Glenn W. Cunningham, JD ’90, of San Antonio was named president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Cunningham was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers, and one of the Top 50 Texas Super Lawyers in Central and West Texas.
Valerie Fraser Luesse, MA ’90, of Vestavia, AL, authored her first novel, Missing Isaac (Revel Books, 2018: 343 pages). Set in 1960s rural Alabama, the novel explores race, class and religion through a young man’s search for his missing friend. Luesse is an award-winning writer and a senior travel editor for Southern Living.
Christopher Naya, BBA ’90, of Fort Worth is a senior IT specialist with the General Services Administration, focusing his attention on building information modeling. An article he recently authored was published in the Winter edition of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Tom Starling, BA ’90, was voted “Most Admired CEO” by his peers and a finalist for Bank of America’s CEO of the Year. He was elected 2018-2020 Board Chair of Mental Health America, the nation’s oldest mental health advocacy organization. Starling, who serves as CEO of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee in Nashville, is the first sitting affiliate director to serve as national board chair in MHA’s 110-year history.
Will Stokes, BBA ’90, was named chief information officer for the Leslie Rudd Investment Company. He is responsible for the vision and overall strategy of information technology in the 15-plus companies in the portfolio as well as the overall operations of the investments. Leslie Rudd Investments owns companies in multiple industries including multiple wineries, grocery stores and restaurants. Stokes was transferred from Plano, TX to Wichita, KS. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jeff Scott, PhD ’91, published his second children’s book, The Calling Card of the King. An example of the gospel in fable form, the story is about a king who visits his subjects incognito and helps them discover forgiveness and love.
Dr. Beverly Everett, BM ’92, MM ’96, is celebrating her 10th year as music director of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra in North Dakota, and her 13th as music director of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. She is also adjunct professor of organ at the University of Mary in Bismarck. Everett, an avid runner and triathlete, earned her DMA from the University of Iowa in 2001.
Clarke Pich, MBA ’92, of Southlake, TX, is head of global professional services for Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software. Pich has 20 years of experience, most recently running the North American cloud consulting sales team at Oracle for the commercial segment as group vice president.
Dr. Yancey Arrington, BA ’93, published his second book, Preaching That Moves People (Clear Creek Resources, 2018: 172 pages). Arrington is the teaching pastor of Clear Creek Community Church, a multi-site congregation in the Bay Area of Houston.
Dr. Pamela Brouillard, PsyD ’93, was named a 2016-2017 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor, the highest honor bestowed onto faculty by the A&M System. In her role at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Brouillard supervised the expansion of the psychology undergraduate degree to the largest major within the College of Liberal Arts. Brouillard’s work has been nationally and internationally recognized, including work as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb Medical School and more recently as a Fulbright Senior Specialist engaged in clinical training and supervision in Kazakhstan. Her scholarly work has also taken her to Mexico, Croatia, Tanzania and Scotland.
Dan Clark, BA ’93, of Keller, TX, is president and CEO of Ieso Digital Health, which has been named the “Fastest Growing Life Sciences company in England” by Deloitte and a “Disrupter to Watch” by The Sunday Times. The company won the UK Digital Innovation of the year (beating British Airways) and will be featured in D Magazine. Ieso is an online behavioral health company based in Cambridge, England. “We have notable clinical trials and have proven to get patients well, at twice the speed and half the cost. We have rapidly expanded in the U.S., based our headquarters in Las Colinas and deliver our services via trained therapists who are supported by leading edge artificial intelligence,” Clark writes. “We are objectively transforming healthcare by combining people, process and technology while reducing the cost of care, improving its quality and improving access. I consider my work at Baylor in the psychology program to have been a major influencer in my and my company’s success.”
Mark A. Metzger, MHA ’93, of Chester, MD, was conferred the Doctor of Management degree from the University of Maryland University College in December 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2009 from the Office of the Surgeon General and is currently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.
Gregory S. Porter, BA ’93, JD ’97, of Porter Law Firm in Tyler, TX, successfully achieved board certification as a civil trial advocate.
Kendra Johnson Schropp, BSEd ’93, of Arlington, TX, was honored as one of Business Insurance Magazine’s 2017 Women to Watch. The conference and awards ceremony took place at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. The awards ceremony featured Ashley Judd as the keynote speaker and launched the Women to Watch Foundation, which has a commitment to advancing women and girls globally.
Dr. Rocky C. Saenz, BA ’95, of Farmington Hills, MI, became a physician and completed a residency in radiology. He recently published his third textbook: CT for the Non-Radiologist, a guide to for basic CT scan interpretation and ordering exams. It is focused on medical professionals. Contact at email@example.com.
Christopher B. Trowbridge, BBA ’95, JD ’98, a partner with Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, was elected chairman of the board of the Thanks-Giving Foundation, the non-profit group that owns and operates Thanks-Giving Square, a private garden and public space of reflection in Downtown Dallas.
B. David Fraser, BA ’96, of Southlake, TX, was promoted to regional trial counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Fort Worth regional office. Fraser has been with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement since 2005 as a staff attorney (2005-13) and a senior trial attorney (2013-17). Before joining the SEC, Fraser worked for Haynes and Boone LLP in its Dallas and Houston offices.
Kristen Howell, BA ’96, is CEO of Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton [TX] County. Howell has worked in the field of social work and family violence for the past 20 years. She was most recently the chief programs officer at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
Mark Havens, BA ’97, MPP ’00, of Austin was sworn in as chief clerk of the Texas General Land Office by Commissioner George P. Bush. In this constitutionally mandated position, Havens acts as the chief executive officer for the Land Office and manages the agency’s daily activities. Havens previously served as general counsel to Commissioner Bush. Havens speaks frequently throughout the state on legislative issues impacting the energy sector. He has two daughters and soon will be celebrate his 20th wedding anniversary to his wife and fellow Bear, Alison M. Havens, BS ’97. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valorie Brown Loomer, BSEd ’97, was promoted to Renaissance Learning Vice President of all U.S. Strategic Accounts, leading the team that works with the largest school districts and state departments of education across the country. Renaissance Learning recently opened an office in New York City and is owned by San Francisco-based capital firm Hellman and Friedman. Valorie, her husband and two sons live in Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, FL. Contact at email@example.com.
Michael Schraeder, BSEd ’97, was appointed director of KD Conservatory, College of Film and Dramatic Arts in Dallas. He has been a member of KD Conservatory’s Performing Arts Faculty for 12 years and became director of the conservatory in its 40th year of professional theatre and film training. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmy Award-winning television producer Steve Reintjes, BA ’98, was named coordinating producer for all NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) television productions on FOX. He produces and oversees all NHRA video content created at the NHRA Wally Parks Studio. Reintjes joins NHRA from ESPN and brings more than 17 years of experience. He has produced more than 500 live events for 11 different sports, including the Indianapolis 500.
Jaime Lannou Shipley, BSEd ’98, MSEd ’99, is the principal for Elementary School #41 in Katy [TX] ISD, which is set to open in 2018. Shipley has 19 years of experience in education has been principal of Schmalz Elementary in Katy ISD for the past five years.
Charles L. Cansler III, MBA ’99, was named The Citadel’s vice president for finance and CFO. Cansler has 30 years of executive leadership, accounting and consulting experience, including serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Additionally, he worked as university controller for North Carolina State University.
Elizabeth Morten Oates, BA ’99, of Woodway, TX, authored Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree (Kregel 2018: 240 pages). Oates shares lessons with women struggling to create healthy families despite their own unhealthy family foundations. The book encourages readers to find a vision for the future. Oates is cofounder and vice president of Project Restoration Ministry. Learn more at elizabethoates.com.