements, Vice Chairman, American Bank

    Douglas Dillard, Managing Director/CFO, DC Partners

    Mike Dishberger, President/CEO, Sandcastle Homes

    Lane Enderby, Director, Altus Group

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

    Edwin Friedrichs, Senior Principal, Walter P. Moore

    John Hammond, President & CEO, Riverway Title

    Samantha Harris, AVP Facilities Mgmt Business Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr

    Chuck Jacobus, Attorney, Jacobus Law

    Alex Jessett, Exec VP & CFO, CAMDEN

    George Kaleh, Principal, The Cornerbrook Companies

    Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

    Paul Layne, Principal, Layne Property Partners

    Chris Lewis, Managing Principal, Lee & Associates

    Gary Longbotham, Exec VP/Co-Founder, J. Tyler

    Irma Lozano, Managing Director/Credit Risk, JP Morgan Chase

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

    John Mooz, Senior Managing Director, HINES

    Ed Nwokedi, CEO, RedSwan

    Lisa Pape, A&D Marketing Manager, Teknion (CORENET Rep)

    Kevin Roberts, President, Transwestern

    Blake Royal, Shareholder, BoyarMiller

    Bruce Rutherford, President, Rutherford Real Estate

    Harsh Shah, Sr Tax Manager, RSM US, LLP

    Tenel Tayar, Managing Partner, Fifth Corner

    Margaret Wallace Brown, Director/Planning & Development, City of Houston

    John Walsh, Retired


    Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board







    Enterprise Products

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car







    Shell Oil




    Wells Fargo



    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 at Frost 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 of 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, Chair SURE Advisory Board, Past Secretary, UH System Board of Regents

    Ralph Miller, Senior Vice President, PNC

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

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

    Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

    Beth Robertson, President and CEO, COCKSPUR, INC. Past Chair, UH System Board of Regents

    Richard Scamell, Professor of Management Information Systems, 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 at TDECU

    Tyler Smith, Community Relations, Senior Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

    Peter Taaffe, Partner, Buzzbee Law Firm. Past Vice Chair, UH System Board of Regents

    Paul Watson, Managing Director, Hermes Investment Group


    Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Board

    Amit Bansal, Vice President, Global Operations, Dell Technologies

    Danny Berry, VP Supply Chain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Lynn Hodde Blue, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Department Information Resources

    Scott Campbell, Vice President Supply Chain Americas, LyondellBasell

    Mike Dusak, Director of Supply Chain Management, Southwest Airlines

    Telyn Joseph, Director Global Procurement, Oceaneering

    Wei Lin, Director of Supply Chain Management, Foxconn

    Jorge Reyes, Global Procurement Manager, ChampionX

    Faraz Shahid, Director of Procurement, Cheniere

    Phil Teijeira, VP Chief Supply Chain Officer, Enbridge

    Shree Vikas, Manager, Market Intelligence & Business Analysis, Commercial & Procurement, ConocoPhillips




    Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)


    Amanda Sebesta (MA ’19)



    Josie Pham


    Noah Dawlearn
    Nicki Evans
    Charles Propst (BA ’10)


    Noah Dawlearn
    Charles Propst (BA ’10)


    Jamie Belinne
    Julie Bonnin
    Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
    Amanda Sebesta (MA ’19)
    Chris Stipes


    Brandon Moeller (BA ’03)
    Marla Molony


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