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MBA Alumni Advisory Board

The mission of the McCombs Alumni Network MBA Advisory Board is to cultivate an alumni community that facilitates opportunities to develop professional contacts, connects with students, gains professional knowledge, and gives back to McCombs in time, talent, and gifts. The board strives to make the McCombs Alumni Network the benchmark peers measure against and to be a significant reason why students choose McCombs.

Tom Mays, MBA '78*

Past Chair
Dan Robinson, MBA ’88*

Keary Kinch

At-Large Members
M. Saleem Akhter, MBA '86 Ken Parekh, MBA '87*
Chad Auler, MBA '03 Jeffrey Phillips, MBA '08
Mike Barry, MBA '96* Emily Reagan, MBA '99*
 Raul Calvoz, MBA '04 Allison Rhodes, MBA '08*
Stephanie Carlton, MBA '12* Tania Rodriguez, MBA '11
Michael Dellinger, MBA '03 Susan Saurage-Altenloh, MBA '03
Carrie Haden, MBA '05 Sarah Seeche Carter, MBA '06
Peyton Jones, MBA '08 Michael Smith, MBA '05
Naohiko Kimura, MBA '94 Nicholas Vaughan, MBA '09
Don Kramer, MBA '11 Ken Weitzel, MBA '83*
Michael Lapides, MBA '97 Steve West, MBA '80
Jim McMullan, MBA '96 Blake Willeford, MBA '11
 Arthur Mills, IV, MBA '96  Nasr Ullah, MBA '01
   Josh Zeller, MBA '06

*Executive Committee Members

Current Committees

The MBA Advisory Board committees are dedicated to fostering the legacy of the McCombs MBA degree. These committees welcome participation from all alumni.

Development Committee


Stephanie Carlton*

This committee works to promote alumni giving to the annual fund, which makes flexible resources available for strategic school initiatives and bridges the funding gap not covered by tuition, fees and state appropriations. Additionally, the committee promotes the MBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund (MAEEF), which provides resources to support new or existing student initiatives that have a broad and lasting positive impact for MBA students.

MBA Program Office Committee


Ken Parekh*

The Alumni Recognition Committee identifies ways to acknowledge McCombs MBA alumni for their professional achievement as well as their service to the school, alumni network and community. Partnering with the Graduate Business Council, this committee launched the Rising Star Award in September 2005. This award is presented to alumni no further than ten years from graduation who have been successful professionally and have helped strengthen the McCombs Alumni Network.

Alumni Programs Committee


Emily Reagan*

This committee, created in 2009, is responsible for distributing content and valuable programming. They recently established McCombs Knowledge To Go, which provides alumni the ability to continue their active learning relationship with the University through monthly one-hour webinars.

Governance Committee


Allison Rhodes*

The Governance Committee works to strengthen the MBA Advisory Board. Recent initiatives include: restructuring the board to include members from all 6 MBA programs, creating and distributing an orientation package for new MBA Advisory Board members, examining involvement of members and preparing to fill vacant positions.



Mike Barry*

Additional Members

Naohiko Kimura,Don Kramer, Sarah Seeche Carter, Blake Willeford, and Ken Weitzel.

The Chapters Committee works to keep alumni chapters updated on McCombs news and events. They are also responsible for connecting chapter presidents via bimonthly or quarterly conference calls to provide a forum for sharing best practices.