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Bauer College Board | Accounting Advisory Board | Banking Certificate 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 | UH College of Business Foundation Board | Working Families Advisory Board


Latha Ramchand, Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Paul Peacock (BBA ’81), Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Bala Balachandran, Visiting Professor, Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University

Dan Bellow, President (Houston), Jones Lang LaSalle

J. Downey Bridgwater, President (Houston Market), Comerica

Michael Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Anthony Chase, Chairmain & CEO, ChaseSource, LP

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

Sam Di Piazza, Jr., Retired CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Wang Dongjin, President & Deputy General Manager, China National Petroleum Corporation

Elaine Finger, Real Estate Consultant, The Finger Companies

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

Kenneth Guidry, President, PKF Texas

Joe Gutierrez, CEO, Novi Ventures

Greg Harper, President & CEO, Blue Mountain Midstream, LLC

Natara Holloway, VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Y&HS Football, National Football League

Karen Katz, Retired CEO and President, Neiman Marcus

Fran Keeth, Retired CEO, Shell Chemicals, Inc.

Paal Kibsgaard, Chairman & CEO, Schlumberger Limited

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

John King, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Duy-Loan Le, Retired Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc., Board of Directors: National Instruments, eSilicon, Axcelis, Medigram

Robert Lewey, President, IES Holdings, Inc.

Aylwin Lewis, Former President & CEO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

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

David Mendez, Vice Chairman, JP Morgan Chase

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

Jack Moore, Former CEO, Current Chairman, Cameron International Corporation

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

Richard Rawson, Retired President & Board of Directors Member, Insperity, Inc.

S. Glynn Roberts, President, SGR Oil and Gas Interests, LLC

Russ Robinson, Director, Robinson Brown Investments

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

Sam Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Zin Smati, Chairman & CEO; Senior Advisor, LifeEnergy; LS Power

Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman & CEO, Mattress Firm

Steve Stephens, President, Amegy Bank

Dave Warren, President, Energy Alloys

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

Bruce Williamson, Chairman, President & CEO, Southcross Energy Holdings

Floyd Wilson, Chairman, President & CEO, Halcón Resources

Darren Wolfman, Sr. Manager, Tax, EEPB


Accounting Advisory Board

Starlet Agrella (BBA ’86), Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, ExxonMobil

Dennis Baldwin, Vice President, Controller & CAO Cameron

Michael Bennett, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Jim Calvetti, Partner, Calvetti Ferguson

Homer Carrillo, Shareholder, WeinsteinSpira

Lynn Caruso, Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Norman Comstock, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Dan Crumrine, Vice President & CEO, Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Steve Diamond, Partner, Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Carlos Fernandez, Partner, KPMG, LLP

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

Justin Gannon, Managing Partner, GrantThornton

Paige Gerich (BBA ‘86), CPA, Partner, BKD, LLP

Steve Goepfert, Retired, Staff Vice President, Internal Audit, United Airlines

Ray Gonzalez, Director, Deloitte & Touche

Kenny Grace (BBA ‘85), Office Managing Partner, Hein & Associates, LLP

Kenneth Guidry (BBA ‘77), President, PKF Texas

Chelsea Hendrickson (MBA ‘94), Assurance Partner, PwC

Kevin Horton, Partner, Harper & Pearson

Arnita Jackson, Special Agent, IRS — Criminal Investigation

Conrad Johnson, Partner, BDO

Keith Kahl, General Auditor, LyondellBasell

John King (BBA ‘92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP

Mark Mize (BBA ‘95), CFO, Halcón Resources Corporation

Greg Neely, Vice President, Internal Audit, SYSCO Corporation

William Newman, Vice President of Finance, Uretek USA

RoDona Oliver (BBA ‘82), Director, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Panasik, Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Paul Peacock (BBA ‘81), Retired Partner, PwC

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

David Phelps, CPA, Shareholder, Briggs & Veselka Co.

John Podraza, Business Services Manager, XTO Energy, Inc.

Dan Ramey, President, Houston Financial Forensics, LLC

Ron Rand, President & CEO, Rand Group Clark Sackschewsky, Tax Managing Principal, BDO

Jerry Seade, Partner, BDO

Sid Shaver, Managing Director, Statesman Corporate Finance, LLC

Wayne Snelson, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Carol Warley (BBA ‘77), Partner, McGladrey LLP

Valerie Williams (MBA ‘80), Southwest Region Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP


Banking Certificate Advisory Board

Patrick Blossom, Executive Vice President, Independent Bank

Bill Bobbora, Managing Director/ Mainstream Energy & Petrochemicals, Cadence Bank

Daryl Bohls, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer, Allegiance Bank of Texas

Jorge Borrego, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Plains Capital Bank

Downey Bridgwater, President, Houston Market, Comerica Bank

Al Coleman, FDIC, DVP

Christian Corts, Sr. VP/Corporate Banking Manager, BB&T

Bobby Davenport, Texas Department of Banking

Bob Dowdell, Exec. VP, Prosperity Bank

Jeff Dunn, Exec. VP, Sr. Corporate Banker, Bank of Texas

Eric Ensmann, Exec. VP, BBVA Compass

Geoff Greenwade, President and CEO, Green Bank

Ryan Hightower, VP Commercial Lending, Amegy Bank

Terry Hill, Sr. VP/Division Manager, JPMorgan-Chase

Hank Holmes, President, Cadence Bank

Jonathan Homeyer, Exec. VP/ Division Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Clay Hoster, Vice Chairman of the Board, Independent Bank

Paula Jachimiec, Vice President of Credit, Community Bank of Texas

Rich Jochetz, President, Texas Gulf Bank

Kathy Kim, Vice President, Post Oak Bank

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

David Lepori, Frost Bank

Patrick Mikkelsen, Capital One

Keith Morton, Sr. VP, Managing Underwriter, Capital One

Mack Neff, Integrity Bank

Cyresia Oliphant, Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Tim Phillips, Patriot Bank

Kevin Rafferty, President, South TX Region Market, Iberia Bank

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Jim Sturgeon, Community Bank of Texas

Dan Summerford, BB&T

Mike Turner, President, Houston Market, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Alan Villanueva, Whitney Bank

Paul Wheeler, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roland Williams, Chair/President/CEO, Post Oak Bank

Bill Wilson, President, Houston Region, Texas Capital Bank of Houston


Cougar Investment Fund Board

Michael J. Cemo, President, Michael J. Cemo Interests

Michael Davis, Retired Investment Professional

Robert F. Gray Jr., Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Dawn M. Hawley, Trustee of USAA Mutual Funds Trust

Christopher A. Matlock, Director — Portfolio Management, Goodman Financial Corporation

Jim Coppedge, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Crossmark Global Investments

John P. “Trey” Wilkinson, III, President & CEO, Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC

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

Latha Ramchand, Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business


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, Corporate Financial Services Planning & Development Manager, Controller’s Knowledge Manager, Exxon Mobil Corporation

M.B. Ahmed, CEO, Ter Energy Inc. Chris Angelides, General Manager External Relations- Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

Chris Angelides, General Manager External Relations- Integrated Gas, Shell Oil Company

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

Ajay Batra, Senior Vice President, Redwood Markets, LLC

Greg Bean, Executive Director Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, C. T. Bauer College of Business

John Bishop, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley - Investment Banking Division

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

Mark J. Bright, VP Planning & Risk Management, Apache Corporation

Stan Brownell, Director, Sapient Global Markets

Joe Carroll, Manager - IT 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 Elliot, Director, Supply and Portfolio Management, ENGIE Resources

Eric Everett, Business Development Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Will Febres, Commercial Director, Baker Hughes

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

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

Mark J. Hopmann, Vice President of Completions, Weatherford International, Ltd.

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 Corp.

Bob King, Sr. Director of Advancement, C. T. Bauer College of Business

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

Robert Lemus, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Mark J. Mize, Executive VP and CFO, Halcon Sources

Felipe Mondragon, Cyber Security Director, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.

Colleen Mukavitz, Consultant, Marakon

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future

Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, LNG Limited

Jen Pipkin, Global Project Controls Director- Engineering, Dow Chemical

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

S. Glynn Roberts, President, Northstar Offshore Group, LLC.

Christopher Ross, Executive Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business

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

Dan Bellow, President – Houston, Jones Lang LaSalle

Tammy Betancourt, EVP & CEO, BOMA

Jonathan Brinsden, CEO, Midway

Michelle Pawelek, Senior Director of Real Estate, Greystar

Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director, Trammell 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, EVP, CBRE, Debt & Structured Finance

Edwin Friedrichs, Senior Principal, Walter P. Moore

Ashley Grigsby, Managing Director, Finance, Transwestern

John Hammond, President & CEO, Riverway Title

Shawn Harvey, Senior Property Manager, Griffin Partners

Will Holder, President, Trendmaker Homes

Chuck Jacobus, Attorney-at-Law

Alex Jessett, CFO, Camden

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

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

Paul Layne, EVP, Howard Hughes Corporation

Glenn Lee, President, Texas Funding

Drew Lewis, Chairman, Lee & Associates | Houston

Marty McAdams, Owner/Broker, McAdams Associates

Brandi McDonald, President, Limestone Commercial

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

John Mooz, Senior Managing Director, Hines

Bill Odle, Strategic Planning Director, TBG Partners

Trey Odom, President & CEO, AVERA Companies

Bob Parker, Global Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company

Stephen Peacock, President, The HouReal Corporation

Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., CFA, Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Scott Rando, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Kevin Roberts, President, Transwestern

Blake Royal, Shareholder, BoyarMiller

Mike Rozell, Owner/Broker, Rozell Realty

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

Tim Waikem, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank

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

Evelyn Ward, Vice President, Transwestern

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


Target Stores



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


UH College of Business Foundation Board

Dennis J. Akromis (BBA ’74), Past President, UH College of Business Foundation

Lisa Airhart, Director, Trust Investments, Phillips 66

Judy C. Bozeman (BBA ’70), Chairman and President, Woodway Financial Advisors

Edgardo E. Colon (BBA ’80, MBA ’84), Attorney at Law, Edgardo E. Colon, PC

Roger B. Dickey (BBA ’71), Treasurer and Secretary, UH College of Business Foundation

John L. King (BBA ’92), Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Richard C. Kuriger, IV (MBA ’03), President, Advantage Insurance Holdings USA

Leonard S. Roth, Attorney at Law

Cyril M. Theccanat, President & Chief Investment Officer, Consequent Capital Management


Working Families Advisory Board

Leisa Holland-Nelson, Co-Founder, President/CMO, ContentActive, LLC

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

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

Latha Ramchand, Dean and Professor, Finance, C. T. Bauer College of Business

Latisha Rowe, Founder & CEO, ROWE Docs

Sandra Salazar, Managing Director Energy Group-Upstream Oil & Gas, The PNC Financial Services Group

Diane Scardino, Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Stewart, Senior VP Treasury & Tax, Southwestern Energy




Jessica Navarro


Amanda Sebesta


Kaelyn Williams


Nicki Evans


Charlie Propst (BA ’10)


Julie Bonnin
Wendell Brock
Kelly McCormick
Dalia Pineda
Yotham Kassaye (BBA ’18)
Margo McEntire (BBA ’18)
Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
Amanda Sebesta


Brandon Moeller (BA ’03)
Marla Molony


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