Tom Salome, BBA, was awarded the Waco Business League’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of service to the Waco community.
Drayton McLane, Jr., BBA, was honored by Baylor Regents with the honorary and lifetime designation of Regent Emeritus, a designation held by only eight other individuals. McLane serves as chairman of the McLane Group and CEO of the Houston Astros Baseball Club.
Steve Bostick, BBA, MBA ‘76, CPA, CFE, CFF, has added ABV (Accredited in Business Valuations) to his designations. After working as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen & Co., Bostick joined Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP (Waco) in 1985 as an audit manager, becoming a partner in 1988. Currently, Bostick is the partner over the firm’s Corporate Audit Division. Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP is a full service firm employing over 100 professionals in six office locations. The firm was established in 1923.
R. Brian Webb, BBA, MBA ‘79, has been named chief investment officer for Baylor University. Webb previously served as managing director of UBS Global Asset Management in Dallas.
Gary Keller, BBA, serves as co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty. The real estate franchise was ranked No. 1 from a survey for Top 10 real estate franchises, most recognized by the real estate industry as quality national brands. Over 11,000 real estate agents voted on the survey, which was conducted in December 2009 by RealSure, the publishers of the Swanepoel TRENDS Report and the Swanepoel SOCIAL MEDIA Report.
Anne Barlow, BBA, MSEco ’81, has been appointed vice president, director of corporate access of Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS), one of the industry’s top institutional agency brokerages and independent research providers. Previously, she served as a senior analyst at Austin Stock Research where she specialized in short-sell equity research.
Robert E. Moore, BBA, MBA ‘83, has been named vice president, corporate development and planning for Seahawk Drilling, Inc, an offshore drilling company. Moore had a successful 25-year career at Halliburton Company, with numerous financial and business management, corporate development, and strategic management roles. More recently, he was vice president, project development for International Oil Trading Company in Houston.
Mark S. Adams, MBA, won a verdict recovering $6.5 million including $2.5 million in punitive damages for plaintiff Scott C. Moody, Inc. on Dec. 1, 2009. Adams also won another jury verdict of $4.9 million for plaintiff Parallax Medical Systems, Inc. earlier in the year. Adams is a partner at the Orange County office of Jeffer Mangels Butler and Marmaro LLP (JMBM).
Carey Hendrickson, BBA, has been promoted to senior vice president and CFO of Belo Corp., one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies. Hendrickson is a 17-year veteran of Belo’s financial organization.
Glen Eichelberger, BBA, MBA ‘87, joined Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P.’s Trusts and Estates practice. Eichelberger is a former Fortune 500 company division director and experienced trusts and estates lawyer who focuses on estate and gift taxation, generation-skipping tax and charitable planning.
Derek Turner, BBA, MBA ‘86, former Baylor football player, and his father Bob Turner, together won the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce 2009 Citizen of the Year Award.
Ron Gill, BBA, has been promoted to chief financial officer for NetSuite Inc., a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites. Gill previously served as senior vice president of finance for NetSuite and has been responsible for accounting and finance functions since joining the company in 2007.
David Slover, MBA, was named by the board of directors of Buckner Foundation as president of the foundation. Slover formerly served as executive vice president of Buckner Foundation.
Todd Brand, BBA, MBA ’91, president and CEO of Brand Asset Management Group, Inc., a top comprehensive fee-only wealth management firm based in Chesterfield, Mo., was named “Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers.” This distinction, determined by client surveys and presented by St. Louis Magazine, was given to less than five percent of the St. Louis region’s 10,000-plus wealth advisors.
Jeffrey D. Blackwell, BBA, was named a recipient of the 2010 CIO Ones to Watch Award by CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council. Blackwell serves as the ITS national technology director of Financial Advisory Services (FAS), Deloitte Services, LP. This prestigious honor is given to 25 rising stars in information technology who bring leadership, innovation and value to their organization and are primed to become future CIOs.
James R. Lykes, MBA, has been appointed senior vice president, manager, private banking of Encore Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Encore Bancshares, Inc. He was most recently senior vice president, private banking – Galleria at Amegy Bank of Texas.
Dr. Beck Taylor, BBA, has been named president of Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Taylor previously served as dean of the Brock School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and has served as associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA, has been named superintendent of Lancaster ISD in Lancaster, Texas. Previously, he served as the assistant superintendent for Achievement and Pupil Services in Champaign Public Schools Unit 4 in Champaign, Ill.
James E. Perry, BBA, has been named vice president and chief financial officer for Trinity Industries, Inc., a multi-industry company that owns a variety of market-leading businesses, which provide products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors. Perry previously served as Trinity’s vice president, finance and treasurer.
Geoffrey Coy, BBA, has been named to the newly created position of national sales director for Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services. Coy is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, having spent eight years in various sales roles with GlaxoSmithKline and, most recently, six years with Sepracor, where he served as regional sales director.
Adrian Gorena, BBA, MSIS ’99, has been named manager of eBusiness and operations for Waste Management, the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. Gorena has over 10 years experience with Hewlett-Packard, most recently serving as manager of Latin America/Canada e-commerce operations.
Deborah (Ramsey) Kazda, BBA, MTax, CPA, has been promoted to manager of the Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP, Whitney office. Kazda joined the firm shortly after graduation and became a CPA in 2005. The Whitney office was established in 2007.
Teresa (Hayhurst) Spinks, BBA, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the Accounting and Business Consulting Division of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP (Waco). Spinks interned with the firm while attending Baylor and then joined full-time upon graduation. Teresa became a CPA in 2005.
Tiffany McMordie-Morisak, BBA, has been named Main Street manager for the city of Brenham’s downtown revitalization program. She has worked with the Main Street program since joining the city as community development assistant in 2007.
Shelly Nelson, BBA, MAcc, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the Tax Department of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP (Waco). Nelson interned with the firm while attending Baylor and then joined full-time upon graduation. She became a CPA in 2007.
Erica (McIntire) Schroer, BBA, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the Corporate Audit Division of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP. Schroer joined the firm in 2005 and became a CPA in 2008.
David Grubbs, BBA, launched www.gohub.org, a not-for-profit service that connects people with service opportunities based on their unique skills, interests and abilities. His for-profit company, Campus Cellect, has also launched a new online social merchandising service www.noozhoo.com, which enables student organizations to streamline their dues collections and merchandise sales.
Baylor Business Review, Fall 2010