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Bauer College Board | Accounting Advisory Board | UH College of Business Foundation Board | Commercial Banking Certificate Program Advisory Board | Cougar Investment Fund Board | Cougar Venture Fund | Gutierrez Energy Management Institute | Real Estate Advisory Board | Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board | SURE™ Board | Working Families Advisory Board

Bauer College Board

Bala Balachandran, Professor of Accounting and Management, Northwestern University

Dan Bellow, President (Houston), Jones Lang LaSalle

Downey Bridgwater, President (Houston Market), Comerica

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Anthony Chase, Chairman & CEO, ChaseSource, LP

Joel Cowley, President & CEO, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Sam Di Piazza, Jr. Retired, CEO, PwC

Wang Dongjin, Group Vice President, China National Petroleum Company

Elaine Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies

Milton Frankfort, Co-Chairman, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Kenneth Guidry, President, PKF Texas

Greg Harper, CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC

Natara Holloway, VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Youth & High School Football, National Football League

Karen Katz, Retired, President & CEO, Neiman Marcus

Fran Keeth, Retired, CEO, Shell Chemicals, Inc.

Paal Kibsgaard, CEO, Schlumberger Limited

Elizabeth Killinger, President, NRG Retail and Reliant, NRG Energy

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Duy-Loan Le, Retired Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.

Robert Lewey, President, IES Holdings, Inc.

Aylwin Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

Scott McClelland, President (Houston), H-E-B

David Mendez, Head of Industries, JP Morgan Chase

Mark J. Mize, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Halcón Resources

Mark Papa, Chairman & CEO, Centennial Resource Development, Inc.

Paul Peacock, Retired, Partner, PwC

Richard Rawson, Retired, President, Insperity, Inc.

Glynn Roberts, President, Northstar Offshore Group, LLC

Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Sam Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank, NA

Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO, Senior Advisory, LifeEnergy & LS Power

Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman & CEO, Mattress Firm

Steve Stephens, President, Amegy Bank

Dave Warren, President & CEO, Energy Alloys

Trey Wilkinson, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

Bruce Williamson, Executive Chairman, Southcross Energy Holdings

Floyd Wilson, President & CEO, Halcón Resources

Darren Wolfman, Certified Public Accountant


Accounting Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella, Controller’s Knowledge Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation

Michael Bennett, Former Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Homer Carrillo, Shareholder, Weinstein Spira

Norman Cromstock, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Dan Crumrine, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Fayez Sarofim & Co

Steve Diamond, Partner, Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Lisa Diemert, Special Agent, IRS - Criminal Investigation

Carlos Fernandez, Partner, KPMG, LLP

Milton Frankfort, Founding Partner, Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC

Paige Gerich, Partner, BKD, LLP

Ray Gonzalez, Partner, Deloitte & Touché

Kenny Grace, Managing Partner, Moss Adams

Kenneth Guidry, President, Pannel Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

Chelsea Hendrickson, Partner, PwC

Kevin Horton, CFO, Pipe Distributors, Inc.

Keith Kahl, General Auditor, LyondellBasell

Raza Khan, Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Mark Mize, Chief Financial Officer, Halcón Resources

Greg Neely, VP, Internal Audit, SYSCO Corporation

William Newman, Formerly VP of Finance and Partner, Formerly Uretek USA and Weaver

Steven Noteboom, Tax Partner, BDO

Amanda Oakley, Central Region Tax Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

RoDona Oliver, Director, Deloitte & Touché

Michael Peppers, Vice President, CAO, MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Phelps, Shareholder - BAS Group, Briggs & Veselka Co.

Jennifer Poff, Executive Director, Houston CPA Society

Jay Qatato, Director, Internal Audit, Calpine

Dan Ramey, President, Houston Financial Forensics, LLC

Ron Rand, President & CEO, Rand Group

Clark Sackschewsky, Managing Partner, BDO

Sid Shaver, Senior Managing Director, BV Capital Advisors

Wayne Snelson, Managing Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Tracy Sulivan, Director, Fund Tax, Invesco

Billy Tilotta, Partner, Moss Adams

Carol Warley, Tax Shareholder, RSM


UH College of Business Foundation Board

Dennis Akromis, Former President, First American Bank

Lisa Airhart, F&PA Manager, Commercial Consolidation, Phillips66

Judy Bozeman, Retired, Founder, President & CEO, Woodway Financial Advisor

Edgardo Colon, Founder, The Colon Law Firm

Roger Dickey, President, Dickey Interest, Inc.

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

R. Charles Kuriger, IV

Leonard Roth, Founder, Law Offices of Leonard Roth

Cyril Theccanat, President & Chief Investment Officer, Smith Graham & Company


Commercial Banking Certificate Program Advisory Board

Meredith Hopson Beaupre, JPMorgan-Chase

Bill Bobbora, Cadence Bank

Daryl Bohls, Allegiance Bank of Texas

Jorge Borrego, Plains Captial Bank

Downey Bridgwater, Comerica Bank

Al Coleman, FDIC, DVP

Christian Corts, BB&T

Bobby Davenport, Texas Department of Banking

Bob Dowdell, Prosperity Bank


Eric Ensmann, BBVA Compass

Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

Ryan Hightower, Amegy Bank

Terry Hill, JPMorgan-Chase

Hank Holmes, Cadence Bank

Clay Hoster, Independent Bank

Paula Jachimiec, Community Bank of Texas

Rich Jochetz, Texas Gulf Bank

Douglas Kilton, Wells Fargo Bank

Kathy Kim, Post Oak Bank

Praveen Kumar, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Landis Joel, Texas Capital Bank

Alexander Lara, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Cynthia Lara, C. T. Bauer College of Business

David Lepori, Frost Bank

Patrick Mikkelsen, Capital One

Keith Morton, Capital One

Mack Neff, Integrity Bank

Tony Ross, Wood Forest

Hayley Scott, Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Jim Sturgeon, Community Bank of Texas

Dan Summerford, Green Bank

Robin Thomas, Independent Bank

Alan Villanueva, Hancock Whitney Bank

Paul Wheeler, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roland Williams, Post Oak Bank


Cougar Investment Fund Board of Managers

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Jim Coppedge, General Counsel, Crossmark Global Investments

Mike Davis, Managing Director, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Dawn Hawley, USAA Mutual Funds

Bob Gray, Mayer Brown LLP

Praveen Kumar, Professor and Chair of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Chris Matlock, Director-Portfolio Management, Goodman Financial Corporation

Trey Wilkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Legacy Partners


Cougar Venture Fund

Keith Kreuer, Principal, RedHouse Associates, LLC

Christy Luquire, Managing Director, Texas Halo Fund

Ben Mayberry, Owner, Winston Sage Partners

Nicole Moss, Advisor, M&A Strategy, Next Gen Capital Holdings, Inc.

John Reale, Jr., Co-Founder & CEO, Station Houston

Jeff Sheldon, Founder, Ugmonk


Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Starlet Agrella, Controller’s Knowledge Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation

M.B. Ahmed, CEO, Ter Energy Inc.

Chris Angelides, GM External Relations - Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

Berney Aucoin, Vice President, Structure & Strategy, Sequent Energy Management

Ajay Batra, Senior Vice President, Redwood Markets, LLC.

John Bishop, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Brandon Blossman, Managing Director, Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Mark Bright, Vice President, Planning & Risk Management, Apache Corporation

Stan Brownell, Director, Sapient Global Markets

Joe Carroll, Manager Hydrocarbon Supply Chain Applications, Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Helen Currie, Sr. Economist, ConocoPhillips Corp.

Cindy Deere, Head of Audit- Finance, IT and Corporate, Shell Oil Company

Trish Earles, Sr. Global Manager, T&E Corporate Card/MIS, Halliburton

Andrew Elliott

Eric Everett, Business Development Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Will Febres, Commercial Director, Baker Hughes

Christopher Flanagan, Manager of Marine Operations- Americas, Shell Oil Company

Amy Gasca, President & CEO, Consulting Gasca & Associates, LLC

Patrick Gibson, Vice President, SAP Enterprise Support, Spectra Energy

Ben Hur, Manager Global Petroleum Coke, Polypropylene & Solvents, Phillips 66

Jamie Imhoff, Product Lines Manager, Baker Hughes

Don Johnson, Sr. Director, Commercial Hydrocarbons, Contanda Terminals LLC

Leyster Jumawan, Assistant Treasurer, Murphy Oil

Robert Lemus, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Mark Mize, Executive Vice President and CFO, Halcón Sources

Colleen Mukavitz, Independent Consultant, Affiliated with Marakon

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future

Greg Pilkinton

Glynn Roberts, President, Northstar Offshore Group, LLC

Tony Schnur, Managing Partner, Coronado Petroleum

Jason Sweeney, Director of Business Development, Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kalim Tippitt, Director Big Data and Analytics Information Technology, NRG

Paul Vincent, Vice President- Investor Relations, Superior Energy Services

Jeremy Walker, Manager, Subsurface Computing, Hess


Real Estate Advisory Board

Drew Alexander, President & CEO, Weingarten Realty

Tammy Betancourt, Executive VP & CEO, BOMA

Jamie Bryant, Executive VP, Midway

Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director, Tramell Crow Company

Mike Dishberger, President/CEO, Sandcastle Homes

Ray Driver, III, Principal, Q10 KDH

Randy Elkins, Managing Director/Counsel, Texas Operations, AM Trust Title

John Fenoglio, Executive Vice President, CBRE

Edwin Friedrichs, Senior Principal, Walter P. Moore

Tom George, Interim Dean, Bauer College of Business

Ashley Grigsby, Managing Director, Finance, Transwestern

John Hammond, President, Friendswood Development Company

John Hammond, President & CEO, Riverway Title

Shawn Harvey, Senior Property Manager, Griffi Partners

Chuck Jacobus, Attorney-at-Law

Alex Jessett, CFO, Camden

Praveen Kumar, Department of Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

Paul Layne, Executive Vice President, Howard Hughes Corporation

Glenn Lee, President, Texas Funding

Drew Lewis, Chairman, Lee & Associates (Houston)

Marty McAdams, Owner/Broker, McAdams Associates

Edna Meyer-Nelson, Founder, President & CEO, The Richland Companies

John Mooz, Senior Managing Director, Hines

Trey Odom, President & CEO, AVERA Companies

Bob Parker, Global Real Estate and Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil

Stephen Peacock, President, The HouReal Corporation

Scott Rando, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Kevin Roberts, President, Transwestern

Blake Royal, Shareholder, BoyarMiller

Mike Rozell, Owner/Broker, Rozell Realty

Bruce Rutherford, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Andy Sowell, Broker, Boyd Commercial

Dean Strombom, Principal, Gensler

Howard Tellepsen, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Tellepsen

Aaron Thielhorn, Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Jason Tramonte, Principal, Tramonte + Johnson

Starla Turnbo, Partner, SMI Realty Management

Tim Waikem, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase Bank

John Walsh, Retired

Patrick Walsh, Director of Planning & Development, City of Houston

Blake Willeford, Vice President, Grandbridge

Welcome Wilson, Sr., Chairman, Welcome Group

Mark Woodroof, Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Dave Yelovich, Compliance Officer, Tilson Home Corporation


Rockwell Career Center Employer Advisory Board




CenterPoint Energy




Enterprise Products

Enterprise Rent-A-Car





Mass Mutual




Shell Oil



Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Board

Mariame Aana, Supervising Attorney, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Pradeep Anand, Founder, President, Seeta Resources

Matt Avery, President and CEO, Elisha Consulting

Charles Becker, Assistant Director, SURE™ Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Andrew Cobos, Associate, The Buzbee Law Firm

Ron Consolino, SCORE Houston – President, SCORE

Wesley Danson, Vice President, Finance & Operations, BMP Brand Management Professionals

Talib Dhanji, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Timothy Jeffcoat, District Director-U.S. SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration

Frank Kelley, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Basheer Khumawala, Professor, Supply Chain Management, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Saleha Khumawala, Professor of Accounting & Founding Director, SURE™ Program, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Terri King, Accountant, Clayton Foundation

Ramanan Krishnamoorty, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston

Brian Lopera, Finance & Accounting Professional, McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC

Janet Meade, Associate Professor of Accounting, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paula Mendoza, President and CEO, Possible Missions

Ralph Miller, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Kaye Newberry, Chair, Department of Accountancy & Taxation, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Michael Newman, Director of Accounting Programs, Clinical Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Professor of Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

Beth Robertson, President & CEO, Cockspur, Inc.

Kevin Rosenberg, Controller/Director of Accounting, EDP Renewables North America

Richard Scamell, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Aamir Shah, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Riaz Siddiqui, Founder & Managing Partner, Denham Capital

Thad (Bo) Smith, Management Consultant, Smith Services

Peter K. Taaffe, Member, UH System Board of Regents; Attorney, The Buzbee Law Firm

Abeezar Tyebji, Founder & CEO, Shipcom Wireless

Turner Vaught, Assistant Vice President, Frost Bank

Paul Watson, Managing Director, Hermes Investment Group

Mark Winchester, Deputy District Director - U.S. SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Houston District


Working Families Advisory Board

Karen Love, Director, Practice Growth, Pannell, Kerr, Forster of Texas

Trudy Nix, Global & Commercial Banking Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sandra Sanchez, Managing Director, The PNC Financial Services Group

Diane Scardino, FACHE, (BBA ’92), Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Treasury & Tax, Southwestern Energy




Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)


Amanda Sebesta (MA ’18)


Kaelyn Williams


Nicki Evans
Brandon Washington


Jamie Belinne
Julie Bonnin
Wendell Brock
Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
Amanda Sebesta (MA ’18)


Cory Cooper


Brandon Moeller (BA ’03)
Marla Molony


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