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Link Up and Lead Out

Your personal experience and skills, and those of your organization, can pay it forward for students, faculty members, and peer executives. Together, we have unlimited power to better our world.


The Center for Leadership and Ethics draws corporate partners to add context and expertise in developing curriculum and program development for our students across all McCombs degree programs. Your professional insights ensure students have the skills and self-awareness to move seamlessly into ever-greater areas of responsibility and leadership.

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Research Partners
  • Leading with Knowledge

    Join our corporate partners and participate in groundbreaking organizational research. The center partners with organizations on applied research projects (e.g., analyzing engagement surveys) led by our BBA and MBA students, providing a larger funnel for more rigorous research collaborations in the future.
Non-Profit Partners
  • Leading for Impact

    Our leadership Capstone projects draw upon the vibrant Austin non-profit community for experiential learning opportunities that benefit students and our community. Students provide critical insights, not only for your organization but also about our city's priorities and trajectory. Volunteer to be a sponsor.


Our Executive and Associate Advisory Councils improve leadership and ethics education and advance McCombs' reputation as a leading source of leadership and ethics education and research resources for the world. Council members join for a three-year term and meet semiannually.


Executive Advisory Council

  • Headshot of Janet Bates.

    Janet Bates

    President, JMB Texas Family Interests
  • Jon Berger headshot

    Jon Berger

    Managing Director, Accenture
  • Headshot of Marshall Eubank.

    Marshall Eubank

    President, SEG Interests, LLC
  • Headshot of James Hackett.

    James Hackett

    President, JMB Texas Family Interests
  • Headshot of Fred Herbert.

    Fred Herbert

    Managing Director, CIC Advisors (Advisory Council Co-Chair)
  • Headshot of Jeff Herbert.

    Jeff Herbert

    Owner, J. Herbert Consulting
  • Headshot of Hilton Howell.

    Hilton Howell

    President and CEO, Gray TV
  • Headshot of Marty Meekins.

    Marty Meekins

    COO and General Counsel, Empyrean Capital Partners, LP
  • Headshot of Phillip Miller.

    Phillip Miller

    Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Advisory Council Co-Chair)
  • David Sammons headshot

    David Sammons

    President and CEO, Subaru Distributors Corp.
  • Headshot of Eric Stumberg.

    Eric Stumberg

    Co-Founder, CEO, President, TengoInternet, Inc.

Associate Advisory Council

  • Ginny Allen headshot

    Ginny Allen

    President, Kagin 3 Company
  • Headshot of Lisa Fancher Blonkvist.

    Lisa Fancher Blonkvist

    Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Headshot of John Briscoe.

    John Briscoe

    Consultant, Energy Consulting
  • Headshot of Max Brodsky.

    Max Brodsky

    Enterprise Sales, Amazon Web Services
  • Huy Dinh headshot

    Huy Dinh

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Headshot of Emily Dreyer.

    Emily Dreyer

    Senior Director, Dell
  • Headshot of Dave Hendrix.

    Dave Hendrix

    Senior Vice President, SailPoint
  • Headshot of Andy Mathis.

    Andy Mathis

    Business Development and Partnerships, Oculus VR
  • Headshot of Bob Orkin.

    Bob Orkin

    President, Robert Orkin Interests
  • Pegg Wang headshot

    Peggy Wang

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Keith Wulffraat headshot

    Keith Wulffraat

    Head of Contingent Workforce, Meta

Connect with Fellow Longhorns

Alumni and council members, join our network on LinkedIn! Faculty, staff, students, and alumni share the latest news and articles on leadership and ethics while connecting to McCombs alumni for mentor/mentee opportunities.