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Advisory Council

The Red McCombs School of Business Advisory Council was established in 1960 to assist the dean, faculty, and staff of the school in becoming one of the top business schools in the nation.

Council membership consists of individuals whose stature and accomplishments in the business world bring credibility to the school, and who are called upon to:

  • Engage in and support the fundraising efforts of the school
  • Provide counsel to the dean, faculty, and staff on strategy and issues affecting the future of the school, curricula, programs and external affairs
  • Provide insights to the dean, faculty, and staff on how the school can enhance the impact of its services on various stakeholder groups
  • Provide valuable contacts for faculty to provide access to the business community for research purposes, to increase the impact of their work on the business community, to inform their research and teaching
  • Provide valuable advice to students in their career selection decisions and job-seeking activities
  • Provide input to the dean, faculty and staff for assessing the progress of the school and charting future courses

Nominations for Advisory Council membership are accepted year-round and considered each spring.




corporate members



A – C

Paul Aaron
George Ackert
John Adams
Les Allison


Louis Baldwin
Steve Ballantyne
John Bass
Howard Berk
Lew Brazelton
Shane Brisbin
Jon Brumley
Preston Butcher
Tim Byrne


Phil Canfield
John Carpenter
Scott Caven
Bob Chereck
Eugenio Clariond 
Coley Clark
Catherine Crain
Gary Crum
Jane-Page Crump

D – G

Ken DeAngelis
R. Scott Dennis
Jason Downie
Bobby Duffey
Robert Duncan


Jimmy Elliott
Mike Espinosa
Dick Evans


Travis Fagan
Kathleen Farlow
Bill Finnegan
Jake Foley
Richard Folger
Tony Forcum
Jeff Fronterhouse
Jack Furst


Gay Gaddis
Robert Gauntt
Mark Gibson
Brian Gladden
Jonathan Goldman
Holly Goodrich
Kim Goodwin
Sue Gove
Bob Graham
Jody Grant
Phil Green
Bryan Grundhoefer
Bill Gurley
Barbara Guthery

H – J

John Harkey
Kathy Harless
Fred Hegi
Bill Helms
Gilbert Herrera
Tom Hicks
Mindy Hildebrand
Richard Hill
Charles Holley
Rob Holmes
Joe Holt
James Huffines
Ralph Hull
Ron Hulme


Alfred Jackson
Andy Jacobs
Steve James
Kenny Jastrow
Rob Jones
Don Jordan

K – M

Martin B. Kaplan
Gary Kelly
Ellen Keszler
Paul Kinscherff
David Kirk
Aaron Kozmetsky
Gary Kusin
Tom Kuzio


John Lancaster
Frank Lee
Steve LeBlanc
Lance Loeffler


Todd Maclin
Robert Malcolm
Chris Manning
Clement Marcus
John Massey
Joe Matlock
Scott Mattei
Baker McAdams
Jim McBride
Skip McGee
Tom Melody
Christopher Mize
Bill Montgomery
Ardon Moore
Ben Moreland
Shea Morenz
Dave Morris
Marc Myers
Mike Myers

N – R

Jimmy Nakfoor
Toni Neal
Jimmy Neissa
Erin Nelson
Ray Nixon


Will O'Hara
Allison O'Neal 


Norma M. Petrosewicz
Scott Plantowsky
Bob Phillips
Pat Priest 

Elysia Ragusa
Ben Rodriguez
Steve Rohleder
Tammy Romo
Billy Rosenthal
Shad Rowe
Robert Rowling
Tom Ryan

S – T

Mike Sanders
Teresa B. Schaffer
Tony Schell
George Seay
Gretchen Seay
Rebecca Szelc
Brien P. Smith
G. Stacy Smith
Stacy J. Smith
Joel Staff
Ron Steinhart
Bryan Stolle
Don Stone
Sam L. Susser
Jeff Swope


Charles Teeple
Ralph Thomas
Mac Tichenor
Gifford Touchstone
Peyton Townsend
Tom Turner

U – Z

Lynn Utter


Mike Van de Ven
Andrew Vo


Peter Wareing
George Watson
Rad Weaver
Gary Weed
Shawn Wells
Marty Wender
Sarah West
John Wilder
Ray Wilkins
Del Williams
Chris Wrather


Liz Yant


Peter Zandan
Bob Zlotnik
Marcie Zlotnik


University Leadership 

Jay C. Hartzell 
President - The University of Texas at Austin


McCombs School Leadership 

Lillian F. Mills 
Dean - McCombs School of Business 

Wendy Anderson
Chief Development Officer - McCombs School of Business


Alumni Network Board Chairs 

Luis Rhi
Chair, MBA Advisory Board McCombs School of Business 

Kevin Zlotnik
Chair, BBA Advisory Board McCombs School of Business