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Advisory Council Membership

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Executive Committee

  • Robert Zlotnik (Houston, TX) - Chair 
    Bob ZlotnikRobert “Bob” Zlotnik, president and CEO of StarTex Power, has over 30 years of diversified business experience, primarily with service-related entrepreneurial businesses. StarTex Power is a J.D. Power and Associates award winner, and was named by Inc. Magazine in 2009 as the #1 fastest growing privately-owned energy company in the U.S and one of the 40 best places to work in the U.S. In 2010, Zlotnik was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for the Gulf Coast region.

     
    Prior to co-founding StarTex Power in 2004, Zlotnik held executive positions with PACE Entertainment, a $700 million international live entertainment company which was sold to Clear Channel, Lifeco Travel Services, an $800 million international corporate travel agency which was sold to American Express, and Ernst & Young.

    During his career at UT, Bob was a member of the Longhorn Baseball team and in 1979 he was named the outstanding graduate business student. He has also served on the board of directors of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Exes.

    Zlotnik has a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Houston with his wife, Marcie, and their three sons.

  • Kathleen W. Farlow (Austin, TX) - Vice Chair
    Kathleen FarlowKathleen Farlow joined Deloitte in 1983 and became partner in 1994. For most of her career Kathleen’s role has been and continues to be as a client service tax partner on large multinational clients and high net-worth individuals. Kathleen is also the Central Texas Managing Partner leading over 500 client service professionals in Austin and San Antonio.

    Prior roles with Deloitte Tax LLP include Partner Matters National Partner, Deputy National Managing Partner – People, Member of the Tax Executive Committee, Member of the Deloitte Tax LLP Board of Directors, Regional Tax Managing Partner – Mid America Region, Gulf Coast Tax Managing Partner. These firm leadership roles have led to established relationships with our national experts across the nation enabling her to bring the specialists needed for the issues faced by our clients.

    She has a Master's in Professional Accounting – Tax degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor's in Business Administration – Accounting degree from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Kathleen is currently Deloitte’s lead relationship partner for UT and has long been a member of The UT Accounting Department Advisory Council and is a new member of the McCombs School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She is active in the United Way as a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and has been asked to serve as a Finance Committee member and co-chair of the 2013 and 2014 campaign of United Way for Greater Austin. She is also a member of the Steering Committee with A Legacy of Giving and serves as treasurer.
  • George E. Seay (Dallas, TX) - Past Chair
    George SeayGeorge Seay is the founder and CEO of Annandale Capital, LLC, a global investment and money management firm, an attorney with an MBA, a civic leader and a philanthropist.

    George is a seventh generation Texan who likes to say that he walks in the footsteps of giants. His grandfather, George E. Seay, Sr., was a prosecutor in the famous Nuremberg war crime trials of 1945-1946, where many prominent Nazis were tried and convicted. His great-uncle Charles Seay, Sr. was a successful businessman, notable philanthropist, and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin. His grandfather William P. Clements, Jr. was the first Republican elected Governor of Texas since Civil War Reconstruction. With this kind of family heritage and tradition of involvement and achievement, George’s business, political and philanthropic passions just come naturally.

    George earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.B.A. (Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and J.D. degree (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University. He got his first taste of politics working as a campaign aide to Texas Governor Clements and later foreign policy experience as an aide to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger. These experiences solidified his commitment to preserving the economic system that allows Americans unparalleled freedom and prosperity. This passion is now focused vocationally on preserving and increasing the wealth of institutions, families and family enterprises.

    George initially planned to be an attorney. His law school credentials were stellar: president of the SMU Law Review Association and member of the Order of the Barristers (limited to the top 11 law students based upon leadership, scholarship, service and character). He began his law career in the Dallas office of Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, but soon took the leap of beginning his own practice in Austin while simultaneously working on an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT.

    In 1998, at his great uncle’s urging, George’s career took a very different turn when he founded Seay Stewardship and Investment Company, specializing in U.S. stocks and bonds. In 2005, he founded a second company, Annandale Capital, LLC, which provides investment counsel and management of sophisticated investment alternatives across all asset classes. George recognized early on that the pricing and incentive structure for traditional hedge funds worked well during boom times, but would cause investors’ and managers’ interests to diverge in flat or down equity markets. As a result, George created Annandale’s unique business model that offers a menu of sophisticated analysis, counsel and money management services. Orlando Montagu, Annandale manager and public stock manager of London-based Odey Asset Management LLP, calls Seay “the perfect client—an old-fashioned homo universalis” who “likes to cover a wide variety of topics, which allows him to be creative and think laterally.” The company is known for its quantitative and qualitative asset allocation, risk analytics and rigorous due diligence. CEO magazine described Annandale as “mission control” for investors.

    A number of notable not-for-profit organizations have benefited from George’s unusual combination of legal and financial expertise. He serves or has served on the boards of UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, UT McCombs School of Business, New Covenant Foundation, 7th Generation Foundation, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War Foundation, to name a few. George is the co-founder of Legacy, a national fellowship of business and civic leaders committed to policy, philanthropy and political engagement.

    He is involved in all manner of family activity with his three children.
  • Red McCombs (San Antonio, TX) - Honorary Life Chair
    Red McCombsRed McCombs began his career as a salesman in the automobile business in Corpus Christi in 1950. In 1958, he relocated to San Antonio where he is owner of McCombs Enterprises. He is also co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and McCombs Energy Corporation and is active in a variety of other enterprises. Currently he is involved as lead investor of Circuit of the America’s  Formula 1 Grand Prix race and is excited about the annual race and related events at the Circuit of the America’s track near Austin.

     
    McCombs has had numerous leadership roles in national, state and local civic organizations, including the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and San Antonio's World's Fair. He has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern University and chairman of the Board of Visitors of Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and remains active in the local and statewide charitable communities. He is a member of the National Auto Dealers Hall of Fame, National College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Business Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and San Antonio Business Hall of Fame.

    McCombs is the former owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL and the NBA's Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs.

    McCombs has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin. He has been honored with the Presidential Citation from The University of Texas at Austin and received an Honorary Ph.D. Letter from Southwestern University.

New Members

New members effective September 1, 2014

  • Carlos Barbosa (Austin, TX)
    Carlos BarbosaCarlos Barbosa, Senior Vice President, serves as the Market Manager for the Central Texas Commercial Banking Group based in Austin, TX. In his capacity as Market Manager, Carlos leads the sales and marketing efforts, as well as overseeing day to day operations, for a diverse Middle Market commercial portfolio extending from San Marcos to Waco, TX. Previous to joining the Central Texas Commercial Banking Group in October, 2010, Carlos was a Sr. Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo in San Antonio, TX for 10 years. Prior to that, Carlos was an examiner with Wells Fargo’s internal loan review group for one year. Carlos first joined Wells Fargo by way of First National Bank of Texas (acquired by Wells Fargo in 1998), where he served as a Credit Analyst for two years. Carlos started his career in commercial banking in 1994 in San Antonio, TX as a Credit Analyst in the commercial credit training program at NationsBank/Bank of America. Carlos earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas at San Antonio (“UTSA”). Carlos has taken and passed all parts of the Uniform CPA Exam but is not a CPA, having not attained the requisite work experience. Carlos is currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essentials Class of 2013. Carlos previously served on the Board of Directors for the Child Guidance Center of San Antonio from 2005-2010 (Treasurer from 2007-2009). Carlos has also served on several boards at UTSA, including the Athletics Advisory Council from 2009-2010, the Center for Student Professional Development where he was Co-Chairman from 2007-2008, and the Roadrunner Athletic Fund from 2005-2008 (President from 2008-2009). Carlos was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and now resides in Austin, TX with his wife and two children.
  • Jeff Fronterhouse (Dallas, TX)
    Jeff Fronterhouse - Bio coming soon.
  • Jonathan Goldman (Atlanta, GA)
    Jonathan Goldman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Genesis Capital LLC, an independent investment and merchant bank with a national client base focused on key growth sectors of the economy. The firm has established a track record of working with public corporations, family owned businesses and private companies to achieve their most important strategic and financial objectives. Mr. Goldman has successfully completed a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, restructurings, initial and secondary public offerings, debt financings and derivative hedging transactions. Mr. Goldman has led Genesis Capital’s focus on company needs rather than size, and, as a result, the firm has relationships with companies ranging from under $50 million to over $30 billion in value. Genesis Capital has completed transactions with leading public corporations such as Northrop Grumman (NYSE: “NOC”), Spectrum Brands (NYSE: “SPB”), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: “HOT”), Cousins Properties, (NYSE: "CUZ"), Choicepoint (NYSE: “CPS”), and Lodgian (AMEX: “LGN”), as well as leading family owned businesses, including The Paradies Travel Shops, Herschend Family Entertainment Group, and Jackson Healthcare Inc. Genesis Capital also enjoys strong relationships with many private equity firms, hedge funds and family offices. Prior to founding Genesis Capital, Mr. Goldman was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee of Robertson Stephens, L.L.C., a leading international investment bank. Jonathan's responsibilities included managing the firm's global activities for the Software Group, Electronic Manufacturing Group, Energy Technologies Group, serving as a senior leader for the Healthcare Group, and serving on the firm’s Fairness Opinion and Commitment Committee. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Jonathan was a Managing Director with The Robinson-Humphrey Company, where he served as Head of the Healthcare Group and also focused on technology solution and service providers. Prior to that, Jonathan was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a member of the Investment Banking Group. Jonathan serves on several community, philanthropic and company boards. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Charity Clays, Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Committee of Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer, and is a member of the University of Texas McCombs Business School Masters of Finance Board and The Rotary Club of Atlanta. Jonathan has served on the Boards of EveryBody Wins for Literacy, Georgia Special Olympics, and The Temple. Jonathan is involved with several companies and is currently a Director and Board Member of The Paradies Shops, Inc. and The Last Straw, Inc. Jonathan received a B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin and is married with three sons.
  • Tim Griffy (Houston, TX)
    Tim Griffy currently serves as the Global Client Service Partner for ConocoPhillips in Ernst & Young’s Southwest Area Energy practice. In Tim’s more than 34 years with Ernst & Young he has served in a wide variety of roles, including Vice Chairman of Quality and Risk Management, Global Managing Partner - People, and the Area Managing Partner for the Southwest Area of Ernst & Young, and has been a member of both the Americas Area Executive Board and the Global Executive Board of EY. Tim is a graduate of Rice University. He and his wife Missy have two children.
  • Andy Jacobs (Dallas, TX)
    Andy JacobsAndy Jacobs has been with Capstead Mortgage Corporation since 1988. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Previous positions at Capstead include Executive Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President of Asset and Liability Management and Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. He also served as the principal financial officer of Tyler Cabot Mortgage Securities Fund, Inc., a closed-end registered investment company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange from 1988 until its merger into Capstead in 1992.

    Mr. Jacobs previously served as a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and was founding chairman of NAREIT’s Council of Mortgage REITs; is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System; and is a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business, the Advisory Council to the Department of Accounting at the McCombs School of Business, and the Executive Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the McCombs School of Business, each at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Jacobs is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Mr. Jacobs received a BBA in Accounting (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.
  • Jim McBride (Austin, TX)
    Jim McBride is a founding partner of Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas based middle market private equity firm that invests in basic industrial, manufacturing, distribution and service businesses.  Founded in 2003, and with $250 million in assets under management, Blue Sage focuses on companies that are profitable, growing and enjoy a leadership position in their sector.

    Prior to forming Blue Sage, Jim spent over a decade as the senior, non-family executive of The LBJ Holding Company, a private investment holding company of the family of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson.

    Jim currently serves on the boards of C&M Conveyor, Inc., Gatti’s Pizza, Parker School Uniforms, and Cobalt Environmental Solutions.  In addition, he is an advisory director for Frost Bank Austin and on The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council.  He is the past president of Caritas of Austin, and continues to serve on its Community Advisory Board, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church-USA.

    Jim received his BBA in Finance (1982) and his MBA (1990) from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Tom Melody (Houston, TX)
    Tom MelodyTom Melody joined JLL in 2010 as Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of JLL’s national Real Estate Investment Banking practice. JLL is a global real estate services company and Mr. Melody is a member of JLL Capital Market’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Melody held a Vice Chairman position at CBRE and helped build its Real Estate Investment Banking platform into one of the nation’s largest.

    Mr. Melody serves on the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas; Harvard’s REAI International Advisory Board; ULI’s CRC-Gold Council; The Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee at the University of Texas; and is a member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin.

    >Mr. Melody graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a BBA, received an MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and earned an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989.
  • Lawrence Pope (Houston, TX)
    Lawrence Pope is Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer for Halliburton, where he has global leadership responsibilities for Supply Chain, Information Technology, Human Resources, Real Estate Services, Corporate Aviation, Corporate Affairs and Security. He is a member of the Company's Executive Committee.

    Previously, Mr. Pope was Vice President of Human Resources and Operational Excellence. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Administration for Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR).

    Mr. Pope holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and has a master's degree in business administration from the Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is a graduate of Halliburton's President's Leadership Seminar (now called the President's Leadership Excellence Program), Halliburton's yearlong leadership development event in which a select group of high-potential senior managers, directors and first-time executives participates each year. He is also a Certified Compensation Professional.
  • Stanley Rosenberg (San Antonio, TX)
    Stanley Rosenberg is owner of The Rosenberg Group and a partner in the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP. He was a partner in the law firm of Arter & Hadden LLP from April 1999 until May 2001; a partner in the law firm of Rosenberg, Tuggey, Agather, Rosenthal & Rodriguez from February 1990 through April 1999; and a partner in the law firm of Oppenheimer, Rosenberg & Kelleher, Inc. from its inception in 1971 until February 1990. Mr. Rosenberg has advised major business clients on a broad range of real estate and corporate matters and has also represented clients on various phases of real estate developments, including land acquisition, platting, subdividing, financing and sales. Mr. Rosenberg represents the owner of an NFL team with respect to his various business interests, including automobile dealerships, and he also handles related legal matters in Louisiana and Texas. Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg has handled initial public offerings for various companies and advised on the sales of multimillion-dollar businesses.

    A leader in varied civic and community groups, Mr. Rosenberg has also held leadership roles in various legal and philanthropic capacities, including: Committee Chairman–State Bar of Texas Task Force on Title Companies (1984 to 1990); Member, University of Texas Graduate School of Business Advisory Council (1991 to 1992); Member of the Board of Visitors, University of Texas Law School (1992 to 1994); and, Director, University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board (1994 to present); Director of MAXXAM, Inc. (1981 to present); Director of National Western Art Foundation (2007 to present); Director of New Orleans Louisiana Saints (1984 to present); Director of New Orleans Pelicans (2012 to present); Director of Lone Star Capital Bank (2003 to present); and Member of Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (2009 to present).
  • Stacy Smith (Dallas, TX)
    Stacy Smith - Bio coming soon.
  • Mike Van de Ven (Dallas, TX)
    Mike Van de Ven Mike Van de Ven , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Airlines joined the Company in 1993. Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE: LUV) is the only airline in the world to have been profitable for 41 consecutive years, never have had a single Employee furlough, and continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, with over 3,600 daily flights, and operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world serving destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and is expanding into near international markets. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. Mike has held several positions at SWA such as Executive Vice President of Aircraft Operations, Senior Vice President of Planning, Vice President Financial Planning, and Director of Internal Audit. As EVP-COO, he provides Executive Leadership to the following Southwest Departments: Flight Operations; Ground Operations and Cargo; Inflight and Provisioning; Maintenance and Engineering; Network Operations Control; and Labor Relations. Prior to joining Southwest, Mike was a senior audit manager at Ernst & Young in Dallas, TX. Van de Ven is a Longhorn through and through and received a B.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He lives in Plano, TX with his wife, Cindy, and they have two sons. The best advice he’s says he’s been given is “Happiness is something you decide, not find.”

Active Members

  • Paul Aaron (New York, NY)
  • Carlos Barbosa (Austin, TX)
    Carlos BarbosaCarlos Barbosa, Senior Vice President, serves as the Market Manager for the Central Texas Commercial Banking Group based in Austin, TX. In his capacity as Market Manager, Carlos leads the sales and marketing efforts, as well as overseeing day to day operations, for a diverse Middle Market commercial portfolio extending from San Marcos to Waco, TX. Previous to joining the Central Texas Commercial Banking Group in October, 2010, Carlos was a Sr. Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo in San Antonio, TX for 10 years. Prior to that, Carlos was an examiner with Wells Fargo’s internal loan review group for one year. Carlos first joined Wells Fargo by way of First National Bank of Texas (acquired by Wells Fargo in 1998), where he served as a Credit Analyst for two years. Carlos started his career in commercial banking in 1994 in San Antonio, TX as a Credit Analyst in the commercial credit training program at NationsBank/Bank of America. Carlos earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas at San Antonio (“UTSA”). Carlos has taken and passed all parts of the Uniform CPA Exam but is not a CPA, having not attained the requisite work experience. Carlos is currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essentials Class of 2013. Carlos previously served on the Board of Directors for the Child Guidance Center of San Antonio from 2005-2010 (Treasurer from 2007-2009). Carlos has also served on several boards at UTSA, including the Athletics Advisory Council from 2009-2010, the Center for Student Professional Development where he was Co-Chairman from 2007-2008, and the Roadrunner Athletic Fund from 2005-2008 (President from 2008-2009). Carlos was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and now resides in Austin, TX with his wife and two children.
  • George Ackert (Bernardsville, NJ)

    George AckertGeorge Ackert is an internationally recognized investment banker and advisor to companies in the transportation and infrastructure space, as well as leasing/rental and business services. Mr. Ackert is Global Head of Transportation and Infrastructure at Evercore Partners, which he joined in 2009.

    Mr. Ackert's advisory assignments at Evercore have included advising Burlington Northern Santa Fe on its $44 billion sale to Berkshire Hathaway; advising AMR on the strategic alternatives for American Eagle; the $500mm investment in PAL (Philippines Airlines), the $1.4bb sale of Coinmach/concurrent merger with Airserve; Carlyle’s acquisition of Landmark Aviation; the acquisition of LINC by Universal Truckload, the Sale of RMI by Carlyle to GE Transportation, the sale of 50% of Volaris to a consortium (including Indigo); the USPS on its restructuring, advised the creditors of YRC Worldwide creditors in connection with strategic alternatives and restructuring; The Carlyle Group on its $600 million venture with RPK, and advised AFL on its sale to FedEx Express. Previously, he was the Global Head of Transportation & Infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Ackert also advised on a number of other significant transactions including: the merger of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, the sale of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation to Canadian Pacific Railway; the sale of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company by Oaktree Capital Management to Terra Firma; the SkyWest Airlines acquisition of ASA from Delta Air Lines; the sale of Spirit Airlines; and on private equity transactions for Hertz and PODs. George was also instrumental in the merger/IPO/Chapter 11 re-emergence of America West Airlines and US Airways, as well as the full recapitalization of AMERCO (U-Haul).

    Mr. Ackert began his career as an associate attorney in Mergers & Acquisitions and Structured Finance at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.B.A. from Baylor University, and a B.B.A. with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

    George has been married to Pamela Ackert for 21 years, and they have two children: George and Victoria Ackert. They live in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • Les L. Allison (Houston, TX)

    Les L. Allison is president of Allison Interest Inc., a private investment company founded in 1981 with interest in real estate, healthcare, banking, technology and energy.

    Allison serves as an advisory director of Amegy Bank of Texas, Episcopal High School Board of Trustees, Boys and Girls Country Board, Texas Wildlife Association Foundation Board, and The University of Texas Chancellor's Circle Executive Committee.

    Allison received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • John Bass (Houston, TX)
    John BassJohn C. Bass is a Principal in Chase Capital, the junior capital financing unit of JPMorgan Chase that supports its middle market client base. He is based in Houston, Texas, and has geographic responsibility for the Southwest region of the U.S. He has been with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors for 26 years. After working 13 years in New York City, John relocated to Houston in 2000.

    His career spans a variety of roles within the firm’s principal investing and investment and corporate banking business segments. Before his current role in Chase Capital, John was in JPMorgan's Natural Resources Investment Banking Group and prior to that in its Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group. His experience includes a wide range of financial advisory and corporate financing activities, including private debt and equity investing, merger and acquisition transaction work, and public and private debt and equity securities offerings and placements. John has extensive experience in leveraged finance, has worked with both large and middle market public and private companies, and his engagements have involved both domestic and international corporations. While primarily an industry generalist, he has spent much of his career in the oil and gas and energy services sectors.

    John has served on a variety of corporate and community boards. He is the past board chairman of the YMCA of Greater Houston (where he also has chaired the Finance, Board Development, and Executive Compensation Committees), currently serves on the board of DePelchin Children’s Center (where he is chair-elect and chairs the Advancement Committee), and served on the Board of Trustees of the Houston Ballet (where he chaired the Institutional Giving Committee and co-chaired the Capital and Endowment Campaign for the Center for Dance).

    John received a BBA in Finance (1985) and an MBA (1987) from the University of Texas at Austin. Since receiving his degrees, he has remained engaged in a variety of activities at the University of Texas. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance (since 1998), was an Advisor to the Center for Energy Finance Education and Research (2007-08), has been as guest lecturer at the McCombs School of Business, is a member of The Chancellor's Council, is a Life Member of Texas Exes, was a past President of New York Texas Exes (1988-89), and was a co-founder of the New York City Alumni Club (1993). John is NASD Series 7, 24, and 63 certified.

    A native Texan, John and his wife Ellen (BS in Education from UT - 1987; MA in Educational Psychology from NYU - 1994) reside in Houston and are the parents of three children, Gardner (17), Sarah, (15), and Margaret (12).
  • Howard M. Berk (Scarsdale, NY)

    Howard Berk, since 2002 has been a partner at MSD Capital L.P., the investment firm formed in 1998 to exclusively manage the capital of Michael Dell and his family. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Berk was managing director of TG Capital Corp., an investment group that manages the capital of a single family and acquires and invests in both public and private companies. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Berk was with The Stenbeck Group, acquiring and managing businesses in multiple countries. Prior to that, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the Principal Investment area as well as the Mergers and Acquisitions department. Mr. Berk graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas in 1987 with a BBA in Finance and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991. Mr. Berk currently serves on the DineEquity Inc. Board of Directors.

  • Teresa Binning (Chatham, NJ)
    Teresa Binning Teresa D. Binning is retired from a career in public accounting and is currently involved in various civic and charitable organizations including The Chatham Emergency Squad, where she is an EMT, and the Junior League of MorristownBinning is also a member of The University of Texas Development Board and the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council.  She resides in Chatham, NJ and Jackson, WY with her husband, Gary, and graduated with a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Kathleen W. Farlow (Austin, TX) - Vice Chair
    Kathleen FarlowKathleen Farlow joined Deloitte in 1983 and became partner in 1994. For most of her career Kathleen’s role has been and continues to be as a client service tax partner on large multinational clients and high net-worth individuals. Kathleen is also the Central Texas Managing Partner leading over 500 client service professionals in Austin and San Antonio.

    Prior roles with Deloitte Tax LLP include Partner Matters National Partner, Deputy National Managing Partner – People, Member of the Tax Executive Committee, Member of the Deloitte Tax LLP Board of Directors, Regional Tax Managing Partner – Mid America Region, Gulf Coast Tax Managing Partner. These firm leadership roles have led to established relationships with our national experts across the nation enabling her to bring the specialists needed for the issues faced by our clients.

    She has a Master's in Professional Accounting – Tax degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor's in Business Administration – Accounting degree from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Kathleen is currently Deloitte’s lead relationship partner for UT and has long been a member of The UT Accounting Department Advisory Council and is a new member of the McCombs School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She is active in the United Way as a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and has been asked to serve as a Finance Committee member and co-chair of the 2013 and 2014 campaign of United Way for Greater Austin. She is also a member of the Steering Committee with A Legacy of Giving and serves as treasurer.
  • William N. Finnegan IV (Houston, TX)
    Bill Finnegan Bill Finnegan is a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP in Houston. His practice focuses on various corporate and securities transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture and partnership transactions. Bill’s clients are drawn primarily from the energy industry, both nationally and internationally.

    Bill is married to Susan and they are the parents of Nick, Terrell and Scotty. Bill received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a JD from The University of Houston School of Law.
  • Richard Folger (Midland, TX)
  • Jeff Fronterhouse (Dallas, TX) - New Member*
    Jeff Fronterhouse - Bio coming soon.
  • Mark D. Gibson (Dallas, TX)
    Mark D. Gibson became a director and Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he became the Chief Executive Officer of HFF, Inc. Mr. Gibson is one of our founding partners having joined our predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio & Company, in 1984. Mr. Gibson has held the position of executive managing director of HFF LP since 2003, served as a member of either HFF LP's executive and/or operating committee, when each was the governing committee, from 2003 to 2010 and also served as co-head of the Company’s Dallas office during that time period. Mr. Gibson has served as a member of HFF LP's executive committee since 2010 and he has also been a member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings since 2003.
    Mr. Gibson is a trustee for the Urban Land Institute and a member of ULI’s IOPC Council; a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE); chairman of the University of Texas Real Estate Finance and Investment Center; a member of the board of visitors at UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics; member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at The University of Texas at Austin; advisory board member of Baylor Healthcare System Foundation; and a member of World Presidents’ Organization and World Affairs Council.
    Mr. Gibson graduated in 1981 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance.
  • Jonathan Goldman (Atlanta, GA) - New Member*
    Jonathan Goldman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Genesis Capital LLC, an independent investment and merchant bank with a national client base focused on key growth sectors of the economy. The firm has established a track record of working with public corporations, family owned businesses and private companies to achieve their most important strategic and financial objectives. Mr. Goldman has successfully completed a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, restructurings, initial and secondary public offerings, debt financings and derivative hedging transactions. Mr. Goldman has led Genesis Capital’s focus on company needs rather than size, and, as a result, the firm has relationships with companies ranging from under $50 million to over $30 billion in value. Genesis Capital has completed transactions with leading public corporations such as Northrop Grumman (NYSE: “NOC”), Spectrum Brands (NYSE: “SPB”), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: “HOT”), Cousins Properties, (NYSE: "CUZ"), Choicepoint (NYSE: “CPS”), and Lodgian (AMEX: “LGN”), as well as leading family owned businesses, including The Paradies Travel Shops, Herschend Family Entertainment Group, and Jackson Healthcare Inc. Genesis Capital also enjoys strong relationships with many private equity firms, hedge funds and family offices. Prior to founding Genesis Capital, Mr. Goldman was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee of Robertson Stephens, L.L.C., a leading international investment bank. Jonathan's responsibilities included managing the firm's global activities for the Software Group, Electronic Manufacturing Group, Energy Technologies Group, serving as a senior leader for the Healthcare Group, and serving on the firm’s Fairness Opinion and Commitment Committee. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Jonathan was a Managing Director with The Robinson-Humphrey Company, where he served as Head of the Healthcare Group and also focused on technology solution and service providers. Prior to that, Jonathan was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a member of the Investment Banking Group. Jonathan serves on several community, philanthropic and company boards. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Charity Clays, Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Committee of Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer, and is a member of the University of Texas McCombs Business School Masters of Finance Board and The Rotary Club of Atlanta. Jonathan has served on the Boards of EveryBody Wins for Literacy, Georgia Special Olympics, and The Temple. Jonathan is involved with several companies and is currently a Director and Board Member of The Paradies Shops, Inc. and The Last Straw, Inc. Jonathan received a B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin and is married with three sons.
  • Tim Griffy (Houston, TX) - New Member*
    Tim Griffy currently serves as the Global Client Service Partner for ConocoPhillips in Ernst & Young’s Southwest Area Energy practice. In Tim’s more than 34 years with Ernst & Young he has served in a wide variety of roles, including Vice Chairman of Quality and Risk Management, Global Managing Partner - People, and the Area Managing Partner for the Southwest Area of Ernst & Young, and has been a member of both the Americas Area Executive Board and the Global Executive Board of EY. Tim is a graduate of Rice University. He and his wife Missy have two children.
  • Joe E. Holt (Austin, TX)
    Joe Holt Joe E. Holt is Chairman-Austin Region and Market Manager for Middle Market. He has been with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors for 42 years. Prior responsibilities include South Region Manager, Technology Corporate Banking; Middle Market banking for the Texas Regions and serving in several other Texas markets in various senior management positions within the firm’s Commercial and Middle Market business groups.

    Within the community, Joe is actively involved. He is Chairman of The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee and serves on the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin and also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCombs School of Business Foundation. He is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization and currently serves as President. Additionally, he is a member of the Museum Council of The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a former Chair of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of the Austin Economic Development Corporation. He is a past president of the Greater Austin Crime Commission. He is also on the Board and Executive Committee of the Austin Symphony, serves on the Executive Board of the Capitol Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and is on the Board of the American Heart Association. Joe is a member of the Brackenridge University Medical Center Development Council.

    A native of Henderson, Texas, Joe graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B. B. A. in Finance in 1971.
  • Shawn M. Hurwitz (Houston, TX)
    Shawn HurwitzShawn Hurwitz is President and Vice Chairman of the Board of MAXXAM Inc., a company in the real estate development and pari-mutual racing business. Mr. Hurwitz is also President and CEO of MAXXAM Property Co. and Chairman of the Board of Sam Houston Race Park.

    MAXXAM Property Company is involved in single-family and multi-family residential projects, retail and commercial projects, hotel development and operation, and resort and country club operations.

    Sam Houston Race Park owns and operates a horse-racing facility in Houston, as well as a greyhound race track in Harlingen, Texas, and owns a license for a horse track in Laredo, Texas.

    Mr. Hurwitz’ proudest achievement, outside of his MAXXAM work, is his work for the KIPP (“Knowledge Is Power Program”) organization where he serves as Chairman Emeritus of KIPP:Houston, and President of KIPP Finance Corporation. In addition, Mr. Hurwitz is an emeritus member of KIPP Foundation Board, which oversees all of the KIPP Schools nationwide. KIPP Schools are open-enrollment public schools that provide educationally underserved pre-K to 12th grade students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond.

    Mr. Hurwitz is married to Debbie Hurwitz and they have two children: Ellie, age 16 and Scott, age 15.
  • Andy Jacobs (Dallas, TX) - New Member*
    Andy JacobsAndy Jacobs has been with Capstead Mortgage Corporation since 1988. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Previous positions at Capstead include Executive Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President of Asset and Liability Management and Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. He also served as the principal financial officer of Tyler Cabot Mortgage Securities Fund, Inc., a closed-end registered investment company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange from 1988 until its merger into Capstead in 1992.

    Mr. Jacobs previously served as a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and was founding chairman of NAREIT’s Council of Mortgage REITs; is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System; and is a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business, the Advisory Council to the Department of Accounting at the McCombs School of Business, and the Executive Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the McCombs School of Business, each at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Jacobs is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Mr. Jacobs received a BBA in Accounting (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.
  • Aaron Kozmetsky (Dallas, TX)

    Aaron Kozmetsky is Chief Investment Officer of KMS Ventures, Inc. where his primary responsibilities include sourcing opportunistic investments, asset allocation and manager selection oversight for all asset classes. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of Silent Circle and Stratfor.

    Aaron is presently a Member of the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, the Baylor Health Care System Foundation Advisory Board and RGK Foundation Finance Committee; Lifetime Member of The University of Texas at Austin Development Board; and Founding Member of the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education.

    Aaron earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from Texas Christian University. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and three children.

  • Frank Lee (Houston, TX)
    Frank LeeFrank Lee is chief operating officer of Cypress Asset Management, an investment management firm he co-founded in 1996. Prior to that, was a principal with Fayez Sarofim & Co for thirteen years.

    He has previously served on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries Houston and served for many years on the investment committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. He served as an investment counselor to the McCombs School's MBA Investment Fund during its inception.

    Frank graduated with a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He is married to Judith Oliver Lee, UT BBA and they have four children, Grace, Parker, Perry, and Jay.
  • George Legge (Dallas, TX)
    George Legge George Legge is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Frito-Lay North America, responsible for financial planning and analysis, strategy, productivity, control, transformation, IT and procurement for PepsiCo’s $13 billion snack and convenient foods business. He assumed this role in December 2010.

    George, a 28-year PepsiCo veteran, previously served as CFO and global transformation officer for PepsiCo strategic supply management. George’s other PepsiCo experience includes a wide range of leadership positions in both North American and international operations. Starting in 2004, he led PepsiCo’s enterprise system initiative to harmonize business practices to leverage scale, build flexibility and support growth. George also previously served as CFO of PepsiCo Europe, and CFO of Frito-Lay Europe, Africa and Middle East. Before that, he was vice president of customer delivery for Frito-Lay North America. George also held numerous roles in finance, sales and supply chain at Frito-Lay North America including VP sales and field marketing for Frito Lay South, general manager of Frito-Lay Hawaii and area vice president of Frito-Lay in Minneapolis. He began his PepsiCo career in Pepsi-Cola North America as a business planner and before that worked for Martin Marietta Corporation.

    George earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Florida and his MBA from the University of Georgia.
  • Lance Loeffler (Houston, TX)
    Lance LoefflerLance Loeffler is a Director in Deutsche Bank Securities’ Natural Resources Investment Banking Group, covering oilfield services and downstream companies. Over the course of his career he has been involved in strategic and financing transactions totaling over $40 billion.

    Lance joined Deutsche Bank as a Vice President in April 2010. Prior to that, from February 2008 to March 2010, he served as a Director with UBS Investment Bank. From August 2004 to February 2008, Lance served as an Associate Director with UBS Investment Bank. In May 2006, he transferred from the Global Healthcare Group in New York to the Global Energy Group in Houston.

    He received his BBA and MBA degrees from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Clement Marcus (El Paso, TX)

    Clement MarcusClement Marcus is Partner of MIMCO, Inc., a commercial real estate management and investment company based in El Paso, Texas.

    Clement also serves as trustee of the over 40 year old company, which provides real estate investment opportunities in El Paso and includes over 320 properties throughout Texas and New Mexico.

    Clement began his career while he was a student at The University of Texas at Austin by starting up LALA Imports, which he continued to run as CEO post graduation. He then joined forces with his brother to start up EP Marcus Investments, which led to the creation of MIMCO, Inc.

    Clement is actively involved in numerous non-profits and serves as an Ambassador of the Woody Hunt Gift Challenge, which provides scholarships for El Paso students at the McCombs School of Business. He is an involved member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and has served on a number of boards over the years, including:  UTEP Centennial Commission, El Paso Center for Children, El Paso YMCA Metro, Wells Fargo Advisory Committee, University Medical Center Foundation as Chair, and UTEP Rebounders as President.

    He and his wife of 28 years, Amy, permanently reside in El Paso and have three children: Troy (BBA in Finance 2010), Paige, and Mitchell. Clement earned is BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Amy also attended The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at El Paso. 

  • Scott Mattei (Charlotte, NC)
    Scott MatteiScott Mattei is the President of Mattei Holdings LLC, a multi-faceted family office. As President of Mattei Holdings he oversees numerous underlying companies specializing in asset allocation in both public and private markets including real estate development, land sales, private equity and hedged investments. Scott also serves as Trustee of the Mattei Foundation, a private family foundation.

    Scott began his career working in his family’s startup, Checker’s Drive In Restaurants, and served an integral role in the subsequent public offering of the company. Following the IPO of Checker’s, he became actively involved in the internet space and was an initial investor and manager of Berkeley, CA based Inktomi which was taken public in 1998 and later acquired by Yahoo. Further investments by Mattei Holdings have included owning and managing a NASCAR Sprint Cup team, significant real estate investments in the Southeast, mezzanine financing and diversified public and private equity management.

    Scott is an actively involved member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Ashley and two children, Kate, age 9, and Charlie, age 6. Scott earned his BBA in Finance and BA in History from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Jim McBride (Austin, TX)
    Jim McBride is a founding partner of Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas based middle market private equity firm that invests in basic industrial, manufacturing, distribution and service businesses.  Founded in 2003, and with $250 million in assets under management, Blue Sage focuses on companies that are profitable, growing and enjoy a leadership position in their sector.

    Prior to forming Blue Sage, Jim spent over a decade as the senior, non-family executive of The LBJ Holding Company, a private investment holding company of the family of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson.

    Jim currently serves on the boards of C&M Conveyor, Inc., Gatti’s Pizza, Parker School Uniforms, and Cobalt Environmental Solutions.  In addition, he is an advisory director for Frost Bank Austin and on The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council.  He is the past president of Caritas of Austin, and continues to serve on its Community Advisory Board, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church-USA.

    Jim received his BBA in Finance (1982) and his MBA (1990) from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Stephen A. McGaw (Dallas, TX)
    Steve McGawSteve McGaw is responsible for AT&T business marketing, including marketing traditional telecom services to businesses as well as strategic business services such as Ethernet, IP networking, hosting, cloud, mobility and applications services.

    Previously, McGaw served as senior vice president-corporate strategy, responsible for driving AT&T’s overall long-term planning activities and strategic initiatives. Before that assignment, Steve lead consumer strategy, responsible for leading a team to ideate, analyze, and present strategic alternatives for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.

    Prior to that he served as senior vice president-supply chain of AT&T’s wireless business (formerly Cingular Wireless), where he was responsible for all supply chain operations, including the procurement of over $15 billion of products and services annually, and the receipt, warehousing and distribution of these products for all wireless business units.

    Previously he served as senior vice president of Corporate Development and was instrumental in Cingular’s valuation, analysis and negotiation of its acquisition of the former AT&T Wireless. Other projects which McGaw has directed include the purchase of numerous wireless properties, property swaps, network sharing joint ventures, and the purchase of wireless spectrum.

    During his career, he has held a variety of positions at SBC and AT&T Bell Labs, including managing director of Corporate Development, vice president of Business Marketing, as well as sales, international and technology planning positions.

    Mr. McGaw currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, the Advisory Committee to the Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering, the Board of Trustees for LaunchAbility, a non-profit company serving Dallas-area families, and the World Economic Forum Steering Committee regarding ‘Delivering the Digital Infrastructure’.

    His education includes an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Science in Computer Science at Northwestern University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
  • Tom Melody (Houston, TX)
    Tom Melody  Tom Melody joined JLL in 2010 as Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of JLL’s national Real Estate Investment Banking practice. JLL is a global real estate services company and Mr. Melody is a member of JLL Capital Market’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Melody held a Vice Chairman position at CBRE and helped build its Real Estate Investment Banking platform into one of the nation’s largest.

    Mr. Melody serves on the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas; Harvard’s REAI International Advisory Board; ULI’s CRC-Gold Council; The Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee at the University of Texas; and is a member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Mr. Melody graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a BBA, received an MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and earned an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989.
  • Niloufar Molavi (Houston, TX)
    Niloufar Molavi

    Niloufar Molavi is a Vice Chair, U.S. Energy Leader and Market Managing Partner (MMP) for Greater Houston for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Niloufar leads a practice comprised of 920 professionals serving U.S. energy clients in the oil and gas industry and is responsible for all client services – assurance, advisory and tax – for the geographic markets of Houston, Tulsa and New Orleans.

    She previously served as energy leader within PwC’s Tax practice and as the firm’s U.S. Chief Diversity Officer, overseeing the firm's diversity strategy and all of its related programs and initiatives. With over 20 years experience with PwC, Niloufar has served a wide range of energy companies both in the U.S. and abroad, advising clients on international and U.S. tax structuring, mergers, acquisitions and potential public offerings.

    Niloufar served on the firm's national tax Sarbanes-Oxley task force and co-developed the PwC Sarbanes-Oxley 404 tax training program. She serves on the national Tax Accounting Services Task Force and served as the local Houston office FIN 48 & FAS 109 technical leader. Niloufar also led the Tax IFRS efforts for the Energy sector.

    Niloufar began her career with PwC in 1991 and was promoted to partner in 2001. She joined the firm’s U.S. Leadership team in 2009. She earned her degree in Accounting as well as a Masters in Professional Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and also serves on the non-profit board of Dress for Success Houston. She is a licensed CPA in Texas and resides in Houston with her husband and two children.

  • Ben Moreland (Houston, TX)
    Ben MorelandW. Benjamin (Ben) Moreland is President and CEO of Crown Castle International, a NYSE-listed provider of wireless infrastructure in the US and Australia. Prior to his current role, Moreland served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crown Castle since 2000. He began his career at Texas Commerce Bank in 1985, holding various positions in successor institutions including Chase Bank of Texas until 1999. Moreland serves on the Boards of Crown Castle and Calpine Corporation, as well as the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

    He holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Houston.
  • James Nakfoor (Houston, TX)
    Jimmy Nakfoor Jimmy Nakfoor is the owner of Palm Street Capital. L.P. Since 1991, the company’s primary function has been to manage the public market trading of US and European based equity and fixed income instruments on behalf of a Mexican client.

    Jimmy is also the owner of Greystone Realty, L.P. Greystone is a Texas based real estate company focused on commercial investment and brokerage. Investments primarily include raw land and commercial assets.

    He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the UT Chancellors Council, The Strake Jesuit Foundation Board, and The Yellowstone Academy Mentoring Program and is a Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassador.

    Jimmy graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Economics in 1986 and an MBA in 1991. He also holds his Texas Real Estate Broker’s License.

    Jimmy is married to wife Alix and they have three children: James (16), Ellie (14), and Will (12).

  • Erin Mulligan Nelson (Austin, TX)
    Erin Nelson

    Erin Mulligan Nelson is a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience in social/ e-commerce technology, marketing, sales and global business leadership. She’s had the privilege of serving as a Section 16 officer/ Chief Marketing Officer twice in two very different capacities, once at a Fortune 50 company (Dell) and once at a high-growth startup, pre- and post-IPO (Bazaarvoice).

    Erin is currently the CEO of Bloom Ventures, a firm which leverages capital, consulting and connections to help businesses, brands and ideas bloom.

    Erin previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Dell where she was responsible for the Dell.com business as well as the company’s global brand, communications, social media, agency and corporate social responsibility strategies. Following her time at Dell, she was Chief Marketing Officer of Bazaarvoice where she played a core role in leading that company through its successful IPO in 2012.

    Erin serves on the board of directors for Waller Creek Conservancy and tech startup DishOpinion and is on the Advisory Council for the University of Texas McCombs Business School. She's a past board member of the Association of National Advertisers and the Ad Council. In 2010, Erin was one of seven individuals inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Lifetime Hall of Achievement recognizing outstanding advertising/marketing professionals aged 40 and under.

    Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in International Business and Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

  • Ray Nixon (Dallas, TX)
    Ray Nixon Ray Nixon joined Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss in 1994 from Smith Barney, Inc., where he was a member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee and served as their lead institutional stockbroker for the Southwest. During his 35-year investment career, he also served as a research analyst for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Mr. Nixon holds a BA and an MBA from The University of Texas. He is a member of the Board of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, the Board of the Salvation Army and the Investment Committee of The Susan G. Komen Foundation.
  • William P. O'Hara (Austin, TX)
    Will O'Hara

    William O’Hara - Bio coming soon.



  • Norma Petrosewicz (Richmond, TX)
    Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz

    Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, an attorney who specializes in estate planning and probate matters, will be celebrating the 22nd anniversary of her law firm, Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C. In addition to practicing wills, trusts and probate law, she has served as a Special Deputy Receiver for the Texas Department of Insurance, managing various insurance company receivership estates since 1992.

    Norma received her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin (’82) and received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (’85). She is Board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has been a speaker for the State Bar of Texas continuing education courses, and has authored many articles on various estate planning topics.

    In addition to her membership in various professional organizations, she is an active volunteer in her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and in her children’s school. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Madison Charitable Foundation, Inc. where she is personally responsible for awarding over $1.0M grants a year. She as also on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout San Jacinto Council

    She shares an office with her husband of 24 years, Tom, who is a Principal in Petrosewicz & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants. They have two children, Danielle (16), and TJ (14).

  • Lawrence Pope (Houston, TX) - New Member*
    Lawrence Pope is Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer for Halliburton, where he has global leadership responsibilities for Supply Chain, Information Technology, Human Resources, Real Estate Services, Corporate Aviation, Corporate Affairs and Security. He is a member of the Company's Executive Committee.

    Previously, Mr. Pope was Vice President of Human Resources and Operational Excellence. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Administration for Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR).

    Mr. Pope holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and has a master's degree in business administration from the Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is a graduate of Halliburton's President's Leadership Seminar (now called the President's Leadership Excellence Program), Halliburton's yearlong leadership development event in which a select group of high-potential senior managers, directors and first-time executives participates each year. He is also a Certified Compensation Professional.
  • Stanley Rosenberg (San Antonio, TX) - New Member*
    Stanley Rosenberg is owner of The Rosenberg Group and a partner in the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP. He was a partner in the law firm of Arter & Hadden LLP from April 1999 until May 2001; a partner in the law firm of Rosenberg, Tuggey, Agather, Rosenthal & Rodriguez from February 1990 through April 1999; and a partner in the law firm of Oppenheimer, Rosenberg & Kelleher, Inc. from its inception in 1971 until February 1990. Mr. Rosenberg has advised major business clients on a broad range of real estate and corporate matters and has also represented clients on various phases of real estate developments, including land acquisition, platting, subdividing, financing and sales. Mr. Rosenberg represents the owner of an NFL team with respect to his various business interests, including automobile dealerships, and he also handles related legal matters in Louisiana and Texas. Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg has handled initial public offerings for various companies and advised on the sales of multimillion-dollar businesses.

    A leader in varied civic and community groups, Mr. Rosenberg has also held leadership roles in various legal and philanthropic capacities, including: Committee Chairman–State Bar of Texas Task Force on Title Companies (1984 to 1990); Member, University of Texas Graduate School of Business Advisory Council (1991 to 1992); Member of the Board of Visitors, University of Texas Law School (1992 to 1994); and, Director, University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board (1994 to present); Director of MAXXAM, Inc. (1981 to present); Director of National Western Art Foundation (2007 to present); Director of New Orleans Louisiana Saints (1984 to present); Director of New Orleans Pelicans (2012 to present); Director of Lone Star Capital Bank (2003 to present); and Member of Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (2009 to present).
  • Tony Schell (Austin, TX)
    Tony SchellA native of Dallas, Texas, Tony Schell is a founder and managing director of Escalate Capital Partners, an Austin-based mezzanine capital firm that invests in equity-sponsored growth companies. Prior to Escalate, Tony was a Managing Director of the Technology and Life Sciences Division for Comerica Bank and its predecessor, Imperial Bank. Earlier in his career, Tony held a variety of corporate finance positions with The Sabre Group and Coopers & Lybrand. Tony began his career as a commercial lender with MBank Dallas (subsequently acquired by Bank One) and First Gibraltar Bank (subsequently acquired by BofA). He earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and 1995, respectively, and is also a licensed CPA. Tony and his wife, Kristin, have four children and reside in Austin.
  • Niloy Shah (Katy, TX)
    Niloy ShahNiloy Shah has 28 years of experience with BP in finance, commercial operations, strategy development, planning, performance management, portfolio management and information technology.

    Niloy is currently the Head of Performance Management in Upstream Finance. From 2011 – March 2013, Niloy was the CFO for BP’s Gulf of Mexico Region. From 2006 – 2011, Niloy was based in Jakarta, Indonesia where he was CFO for BP’s Asia Pacific Region. In 2005 and 2006, Niloy was based in London as an Executive Assistant to the Group Vice President of Exploration & Production Technology and Functions. Prior to 2005, Niloy held a number of posts in Finance and IT in Houston and Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

    Born in India, Niloy migrated to the U.S. at age 12. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1985 and then an M.S. in Computer Science in 1989. He later received his MBA from the University of Houston in 1993. Niloy speaks fluent English, Gujarati, Sindhi and conversational Hindi.  He is married with two children.
  • Paul Siegele (Houston, TX)
    Paul Siegele

    Paul K. Siegele Chief Technology Officer and President of Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC), located in Houston, Texas. ETC is responsible for Chevron’s research and development for Chevron operating companies worldwide.

    Siegele was born in Tokyo, Japan, in April 1959. In 1980, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the California Lutheran University, and in 1990 he received a Master of Science degree in geology from the California State University at Northridge.

    Siegele began his career in 1980 as a petroleum geologist in Texaco’s Los Angeles division. He has held numerous technical and managerial positions, and a variety of exploration assignments in North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. He has served as exploration manager for the North America Exploration and Production Co. in New Orleans, and was named vice president, deepwater exploration/projects in June 2005. Prior to his current position, Siegele was vice president of Strategic Planning, a corporate role for Chevron.

    Siegele serves on the Board of the Houston Technology Center. He is a member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board in Houston. He previously served on the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee, and the boards of Inroads Louisiana and the Offshore Energy Center.

  • Brien Smith (Dallas, TX)
    Brien Smith Brien P. Smith is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Equity Fund of Funds practice. Mr. Smith is a member of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Investment Committees. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2001, Mr. Smith worked in the private equity sector serving in a number of roles for Mason Best Company, L.P., and its affiliates. Mr. Smith began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. where he focused on the financial services sector in the southwest. Mr. Smith sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of investment relationships on behalf of Neuberger Berman funds. Mr. Smith also sits on the Red McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a director of National Autotech Inc. and has also served on a number of other boards of directors. Mr. Smith received a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a BBAfrom the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Stacy Smith (Dallas, TX) - New Member*
    Stacy Smith - Bio coming soon.
  • Steven M. Sterin (Southlake, TX)
    Steven Sterin

     Steven M. Sterin is an experienced global business & financial leader. He has extensive experience in transforming large multi-national corporations. He has a track record of success in corporate governance practices - both in private equity and public ownership, IPO’s, capital markets, debt restructuring, and business strategy & development – and he has built strong relationships with the investor and financial communities. Mr. Sterin has experience across a broad range of industrial and consumer technologies and businesses. In addition to leading financial functions, Mr. Sterin has driven new business development, corporate and business restructuring, and has been involved in key leadership roles in over $4 billion of M&A activity. He has deep
    experience working with independent boards of directors, and led numerous efforts that required thoughtful engagement with and accountability to independent directors.

    Most recently, Sterin was chief financial officer of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE). He was named to this position in July 2007 after previously holding the position of corporate controller and principal accounting officer. He joined Celanese in April 2003. Celanese is a ~$7 billion leader in the materials space and has distinguished itself through advanced specialty technologies, financial discipline, leading market positions, and sustainable EH&S practices. Mr. Sterin was one of the executive leaders of the company during the transformation from a German public company through private equity ownership (Blackstone) and through an IPO at $16/share in 2005, growing to $61/share in 2014. Mr. Sterin was instrumental in driving significant improvements in cash generation, redesigning the capital structure, and driving shareholder relationships during this transformation.

    While serving as CFO, Mr. Sterin also served as president of Celanese’s Advanced Fuel Technologies (AFT) business with the responsibility of capitalizing on the company’s differentiated manufacturing process, called Celanese TCX® Technology, and expanding into the fuel ethanol business. Celanese TCX® Technology is the company’s proprietary advanced technology process for the production of fuel and industrial-grade ethanol from hydrocarbon feedstocks. Mr. Sterin was successful in leading government relations, marketing, R&D, and successfully concluded MOU’s with Indonesia & China to further commercialize the technology.

    Other key accomplishments at Celanese included establishment of corporate & board governance processes with the new board following private equity ownership; consolidation of finance, supply chain, IT, order management & fulfillment from ~30 locations to 3 international business service centers; leading financial due diligence, raising of capital and successful expansion in China; and was critical to driving approximately $1 billion in cost reductions in manufacturing & SG&A. He also oversaw more than $1 billion in secondary offerings from private equity ownership, including the largest secondary offering in chemical industry history.

    Mr. Sterin’s accomplishments within the finance function included establishing Celanese’s initial compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley act, achieving a dramatic reduction in close and reporting timing & quality, and building - essentially from ground zero - the finance and accounting infrastructure in connection with the relocation of the company from Germany to the US. In spite of investment required to achieve these accomplishments, he drove a 40 percent reduction in finance function costs.

    Prior to Celanese, Mr. Sterin worked for Reichhold, Inc., a global chemicals company. He joined Reichhold, Inc., in January 1997 and his tenure included positions as director of tax & treasury in the Netherlands and other financial leadership positions. His career also includes tenure at Price Waterhouse, LLP, as a tax consultant.

    Mr. Sterin holds a master’s degree in professional accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, which he earned concurrently at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1995. He is also a certified public accountant in Texas.

    Mr. Sterin is passionate and actively involved in giving back to the community. Sterin’s philanthropic engagement includes board membership in the following organizations: Dean’s Advisory Council, UT-Austin McCombs School of Business, advisory board of Cattle Baron’s Ball (largest single fund raising event in the world for Cancer research); and Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His charitable associations include: Whites Chapel United Methodist Church; The American Cancer Society; United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Toqueville Society member; as well as many other community projects.

  • Sam Susser (Corpus Christi, TX)
    Sam Susser Sam Susser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susser Holdings Corporation, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Susser Petroleum Partners LP. Prior to founding the Southguard Corporation (predecessor to Susser Holdings) in 1988, Mr. Susser spent 1985-1987 with Salomon Brothers Inc. in New York City and in Dallas in the corporate finance division and in the mergers and acquisitions group. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Mr. Susser is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, a member of the Advisory Board of the Schusterman Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Texas, a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, a Trustee and Chairman of the Driscoll Foundation, which owns the Driscoll Children's Hospital System in South Texas, a Director of The Texas State Aquarium, a former Director of the Texas Hospital PAC, a former Director and past President of The USS Lexington Museum, and a former Director and Vice Chairman of The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation. In 2009, Mr. Susser was admitted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was named Border Texan of the Year in 2013. In June 2012, he served on the University of Texas Committee on Business Productivity. He and his wife Catherine have one daughter and two sons.
  • Tom Sweet (Austin, TX)
    Tom SweetTom Sweet serves as senior vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) for Dell. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company's finance function including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury and investor relations. Additionally, he is responsible for corporate strategy and development.

    He was previously vice president of corporate finance, controller and chief accounting officer with responsibility for global accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations, as well as global financial services. Tom was responsible for external financial reporting for more than five years when Dell was public. Prior to this, he has served in a variety of finance leadership roles at Dell including as Finance vice president responsible for overall finance activities within the corporate business, education, government and healthcare business units of Dell, and has also served as the head of internal audit. He has served in a number of sales leadership roles in education and corporate business units since joining Dell in 1997.

    Prior to Dell, Tom was vice president, accounting and finance, for Telos Corporation. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Price Waterhouse in a variety of roles primarily focused on providing audit and accounting services to the technology industry.

    Tom received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and is a CPA.
  • Mike Van de Ven (Dallas, TX) - New Member*
    Mike Van de Ven Mike Van de Ven , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Airlines joined the Company in 1993. Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE: LUV) is the only airline in the world to have been profitable for 41 consecutive years, never have had a single Employee furlough, and continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, with over 3,600 daily flights, and operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world serving destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and is expanding into near international markets. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. Mike has held several positions at SWA such as Executive Vice President of Aircraft Operations, Senior Vice President of Planning, Vice President Financial Planning, and Director of Internal Audit. As EVP-COO, he provides Executive Leadership to the following Southwest Departments: Flight Operations; Ground Operations and Cargo; Inflight and Provisioning; Maintenance and Engineering; Network Operations Control; and Labor Relations. Prior to joining Southwest, Mike was a senior audit manager at Ernst & Young in Dallas, TX. Van de Ven is a Longhorn through and through and received a B.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He lives in Plano, TX with his wife, Cindy, and they have two sons. The best advice he’s says he’s been given is “Happiness is something you decide, not find.”
  • Andrew Vo (Houston, TX)
    Andrew Vo

    Andrew Vo is a Managing Director at Accenture and responsible for leading the company’s Global Trading Operations practice which provides strategic and transformational commodity trading and risk management solutions for Fortune 500 clients. He also serves as the North America offering lead for Accenture Management Consulting's Tax, Liquidity Management, Finance Process Led Transformation, and Real Estate services.

    Outside of his primary roles, Andrew oversees all North America Management Consulting undergraduate and MBA/Advanced Degree campus recruiting. Andrew also serves on Accenture’s North America Advisory Council where he helps shape strategic growth and operational initiatives.

    Prior to joining the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, Andrew was an active member on the McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board for five years. He is also a Texas Venture Labs Advisory Board Member and responsible for the Accenture Venture Partners Skills to Succeed program.

    In 1995, Andrew earned his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, the Texas Exes Alumni Association honored Andrew with an Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award based on his service to the University. Andrew is the founder and senior advisor of UT’s Texas Iron Spikes service organization which has actively supported Special Olympics Texas and the Texas Longhorns Baseball program for two decades. He and his wife, Sophie, reside in Houston.

  • James C. Weaver (San Antonio, TX)

     As CEO, James "Rad" Weaver oversees the continued implementation of McCombs Partners investment strategies, including the management of direct investments in private operating businesses. The portfolio consists of over 40 investments throughout the United States across a wide range of industries, including technology, finance, automotive, and natural resources.

    Mr. Weaver serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Grand Prix and on the Board of Managers for Med Resources. He is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council and the on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio branch. He is a recent member of the YPO San Antonio Chapter and Board of Director for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Weaver graduated from University of Texas in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Mr. Weaver serves on University of Texas Austin Development Board and on the Board of Trustees for the McCombs School of Business.

  • Shawn Wells (London, UK)
    Shawn WellsShawn Wells is Chief Operating Officer of East Lodge Capital Partners, a London-based hedge fund that invests in European and US structured and corporate credit markets.

    Shawn has been in the investment management industry for more than 20 years, holding several senior positions in firms including hedge funds, investment banks and multi-national mutual fund firms. Most recently, Shawn served as Managing Director and General Counsel of Roc Capital Management, a long-short equity hedge fund based in New York City. Prior to Roc, Shawn was Senior Managing Director of Sterling Stamos Capital Management in Menlo Park, CA and also served as General Counsel of Merrill Lynch’s hedge fund division in New York City. In addition, Shawn was Senior Associate General Counsel of Franklin Templeton Investments, where he headed up the firm’s international and alternative strategies legal teams.

    Shawn is a Certified Public Accountant, and received his BBA in Finance (1986) and Accounting (1987) from The University of Texas at Austin. Shawn received his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1992.

    Shawn is married to Kara Nordstrom Wells, a 1991 graduate of the McCombs School of Business and a member of the Development Board of The University of Texas. They live in London and enjoy supporting the Longhorns from across The Pond.

  • Marty Wender (San Antonio, TX)
    Marty WenderCharles Martin "Marty" Wender is well known for his achievements and vision. Marty Wender, a Fort Worth native, began his San Antonio business career in 1969, upon graduating from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin and marrying San Antonio native Rene Lynn Mandel.

    Marty Wender’s business real estate development projects in San Antonio include the 3,500 acre Westover Hills development, one of the country’s premier, mixed use, large scale, master-planned, developments; Fawn Meadow in the South Texas Medical Center; and Crownridge at IH-10 West and Camp Bullis Road.

    Marty was selected as one of five “Visionaries” by the San Antonio Business Journal special section entitled “A Century of Business” for his vision and accomplishments in his revitalization of the City’s west side and his Westover Hills Development. Westover Hills has become home to Sea World of Texas, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Hotel, Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Maxim Integrated Products, Wells Fargo Operations Center, and the Alamo Colleges Northwest Vista Campus. QVC Network, Inc., The American Funds Group/Capital Group Companies, Nationwide Insurance, and numerous other major companies have built corporate campuses in Westover Hills. Additionally, Westover Hills is home to six major data center facilities, including Microsoft and Valero.

    Marty is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council and a Board member of the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County. Marty was the 2002 Chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of “Team Toyota” that helped lure Toyota to San Antonio. Marty served on the Board of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; the Board of the San Antonio Medical Foundation; the University of Texas Health Science Development Board, and many others. Additionally, Marty is a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council; the University of Texas Longhorn Advisory Council; and the University of Texas at San Antonio Business Advisory Council.

    Marty Wender has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions because of his achievements, his devotion and service to the community and his vision for the future of San Antonio and Texas. Marty’s willingness to try the untried and his insistence on quality are his hallmarks. 
  • Robert Zlotnik (Houston, TX) - Chair
    Bob Zlotnik Robert “Bob” Zlotnik, President and CEO of StarTex Power, has over 30 years of diversified business experience, primarily with service-related entrepreneurial businesses. StarTex Power is a J.D. Power and Associates award winner, and was named by Inc. Magazine in 2009 as the #1 fastest growing privately-owned energy company in the U.S and one of the 40 best places to work in the U.S. In 2010, Zlotnik was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for the Gulf Coast region.

    Prior to co-founding StarTex Power in 2004, Zlotnik held executive positions with PACE Entertainment, a $700 million international live entertainment company which was sold to Clear Channel, Lifeco Travel Services, an $800 million international corporate travel agency which was sold to American Express, and Ernst & Young.

    During his career at UT, Bob was a member of the Longhorn Baseball team and in 1979 he was named the outstanding graduate business student. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Exes.

    Zlotnik has a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Houston with his wife, Marcie, and their three sons.

*Effective September 1, 2014

Lifetime Members

  • John L. Adams (Dallas, TX)
    John Adams John Adams retired as Vice Chairman of Trinity Industries, Inc., a Dallas-based diversified industrial manufacturing company in March 2007. Prior to joining Trinity’s executive team in 1999, John was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Bank of Texas, National Association (formerly Texas Commerce Bank).

    John is presently on the Board of Directors of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Trinity Industries, Inc., and Group 1 Automotive, Inc. where he serves as non-executive Chairman. In addition, he serves on the Board of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, having served three years as its Chairman. He is very involved at the University of Texas serving on the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, President’s Development Board and the McCombs School Advisory Council. He also presently Chairs The McCombs Scholars Program.

    John has chaired a number of not-for-profit organizations including the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Plan, Central Dallas Association, Methodist Medical Center of Dallas and fundraising campaigns for American Heart Association, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Boys & Girls Club and Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way to name a few.

    John is a graduate of the University of Texas Austin with a BBA and a J.D. He and his wife, Susie, have two children, John Ross and Elise, and five grandchildren. 
  • J. Robert Alpert (Dallas, TX)
    Joseph Alpert  J. Robert Alpert is CEO of The Alpert Companies in Dallas. He has managed his own portfolio of companies since 1961, with investments in banking, finance, real estate and entertainment. During the past 15 years, his focus has been on investments worldwide that promote innovative technology and employment.

    Alpert currently serves as advisory director for SunTex Ventures, and Windsor Investments, all located in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an advisory director for The Empire AB and Trio Consulting (UK) in Stockholm, Sweden. Alpert has served on three public boards in the past, Texas Industries of Dallas; CNF, Inc. of California and Aladdin Industries of Tennessee.

    Alpert retired as the Honorary Consul of Sweden-Dallas in 2003 after fifteen years of service. He was knighted and received a medal of honor from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden. Alpert is also trustee emeritus of Colby College in Maine and former chairman of the Dallas Foundation for Health, Education and Research.

  • Louis Baldwin (Fort Worth, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Louis BaldwinLouis Baldwin, currently active in private investments and ranching in Fort Worth, was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Advisory Director of XTO Energy, Inc. He served as a senior financial officer of XTO from its formation in 1986 through its merger with ExxonMobil in 2010 and as a consultant to XTO through 2011. Before joining XTO he was assistant treasurer of Southland Royalty Company. Baldwin is a Fort Worth native and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Stephen P. Ballantyne (San Antonio, TX)
    Steve Ballantyne - Bio coming soon.
  • Lewis E. Brazelton III (Houston, TX)
    Lew Brazelton - Bio coming soon.
  • Jon Brumley (Granbury, TX)
    Jon BrumleyJon Brumley is chairman of Bounty Investments, LLC. He began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1967. He co-founded XTO Energy in 1986 and helped form Pioneer Natural Resources in 1997. In 1998, he and his son Jonny Brumley co-formed Encore Acquisition Company. Encore was sold in 2010.

    Appointed by Governor Mark White as Chairman of the Texas State Board of Education in 1984, Brumley has been active in educational causes and oversight since 1980, and was appointed chairman of the TCU School of Education’s Millennium Task Force in 1999. He has also been chairman of the Fort Worth Children’s Hospital.

    Brumley received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin 1961 and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame in 1998, and was designated as a Distinguished Alumni in 2011.
  • Preston Butcher (Menlo Park, CA)

    Preston Butcher is chairman and CEO of Legacy Partners in Foster City, California and a manager and developer of property in the western United States. In 2002, Legacy Partners was honored as Builder of the Year by Multifamily Executive Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders. Butcher co-founded the National Multi Housing Council and California Housing Council and continues to serve as director for each.

    Butcher is a member of the Policy Advisory Council of the Center for Real Estate at UC-Berkeley and was a founding board member of BRIDGE, a non-profit housing corporation created to provide low to moderate income housing.

    Butcher received a B.S. in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Tim Byrne (Dallas, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Tim ByrneTim Byrne is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Residential Division of Lincoln Property Company, one of the largest real estate development and management firms in the United States. As President and CEO, Mr. Byrne is directly involved in the development and operations of all multi-family ventures, from acquisition through financing, design, construction and lease-up. Since joining Lincoln as President in 1984, Mr. Byrne has successfully developed over 100,000 units, with a value in excess of $9 billion, and currently oversees over 135,000 units across the country.

    Mr. Byrne joined Lincoln Property Company from the Byrne Company, a Dallas-based residential and retail development company he founded in 1976. A native of Dallas, Mr. Byrne received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dallas Museum of Art, Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute, Dallas Citizens Council, and a former board member of the Dallas Real Estate Council. Mr. Byrne is also involved in the community, and is an active committee member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church, and a former board member of both St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal School and the Dallas County Association of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
  • John W. Carpenter III (Dallas, TX)
    John Carpenter John Carpenter is CEO, president and chairman of the board of Lachlan Alliance, a real estate development firm. Prior to Lachlan, he held leadership positions with Southland Financial Corporation from 1977 to 1989. Carpenter was president of Las Colinas, Inc. from 1989 to 1992, and was chairman and CEO of JPI Companies from 1992 to1997.

    Carpenter is also active in the Dallas community, serving on the boards of the Trinity River Improvement Association, The Texas Horse Park, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, State Fair of Texas and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He served on the Highland Park Independent School District Board from 1998 to 2004 and is on the board of the West Dallas Initiative. John and his parents, Ben and Betty Carpenter, recently donated funds to create the Carpenter Family MBA Leadership Center in the McCombs School to provide MBA students and organizations a space to gather and conduct business.

    Carpenter holds a BBA from Texas Tech and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Shelby H. Carter Jr. (Austin, TX)

    Shelby Carter is a distinguished adjunct professor at the McCombs School of Business.
    In addition to working at The University of Texas at Austin, Carter co-founded the pioneering computer networking company, SynOptics Communications in 1985, which went public and became a Fortune 500 company in less than ten years from its founding. In 1996, Carter co-founded the Silicon Valley start-up, VitalSigns Software.

    From 1970 to 1985, Carter worked in senior management with Xerox Corporation. With Xerox, he rose to the position of corporate vice president and general sales manager of the company's worldwide operations. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in marketing and line management positions with IBM.

    Carter has been recognized for his teaching from various student organizations and, in 1997, was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the business school in 1986 and a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. Carter is a member of the Chancellor's Council of The University of Texas System, the Entrepreneur's Council of the Children's Museum of Austin and the board of Input/Output (I/O NYSE). He serves as vice-chairman of Vital Signs Software, and as director of TechWorks, Inc. and Pervasive Software, Inc. (PVSW NASDAQ).

    He received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and attended law school at The University of Texas and the University of Maryland.

  • H. Scott Caven, Jr. (Houston, TX)
    Scott Caven - Bio coming soon.
  • Robert A. Chereck (Dallas, TX)

    Robert A. Chereck is Executive Chairman and President of Southwest Securities, FSB. Mr. Chereck joined Southwest Securities, FSB from Wells Fargo Bank where he was executive vice president and division manager for the Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Offices, Southwest Division which includes Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

    With more than 30 years in the banking industry, Mr. Chereck has held many positions in Wells Fargo. He joined First Interstate Bank of Texas in 1991 as executive vice president, group manager of wholesale banking. With Wells Fargo’s acquisition of First Interstate in 1996, he became executive vice president and manager of commercial banking and the Energy Group.

    Prior to Wells Fargo, Chereck was president of Norwich Financial Associates, managing director of Mason Best Company and executive VP of Interfirst Bank Dallas. At Interfirst, he was manager of the Energy Lending Group, Eastern Corporate Group and Southwest Group, and served as group manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, operating through the bank's London office.

    Chereck is a board member of Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Citizens Council and Impact Dallas Capital. He sits on the executive committee for the Dallas Regional Chamber. He is Chairman of the Board for Children’s Medical Center and Dallas Citizens Council.

    Chereck earned a BA in government and an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Eugenio Clariond Reyes-Retana (San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL)
    Eugenio Clariond

    Eugenio Clariond Reyes-Retana is Chairman of Grupo Cuprum, Grupo Cleber and Grupo FMC Capital. He serves as director for Johnson Controls Inc, Texas Industries Inc.,  Mexichem, S.A. and Grupo Industrial Saltillo.

    On not profit organizations, he serves as Honorary Consul  for Brazil in Monterrey, Chairman of Fondo de Agua Metropolitano de Monterrey, Vice-President of the Mexican Chapter of the Latin American Business Council (CEAL) and board member of Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios, The Monterrey Tech (ITESM), and The Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO).  He is on the Advisory Board of The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and The School of Engineering of The University of California at San Diego.

    Clariond has formerly served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Grupo IMSA, S.A., Vice-Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and Chairman of the Mexican Fund for Nature Conservancy, the Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios, Capitulo Mexicano of North America Committee, Parque Fundidora Trust, Camara de Comercio Mexico-USA, the United States-Mexico Business Committee of the Mexican Business Council for foreign trade (MEXUS), Camara de Industria de Transformacion in Nuevo Leon (CAINTRA), Ciudad de los Niños Fund, National Council of Business Trade (today COMCE), and ANAFEM (today COMCE Northeast). He also served as Director of the Board of Navistar (International Truck & Engine) Corp., and of the Chaparral Steel Corporation.

    He has a BBA and MBA from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM.

  • J. Coley Clark (Dallas, TX)

    J. Coley Clark joined BancTec in September 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In June 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

    Clark retired from EDS in 2004 as Senior Vice President and head of the Financial and Transportation Industry Group. Clark’s long career with EDS began in 1971 when he joined the Systems Engineering Development Program and later progressed through a variety of technical, sales and management roles related to the financial and insurance industries. He assumed responsibility for the Financial Industry Group in 1986 and was named a corporate officer in 1989. He was appointed a Senior Vice President in 1996 and served as a member of the Global Operations Council, EDS’ senior executive team.

    Clark currently serves on the board of MoneyGram International and previously served on two other public company boards, Carreker Corporation and i2 Technologies, Inc. He is past chairman of the Financial Services and Insurance Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce. Active in his community, Clark is a life member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, serves on the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber and is on the Executive Committee of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees. He was former president of the board of the Dallas Theater Center, served on the board of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and was a member of the Dallas Citizens Council. He is a lifetime member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council and member of the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council, the University of Texas President’s Associates and the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council for the University of Texas system.

    Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He served three years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain and served as a company commander in Europe and Southeast Asia.

  • Peter R. Coneway (Houston, TX)
    Peter Coneway Peter Coneway joined Riverstone Holdings LLC as managing director in March of 2009 following his service as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Riverstone Holdings is a private equity firm specializing in the global energy and power sectors with offices in Houston, New York and London.
    Coneway spent 37 years in various capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined the firm in 1969 after graduating with an MBA from Stanford University. He founded the Houston office for Goldman Sachs in 1975; was named a general partner in 1978; established the firm’s securities sales, trading and research division in Tokyo in 1987-88; and returned to manage the Houston office.

    Coneway is currently a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, a member of the board of trustees of the Texas Heart Institute, and continues to serve as a member of the M.D. Anderson Board of Visitors, having previously served as chairman. He has served on the National Board of the Smithsonian Institute, served as chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust, director of the Greater Houston Partnership, and chairman of the Houston/Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee.

    Coneway earned his BBA from The University of Texas. He received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 1983; was appointed to the UT System Board of Regents in 1993; was named a Distinguished Alumnus in October 2003; and was inducted into the McCombs Business School Hall of Fame in 2004.

  • Catherine P. Crain (Houston, TX)

    Catherine Crain is a vice president of Fayez Sarofim & Co. She serves as a portfolio manager and is also responsible for overseeing the firm's Dreyfus mutual funds relationship. Crain joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1993 as a research associate. Over the years, her areas of research responsibility have included transportation, media and entertainment, and consumer products. Before returning to graduate school, she worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. as a financial analyst in their investment banking division in New York and Houston.

    She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute. Crain served as an investment counselor to the McCombs School's MBA Investment Fund from 1994 to 2003.

    Crain received a B.A. in Plan II and an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Gary T. Crum (Houston, TX)

    Gary T. Crum is president of the CFP Foundation, and a founder and former director of AIM Management Group, Inc. He served as president, CEO and director of investments for AIM Capital Management, the investment advisory subsidiary of AIM Management Group and director of parent company AMVESCAP PLC, after AIM Management Group's merger with INVESCO in 1997. Prior to founding AIM Management Group, Crum gained valuable industry experience as portfolio manager and head of fixed-income investments for American General Capital Management.

    Crum is on the Board of Directors for the McCombs School of Business MBA Investment Fund, L.L.C. at The University of Texas at Austin. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and on the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business at SMU, and is a trustee of the AIM Foundation. He was formerly a member of the Boards of Trustees at Episcopal High School and the Memorial Endowment Fund for St. John the Divine Church in Houston. Crum was inducted into the McCombs School Hall of Fame in 2004 and is the former chair of the McCombs School Advisory Council.

    Crum received a BBA from SMU and an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Kenneth P. DeAngelis (Austin, TX)
    Ken DeAngelis Ken DeAngelis is a founder of Austin Ventures and has served as general partner since 1981. He focuses on services investing. Previously DeAngelis was with the Merchant Banking division of the Bank of Boston.

    He has been active in the Austin community for many years and is a member of the University's Development Board. He was also past chairman of the McCombs School Advisory Council. DeAngelis was actively involved, for many years, with the local PBS affiliate, KLRU-TV, and is a past board chairman. Currently he serves on the Board of Governors for Hyde Schools, headquartered in Bath, Maine.

    DeAngelis received his B.A. from Harvard University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Jason H. Downie (Dallas, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*

    Jason Downie is a partner of HM Capital Partners, L.L.C., a Dallas, TX based private equity firm focused on control oriented leveraged buy outs. Jason has over 15 years of investment experience and has been at HM Capital since 2000. Jason’s primary responsibilities include deal sourcing, execution and monitoring of the firm's investments in the energy sector.

    Jason currently serves as a director of BlackBrush Oil & Gas, TexStar Midstream ServicesTriDimension Energy and PDC Pages.

    Before joining HM Capital Partners, Mr. Downie was an associate with Rice, Sangalis Toole and Wilson, a mezzanine private equity firm based in Houston. Before pursuing his MBA, he was employed by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for five years.

    Jason was recently voted chair-elect of the McCombs MBA Alumni Network advisory board and has been an active member of the board for the past five years, serving as the chair of the alumni giving committee and as an at-large member.

    Jason received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 as well as a BBA degree in real estate. He lives in Dallas with his wife Berkeley and their four children, Sam, Michael, Malcolm, and Vivian.

  • Alan W. Dreeben (San Antonio, TX)
    Alan DreebenAlan Dreeben is a partner and serves on the board of directors of Republic National Distributing Company in San Antonio, Texas. He also serves as an advisory director of Cullen Frost Bank. Mr. Dreeben chairs the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America, serves on the board of The Institute of Masters of Wine-North America, and is secretary of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

    With a long history of commitment to education at all levels, Dreeben sits on the Executive Committee of the UT System Chancellor’s Council and is a past regent and chairman of the Texas State University System. He serves on the development board of UT, is a trustee and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio. He has held several positions with the Alamo Heights ISD in San Antonio, including past president, trustee, and director of its foundation and serves on the board of the Bexar County Federation of Schools.

    In addition, Mr. Dreeben has held leadership positions in more than 20 community and religious organizations, including Any Baby Can, Hospice of San Antonio, the Council on Alcoholism, the McNay Art Museum, the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation, United Way, and Temple Beth El. He has received a number of awards: the Chairman’s Award of TSUS, the Dallas Morning News Outstanding Individual in the Wine Business, the UTSA Ethics Award, National Conference Award, and Man of the Year in the New World Wine & Food Organization.

    Mr. Dreeben received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an Executive MBA from Harvard University.
  • Robert M. Duffey Jr. (Rancho Viejo, TX)
    Bobby Duffey - Bio coming soon.
  • Robert D. Duncan (Houston, TX)
    Robert DuncanRobert Duncan is founder and chairman of Transwestern, a global, diversified real estate organization actively involved in real estate investment, development, and services.

    Transwestern provides acquisition services, portfolio and asset management, property management, agency leasing, tenant representation, investment sales, financing, development and research for owners, investors, and users of real estate in 34 cities across the country and in 15 countries around the world through its alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. With specialized competencies in office, retail, industrial, multifamily and healthcare asset classes, Transwestern’s mission is to be the #1 real estate value creator in America. Combining macro-market research and local market reconnaissance, Transwestern designs and executes creative investment strategies for investors and users of real estate. Through co-mingled funds and separate accounts, Transwestern has invested more than $5 billion of private equity capital and acquired more than $12 billion of real estate properties. Through its development company, Transwestern has developed over 150 projects across the country with values exceeding $10 billion.

    As founder and chairman of Transwestern, Robert has directed the company’s expansion from a small Texas development company in 1978 to a diversified global real estate organization today.

    Robert is an active member of The Real Estate Roundtable and World Presidents’ Organization. He is a founding member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas Real Estate Center, serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Lifetime Member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Committee. He is a founding member of the Executive Advisory Board of the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Real Estate Program.

    Robert is a Lifetime Member of the Greater Houston Community Foundation; and is a past Director of the Greater Houston YMCA and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital System. He serves on the Board of Paradisus Dei and Bo Porter’s SELF Foundation.

    Robert was honored by the Cornell Real Estate Review with its 2010 Industry Leader Award for shaping Transwestern's integrated services and investment approach to commercial real estate for the benefit of the firm’s investors and clients. Robert was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, recognizing his impact on commerce in Texas and his contributions and service to communities and institutions in Texas.

    Robert earned a BBA degree in the Business Honors Program, an MBA degree in Finance, and a LLB degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Houston with his wife Marcy and their six sons.
  • James R. Elliott III (New York, NY)

    James R. Elliott III is global head of the Mergers & Acquisitions with JP Morgan.

    Elliott joined JPMorgan in 1997 as a senior member of the M&A Department. He began his career at the First Boston Corporation in 1976 and spent ten years in the Mergers and Acquisitions department specializing in energy sector takeovers. He was appointed head of Risk Arbitrage Department in 1986 and managed a $500 million portfolio until his departure in 1989. In 1990, he started and managed a hedge fund, which invested in M&A Risk Arbitrage and Special Situations.

    Elliott received a BBA and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Miguel W. Espinosa (Houston, TX)
    Mike Espinosa - Bio coming soon.
  • Richard W. Evans Jr. (San Antonio, TX)
    Dick Evans Dick Evans is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. and Frost Bank in San Antonio, Texas. A native of Uvalde, Texas, Evans graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1967. Before joining Frost Bank’s training program in 1971, he served as an assistant national bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency.

    During Evans' career at Frost, he has served as a commercial loan officer, a vice president in the bank’s commercial loan, credit and marketing areas, and then as senior vice president in the marketing division. In 1977, he was named executive vice president of the banking group and was elected president of Frost Bank in 1985. In 1993, Evans was elected chairman of the board of Frost Bank and chief banking officer of Cullen/Frost in 1995, and in 1997, chief executive officer.

    Evans is serving a two-year term as a member of the Federal Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. He recently served a two-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    In the civic and professional arena, Evans is a member of the board of directors of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, an organization in which he served as general campaign chairman for 2003-2004 and chairman for 2004-2005. He is also a member of the board of directors and past chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and the San Antonio Medical Foundation. He serves as a member of the business Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas State History Museum Foundation in Austin, and is past chairman of the United Negro College Fund. Evans is a director and life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. He is one of 30 bankers globally to be a member of the International Finance Conference. He has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was inducted as International Citizen of the Year by the World Affairs Council.

    Evans is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
     
  • Anthony D. Forcum (Plano, TX)
    Tony Forcum Anthony D. "Tony" Forcum is a principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a member of its Board of Directors. His practice focus area is concentrated in strategy and operations consulting and he serves as lead consulting principal or advisory principal to clients in a variety of industries. He served as Deloitte Consulting’s National Managing Director—Operations & Finance from 2003 through 2009 and managing director of Deloitte Consulting’s Texas practice offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin from 1997 to 2001. He also served as Managing Director of the Dallas office in 1996. He served as the national recruiting principal for Deloitte Consulting at UT-Austin for many years and is currently a member of the firm’s UT MBA recruiting team.

    Tony joined a predecessor of Deloitte & Touche in 1974 after graduating from Emporia State University and became a partner in 1984.

  • Jake Foley III (New York, NY) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*

    Jake Foley III is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Sponsors Coverage Group. He focuses on large-cap private equity, hedge fund, and multi-strategy funds. In addition, Mr. Foley focuses on transaction development and idea generation with an emphasis on key trends and transaction catalysts for the benefit of the firm’s clients. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

    Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Foley led the Deutsche Bank’s transaction origination group for five years after doing the same for Banc of America Securities. In both cases, he was the corporate client-facing M&A partner for clients seeking to work with private equity investors and the deal origination officer. He began his career as an associate in the corporate finance training program of First Chicago, with a brief stint in PaineWebber’s high yield group before joining Morgan Stanley for nearly 10 years, first in high yield, then in the business development group. He has worked on restructurings, complex capital structure based M&A, and as an advisor to various companies, funds, and sovereign entities.

    Mr. Foley is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received both his Bachelor of Business and Master of Professional Accounting in 1988. He is a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council, the University Development Board, the Littlefield Society, President’s Associates, and the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, and he chaired the Commission of 125’s Finance and Resources Committee.

  • Jack D. Furst (Argyle, TX)
    Jack Furst

    Jack D. Furst is a distinguished private equity investor. He manages his own capital making investments in real estate, oil and gas, fixed income securities and public and private equities. Jack is an Adjunct Professor at The University of North Texas (the Harvard of the Southwest) where he teaches finance and investments. He has over 25 years of private investment experience completing over $50 billion in transactions which resulted in attractive returns for investors.

    Jack was a founding Partner in HM Capital Partners (formally Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated). The Firm, established in 1989, specialized in private investments of companies primarily serving the energy, financial services, food, manufacturing and media sectors of the economy. Prior to founding HM Capital, he was a partner at Hicks & Haas Incorporated (a private investment firm) from 1987 to 1989. From 1984 to 1986, he was a merger and acquisition/corporate finance specialist for The First Boston Corporation in New York. Before joining First Boston, Jack was a financial consultant at Price Waterhouse in Phoenix. He received his BS degree with honors from the College of Business Administration at Arizona State University and his MBA degree with honors from the Graduate School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Jack serves on the board of directors for several companies. He also serves as an officer and executive board member of Circle Ten Council (Dallas)-Boy Scouts of America, an executive board member of Longhorn Council (Ft. Worth)-Boy Scouts of America, an officer and executive board member of Boy Scouts of America (National Council), a member of The University of Texas at Austin Mc Comb's School of Business Advisory Council and a founding Advisory Council Member of the MBA Investment Fund, a founding family and board member of Cross Timbers Community Church (Argyle, Texas), an advisory board member of Christian Community Action (Lewisville, Texas), and a trustee and board member of The National Safety Council (Chicago). Jack is a 1998 Henry Crown Fellow, a fellowship of leaders that is administered by the Aspen Institute. He was inducted into W. P. Carey School of Business Hall of Fame at Arizona State University in 1999. Jack is also the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award and the W.P. Carey School of Business 2008 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

    Jack, and his wife, Debra, have two children; son, Jackson (15) and daughter, Jordan (12). The entire family is involved in Scouting and resides at their ranch in Argyle, Texas.

  • Brian Gladden (Austin, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Brian Gladden

    Brian Gladden serves as senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer for Dell. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the finance function including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, audit, and investor relations. Before joining Dell in May 2008, Brian was president and CEO of SABIC Innovative Plastics, the former General Electric Plastics.

    Before joining SABIC Innovative Plastics, Brian spent nearly 20 years with GE in a variety of financial and general management leadership roles. During his career with the company, he served as vice president and general manager of the resin business for GE Plastics, CFO of GE Plastics, and vice president and CFO of information technology for GE Medical Systems Healthcare. He was named a GE corporate officer in 2002 and had formerly served on the corporate audit staff for GE.

    Brian earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Millersville University.

  • John C. Goff (Fort Worth, TX)
    John Goff John C. Goff is a private investor based in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Goff co-founded Crescent Real Estate Equities with Richard Rainwater in the early 90s, designing the strategy and orchestrating the acquisitions leading to its initial public offering in May 1994. Under his leadership as Vice Chairman and CEO, Crescent grew from approximately $500 million at its IPO to $6.5 billion upon its sale to Morgan Stanley in August 2007. Crescent provided its shareholders a 15.4 percent compounded annual return and more than $2.5 billion in cash dividends during its 13 years as a public company. In November 2009, Mr. Goff partnered with Barclays Capital to reacquire Crescent in a joint venture, and he now serves as Chairman and CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings.

    Mr. Goff also is founder and Managing Principal of Goff Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in real estate debt and equity through offices in Fort Worth, Denver, and Stamford, Connecticut. Founded during the credit crisis of 1998, the firm has invested in more than $4 billion in assets.

    Mr. Goff’s family office, Goff Capital Inc., employs a team of professionals based in Fort Worth and invests in public securities, distressed debt, oil and gas, and private equity.

    Mr. Goff directs much of his charitable efforts through The Goff Family Foundation which focuses on education through scholarship programs and creative solutions for specific schools in need. Most notably, the foundation founded B Sharp Youth Music, a non-traditional, after-school, music education program and Fort Worth’s only elementary youth orchestra.
  • C. Kim Goodwin (Jamestown, RI)
    C. Kim Goodwin C. Kim Goodwin, with over twenty years of experience in investment and financial services, most recently served as managing director and head of equities, globally for Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division. Based in Europe, Ms. Goodwin had been responsible for the management of all Credit Suisse equity products in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as all multi-country equity products. Prior to Credit Suisse, Ms. Goodwin's career includes senior executive positions at State Street Research & Management Company, American Century Investments, Putnam Investments, Prudential Investments, and Mellon Bank. Along with her business accomplishments, Ms. Goodwin has appeared frequently in the financial press, including CNBC, and has been featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Investment News, and Barron’s.

    Ms. Goodwin earned a bachelor's degree in politics, cum laude, from Princeton University, and two master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin - one in public affairs from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and an MBA specializing in finance from The McCombs School of Business. Goodwin is a life member of the Texas Exes, as well as a former member of the UT System's Chancellor's Council, the UT Development Board and the MBA Investment Fund Advisory Board. Ms. Goodwin currently serves on the board of directors for Akamai Technologies and on the advisory council for Correlation Consulting, specialists in socially and environmentally conscious investing. She is now a consultant for a range of clients, with a primary focus on business restructuring, talent management, and investment performance.

  • Sue E. Gove (Carrollton, TX)

    Sue E. Gove is executive vice president and COO of Golfsmith International. Until March 2006, she served as executive vice president and COO of Zale Corporation.
    Gove serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Autozone.

    Gove earned a BBA in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Robert H. Graham (Houston, TX)
    Robert Graham Robert H. Graham was a co-founder of AIM Investments in 1976 and served at various times as its president, CEO and Chairman before retiring in 2007. He also served as vice chairman of AMVESCAP PLC (now Invesco Ltd.), the parent company of AIM and Invesco PLC following their merger in 1997.He is a member of the board of directors and former Chairman of Houston Zoo, Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees of Southwestern University and the national advisory board for Prison Entrepreneurial Program. He is Chairman of the Development Board of UTHealth in Houston and a member of the board of directors of the MBA Investment Fund, the board of visitors of McDonald Observatory, the Development Committee of UT Austin, the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council and the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System.

    A Houston native, Graham received a B.S. degree and M.E. electrical engineering and an MBA in finance, all from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Graham was inducted into the McCombs School Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Joseph M. Grant (Dallas, TX)
    Jody Grant Joseph M. Grant is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Texas Capital Bancshares and founder and Senior Partner of BankCap Partners.

    Mr. Grant is a native of San Antonio where in high he set two national Junior Olympic swimming records and was a high school All American in 1955 and 1956. He attended Southern Methodist University on a swimming scholarship where he majored in Finance. At SMU, he won four individual Southwest Conference championships, was the high point medalist in 1959, and was named to the collegiate All America team.

    Mr. Grant earned an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. Upon receiving his degree, he joined the executive training program at Citibank in New York City. After five years he returned to the University of Texas to earn a Ph.D. in finance and economics. Upon completion in 1970, Mr. Grant joined Texas Commerce Bank as senior economist where he developed the expansion strategy for Texas Commerce Bancshares, which became the 26th largest bank in the country (now J.P. Morgan Chase). As economist, he garnered a national reputation as an energy economist during the energy crisis of the 1970s.

    After five years at Texas Commerce, Mr. Grant joined Texas American Bank in Fort Worth where he became chairman and CEO of Texas American Bancshares (TAB) in 1986. He took office just as the Texas economy was caught in the vortex of the “perfect storm.” Nine of the ten largest banks in Texas failed to survive, including TAB. He chronicled this experience in his book, The Great Texas Banking Crash—an Insider’s Account, published in 1996.

    In 1990, Mr. Grant joined Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as CFO. In 1996, he co-led its split-off from General Motors, which then was the fourth largest transaction ever on Wall Street. In 1998, he founded Texas Capital Bank and its parent Texas Capital Bancshares, then the largest start up in U. S. history. In recognition of this success, in 2001 he received banking’s highest honor by being named Community Banker of the Year by American Banker. Texas Capital went public in 2003 and is now $10 billion in assets. He served as chairman and CEO until his retirement in 2008. Today, Mr. Grant serves as chairman emeritus of Texas Capital and is the founding partner and Chairman of BankCap Partners, a private equity firm formed to expand the Texas Capital model outside of Texas. In 2007, BankCap started Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta, which replaced Texas Capital as the nation’s largest start up. BankCap’s other portfolio banks are Xenith Bank in Richmond, VA and Tristate Capital Bank in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Mr. Grant is a member of The University of Texas at Austin College of Business Administration Hall of Fame, The Board of Visitors of the Foundation of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the boards of trustees of the foundations of Dallas County Community College and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is a member of Chief Executive Organization, World Presidents Organization, and is the immediate past chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas. In 2010, he was inducted into Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans where he is also a member of its board of directors. He has served on the boards of trustees of SMU and TCU, and the boards of directors of numerous public companies. In 1987-1988, he served as International President of the Young Presidents Organization, which today has 20,000 members in 120 countries. He also has served as chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and of the North Texas Commission, which is an economic development and marketing agency for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. On October 24, 2013, Mr. Grant will be honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of SMU, and on November 14, 2013, he will be inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

    Mr. Grant is chairman of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which operates Klyde Warren Park, a $110 million park that serves as the epicenter of the Arts District and connects Uptown and Downtown Dallas. He led the effort to develop the Park, which opened to great acclaim in October 2012. Klyde Warren Park has been transformational for Dallas, connecting Uptown and Downtown, and serving as the “Front Lawn” of the Arts District. It is believed to be a major catalyst in attracting businesses and residents to Uptown and Downtown thereby accelerating the revitalization of central Dallas.

    Mr. Grant and his wife Sheila have two grown children, Mary Elizabeth Grant and Steven Clay Grant.
  • Robert G. Greer (Houston, TX)
    Bob Greer

    Robert G. Greer is chairman of the board for Texas Gulf Bank, N.A. Previously he was vice chairman for Bank of Texas, chairman for Bank of Tanglewood, the first CEO and later senior chairman of the Cullen Center Bank and Trust, and vice chairman, Frost Bank, in addition to holding numerous other banking leadership positions since he began his career in 1955, including president of the Texas Bankers Association.

    Greer is former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin, member of the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council and member of the Development Board of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He also serves as a Life Member of both the UT Health Science Development Board of Houston and the Texas Medical Center Board.

    Greer received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • J. William Gurley (Portola Valley, CA)

    Bill Gurley joined Benchmark Capital in 1999 after spending two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. His current investments include Clicker, FanBase, Linden Lab/SecondLife, LiveOps, Move Networks, Nanosolar, OpenTable (IPO: OPEN), Scale Computing, Tropos Networks, and Zillow.com.

    Previous Investments: Avamar Technologies (acquired by EMC), Business.com (acquired by R.H. Donnelley), Crossgain (acquired by BEA Systems), Employease (acquired by ADP), JAMDAT (IPO: JMDT; acquired by Electronic Arts), Nordstrom.com (acquired by Nordstrom), Ruba (merged with Google), Shopping.com (IPO: SHOP; acquired by eBay), The Knot (IPO: KNOT), and Vudu (acquired by WalMart).

    Before entering the venture capital business, Gurley spent four years as a research analyst for Wall Street, including three years at CS First Boston, where he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. In 1995 and 1996, he was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team.

    Prior to his investment career, Gurley was a design engineer for Compaq Computer and also served in the technical marketing group of Advanced Micro Devices' embedded processor division.

    Gurley holds a BS in computer science from the University of Florida and earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Barbara Sublett Guthery (Austin, TX)

    Barbara Sublett Guthery is general partner of Sublett Partners, Ltd. After 30 years in the New York metropolitan area, where she was a vice president with Prudential Securities Inc., she returned to Texas in 1991. Prior to the formation of UTIMCO, she served as one of the five investment advisors to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

    Guthery was a member of the first Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council, and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the UT College of Pharmacy and the McCombs Advisory Council. Active with the Texas Exes, she currently serves on the Public Affairs Committee, the Scholarship Committee and the Investment Committee. Guthery has donated a Presidential Scholarship in Entrepreneurship Education to the McCombs School of Business and a basketball scholarship to the Longhorn Foundation. She is also chairman of the Neighborhood Longhorns Board and on the Caritas Community Advisory Board. She is a member of the board of the Colorado Chautauqua Association and the VP of the Colorado Chautauqua Cottagers.

     

  • Katherine J. Harless (Irving, TX)
    Kathy Harless

    Katherine J. (Kathy) Harless has had significant success leading growth, turnaround and IPO for several multi-billion dollar businesses in consumer and B2B markets as CEO/President. She is currently active on multiple boards of directors, corporate and non-profit.

    She served as President and CEO of Idearc Media Inc. from 2006-2008. She led the successful spinoff of Idearc Media from Verizon Communications and navigated the company from print centric to a multi-platform media company. Idearc brands include the second largest national yellow pages directory and Superpages.com among the top 50 most accessed websites. Idearc renamed itself SuperMedia Inc and listed with NASDAQ in 2010.

    Previously, she served as President of Verizon Information Services, the nation’s most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information, from 2000-2006. Before that (1996-2000), she was President of GTE Airfone, where she directed overall operations, and pioneered the expansion of air-to-ground public telecommunication services in the United States and other countries.

    Harless worked for GTE from 1973 to 2000, starting in her hometown of San Angelo, Texas, and carrying out assignments of increasing responsibility in finance, sales, marketing and operations. She was appointed Regional President for GTE Telephone Operations in Texas and New Mexico in 1994. At GTE she was the first woman President of a GTE subsidiary company and first woman Vice President in GTE Telephone Operations.

    Harless serves on the board of directors for the Toro Company, on its Audit Committee, Compensation and Human Resource Committee, as well as the Nominating and Governance Committee. She was a member on the Idearc Media board and Verizon Foundation board. She is a lifetime member of and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She twice served as Chairman of the Yellow Pages Association board.

    Harless is a Director and member of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and Committee of 200. She was featured in the September 2010 issue of The Agenda Diversity 100 as “Top Diverse Board Candidates You’ve Never Heard of” and also in the November/December 2005 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of the “Women Worth Watching in 2006.”

    In 1998, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the University of Texas at Austin, the business school’s highest honor for outstanding achievement.

    Harless earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Frederick B. Hegi Jr. (Dallas, TX)

    Frederick B. Hegi Jr. is the founding partner of Wingate Partners and former chairman of United Stationers, Inc. Previously, he was chairman of Loomis, Fargo & Co. and Kevco and lead director of Lone Star Technologies. He also serves on the boards of Hallmark Cards, Texas Capital Bancshares, Drew Industries and Austin Industries, among others. Prior to forming Wingate, Hegi was president of Valley View Capital Corporation.

    Hegi has co-chaired Southern Methodist University's (SMU) annual fund campaign and Harvard Business School's major gifts campaign, and is active in several Dallas-area philanthropic organizations. He is a member of SMU's board of trustees, a trustee of UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, a member of the Board of Visitors of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, former Chairman of UT Southwestern's Presidents Research Council, a trustee for the AT&T Dallas Center for Performing Arts Foundation, a member of the Chancellor's Council Executive Committee of The University of Texas System and immediate past chair and trustee of The Communities Foundation of Texas. At The University of Texas at Austin, he is former chair of the McCombs School of Business Foundation, is a member of The University of Texas at Austin's Development Board and served on the Commission of 125. Hegi is a former chairman of the McCombs School Advisory Council. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from both SMU and its Cox School and has been inducted into the McCombs School Hall of Fame.

    Hegi has a BBA from Southern Methodist University, an MBA from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Jeffrey M. Heller (Dallas, TX)
    Jeff Heller Jeff Heller currently serves as vice chairman of EDS. He had retired from EDS in 2002, after a 34-year career with the company, but returned in 2003. He originally joined EDS as a trainee and moved through various technical management and executive positions before becoming senior vice president in 1987. He was named president and COO in 1996, and vice chairman in 2000. During his career, EDS grew from a small start-up company to a Fortune 100 corporation with revenues of $21.5 billion and 140,000 employees.

    Heller’s UT career was highlighted by his achievements as an NCAA All-American swimmer for the Longhorns from 1957-1961. In 1995, he was honored with the Frank Erwin Award in swimming and, in 2000, he was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor. In 2002, he was inducted into the McCombs School Hall of Fame. Heller is a 2003 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

    Heller serves on the board of directors of several public, private and charitable companies and institutions and was appointed to UT-Austin’s Commission of 125.

    Heller earned a B.B.A. in finance from The University of Texas of Austin.

  • William C. Helms (Houston, TX)
    Bill HelmsWilliam C. “Bill” Helms is the vice chairman of the BBVA Compass board of directors, where he is active in business development and in supporting the bank’s growth as directed by executive management. He also oversees BBVA Compass’ national and local advisory boards and is involved in its government relations efforts.

    Previously the executive officer and head of Wealth Management, Helms was responsible for the strategy and growth of private banking, asset management, international wealth management, broker-dealer activities and registered investment advisors.

    Before joining the organization in 2003, Helms spent 17 years with Bank of America in a number of progressively responsible positions, culminating as co-president of Bank of America’s private bank. He also spent 11 years at JPMorgan Chase, first as a credit analyst and ultimately as vice president of the corporate division.

    Helms serves on the Chancellor’s Council for the University of Texas System and as an advisory director for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He also serves on the board for the McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science and the Texas Bankers Association. He is a member of the American Bankers Association’s Regional Bankers Committee and the Financial Services Roundtable. Helms recently served on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Grand Opera and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Helms earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Gilbert A. Herrera (Houston, TX)

    Gilbert A. Herrera founded Herrera Partners in 1992. It is a private investment banking firm that provides merger & acquisition advisory, fairness opinions, SEC compliance, expert testimony, valuations, bankruptcy-related restructuring and related services. He formerly served as director of Coopers & Lybrand's Southwest region corporate finance group. Previously, he was the senior investment banker for Underwood, Neuhaus & Co.

    In 1995, Gilbert received the Outstanding Young Texas-Ex award from the Texas Exes. In 2001, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as chair of the General Services Commission and by appointment from the Supreme Court of Texas he served as a member of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline from 1993 until 1999. He currently serves as Chair-elect of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CHRISTUS Health Gulf Coast, Vice Chair of Business and Financial Affairs for UTMB’s Development Board and on the Executive Committee of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

    At The University of Texas at Austin, Herrera serves on the Advisory Council for the Ex-Students’ Association, the MBA Investment Fund and the Executive Committee of Chancellor's Council of The University of Texas System. He is also a member of the Littlefield Society and previously served on the University's Commission of 125.

    Gilbert earned a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Thomas O. Hicks (Dallas, TX)
    Thomas O. Hicks is founder and Chairman of the Board of Hicks Holdings LLC, a Dallas-based family office that owns and manages the Thomas and Cinda Hicks Family's real estate, corporate assets, and investments.

    Through Hicks Equity Partners LLC (“HEP”), the private equity firm led by Thomas O. Hicks, HEP targets acquisitions, buyouts, buy-and- builds, corporate divestitures and selected growth capital investments, typically investing $15-100 million per portfolio company, in companies with enterprise values between $50-500 million.

    Some of HEP’s investments to date include: Anvita Health, a leader in clinical decision support systems, subsequently acquired by Humana Health; Drilling Tools International, a privately held oilfield services company; Glori Energy, an oil technology company that deploys its proprietary AERO™ System to significantly increase oil production from mature oil fields; Grupo Pilar, a leading animal and pet food company in Argentina; Just Brakes, a leading retail provider of automotive brake and maintenance services, recently acquired in partnership with Gemini Investors, Monhegan Partners and Bill Ihnken; Latrobe Specialty Steel, a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty steel to the aerospace industry, subsequently acquired by Carpenter Technology Corporation; Ocular LCD, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance liquid crystal displays, modules and systems; and, through H-D Advanced Manufacturing, Inc., investments including Overton Chicago Gear, a premier manufacturer and distributor of large, custom, mission-critical gears and gearboxes; Innovative Mechanical Solutions, or iMech, based in Edmonton, Alberta, an industry leader in the engineering, design and manufacture of custom bearings for the directional drilling motor industry; and Sungear, a manufacturer of aerospace gears.

    Previously, Mr. Hicks co-founded, and was Chairman from 1989 through 2004 of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc., (“HMTF”), a nationally prominent private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions. During Mr. Hicks' tenure as Chairman, HMTF successfully raised over $12 billion of private equity funds, consummated over $50 billion of leveraged acquisitions, and was one of the world's most active private investment firms. From
    1984 to 1989, Mr. Hicks was Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hicks & Haas, a Dallas-based private equity firm. The successful acquisitions of HMTF and Hicks & Haas included AMFM Inc., A&W Brands, Inc., Berg Electronics, Inc., Dr Pepper/Seven Up Companies, International Home Foods, Life Partners Group, Pinnacle Foods, Sybron International, and Yell Group plc, among others.

    From 1995 – 2011, Mr. Hicks was the Owner and Chairman of the Dallas Stars, a National Hockey League club. During his ownership, the Club captured seven Division Championships, three Western Conference regular season crowns, two Presidents’ Trophies as the team with the best regular season record, two consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Finals and the 1999 Stanley Cup Championship. The Stars had the third-best record in the entire NHL over his 15 seasons as owner. He was also instrumental in the development and building of the American Airlines Center ("AAC") in Dallas, TX which opened in July 2001.

    Thomas O. Hicks was also the Owner and Chairman of the Board of the Texas Rangers, a Major League baseball club and of the Rangers
    Ballpark in Arlington from June 1998 to August 2010. During his ownership, the club captured three American West Division titles and was the 2010
    American League Champion, advancing to the World Series the same year.

    Mr. Hicks serves on the boards of directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation, Drilling Tools International, Glori Energy, Just Brakes, and Ocular LCD. He is also a member of the University of Texas Chancellor's Council. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Strategic and International Studies. Also a former member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Mr. Hicks served as Chairman of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), which manages the $20 billion University of Texas Permanent University Fund and Long Term Funds. Mr. Hicks graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California in 1970 and a BBA from the University of Texas in 1969. He is also a past recipient of the University of Texas’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, and has served several years as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

    Mr. Hicks is the father of six children, and he and his wife, Cinda, reside in Dallas.
  • Richard S. Hill (Austin, TX)
    Richard Hill

    Richard S. Hill is co-founder and partner of HPI Real Estate Services & Investments founded in 1992. Richard's real estate career has drawn strength from a background in accounting. After earning a business degree at the University of Texas in 1976 and an MBA in 1978, Richard served as senior accountant at Arthur Young & Co. in Dallas for two years then joined Trammell Crow Company in 1980. During his tenure at Trammell Crow Company he became partner in charge of the office and industrial divisions at the Austin office as well as the industrial division in San Antonio. HPI Real Estate Services & Investments operates and develops office, retail and industrial properties in Austin and San Antonio. HPI Residential operates and develops multifamily projects in Texas. Additionally he is involved in Cavender-Hill Properties in San Antonio, which is a Real Estate Services business focused in office and industrial properties.

    Richard also serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Wildlife Association, Sovereign Bank, and Community TechKnowledge Inc., Executive Committee Member, University of Texas Chancellor’s Council, Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, past President, Greater Austin Crime Commission, past President, Real Estate Council of Austin, past President. Richard is married to Rae Hill and has three children.

  • Charles M. Holley Jr. (Rogers, AR) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Charles Holley

    Charles Holley is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Walmart. He is responsible for accounting and control, corporate strategy and development, business planning and analysis, internal auditing, treasury, tax, and several other key areas of the company. The lead financial executive in each operating segment of the company (Walmart U.S., Sam's Club and Walmart International) reports directly to him. Charles serves on the Walmart executive committee, the Walmart real estate committee and is the chairman of the executive finance committee.

    Before being appointed to his current role, he was executive vice president, finance and treasurer, responsible for corporate strategy and planning, tax, investor relations, financial support of corporate overhead functions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and treasury operations, which includes capital markets and cash management. Charles also served as the company’s chief risk officer.

    Previously, Charles was senior vice president of finance with responsibility for the company’s accounting, tax, financial reporting and investor relations areas. From 2003 to 2005, he served as senior vice president and controller. From 1994 through 2002, Charles held several roles in Walmart International including senior vice president and chief financial officer for the division. He helped pioneer the company’s international expansion efforts, which included leading Walmart International’s merger and acquisition activities.

    Before joining Walmart, Charles worked for Tandy Corporation as managing director for its European Memorex consumer product division (Memtek International) and served as director of finance for its international operations. He also spent more than 10 years with Ernst & Young.

    Charles is a member of Financial Executives International, is co-chair of the CFO Board Academy and is a member of The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Presidents’ Development Board. Charles is an active board member for the Cancer Challenge of Northwest Arkansas and serves on the national board of trustees for The First Tee.

    Charles received his BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MBA in finance at the University of Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Charles received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MBA in Finance at the University of Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant. 

  • Ralph T. Hull (Houston, TX)

    Ralph T. Hull's professional career involved investing in and supervising small, Houston-area banks, and he is presently a full-time investor.

    Hull has served on numerous Houston civic organizations and is currently a member of the UT Austin Development Board and the UT Health Science Center Advisory Council. He is a life member of the UT College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council and is also a member of the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council.

    He earned a BBA and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ronald C. Hulme (Houston, TX)

    Ronald Hulme is the Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Capital, a $5 billion multi-strategy hedge fund with offices in Dallas, New York, Greenwich, London, and Houston. Ron also leads Carlson Capital's Houston based energy group which invests in public equities, credit, and private equity.

    Ron joined Carlson Capital following a 26 year career with McKinsey & Co where he led several of the Firm's practices including the Global Strategy Practice, the Global Corporate Finance Practice, the Global Risk Practice, the Americas Oil and Gas Practice, and the Houston Office. Mr. Hulme was also an active leader in McKinsey's internal governance, having served in the Office of the Managing Director and as a member of the Firm's Board of Directors.

    Mr. Hulme earned a BBA degree from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an active board member of several non-profit organizations including Texas Children's Hospital, the Alley Theatre, the UT McCombs School of Business, and the Institute for Sustainable Peace.

  • Alfred Jackson (Houston, TX)

    Alfred Jackson is the founding partner of the Inroads Group, Ltd. Mr. Jackson has over 22 years of investment experience. He is also a founding partner of Capital Point Partners, a mezzanine investment fund. He spent 21 years as a principal with Davis Hamilton Jackson and Associates (“DHJA”) an institutional investment firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining DHJA, Mr. Jackson was Vice President of the Institutional Fixed Income Division of Capital Municipal Securities. Mr. Jackson also played professional football with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons for seven years. Mr. Jackson is a past or current Board Member of the University of Texas Exes Investment Committee, Houston Children’s Museum, and is currently President of the Bakari Scholarship Fund. He is also a former Board Member of the Texas Health Science Center and Trustee of the Houston Municipal Pension System. Mr. Jackson was appointed to, and serves on , Governor Rick Perry’s Economic Council for the State of Texas. Mr. Jackson received his B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.

  • Stephan A. James (Spicewood, TX)

    Stephan A. James retired from Accenture and his international chairman role in August 2006. From 2000 to 2004, he was COO of Accenture, with primary responsibility for Accenture's global operations and functions including marketing, finance operations and human resources. He was also responsible for the development of expert capabilities in technology, business consulting and outsourcing. In 1999 to 2000, he was chief executive of Accenture's Resources Operating Group focused on energy, chemicals and utilities industries. For the six prior years, he was the chief executive for their global Financial Services Operating Group focused on banking, insurance and health care. He joined the company in 1968 and became a partner in 1979. James was vice chairman of Accenture's board of directors and the firm's management committee, as well as a member of its executive committee and global leadership council.

    James is currently on the Board of Directors for Navigant Consulting, Fidelity Information Services, and BMC. He is also on the Board of the University Coop.

    James has a BBA with a specialization in industrial management and labor relations from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Kenneth M. Jastrow II (Round Mountain, TX)
    Kenneth Jastrow Kenneth M. Jastrow, II served as chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc., an Austin-based Fortune 500 company with interests in paper, forest products, real estate and financial services, from 2000 to 2007. Jastrow worked at Temple-Inland for over 27 years. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and 1999, Group Vice President from 1995 until 1998, and Chief Financial Officer of Temple-Inland from November 1991 until 1998.

    Jastrow is Non-Executive Chairman of Forestar Group, Inc., and serves as a Director of KB Home, MGIC Investment Corporation, and Genesis Energy, LLC. Jastrow is past Chairman of Texas Taxpayers Research Association and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2007 Jastrow was awarded the Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal presented by the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. In addition, he received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Distinguished Service Award and Boy Scouts of America (Midland, Texas) Distinguished Citizen Award.

    At The University of Texas, Jastrow served as Chairman of the following: Development Board, Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business, and Neighborhood Longhorns. Jastrow also served as Chair of the Commission of 125. Currently, Jastrow is Chairman of UT’s Capital Campaign. In 2004 Jastrow was named a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas, and he was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, 2003. In addition, Jastrow received a Presidential Citation in 2010 and was presented an Honorary “T” Award in 2008.

    Jastrow earned his BBA in 1969 and MBA in 1971 from The University of Texas. Jastrow came to UT from Midland, Texas and is married to Susan Thomas Jastrow. Kenny and Susie have three children, all married: Marty and J. McCartt, Kenny and Kendal Jastrow, and Corby and Stephanie Jastrow, and seven grandchildren. The couple resides on a ranch outside Austin in the Hill Country of Texas.

  • Rob L. Jones (Houston, TX)

    Rob L. Jones is the Co-Head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Commodities (“MLC”), a leading global commodities trading business. MLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has a global portfolio of trading, structuring and marketing of energy-related products, metals and commodity indices. MLC has nearly 300 total employees located in key business centers including Houston, London, New York, Singapore and Calgary.

    Prior to taking leadership of MLC in 2007, Jones was Head of Merrill Lynch’s Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group, as well as the founder and Head of Merrill Lynch Commodity Partners, a private equity vehicle for the firm.

    An investment banker for over 20 years, with Merrill Lynch and First Boston, Jones has worked extensively with a variety of energy and power clients, with a particular focus on the natural gas and utility sectors. Jones has been involved in over $100 billion of advisory and financing transactions in the energy and power industry.

    Jones is a graduate of the University of Texas where he received a BBA with a degree in Finance and an M.B.A. with high honors and was a Sord Scholar. Jones serves on various Advisory Boards including the McCombs School of Business and the Texas Energy Management and Innovation Center as well as the Greater Houston Partnership. Jones lives in Houston with his wife Marianne.

  • Don D. Jordan (Houston, TX)
    Don Jordan Don D. Jordan is the retired chairman and CEO of Reliant Energy, based in Houston, Texas. Joining the company, formerly Houston Industries, in 1956, Mr. Jordan served in several management positions at Houston Lighting & Power Company (HL&P), Houston Industries and Reliant Energy. Mr. Jordan served as chairman of the board and was elected president and CEO of Houston Industries Inc. in 1977. Houston Industries changed its name to Reliant Energy in February 1999.

    Among his many community activities, Mr. Jordan served as president and chairman of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, chairman of the board of South Texas College of Law and chairman of the board of the Houston Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the World Energy Council headquartered in London, England, chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 17th Congress of the World Energy Council, held in Houston in 1998, and now serves as the honorary lifetime president of the World Energy Council. Mr. Jordan also serves as director of AEGIS Services, Inc., BJ Services Company recently acquired by Baker Hughes, Inc., and as an executive committee member of South Texas College of Law, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and Greater Houston Partnership. He previously served on the board of the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Heart Institute as well as many other civic and charitable organizations.

    Mr. Jordan is the recipient of many honors, including Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Texas and from the South Texas College of Law; the 1998 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Rotary Club of Houston; 1998 Executive of the Year from World Cogeneration Magazine; and a 2001 inductee into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

    Mr. Jordan received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the South Texas College of Law. He is married and has three daughters.

  • Herbert D. Kelleher (San Antonio, TX)

    Herbert D. Kelleher is co-founder and chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Under his leadership, Southwest became the most consistently profitable, productive and cost-efficient carrier in the country.

    His revolutionary vision, famously sketched out on a cocktail napkin in 1966, became an industry-leading business strategy delivering high value for shareholders, a stimulating corporate culture that encourages new thinking, and an enjoyable low-cost option for business and leisure travelers. It is no coincidence that Fortune rates Southwest as one of the world's most admired companies, as well as one of the best to work for.

    He has been named CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine and CEO of the Century by Texas Monthly. His gift to the McCombs School established the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, ensuring that his legacy of innovation will spur future economic growth in Texas and beyond. He is also a member of the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame.

    Kelleher is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a law degree from New York University.

  • Gary C. Kelly (Plano, TX)
    Gary Kelly Gary C. Kelly serves as the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines.  A 27-year Southwest veteran who became CFO in 1989, Gary has worked closely with Southwest's legendary Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus Herb Kelleher and President Emeritus Colleen Barrett to build the nation's largest airline in terms of passengers—and the undisputed Low-Fare Leader.

    Gary began his career at Southwest Airlines as Controller, moving up to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance, then Executive Vice President and CFO, before being promoted to CEO and Vice Chairman in July 2004.  Gary assumed the role of Chairman in May 2008 and President in July 2008.  Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1986, Gary was a CPA for Arthur Young & Company in Dallas and Controller for Systems Center, Inc.

    Southwest Airlines is celebrating 40 years of consecutive profitability and was named #1 in Customer Satisfaction by the Department of Transportation for the year 2012.  Fortune magazine consistently lists Southwest Airlines among the world’s most admired corporations, currently ranking seventh on that prestigious list.  Gary has received awards and recognitions, including being named one of Business Travel News’ 25 Most Influential Executives of 2004; named a finalist for Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News editors for the year 2005; honored with the 4th Annual Friends of Texas Public Schools Friend of the Year Award for 2008; named one of the best CEOs in America for 2008, 2009, and 2010 by Institutional Investor magazine; voted Dallas CEO of the Year in 2009 by the Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work”; selected two years in a row as D CEO Magazine’s CEO of the Year for 2009 and 2010; awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by B’nai B’rith in 2010; honored by the Texas Exes’ with their Distinguished Alumnus Award; and selected as Dallas Business Journal’s CEO of the year for 2011. 

    Gary received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs; serves on the McCombs School Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin; named to the Lincoln National Corporation’s Board of Directors; and recently named Chairman of the Airlines for America.
  • Ellen L. Keszler (Dallas, TX)

    Ellen L. Keszler serves as president and CEO of Clear Sky Associates, a management and strategy consulting firm focused on the technology and travel industries. Previously, she was president of Travelocity Business, launching this new online oriented corporate travel business in 2003 and growing it to over $30 million in revenue in less than four years, with operations in the US and UK. Prior to that, she led the North American division of Sabre Travel Network, a $1B revenue business. In these leadership roles she had responsibility for sales, account management, software product management, marketing and operations in the global distribution system, corporate booking tool, and corporate travel agency businesses.

    The first thirteen years of Ellen’s career were spent in a variety of finance functions at JCPenneyAmerican Airlines and Sabre Holdings. These functions included financial planning, strategic analysis, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, as well as financial operations.

    Ellen serves on the board and audit committee of PROS Pricing, a NYSE company. She is on the board of Farelogix, a privately held travel distribution technology company. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a board member of KERA, North Texas Public Broadcasting, where she chairs the finance committee and she is a member of the board of Trustees of Preston Hollow Presbyterian School, where she serves on the executive committee. She was on the board of the National Business Travel Association Foundation for three years, a foundation dedicated to delivering education and research to the corporate travel industry, and served for two years as its chair. She participated on the editorial board of Business Travel News, the leading corporate travel industry publication. She has twice served as a mentor at Menttium, an organization dedicated to improving professional performance of high potential female executives through mentoring. She was also named one of the 100 most powerful women in Travel by Travel Agent Magazine for four consecutive years.

    Ellen received her B.S. in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • R. Paul Kinscherff (Chicago, IL)
    Paul KinscherffPaul Kinscherff was named Chief Financial Officer for International Finance in April 2011. Based in Chicago, Kinscherff reports to Shep Hill, President, Boeing International and Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith.

    In this role, he is responsible for delivering an integrated enterprise international finance strategy for Boeing’s growing global sales and operational presence. Kinscherff also oversees the finances of Boeing International offices and facilities in more than 18 countries around the world. In late 2012, he was asked to also lead Boeing’s anti-corruption assessment process as well as oversight international consultant due diligence.

    From 2008 to 2011, Kinscherff, 55, was Vice President of Boeing International and President of Boeing Middle East, and was instrumental in expanding Boeing’s business and strengthening Boeing's image and reputation in the region.

    Kinscherff has also served as Boeing’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, where he was responsible for corporate finance and banking, pension and savings investments, risk management and insurance as well as global treasury operations. Kinscherff also served on the Board of the Company’s finance subsidiary, Boeing Capital Corporation. Kinscherff also served as Vice President of Investor Relations after joining Boeing as Assistant Treasurer in July 1999.

    Previously, Kinscherff worked at Lockheed Martin for ten years serving in progressively responsible roles, including director of Corporate Finance, Director of Finance for the Information and Services Sector, and Director of Customer Finance. He started his career with Atlantic Richfield in international corporate audit.

    Kinscherff graduated summa cum laude with Phi Kappa Phi honors from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in public administration. He earned master’s degrees in both business and public policy from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the leadership boards of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
  • Gary M. Kusin (Dallas, TX)
    Gary Kusin

    Gary Kusin is a Senior Advisor to TPG, a private equity firm based in San Francisco and Ft. Worth. He is former president and chief executive officer of FedEx Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office. Mr. Kusin was responsible for the strategic growth and transformation of Kinko’s and oversaw the ultimate sale to FedEx. Mr. Kusin then assisted FedEx in the transition of Kinko’s into FedEx Kinko’s. During that 2 year transition Gary served on the 9 person Strategic Management Committee for FedEx Corporation worldwide, reporting to Fred Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corporation.

    Prior to joining Kinko’s in 2001, Mr. Kusin was chief executive officer of HQ Global Workplaces, the world leader in serviced offices, now a part of Regus. In 1995, Mr. Kusin co-founded Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a makeup line now sold through leading specialty and department stores worldwide, which he sold to Neiman-Marcus in 1998. Prior to co-founding Laura Mercier Cosmetics, since 1983 Mr. Kusin was president and co-founder of Babbage’s Inc., the leading consumer software specialty store chain in the US, which now operates under the name GameStop (NYSE: GME). Earlier in his career, he was vice president and general merchandise manager for the Sanger-Harris division of Federated Department Stores, today operating as Macy’s.

    An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of Year” award winner, Mr. Kusin serves on the board of directors of Petco, Sabre Holdings, American Tire Distributors, Fleetpride, and Savers, Inc.

    Gary has been very involved in community activities throughout his career. A representative sample of positions held across time includes the St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees, Dallas Young Presidents’ Organization Chairman, Dallas Citizen’s Council board of directors, the Southwestern Medical School Foundation and as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

    He earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from the Harvard Business School and lives in Dallas with his wife Karleen.

  • Thomas L. Kuzio (Dallas, TX)

    Thomas L. Kuzio recently retired as the senior vice president of sales for PepsiCo International. Prior to this role, Tom was senior vice president of Sales for PepsiCo United Kingdom & Ireland; senior vice President, National Sales for Frito-Lay North America (FLNA); president of Frito-Lay-West; Director of Sales for Frito-Lay-Australia; and vice president, Sales Development for FLNA. He joined PepsiCo in 1978 and before that worked for Procter & Gamble. He is actively involved on the Dean's Advisory Board of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and The University of Texas at Austin. Kuzio and his wife, Janet, have recently moved from London to NYC. They have four sons: Geoff, Alex, Steven and Scott.

    Kuzio holds a B.S. from Miami University, an MBA from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

  • John Lancaster (New York, NY) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    John Lancaster

    John Lancaster is a Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investments in the energy and power industry globally. Mr. Lancaster joined Riverstone in 2000 and is responsible for the sourcing and management of investments across the energy industry, with a particular emphasis on the oilfield service and exploration and production sectors.

    Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Lancaster was a Director with The Beacon Group, LLC , a privately held firm specializing in principal investing and strategic advisory services in the energy and other industries. Mr. Lancaster began his career at Bankers Trust and later at CS First Boston, spending time as an investment banker and equity research analyst focused on the oil service and unregulated gas transmission sectors of the energy industry.

    Mr. Lancaster serves on the Boards of Directors of Cobalt International, Titan Specialties, Dresser Industries, Moreno Energy Group, Dynamic Offshore Resources, Enduro Resource Partners, Cuadrilla Resources, and Liberty Production. Mr. Lancaster received his BBA from the University of Texas in 1990 and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Darien, CT with his wife Whitney and their four children, Nicholas, Amelia, Elliott, and Russell.

  • S. Todd Maclin (Dallas, TX)
    Todd Maclin

    Todd Maclin is the co-Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer and Community Banking, which serves 50 million consumers in the United States. He reports to Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee, its most senior governing body. Todd also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board. Jointly with Gordon Smith, Mr. Maclin leads an organization of more than 160,000 employees globally and is one of the largest providers of banking, lending, credit cards, mortgages, auto finance, payments, wealth management and investment services in the country.

    Prior to his current role, he was CEO of Consumer & Business Banking since 2011 and was previously CEO of Chase’s Commercial Bank since 2004.

    Mr. Maclin is a 32-year veteran of JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor banks, where he has held a variety of leadership positions in investment banking and commercial banking. He is a native Texan, where JPMorgan Chase is ranked No. 1 among banks in assets and earnings.

    An active member of the business community, Mr. Maclin currently serves as a director of the American Bankers Association; as a national trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America; and on The Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C. He is very involved at the University of Texas at Austin where he is a director of its Development Board, a member of the Advisory Council for McCombs School of Business, Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council, and on the Board of Visitors of University of Texas Southwestern Health System. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.

    Mr. Maclin has previously served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Chamber; as an advisory director of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; as an advisory member of the National Petroleum Council; and as a member of Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization.

    He and his wife, Diana, have two grown children, Brinkley and Sam.

  • Frank W. Maresh (Hunt, TX)
    Frank Maresh Frank Maresh is currently a self-employed CPA. He retired from KPMG Peat Marwick in 1993 and has since served as a private investor and consultant to businesses. He serves on two public company boards (Argenaut Insurance Company and Eagle Materials) as the Sarbanes Oxley "Audit Committee Financial Expert."

    Maresh was the youngest audit partner to enter the firm when he came to KPMG in 1968. During his years at KMPG, Maresh was vice chairman of KPMG's Board of Directors, a member of the firm-wide Management Committee and partner in charge of the Southwest Region. When he retired in 1993 to enter venture capital business, he was appointed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Ann Richards, and served as chairman.

    As an involved member of the community, Maresh has been chairman of the Board of Directors for the Central Houston Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Business Committee for the Arts. He has been a president and member of the Board of Directors for the Easter Seal Society of Harris County, Travelers Aid Society of Houston and the Lakeside Country Club of Houston.

    Maresh recently received the first "McCombs Accounting Program Texas Star Award" at the May 2005 commencement ceremonies as the outstanding UT accounting alumnus.

    He earned a BBA and an MPA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • John H. Massey (Dallas, TX)
    John Massey

    John H. Massey has been a senior investment advisor with Lehman Private Equity Fund Advisers since 1996. In May 2009 he became chairman of the Investment Committee of the Neuberger Berman, LLC Private Equity Funds Group, which manages and administers more than $20 billion of private equity limited partnership interests. Neuberger Berman, LLC succeeded to the private equity funds previously managed by Lehman Private Equity Fund Advisers.

    Previously, Mr. Massey was chairman and CEO of Life Partners Group, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company, from 1994 to 1996; and chairman and CEO of First Southwest Investments from 1992 to 1994. He has served in numerous executive leadership positions with publicly held corporations including Gulf Broadcast Company, Anderson Clayton & Co. and Gulf United Corporation. He began his career with Republic National Bank of Dallas as an investment analyst in 1966. Massey has served on the board of directors of more than 40 corporations including six companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange..

    Massey currently serves on the boards of several financial institutions, including First Southwest Company, Brazos Funds, Inc., Occidental Life of North America, Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, Inc. and Hill Bankshares Holdings, Inc., among others.

    Massey received the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Cox School of Business in 1993. He serves on the advisory board of The University of Texas at Austin's School of Law, served eight years on the Johnson School of Management's board at Cornell and also served 16 years on the board at the SMU's Cox School of Business. He is also active in agricultural and wildlife conservation activities in Colorado County and Matagorda County, Texas.

    Massey received a BBA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. He also earned an L.L.B. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1966 and a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1971.

  • Joseph N. Matlock Jr. (Austin, TX)

    Joe Matlock - Bio coming soon.

  • W. Baker McAdams (Houston, TX)
    Baker McAdams

    Baker McAdams retired in 2012 as Vice President of the McAdams Group at Morgan Stanley PWM after over 15 years.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked for Accenture, retiring after 33 years in 1995.

    McAdams lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Penny. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Red McCombs (San Antonio, TX) - Honorary Life Chair

    Red McCombs began his career as a salesman in the automobile business in Corpus Christi in 1950. In 1958, he relocated to San Antonio where he is owner of McCombs Enterprises. He is also co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and McCombs Energy Corporation and is active in a variety of other enterprises. Currently he is involved as lead investor of Circuit of the America’s Formula 1 Grand Prix race and is excited about the annual race and related events at the Circuit of the America’s track near Austin.

    McCombs has had numerous leadership roles in national, state and local civic organizations, including the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and San Antonio's World's Fair. He has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern University and chairman of the Board of Visitors of Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and remains active in the local and statewide charitable communities. He is a member of the National Auto Dealers Hall of Fame, National College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Business Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and San Antonio Business Hall of Fame.

    McCombs is the former owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL and the NBA's Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs.

    McCombs has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin. He has been honored with the Presidential Citation from The University of Texas at Austin and received an Honorary Ph.D. Letter from Southwestern University.

  • Hugh E. McGee III (Houston, TX)
    Skip McGeeHugh E. "Skip" McGee is the chief executive officer of Barclays Americas. He is a member of the Barclays Group Executive Committee and the Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee. In his current role, Skip is responsible for Barclays' most important business outside of the United Kingdom. He is also the most senior ex-Lehman Brothers banker at Barclays.

    Mr. McGee joined Barclays in September 2008 as Head of Global IBD. He was appointed chief executive of Corporate and Investment Banking, Americas in October 2012, and became chairman of Global IBD in March 2013.

    Prior to Barclays, Mr. McGee served as Head of Global IBD at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., a position he held since 2002. Additionally, Mr. McGee served as a member of Lehman Brothers’ Executive Committee and chairman of the IBD Executive Committee. Previously, he was Head of Lehman Brothers’ Global Natural Resources and Power Investment Banking groups and a member of the Operating Committee of Investment Banking.

    Mr. McGee joined Lehman Brothers in 1993 and spent most of his career advising energy/power investment banking clients. His clients represent all sectors of the energy/power business in both a strategic advisory and financing capacity.

    Mr. McGee graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BS in Systems Engineering and received a JD (Honors) from the University of Texas School of Law.
  • John D. McStay (Dallas, TX)

    John D. McStay is President of John McStay, Inc., a private investment company with investments in a wide range of financial assets, real estate, ranching and operating companies. McStay was previously senior vice president and trust investment officer for Mercantile National Bank at Dallas and president and CEO of Mercantile Securities Corporation. In 1983, he founded John McStay Investment Counsel, which grew to $6 billion under management and was purchased in 1999 by American International Group (AIG).

    A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), McStay has served as national director for the CFA Institute and as a director in both the Dallas and Austin-San Antonio Societies. He is a past director of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), which oversees the management of The University of Texas System's portfolios. He is a reserve elder of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, a member of the Governor's Business Council, a trustee of Southwestern Medical Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas. He is on the Advisory Committee for the MBA Investment Fund and is a 2008 inductee in the Hall of Fame of the McCombs School of Business.

    McStay holds both a BBA and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ardon E. Moore (Fort Worth, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*

    Ardon Moore is President and CEO of Fort Worth based Lee M. Bass, Inc. where he has been employed since 1988. In addition, Moore serves as general partner and/or director of numerous other Bass entities. Moore participates, both as a principal and as a representative for Bass, in a broad array of asset classes and industries including public and private equities, debt, real estate, energy, agriculture, hedge funds and venture capital.

    Moore serves on the Stanford Business School Trust and on the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) where he serves on both the Compensation and Policy Committees. In addition, he serves on The University of Texas Development Board, The McCombs School of Business Advisory Council and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee for the University of Texas System.

    In addition to serving on numerous for-profit boards and advisory boards, Moore currently serves as President of the Fort Worth Zoological Association and on the Board of Trustees of Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.

    Moore received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is married to Iris Hudson Moore and they have three sons, Tucker, Hudson and Preston.

  • Preston Moore Jr. (Houston, TX)
    Preston Moore Preston Moore Jr. began his career with Wilson Business Products, Systems & Services, Inc., and rose to chairman and CEO. Subsequently he was president of Wilson Industries, a major oil field services company, and was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as CFO and Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Moore returned to Houston in 1993 and is active in a variety of business, political, civic and community service endeavors. He served as the first president of Volcano Corporation, a California-based medical device company. He serves as a member of the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council, the James A. Baker School of Public Policy Leadership Committee at Rice University and on The University of Texas-Houston Medical School Development Committee. Also, Moore currently serves as a board member of the Memorial Park Conservancy, and he was appointed to the Houston-Harris County Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council. He is a former regent of Texas Southern University and served on the Board of the Jesse Jones School of Business at Rice. He was captain of the Amateur Team in the Texas Cup Golf Match between leading professionals and leading amateurs in 2002.

    Moore received his B.A. in economics and business from The University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of the OPM course at Harvard's Graduate School of Business.

  • Shea Morenz (Houston, TX) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Shea Morenz is Stratfor's President and CEO. He drives the firm's global business strategy, including the ongoing expansion of its services to corporations and organizations across the world. He also oversees Stratfor's operational efficiency, product development, growth and strategic client relationships.

    Before joining Stratfor, Morenz spent 10 years with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Management Division and Region Head for Private Wealth Management for the Southwest Region. Before joining Goldman Sachs & Co., Morenz also played professional baseball for the New York Yankees.

    He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where he lettered in both football and baseball and received Southwest Conference Academic Honors.
  • David A. Morris (Houston, TX)
    David Morris David A. Morris is a partner in the Houston office of Heidrick & Struggles and a partner with the firm's Global Financial Services Practice. Morris specializes in recruiting senior executives in a broad range of industries, as well as members of boards of directors.

    Previously he was managing director and branch manager for Russell Reynolds Associates. Before entering the executive search industry, Morris had a distinguished career in financial services, including positions with Merrill Lynch, subsidiary Lionel D. Edie & Company and United States Trust Company of New York.

    Morris received a BBA and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • J. Marc Myers (Dallas, TX)
    Marc Myers Marc Myers founded Myers & Crow Company, Ltd., a company specializing in developing industrial properties and office buildings. Since 1994, the company has realized projects totaling over six million square feet in 12 Texas cities. Before establishing Myers & Crow, Myers spent over 20 years in management and development with Trammell Crow Company as head of the Dallas Industrial Division.

    Myers serves on the Boards for Special Camps for Special Kids and the Children's Medical Center and served on the University's Commission of 125.

    Myers holds a BBA and an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Mike A. Myers (Dallas, TX)

    Mike A. Myers has been chairman and owner of Myers Financial Corporation since 1969, and is president of Myers Development Corporation, a residential development company in Texas. He has also been chairman of nine Texas banks and is currently serving as Chairman of the board and CEO of Myers Bancshares, Inc., which is the holding company of the oldest and largest continually owned independent bank in Tarrant County, now operating six branches. He has served on the board of directors of several major national firms, and has extensive experience owning and operating country clubs across the state. Myers is founder and majority partner in the UT Golf Club which is located at Steiner Ranch in Austin and serves as the home course for UT’s golf teams.

    Myers has held volunteer positions at organizations including the Dallas Assembly, Dallas Citizens Council, Young Presidents Organization, Longhorn Education Foundation, Dallas Community College Foundation, Parkland Hospital Foundation and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. He is currently serving as a director for the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation and is a Trustee Emeriti for the UT School of Law Foundation. Myers has been recognized as DFW “Entrepreneur of the Year”, is a member of the McCombs School Hall of Fame, a UT Distinguished Alumnus honoree, a recipient of the university’s prestigious Presidential Citation award, a 2008 inductee into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and named the 2010 Distinguished Alumni for Community Service from the UT School of Law. The Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Field bears his name.

  • Toni A. Neal (Bozeman, MT)
    Toni Neal Toni A. Neal served as director of public money programs for the State of Texas Treasury, and helped achieve $1 billion in additional interest income through innovative cash management strategies. She also serves on boards of several start-up high technology companies in Austin and Montana, the Montana State University Business School Board, and is Treasurer and Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club, among other community activities. Neal studied computer science and industrial engineering at the University of Oklahoma and earned her MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • James M. Neissa (Weston, MA) - Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    Jimmy Neissa

    Jimmy Neissa iis a private investor and Founder of MNW Capital in Weston, Massachusetts. Jimmy was formerly Joint Global Head of Investment Banking for UBS Investment Bank responsible for all global investment banking activities based in New York. After joining UBS in 2001, Jimmy was Head of their M&A activities based in New York and London. Previously, Jimmy was with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in New York and London where he led the firm’s European Mergers & Acquisitions practice in London.

    Jimmy is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Fessenden School in Newton, MA. In addition, he is involved in various capacities with several non-profit organizations including serving as chair of the capital campaign for the Department of Urology of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

    Jimmy received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

  • Robert G. Phillips (Houston, TX)

    Robert G. Phillips is the president and CEO of Crestwood Midstream Partners, a private midstream company based in Houston with total equity commitments of $150 million to pursue the acquisition and development of North American midstream assets. He also is a senior advisor to Kayne Anderson.

    Phillips is the former president and CEO and a director of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD), the largest publicly traded master limited partnership. He previously served as chairman of the Board and CEO of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P. from 1999 to 2004 and president of El Paso Field Services from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that he was chairman, president and CEO of Eastex Energy, Inc. from 1981 to 1995.

    Phillips is active in Houston civic affairs and currently serving on the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Country of Houston and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc.

    Phillips earned a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin as well as a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

  • Pat P. Priest (Dallas, TX)
    Pat Priest

    Pat Priest is currently Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Dallas Regional Chamber. Prior to joining the Chamber, she was Managing Director and CFO of The Beck Group, a construction, architecture and real estate development company located in Dallas, Texas. Previous positions include President of Intershop Real Estate Services, a Swiss-based real estate investment company, CFO of Rosewood Property Company, and Chief Investment Officer of Wyndham International.

    Priest has served on the Boards of Directors for both public and private companies, as well as numerous non-profit organizations, including The Real Estate Council, YMCA, The Dallas Opera and the Dallas Chapter of the International Women's Foundation.

    A native of North Texas, Priest is a graduate of the University of North Texas, and earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Joe N. Prothro (Dallas, TX)

    Joe Prothro - Bio coming soon.

  • Elysia Ragusa (Austin, TX)

    Elysia Holt Ragusa began her career as a broker with The Staubach Company in February, 1989. She served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Staubach Company from 2001-2007 serving as the chair of the Executive Committee and the Operating Committee and a member of its Board of Directors. As President and COO, she oversaw Staubach’s North American operations and provided strategic direction for all business units. Under her leadership, Staubach was established as one of the most prominent real estate service providers in the U.S. Her focus on client service, knowledge of transaction management and strategic negotiation skills were key to the development of the corporate vision, and establishing and driving the implementation of annual performance plans. Ms. Ragusa’s focus on business development supported Staubach’s achievement of one of the highest broker production rates in the industry and an average 20% annual sales growth; under her leadership The Staubach Company grew from $200 million to $550 million in revenue. Ms. Ragusa was a member of the leadership team who evaluated and negotiated the company’s merger with Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008.

    Prior to her role as President and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Ragusa was president of Staubach’s Southwest Corporate Services Division and was responsible for the leadership of and the day to day operation of the office, industrial and national account services groups in Dallas/Ft.Worth, as well as several surrounding states. Under her leadership from 1994-2001 the business grew over 300%. In November 1999, Ms. Ragusa and her partner founded The Staubach Company-Central Texas, LLC, an affiliate of The Staubach Company.

    Ms. Ragusa is an International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle and currently provides team leadership and has P&L responsibility for the Central Texas market while also serving clients in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth. Ms. Ragusa concentrates on office and industrial tenant representation, with an emphasis on workplace strategies, build-to-suit projects, lease negotiations and portfolio planning.

    With over 25 years experience in commercial real estate, Ms. Ragusa has successfully negotiated 350 million square feet of commercial real estate transactions valued at over $4 billion including work for national clients whose growth strategies were driven by merger and acquisition activity.

    Her focus on client service, knowledge of transaction management and strategic negotiation skills have been key to successfully leading multiple projects for Kimberly-Clark, Ernst & Young, Austin Ventures, First Tennessee National Bank, Southwest Securities Group, Sterling Commerce, Sterling Software, Texas Instruments and Weil Gotshal & Manges among many others serving as their lead broker.

    Elysia has served nonprofit organizations both with planning and transaction management having served on the Facilities Committee of the United Way and led the purchase and build-out of a new facility for the Visiting Nurse Association with a Meals on Wheels kitchen.

    Elysia has her BA from the University of Texas, MBA from Southern Methodist University and Master of Arts from the University of Dallas.

    Elysia serves on the Board of Directors Fossil, Inc. (Fossil; NASDAQ:FOSL) a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer fashion accessories with $1.5 billion in 2008 sales. She serves on the Fossil Compensation Committee and Governance Committee.  Elysia also serves on the Board of Directors of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI) a Texas regional business bank with $8.0 Billion in assets.

    She is a member of the Opportunity Austin through the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Museum of Art Board, International Women’s Forum, The Susan B. Komen Advocacy Alliance Board, Austin Museum of Art Board, Real Estate Council of Austin, Texas, Dallas County Community College Foundation Board and is a lifetime Board member at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She previously served as a Board Member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas & the United Way Executive Committee and boards of the Visiting Nurse Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Heart Association as well as a member of the Dallas Citizens Council.

  • Benjamin E. Rodriguez (San Antonio, TX)

    Benjamin E. Rodriguez is president of Management and Business Advisors (MBA), a strategic planning consulting firm based in San Antonio. MBA has an international client base of mid-sized companies that have shown dramatic growth.

    Rodriguez has been recognized by a San Antonio daily newspaper as one of the 10 most significant business leaders in the decade of the 80's and one of the most promising leaders in the 90's. He is a familiar face on San Antonio and statewide civic and nonprofit boards, serving numerous chambers, arts, scouting and educational organizations. In 1987, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the McCombs School of Business.

    He has a B.A. and an BBA from The University of Texas at Austin, and was selected as a Cactus Outstanding Student. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

  • Stephen J. Rohleder (Austin, TX)

    Stephen J. Rohleder is is group chief executive—North America, responsible for overseeing Accenture’s business in the United States, the company’s largest market, and Canada. In this role, he works to ensure that the company remains well-positioned for continued growth in these important markets. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and U.S. Investment Advisory Committee.

    Prior to assuming his current position in June 2014, Mr. Rohleder served for five years as group chief executive of the Health & Public Service operating group. Under his leadership, Health & Public Service delivered double-digit revenue growth in local currency in fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013.

    Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Rohleder served as Accenture's chief operating officer, leading the company's business strategy and geographic operations and ensuring company-wide operational excellence.

    Earlier in his career, he served as group chief executive of Accenture's global Public Service (formerly Government) operating group. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Rohleder was managing director of Accenture's Public Service operating group in the United States, and from 1997 to 2000 he served as managing director of Accenture's U.S. Federal operating unit.

    Mr. Rohleder often serves as an expert resource for journalists and has been featured in the Washington Post and interviewed on Fox Business News, CNBC, ForbesVideoNetwork.com and BusinessWeek.com. He has spoken at the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Forum in New York, the National Association of State CIOs annual meeting, and a National Governors Association meeting on education.

    Mr. Rohleder has testified before Congressional committees on homeland security, government reform and the need to create a Digital TechCorps. He also has served on several external committees and boards. At the University of Texas, he is the Chair of the Business Productivity Committee and is a member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, the Texas Venture Labs Advisory Council and the Chancellor’s Circle. He is also the Chairman of the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Foundation Board in Austin, Texas.

    Mr. Rohleder joined Accenture in 1981 and became a partner in 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Texas.

  • William E. Rosenthal (Fort Worth, TX)

    William E. Rosenthal grew up working in his father's meat business, Standard Meat Company. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1972, he joined the family's business, which was ultimately sold to Sara Lee Corporation in 1983. He remained at Sara Lee as president of Standard Meat until 1989.

    In 1990, Rosenthal established Rosani Foods, and Pizza Hut soon agreed to purchase his first product, pepperoni. He later merged Rosani Foods with Kettle Cooked foods, a young emerging food company, forming KPR in 1992. KPR was acquired by Foodbrands America in 1995, which was in turn purchased by IBP, Inc. in 1997.

    Rosenthal retired in 1998 from KPR Holdings, LP to pursue other business interests and focus his attention on the "new" Standard Meat Company and Penrose Group, LLC, a company that oversees all of his investments. In July, 2003 he became chairman of CTI, LLC, a food manufacturer for the foodservice industry.

    Rosenthal also serves on several boards in the Fort Worth area including Shady Oaks Country Club, Cook Children's Medical Center and the Fort Worth Zoo. He also serves as a trustee of Texas Christian University and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors.

    Billy is married to Rozanne and they are the parents of three children, Ashli, Ben and Maddie. He earned a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Thomas L. Ryan (Houston, TX)
    Thomas L RyanThomas L. Ryan has been Chief Executive Officer of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) since 2005 and has served as President of SCI since 2002. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ryan was Chief Operating Officer of SCI, and from 2000 to 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer of SCI European operations. From the time he joined SCI in 1996 to 2000, Mr. Ryan served in a variety of financial management roles. Before joining SCI, Mr. Ryan was a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP for eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Ryan serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston. Mr. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, and the University of Texas McCombs Business School Advisory Council. Mr. Ryan is a member of the Board of Trust Managers of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK).

    Tom and Amy Ryan have been married for 23 years and have three children, Meredith (13 years old), Luke (10 years old) and Mackenzie (8 years old).
  • J. Michael Sanders (Weston, MA)

    J. Michael Sanders is the Executive Director of Potomac Research Group, a leading policy/regulatory research firm in Washington DC. Previously, Mike was the Executive Director of Ned Davis Research and the CEO of Davis, Mendel and Regenstein. Prior to his time at Ned Davis, he was Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Company.

    A native of Azle, Texas, Sanders graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in 1981. He resides with his wife and four children in Weston, Massachusetts.

  • George E. Seay (Dallas, TX) - Past Chair/Newly Appointed Lifetime Member*
    George SeayGeorge Seay is the founder and CEO of Annandale Capital, LLC, a global investment and money management firm, an attorney with an MBA, a civic leader and a philanthropist.

    George is a seventh generation Texan who likes to say that he walks in the footsteps of giants. His grandfather, George E. Seay, Sr., was a prosecutor in the famous Nuremberg war crime trials of 1945-1946, where many prominent Nazis were tried and convicted. His great-uncle Charles Seay, Sr. was a successful businessman, notable philanthropist, and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin. His grandfather William P. Clements, Jr. was the first Republican elected Governor of Texas since Civil War Reconstruction. With this kind of family heritage and tradition of involvement and achievement, George’s business, political and philanthropic passions just come naturally.

    George earned his BA (summa cum laude) and MBA. (Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and J.D. degree (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University. He got his first taste of politics working as a campaign aide to Texas Governor Clements and later foreign policy experience as an aide to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger. These experiences solidified his commitment to preserving the economic system that allows Americans unparalleled freedom and prosperity. This passion is now focused vocationally on preserving and increasing the wealth of institutions, families and family enterprises.

    George initially planned to be an attorney. His law school credentials were stellar: president of the SMU Law Review Association and member of the Order of the Barristers (limited to the top 11 law students based upon leadership, scholarship, service and character). He began his law career in the Dallas office of Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, but soon took the leap of beginning his own practice in Austin while simultaneously working on an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT.

    In 1998, George’s career took a very different turn when he founded Seay Stewardship and Investment Company, specializing in U.S. stocks and bonds. In 2005, he founded a second company, Annandale Capital, LLC, which provides investment counsel and management of sophisticated investment alternatives across all asset classes. George recognized early on that the pricing and incentive structure for traditional hedge funds worked well during boom times, but would cause investors’ and managers’ interests to diverge in flat or down equity markets. As a result, George created Annandale’s unique business model that offers a menu of sophisticated analysis, counsel and money management services. The company is known for its quantitative and qualitative asset allocation, risk analytics and rigorous due diligence.
    A number of notable not-for-profit organizations have benefited from George’s unusual combination of legal and financial expertise. He serves or has served on the boards of UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, UT McCombs School of Business, New Covenant Foundation, 7th Generation Foundation, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War Foundation, to name a few. George is the co-founder of Legacy, a national fellowship of business and civic leaders committed to policy, philanthropy and political engagement.

    He is involved in all manner of family activity with his three children.
  • Stacy J. Smith (Los Gatos, CA)
    Stacey J SmithStacy J. Smith is senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Intel Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for leading the worldwide finance organization, and overseeing finance, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations.

    Smith joined Intel in 1988 and has held positions in Finance, Sales and Marketing, and Information Technology. In March of 2006 he was appointed assistant chief financial officer. He has also held the position of chief information officer where he was responsible for Intel's Information Technology Group. He was the general manager of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he was responsible for Intel product sales and marketing in the EMEA region. Smith became vice president of Sales and Marketing in 2002. Over the years, he has held Finance positions in various divisions, Components Manufacturing, Systems Manufacturing, and Sales and Marketing. He has been located with Intel in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

    Smith is a graduate from the University of Texas where he earned his MBA degree in Finance in 1988.
  • Joel V. Staff (Houston, TX)

    Joel V. Staff is a private investor, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Kinder Morgan, Inc., president of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital and a senior advisor to TPH Partners.

    His previous experience includes service as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Reliant Energy, Inc. from 2003 – 2007 and as CEO and Chairman of National Oilwell Varco Inc. from 1993 – 2002.  For 17 years prior to that he held various financial and general management positions with Baker Hughes Incorporated, including senior vice-president and president of the drilling and production groups.

     Staff earned a BBA from the University Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

  • Ronald G. Steinhart (Dallas, TX)

    Ron Steinhart, active in the Dallas financial community for more than 37 years, retired as chairman and CEO of the Bank One Commercial Banking Group in 2000.
    Steinhart serves on numerous boards, including Animal Health International, Inc., Texas Industries, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc. and MFS/Sun Life Series Trust. In May 2002, President Bush appointed Steinhart to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, overseeing the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum until 2008. He has received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas Exes. He was also a member of the University's Commission of 125.

    Steinhart holds a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance, both from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Bryan D. Stolle (San Jose, CA)

    Bryan D. Stolle is a general partner with MDV, a leading Silicon Valley early-stage venture capital firm with over $2B under management. Prior to MDV, Stolle founded Agile Software (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management solutions, in March 1995. He served as Agile’s CEO through April 2006, and continued to serve as Chairman through the recent acquisition of Agile by Oracle Corporation. He also serves on the boards of several private pre-IPO companies.

    Prior to founding Agile, Stolle served in executive marketing and product management roles at several high-tech start-up firms in Silicon Valley and Texas. He started his career at EDS.

    Stolle also serves on the Santa Clara University Leavy Business School Advisory Board, and frequently speaks to undergraduate and graduate classes at both Santa Clara and Stanford universities.

    He is also active on non-profit boards, serving as a board member and treasurer for The San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, board member and past president of the Board of Trustees for Montalvo Arts Center, as well as the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council.

    Stolle received a BBA and an MBA in from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Donald J. Stone (Dallas, TX)
    Donald Stone Donald J. Stone retired in 1988 as vice chairman of Federated Department Stores. Previously, he was CEO of Federated's Dallas division, Sanger Harris, and before that was at the Houston division, Foley's. He spent 39 years with Federated in these three capacities.

    He was inducted into the McCombs School Hall of Fame in 1992, and was chairman of the McCombs School Advisory Council from 1990 to 1992. He has been involved with many nonprofit organizations, including serving as president of the Dallas Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony, and the Dallas High School for the Performing Arts. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, since 1989.

    Stone holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • John T. Stuart III (Dallas, TX)
    John Stuart John Stuart is managing partner of Little Elm Investment Co. LP. Stuart retired as vice chairman of Guaranty Bank on August 31, 2003. He joined Guaranty in 1990 as chief lending officer. Stuart began his banking career with Republic National Bank as management trainee and later became president of RepublicBank-Dallas and its successor firm First RepublicBank Dallas.

    Stuart is past president of Circle 10 Council, serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America – Southern Region, and is the past chair of The University of Texas System chancellor's council. He also serves on the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. He is a member of the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, chair of The University of Texas Foundation, a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin and served on the University's Commission of 125. He was also past president of the Texas Exes and past chair of the McCombs School advisory council. He also has an endowed chair in the McCombs School

    Stuart holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and attended Southern Methodist University's Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and Harvard University's Advanced Management Program.

  • Jeffrey L. Swope (Dallas, TX)

    Jeffrey L. Swope is founder and managing partner of Champion Partners, Ltd., a real estate investment company based in Dallas, Texas

    Swope’s civic and professional affiliations include serving as founding chairman of The Real Estate Council and as a member of the Real Estate Roundtable.  He is on the Board of Directors of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE-PDM) and a member of the Board of East-West Ministries.  Swope has served as a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, chairman of The University of Texas at Austin’s Development Board and founding chairman of the McCombs School’s Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.  He was also a member of the University’s Commission of 125.

    Swope earned a BBA and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Charles S. Teeple IV (Spicewood, TX)

    Charles S. Teeple IV is president of Penta Properties, Inc., a real estate development firm focusing on Austin and San Antonio. Current projects include mixed use development in downtown San Antonio’s Historic City Center and a luxury apartment at the front door of NSA’s new facility in northwest San Anotonio.

    He serves as a member of the IC2 Advisory Board, and was a founding member of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center Executive Council. He served on the University's Commission of 125 and is past president of the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

    Teeple received BBA and MBA degrees in finance and real estate from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ralph B. Thomas (Houston, TX)

    Ralph ThomasRalph B. Thomas is a senior vice president, portfolio manager, and member of the Investment Committee at Fayez Sarofim & Co. He joined the firm in 1968. Clients of the firm include corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations and individuals.

    Mr. Thomas attended the University of Texas, where he received a B.B.A. in Finance. He went on to attain his M.B.A. in 1968 from the University of Texas. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Investment Counselor. He is a member and past secretary of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts, past president of the University of Texas College of Business Century Club, past president of the University of Texas Graduate Business School Club of Houston, past chairman of the University of Texas College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council, and a member of the Texas Longhorn Education Foundation. He is a past chairman and lifetime member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, a member of the McCombs School of Business Campaign Committee, a member and director of the McCombs MBA Investment Fund, a lifetime member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, a member of the McDonald Observatory & Astronomy Advisory Council (Board of Visitors), and a member of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Technology Commercialization Advisory Council.

    He is a member of the board of directors and past chairman of the Development Board for the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston. He continues to serve at the UT-Health Science Center as a member of its Development Board, a member of the Government Relations Advisory Council, and a member of the IMM Advisory Council (The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases).

    Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Steering Committee of the Lone Star Flight Museum and was appointed to the Texas World Trade Council.

  • Jere W. Thompson (Dallas, TX)

    Jere Thompson joined The Southland Corporation, initially based in Miami, in 1956, following active duty in the U.S. Navy. He returned to Dallas in 1962 as vice president with responsibility for retail business, primarily 7-Eleven stores. In 1983, he became president and CEO, retired in 1991, and served on the board of directors until 1996.

    His past service to The University of Texas at Austin includes membership and chairmanship of the University's Development Board and The University of Texas System Chancellor's Council. Thompson is past chair of the McCombs School Advisory Council and he is a member of the Longhorn Foundation.

    Thompson received a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • McHenry T. Tichenor Jr. (Dallas, TX)
    Mac Tichenor McHenry T. Tichenor Jr. is president of Tichenor Ventures, LLC, a biotechnology investment firm based in Dallas, and serves as executive director of the WWWW Foundation (QuadW), a private philanthropic foundation focusing on cancer research, higher education, and personally transforming mission work. Tichenor retired as president of Univision in December 2004, after a 25-year career in broadcasting.  

    Tichenor is a director of NGM Biopharmaceuticals and board chair of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC). He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and a Trustee of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He and his family are active in the Highland Park United Methodist Church.

    Tichenor earned a Plan II B.A. and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and, in 2009, an MS in Biotechnology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Gifford O. Touchstone (Dallas, TX)

    Gifford Touchstone - Bio coming soon.

  • Peyton L. Townsend (Dallas, TX)

    Peyton Townsend is a first vice president with RBC Wealth Management (formerly Rauscher, Pierce, Refsnes) in Dallas. He has served as branch manager and as a member of the Director's Circle and the Broker's Advisory Council. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company prior to joining Rauscher Pierce.

    Townsend is a member of the UT System's Chancellor's Council and of UT-Austin’s Development Board as well as the Texas Leadership Society and Dallas Leadership Council. He is a member of the College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council and a life member of the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council. He is also a Life Member of the Texas Exes and has served on their Executive Council, Board of Directors, and as chairman of the Investment Committee.

    Townsend received a B.A. in government from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Tom E. Turner (Dallas, TX)

    Tom Turner founded and served as President and CEO of First National Bank of Park Cities (now Bank of Texas, N.A.) for fifteen years where he is now Honorary Chairman of the Board. He currently sits on the boards of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Highland Park Sports Club (Advisory Director) and is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and Hyland Park Presbyterian Church.

    Prior to his work with First National Bank of Park Cities, Tom held positions with National Bank of Texas, First National Bank of Dallas and Republic National Bank. He has also been a member of the Finance Committee for Texas Health Resources, the Government Relations Council for Texas Bankers Association, the Legislative Committee Independent Bankers Association of Texas and was one of the founders of Park Cities Chemical Awareness Council. Tom served on the McCombs School’s Advisory Council beginning in 1999 and rejoined in 2010 as a Lifetime member.

    Tom received his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

  • Lynn Utter (Devon, PA)
    Lynn UtterLynn Utter was appointed president and COO of Knoll, North America in 2008, and her role was expanded to include global responsibilities for Knoll Office in 2011. Knoll (NYSE: KNL) is recognized worldwide as a leading designer and manufacturer of branded furniture and textiles, focusing on innovation and modern design for work environments and residences.

    Before joining Knoll, Lynn served as chief strategy officer for Coors Brewing Company. During her ten years at Coors, she held a myriad of operating and strategic roles for the brewer. Earlier in her career, Ms. Utter spent six years with Frito-Lay, and four years in management consulting with Strategic Planning Associates in Washington, D.C.

    She is currently a director for WESCO International, and serves or has served on a number of not-for profit boards with The United Way, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, The McCombs School of Business, and The University of Texas Exes. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and has held a number of leadership roles with entities supporting the advancement of women in the workplace. Lynn has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex and is a recipient of the John Gardner Award for service from Stanford.

    She earned her BBA in business administration in the honors program at The University of Texas at Austin in 1984. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1986.

    Ms. Utter and her husband, Ward, reside in Pennsylvania with their two children. 
  • Peter S. Wareing (Houston, TX)

    Peter S. Wareing is a general partner of Wareing, Athon & Company, a Houston-based private equity group. He is chairman of the board of Gulf Coast Pre-Stress and Texas Concrete Company. In addition, he is vice chairman of Nordic Cold Storage. He is a director of CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP).

    As a community volunteer, Mr. Wareing is a member of the boards of Texas Children’s Hospital and The Greater Houston Partnership. He has served on numerous boards for non-profit organizations in Houston.

    Mr. Wareing received his undergraduate degree in business administration from The University of Texas and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • George S. Watson (Dallas, TX)

    George Watson - Bio coming soon.

  • Gary M. Weed (Dallas, TX)
    Gary M WeedGary M. Weed is Vice President of Downstream Business Services, and Downstream Controller at Exxon Mobil Corporation, located in Fairfax, VA. Downstream Business Services comprises Downstream Controllers, Tax and Treasurers. Gary has direct, global responsibility for the activities of Downstream Controllers which are located in about ninety-five countries.

    Gary was born in New York and educated in Texas where he received a BS and MBA. During his early career he held a variety of positions in Upstream and Downstream followed by positions in Treasurers and Controllers in the Corporate headquarters. After a period as Corporate Assistant Controller he spent three years in Italy as Business Services Manager before being appointed Downstream Controller. He was appointed to his most recent position, VP Downstream Business Services, in 2003.

    Gary is married with two daughters and enjoys hiking, skiing, music and photography.
  • C. John Wilder Jr. (Dallas, TX)

    C. John Wilder is executive chairman of Bluescape Resources Company LLC. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of TXU Corp. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Entergy Corporation, positions he held since joining the company in 1998. He also served as a director or officer for 65 Entergy-related companies.

    Prior to Entergy, Wilder spent almost two decades with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, most recently as CEO of Shell Capital in London. He served as a director or officer for more than 75 Shell-related companies.

    Active in community service work throughout his career, he is a member of the World Economic Forum, the Edison Electric Institute and the United Methodist Church. He is also on the advisory bodies of The Global Entergy Management Institute at the University of Houston and the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

    A native of Missouri, Wilder graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in business administration, and he earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Rayford Wilkins Jr. (Dallas, TX)

    Ray Wilkins, CEO-AT&T Diversified Businesses, is responsible for international investments, advertising and publishing, and Customer Information Services.

    Previously, Mr. Wilkins served as group president and chief executive officer-SBC Enterprise Business Services, with responsibility for serving the company's 12,000 largest business customers and overseeing sales, customer care, data solutions engineering, consulting and operations of the company's advanced data and Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

    Before that, Mr. Wilkins served as group president-SBC Marketing and Sales, with responsibility for all marketing and sales, including product development, sales support, business communications services and global and consumer markets, which then represented a $30 billion revenue stream.

    In September 2000, he assumed the role of president and CEO of SBC Pacific Bell, where he was responsible for all business and consumer market sales, customer service, network services and external affairs in California and Nevada

    In 1999, he was named president-SBC Business Communications Services, with responsibility for providing complete telecommunications and data communications solutions to more than 3 million small, medium and large business customers nationwide. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Southwestern Bell Telephone, with responsibility for providing communications products and services throughout the region. In 1997, he served as president of Pacific Bell Business Communications Services, with responsibility for all business market sales, customer service, network integration and information services, as well as overall financial performance. He assumed that position after having served as president for the Kansas/Western Missouri market area.

    Mr. Wilkins began his career as a commercial assistant with Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston in 1974.

    Mr. Wilkins is a member of the boards of Valero Energy Corporation, América Móvil, The Tiger Woods Foundation and the National Urban League. Mr. Wilkins is also a member of the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and the Executive Leadership Council.

    He has received numerous honors and recognition for his contributions both inside and outside of the company. Savoy magazine named him as one of the “2010 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” In 2006, he was recognized as one of "The 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology" by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and was named one of "The Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America" by Black Professionals magazine. In 2005, he was named one of "The 75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2005, as well as in 2002, he was named one of "The 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology" by eAccess Corp., an online publisher.

    In 2002, he was named by Fortune magazine as one of the "Nation's 50 Most Powerful Black Executives" and was honored as a "distinguished alumnus" of the Waco Independent School District in 2000. Black Enterprise named him one of the "Top 50 African Americans" in 1999. And in 1997, he received the Eagle Award from the National Eagles Leadership Institute and was named CEO of the Year by the Minority Supplier Council.

    Mr. Wilkins earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. He attended the University of Pittsburgh's management program for executives in October 1987.

  • Thomas Delano Williams (Dallas, TX)
    Del Williams

    Thomas D. Williams is General Counsel of Hillwood, a Perot Company. Prior to its acquisition by Dell, Mr. Williams served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Perot Systems Corporation. Following the acquisition he served as Vice President of Dell, Inc., leading the legal support for Dell Services.

    Mr. Williams is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, a member of the Development Board, and of the Texas Scholarship Committee. He was Chairman of the McCombs Business School Foundation and was President of the Law School Alumni Association. He is a recipient of an Outstanding Young Texas Exes award.

    He was the Vice Chairman of the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission, Chairman of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation and President of the Dallas Assembly. He is a member of the University‘s Commission of 125 and the Board of Directors of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.

    Mr. Williams received a BBA in Accounting with honors and a J.D. with honors, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Christopher Wrather (Los Alamos, CA)

    Chris Wrather - Bio coming soon.

  • Elizabeth H. Yant (Houston, TX)
    Elizabeth "Liz" Henke Yant retired in June, 2010 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Houston. As a partner with PwC, Liz had 32 years of experience in international and domestic taxation of multinational companies and managing several tax consulting practices. She was the lead engagement tax partner for several of PwC’s largest energy industry clients. From 1994 to 1996, she managed the Price Waterhouse Tax and Legal Practices for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. Liz was a tax partner in the Houston office from 1989 to 1993 developing a middle market practice in technology in the Houston area and was a member of the team that opened the Price Waterhouse office in Austin in 1984.

    Liz is a member of the McCombs School of Business Department of Accounting Advisory Council. She was inducted to the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame in 2009, and was honored with the Texas Star Award by the McCombs Department of Accounting in 2007. She served as a founding advisor to the McCombs Energy Management and Innovation Center.

    Liz and her husband Billy are enjoying retirement in Rockport, Texas and Soldotna, Alaska.

    Liz holds a BBA in Accounting (1977) and an MPA in Taxation (1978) from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Peter A. Zandan (Santa Fe, NM)
    Peter Zandan

    Peter Zandan is senior advisor at Public Strategies, Inc., and chairman and co-founder of Zilliant, a venture-backed enterprise software company. Previously, Zandan was CEO and chairman of IntelliQuest Information Group, a leading provider of marketing information to the technology industry. He co-founded the 360 Summit, an organization that connects Austin's technology CEOs to community interests, and is a founding board member of the Austin Idea Network.

    Zandan serves on the board of public television station KLRU as well as a board member and advisor for new media companies including Wize, Inc., Klout, and Next Big Sound. He has received Austin's "Soul of the City" business award, the Austin Chronicle's "Best Visionary" award, and the Austin American-Statesman's "Hero of Democracy" award.

    Zandan received his MBA and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

*Effective September 1, 2014

Ex-Officios

University Leadership

  •     Bill Powers
        President
        The University of Texas at Austin

McCombs School Leadership

  •     Tom Gilligan
        Dean
        McCombs School of Business
  •     Jeff Melton
        Executive Director, Development & External Relations
        McCombs School of Business

Alumni Network Board Chairs

  •     Dan Robinson
        Chair, MBA Alumni Board 
        McCombs School of Business
  •     Ed Tonkon
        Chair, BBA/MPA Alumni Board
        McCombs School of Business