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January 2020
31
FRI
Sandy Leeds is a distinguished senior lecturer in the Finance Department at The University of Texas and recently finished a thirteen year term as president of The MBA Investment Fund, L.L.C. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses, including Corporate Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, Public Policy (Long-Term Issues in the Markets), Investments, Portfolio Management / Security Analysis, Money and Capital Markets, and Macroeconomics. He has a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law, an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Investment Management from The University of Alabama. He is a member of the Texas State Bar and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 
    
Prior to joining the faculty, Sandy managed money for a private money management firm. He was one of four portfolio managers responsible for approximately $1.6 billion of assets. He spent the majority of his time analyzing publicly traded companies. He also has extensive experience implementing option strategies. 
    
In addition to money management experience, Sandy also has significant legal experience. He has conducted approximately 100 jury trials and 100 bench trials. He has participated in the regulation of the securities industry, conducting the hearing against most of the principals involved in the Sterling Foster case (a $75 million fraud). He has also advised attorneys on financial related litigation involving options, hedge funds, and other matters. 
    
At UT, Sandy has received numerous teaching awards, including three school-wide awards: the Joe D. Beasley Teaching Award (for teaching in the graduate program), the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation, and the Jim Nolen Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. He has received recognition from his students with the “Outstanding MBA Professor Award” (selected by the full-time MBA students in multiple years and also the Evening MBA students and the Dallas MBA students) and the “Outstanding MSF Professor Award” (in multiple years). In 2015, he was selected (at the University level) to be a Provost Teaching Fellow and then served on the steering committee of that organization. Within the Austin community, he just finished a three-year term on the Investment Committee for the Austin Community Foundation (managing $100 million) and also just finished a term as the vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees at The Girls’ School of Austin. 
      
CPE credits offered. No prerequisites or advance preparation are required. 
 
The Knowledge To Go (KTG) webinar series gives McCombs alumni the ability to continue their active learning relationship with the university. These monthly one-hour webinars are conducted live at noon Central Standard Time, and then posted on the web for those who can't join live. Knowledge To Go lets you learn about today’s most urgent business issues from the leading minds at UT--all from the convenience of your desktop
 
Friday, January 31
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online (https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/)
February 2020
4
TUES

The BBAWC Roundtable Breakfast Forum (held each fall and spring) begins with breakout discussions on issues like developing leadership competencies, bridging the gender communication gap, and achieving work/life balance. The forums conclude with a networking session. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
9:00am - 11:00am

CBA Events Room (CBA 3.304)
4
TUES

MPA Mock Interview Day allows you to create a student-friendly image, build your company brand on campus, and identify great candidates early by conducting mock interviews to help students improve their interviewing skills.

 
Tuesday, February 4
10:00am - 4:00pm

4
TUES

BBA Corporate Mock Interviews are a great way to build your company’s reputation and presence on campus. Representatives from your company interview students for mock positions and give the BBA students valuable feedback. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Tuesday, February 4
11:00am - 3:00pm

Ford Career Center Interview Suites (GSB 4.114)
4
TUES

The US economy is in its longest economic expansion in history and Colorado continues to outpace the nation. How much longer can the party last? Please join DBS at the Federal Reserve building in downtown Denver to learn about Colorado's economic opportunities and challenges from our expert panel.  
  
Speakers:    
- Richard Wobbekind, Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Associate Dean, and Senior Economist at the  University of Colorado Boulder    
- Kate Watkins, Chief Economist for the Colorado General Assembly  
- Moderator: Kathryn Buergert, CFA  

 
Tuesday, February 4
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Federal Reserve Bank, 1020 16th St. Mall, Denver, CO 80202
5
WED

The McCombs Career Expo (held each fall and spring) provides opportunities for employers to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA.

 
Wednesday, February 5
All Day

UT Rec Sports
5
WED

The McCombs Diversity Council Dinner begins with a networking session and is followed by dinner with BBA students. The event provides companies the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of BBA students while sharing opinions and engaging in lively, thought-provoking discussion. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Wednesday, February 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm

TBA
6
THU
2019 was a historic year, setting records for the longest economic expansion in the U.S. Looking ahead to 2020, businesses are strategizing what they can implement to protect their interests in light of potential uncertainty.  

At the second of the four-series Business Outlook events, economists and real estate experts will consider several key questions: Where are we in the economic cycle, what are the prospects for Texas’ economy, and how can businesses forecast real estate industry fluctuations and gain advantage using employ artificial intelligence? Register now! 

Dallas Speakers: 
- Jay Hartzell, Dean, McCombs School of Business 
- Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
- Mary Hager, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Thackeray Partners 
- Mike Lafitte, Global Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Advisory Services 
- James Scott, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, McCombs School of Business 
 
Thursday, February 6
7:00am - 9:30am

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201
 
Thursday, February 6
7:00am - 9:30am

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St. Dallas, Texas 75201
6
THU

An opportunity for Target Your Future sponsors to share insight and connect with BBA students. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Thursday, February 6
11:00am - 12:30pm

TBD
6
THU

At the MPA Career Dinner, a variety of speakers will address topics affecting their company and/or industry such as market trends and regulatory changes. As a participating organization, you will have an assigned table for representatives to interact with students throughout the meal and educate them about available career opportunities. A brief networking dessert reception at the end provides a chance to connect with additional students.

 
Thursday, February 6
4:00pm - 8:30pm

10
MON

Are you a financial professional seeking to understand and implement the new SEC rules governing investor relationships with broker-dealers and investment advisers?
   
The McCombs School of Business, Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics is hosting a two-day professional education event on Regulation Best Interest (a.k.a. Reg BI). The program is designed to help FINRA registered broker-dealers and SEC registered investment advisers adjust their practices to comply with the new 'best interest' standard of conduct and Form CRS.
   
Attendees will hear from senior SEC officials, FINRA, industry experts, and financial market researchers on how the new regulation is intended and likely to impact relationships with investors.
   
   Sessions will cover
   - How Reg BI is set to shape the industry
   - The rules and interpretations explained by those who wrote them
   - What to expect from SEC and FINRA examinations
   - Considerations for dual registrants
   - How the economics of giving advice has changed
   - The impact of the rules on investors
   - The use of technology to comply
   - Enforcement and litigation risk
   
Program is approved for Texas MCLE and Texas CPA credit hours. Approved by reciprocity in NY. Professional accreditation for Certified Financial Planners (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) is also expected.
   
Click on the link for more information or to register for the event. 
There are two registration prices. $395 is the early bird price, $445 is the price after January 10th. 

 
Monday, February 10
8:00am - 5:30pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
10
MON
Interviews can start taking place in the Ford Career Center Interview Suites on February 10.
 
Monday, February 10
8:00am - 5:00pm

11
TUES

2019 was a historic year, setting records for the longest economic expansion in the U.S. Looking ahead to 2020, businesses are strategizing what they can implement to protect their interests in light of potential uncertainty.

At the final of the four-series Business Outlook events, economists, health care, and financial services experts will consider several key questions: where are we in the economic cycle, what are the 2020 prospects for Texas’ economy, and how can businesses forecast industry fluctuations and gain competitive advantage? Register now! 

San Antonio Speakers: 
- Jay Hartzell, Dean, McCombs School of Business 
- Phil Green, Chairman and CEO, Cullen/Frost Bankers 
- Bryan Grundhoefer, President, WellMed Medical Management 
- Keith R. Phillips, Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch 

 
Tuesday, February 11
7:00am - 9:30am

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Ave., San Antonio, TX 78204
 
Tuesday, February 11
7:00am - 9:30am

Federal Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch. 402 Dwyer Ave., San Antonio, Texas, 78204
11
TUES

Are you a financial professional seeking to understand and implement the new SEC rules governing investor relationships with broker-dealers and investment advisers?
   
The McCombs School of Business, Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics is hosting a two-day professional education event on Regulation Best Interest (a.k.a. Reg BI). The program is designed to help FINRA registered broker-dealers and SEC registered investment advisers adjust their practices to comply with the new 'best interest' standard of conduct and Form CRS.
   
Attendees will hear from senior SEC officials, FINRA, industry experts, and financial market researchers on how the new regulation is intended and likely to impact relationships with investors.
   
   Sessions will cover
   - How Reg BI is set to shape the industry
   - The rules and interpretations explained by those who wrote them
   - What to expect from SEC and FINRA examinations
   - Considerations for dual registrants
   - How the economics of giving advice has changed
   - The impact of the rules on investors
   - The use of technology to comply
   - Enforcement and litigation risk
   
Program is approved for Texas MCLE and Texas CPA credit hours. Approved by reciprocity in NY. Professional accreditation for Certified Financial Planners (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) is also expected.
   
Click on the link for more information or to register for the event. 
There are two registration prices. $395 is the early bird price, $445 is the price after January 10th. 

 
Tuesday, February 11
8:00am - 5:30pm

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
14
FRI

The Austin Chapter welcomes Dr. Kristie Loescher, Senior Lecturer at McCombs, for our Second Friday Breakfast in February. Dr. Loescher will guide us through a presentation on increasing your power and influence. 

Topic: Pumping Up Your Power & Influence: Strategies for Being Heard and Making a Difference 

Dr. Loescher teaches management, leadership, and business communications at the McCombs School of Business. She has her doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in human resources management. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Loescher worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years in the areas of quality assurance, utilization management, and clinical research. Her academic publications focus on ethical education, organizational ethics, communication, change management, diversity management, process improvement in health care delivery systems, and health care reform. She is the associate director for the Business Foundations Program and the director of curriculum and community engagement for the Healthcare Innovation Initiative. Dr. Loescher is also a co-author of the book," Communication Matters: Write, Speak, Succeed", published by Kendall Hunt in 2007 with a second edition in 2010. 


 
Friday, February 14
7:30am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
17
MON
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY

Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Monday, February 17
5:00pm - 6:00pm

GSB 2.130
18
TUES

The BBA Etiquette Dinner (held each fall and spring) provides networking practice for approximately 70 BBA students with a networking session in addition to learning the do's and don'ts of business dining etiquette. Employers are seated with students to share stories and give advice on business networking. Learn more and register here: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Connect/BBA

 
Tuesday, February 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Texas Union (Santa Rita Suite)
20
THU
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY

Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Thursday, February 20
10:30am - 11:30am

GSB 2.130
20
THU
Join the Houston McCombs Alumni Chapter for our monthly lunch series held the third Thursday of the month. All Texas McCombs Alumni are welcome to attend. This event is a great opportunity to network, catch up with classmates, and discuss other events happening in the UT community over lunch. We are pleased to be joined by our speaker Mike Perrin. Mike was an all-Southwest Conference linebacker under legendary coach Darrell Royal and played on the 1968 team that started the program’s 30-game winning streak. Mike went on to earn a law degree from the UT law school and is now Of Counsel at Winstead PC in their Houston office. Mike recently served three years as the University of Texas Athletics Director before returning to the practice of law. The Houston McCombs Alumni gather monthly at Cadillac Bar and the lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.
 
Thursday, February 20
11:30am - 1:00pm

Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007
21
FRI
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY

Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Friday, February 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

GSB 2.130
25
TUES
Meeta Kothare teaches at the LBJ School of Public Affairs as well as the McCombs School of Business, where she is the managing director of the Sustainability and Social Innovation Initiative. She also teaches a leadership class at the Center for Nonprofit Studies. She is the founder and principal of Neeva Solutions, a management consulting firm assisting nonprofits and for-profit organizations dedicated to social impact.  
  
Kothare has over two decades of academic, business and social sector experience. She began her career in sales and marketing before pursuing graduate studies in business. After completing her doctorate, she joined the finance faculty at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, where she has taught in MBA, Executive MBA and Business Honors programs. Her research on corporate finance, governance and securities markets has appeared in leading academic journals.  
  
Kothare’s current interests include social innovation and the use of financial tools for social impact. Her areas of expertise include: impact investing, impact measurement, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. She is also actively engaged in community service and philanthropy in Austin, including service on the Austin Mayor’s Task Force for Aging Issues and the Judges’ Circle for the Dell Social Innovation Competition. She is a member of Impact Austin, a philanthropic organization, where she has held leadership roles including Board President and Director of Operations and Strategy.  
 
Tuesday, February 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online (https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/)
25
TUES
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY

Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Tuesday, February 25
4:00pm - 5:00pm

GSB 2.130
29
SAT
The Denver Business Series will be offering several opportunities in 2020 to volunteer in our community and the first event will be hosted at the Food Bank of the Rockies. We'll be helping to sort food donations in their warehouse and this event is limited to the first 30 people to RSVP. Family members are welcome!  

Unlike other DBS events, we will not be serving food or beverages, but join us for networking in a smaller setting while we help those less fortunate in our community. 
 
Saturday, February 29
8:30am - 12:00pm

Food Bank of the Rockies, 10700 E. 45th Ave., Denver, CO 80239
March 2020
2
MON
Celebrate Texas Independence Day with us! Join the New York for McCombs Council and Dean Jay Hartzell for an evening of networking with current students and alumni. Wall Street for McCombs students (BBA/MPA/MSF '21) will be in town for their career treks. The students would love to visit with McCombs and UT alumni about living and working in New York.
 
Monday, March 2
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Penn Club of New York, 2nd Floor - 30 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
4
WED
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY
Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Wednesday, March 4
9:00am - 10:00am

GSB 2.130
10
TUES
Join the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship for a fireside chat and Q&A featuring Tim League, Co-Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Founder of Drafthouse Films, and gain live insight into how a passion for cinema launched a successful franchise.
5 pm: Fireside + Q&A
6 pm: Reception with refreshments and networking
 
Tuesday, March 10
5:00pm - 7:00pm

RRH 1.400 - Crum Auditorium
12
THU
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY
Built for undergraduate students who are passionate about solving problems, the Entrepreneurship Minor equips individuals with the tools and skills needed to innovate through entrepreneurship.

Unlike any other academic program offered on the Forty Acres, the Entrepreneurship Minor was developed to be a comprehensive program fostering venture creation and intrapreneurship students who are prepared to successfully navigate our agile and advancement-driven economy.
 
Thursday, March 12
12:00pm - 1:00pm

GSB 2.130
13
FRI

Juan is a Director of the Southwest Angel Network, a social impact angel network. In addition to his work with the angel network, Juan is a mentor at Techstars, Divinc, G51 and other organizations. He is currently a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, and has held executive sales positions at Retreaver and Twilio. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.  
     
He will discuss: What is Angel Investing? How does it differ from VC and Crowdfunding? Who can be an Angel Investor? Why would want to be an Angel Investor? What is Social Impact investing?

 
Friday, March 13
7:30am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
 
Monday, March 16
8:00am - 5:00pm

 
Friday, March 20
8:00am - 5:00pm

April 2020
13
MON
On Friday, April 13, Texas McCombs will team up with a consortium of 11 top tier business schools to host a virtual career fair and networking opportunity. If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact Karen Gilbert, Karen.Gilbert@mccombs.utexas.edu.
 
Monday, April 13
10:00am - 2:00pm

17
FRI
On Friday, April 17, Texas McCombs will team up with a consortium of 11 top tier business schools to host Day by the Lake, a unique recruiting event in Chicago, IL. This event provides an opportunity to meet and interview pre-selected candidates from a broad talent pool. If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact Karen Gilbert, Karen.Gilbert@mccombs.utexas.edu.
 
Friday, April 17
All Day

Chicago, IL
30
THU
Fund your startup with confidence.
Join Brian Hall, attorney at Traverse Legal PLC and HKC Entrepreneur in Residence, and the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship for an interactive workshop exploring common terms incorporated in startup funding options and best practices for evaluating your optimal investment strategy.
 
Thursday, April 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm

CBA 3.202 - Legacy Events Room
May 2020
8
FRI
Last day of class.
 
Friday, May 8
8:00am - 5:00pm