Marcie Zlotnik, accounting alum (BBA ’83) and cofounder of StarTex Power, served as this year’s MPA Commencement Speaker. A recognized and respected leader in the industry, Marcie is also the proud recipient of many professional and community awards including the 2008-2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s 1996 Texas Business Woman of the Year, and the 1995 Houston Area Women’s Center Volunteer of the Year. Most recently, Houston Woman Magazine recognized Marcie as one of Houston’s “Most Influential Women of 2010,” and she was named among the “Top 100 Professionals in Houston” by H Magazine. Marcie has served on the University of Texas (UT) at Austin Committee on Business Productivity, the Development Board for UT and also finds time to serve on the Board of Girls Inc. of Houston in addition to several other non-profit boards and professional associations. Her achievements and focus on giving back to the community make her a perfect role model for all women in business. It is because of her commitment to giving back that we are proud to have her as the 2014 MPA Commencement Speaker.