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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

  • Janet Bates

    Janet Bates

    President, JMB Texas Family Interests
  • Jon Berger headshot

    Jon Berger

    Managing Director, Accenture
  • Marshall Eubank

    Marshall Eubank

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

    James Hackett

    President, JMB Texas Family Interests
  • Fred Herbert

    Fred Herbert

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

    Jeff Herbert

    Owner, J. Herbert Consulting
  • Marty Meekins

    Marty Meekins

    COO and General Counsel, Empyrean Capital Partners, LP (Advisory Council Co-Chair)
  • Headshot of Phillip Miller.

    Phillip Miller

    Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • David Sammons headshot

    David Sammons

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

    Eric Stumberg

    Co-Founder, CEO, President, TengoInternet, Inc.
  • Ginny Allen

    Ginny Allen

    President, Kagin 3 Company
  • Lisa Blonkvist

    Lisa Fancher Blonkvist

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

    John Briscoe

    Consultant, Energy Consulting
  • Max Brodsky

    Max Brodsky

    Enterprise Sales, Amazon Web Services
  • Headshot of Emily Dreyer.

    Emily Dreyer

    Senior Director, Dell
  • Dave Hendrix

    Dave Hendrix

    Senior Vice President, SailPoint
  • Headshot of Andy Mathis.

    Any Mathis

    Business Development and Partnerships, Oculus VR
  • Bob Orkin

    Bob Orkin

    President, Robert Orkin Interests
  • Pegg Wang headshot

    Peggy Wang

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Keith Wulffraat

    Keith Wulffraat

    Head of Contingent Workforce, Meta
  • Sean Dougherty

    Sean Dougherty

    Strategic Finance, PepsiCo
  • Caroline Peterson

    Operations Manger


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.