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MPA Spring Commencement

MPA Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday May 16, 2014; 3:00 p.m.
Where: Gregory Gym

MPA Commencement Distinguished Speaker
Marcie C. Zlotnik


Marcie Zlotnik, co-founder of StarTex Power, has more than ten years of experience in the energy industry. From StarTex Power’s inception in 2004, Ms. Zlotnik was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for establishing and directing all day-to-day operations of this $500 million company. In addition, she focused her attention on the company’s legislative and regulatory affairs, and was invited to testify before the Texas House and Senate committees overseeing retail electricity markets. Today, Ms. Zlotnik lectures frequently on corporate culture and its effect on employee productivity and customer satisfaction.

Ms. Zlotnik is on the Executive Board of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) and served on the Board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, she served on the Board of Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM), a Texas non-profit group whose purpose is to promote deregulated policies and initiatives on behalf of its members. In April 2012, the University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr. appointed Ms. Zlotnik, and 12 other business leaders, to form the Committee on Business Productivity to examine ways in which UT might increase its operational efficiency and productivity. The committee provided advice on aspects of the University’s business operations and processes that could be improved, streamlined, and leveraged to produce better results. In 2009, Ms. Zlotnik was appointed to serve on Houston Mayor Bill White’s Task Force on Electric Reliability.

Ms. Zlotnik graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

MPA Commencement Reception

When: Friday May 16, 2014; 1:00 p.m.
Where: McCombs School of Business, 3rd Floor, "The Atrium"

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