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Charles Bruner, BSEd ’90, of Dallas serves in Richardson [TX] ISD as executive director of human resources. His favorite role is recruiting new teachers for RISD. Bruner has 27 years of experience in education and 22 years of all-level campus administration. Contact at charles.bruner@risd.org.

Leticia “Letty” Martinez, BM ’90, JD ’94, was appointed to the Child Fatality Review Team Committee by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. The committee identifies procedures and raises awareness to reduce the number of preventable child deaths. Martinez is an attorney in private practice and a board certified criminal law specialist with extensive experience handling allegations of sexual abuse. She previously served as a state and federal prosecutor.

Rebecca Potter, BA ’90, a publications advisor at Texas High School in Texarkana, TX, received the Texas Trailblazer Award from the Texas Association of Journalism Educators. Potter has been in the education field for 24 years and with Texarkana ISD for 20 years. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Kristy M. Waltman, BA ’90, of Shreveport, LA, was elected chief of staff of the Willis-
Knighton Health System medical staff. She is the first female to hold the position. Waltman was the system’s vice chief of staff for the past two years. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been in practice in Shreveport since 1998. Waltman earned her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

Russell R. Barton, JD ’91, of Harris, Finley & Bogle PC in Fort Worth was named a 2017 Texas Super Lawyer in appellate law.

John Gresham, PhD ’91, received a certificate in spiritual direction from the Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction in Augusta, GA. He is director of the Paul VI Catechetical and Pastoral Institute and Professor of Systematic Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. Gresham and his wife Mary Jane are resident caretakers of Vision of Peace Hermitages, a retreat center near St. Louis. Contact at vophermitages.org.

Elizabeth Ingram Carlyle, BBA ’92, JD ’95, was named vice president and general counsel of Vision Source, the largest alliance independent optometrist in the North America. In 2017, Vision Source was named the No. 1 optical retailer in the U.S.

Dr. Karen Powell Harrison, BA ’92, was recognized for the Copperas Cove Education Foundation’s inaugural Hall of Honor. She has practiced in Copperas Cove, TX, in internal medicine since 2007 and helped found the Cove House Free Clinic. Both she and her husband Dr. Raymond Harrison have worked in the Baylor Scott & White Clinic in Copperas Cove since its opening in 2014.

JoAl Cannon Sheridan, JD ’92, of Sheridan Barrett Coble and Andrae in Austin is the 2017-2018 president of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. She also was named a Top 50 Lawyer in Central and West Texas by Super Lawyer.

Max Cleaver, MS ’93, was named as Hays CISD’s new chief operational officer in Kyle, TX. He previously worked as the chief operating officer at Fort Bend [TX] ISD and executive director of facilities and operations at Killeen [TX] ISD and Temple [TX] ISD. Most recently, Cleaver was the senior construction team leader at Stantec.

Mitzi Williams Lancaster, BSEd ’93, MSEd ’94, was honored with the Distinguished Former Burnet [TX] High School Athlete Award during the Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Lancaster earned Academic All-Southwest Conference honors as a guard for Baylor’s women’s basketball team, and she is seventh in program history in 3-point shooting percentage.

Valerie Warren Moreland, BBA ’93, of Wills Point, TX, authored Lolli & Pop’s New Piglets. For children of all ages, the story shares lessons learned on the farm through the adventures of Miss Piggy and Mr. Banks. 

After 12 years working with churches and donors at Overseas Missionary Fellowship, James Rider, BA ’93, became development officer at Denver Seminary in Colorado. He also received his certified fund raising executive (CFRE) designation. Contact at 7141 Townsend Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 or jamesellisrider@gmail.com.

Mark W. Smith, BBA ’92, MBA ’93, was appointed chief financial officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. He served in various leadership roles at Atwood Oceanics Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, since 2009. Before that, Smith was a partner at Calvetti Ferguson, a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and worked for other legal and financial interests.

Becky Clem Wade, BBA ’93, of Dallas recently won the Carol Award and the Christy Award for faith-based fiction. Her seventh contemporary Christian romance, Falling for You, was released in May. Contact at becky@beckywade.com.

Taekuk Cho, BA ’94, is a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Cho is also division chief in Washington, DC, where he is third in charge of all HSI domestic law enforcement operations. Here he is pictured with Sen. Ted Cruz. Contact at baylorcho@gmail.com.

Mark Lenhard, BA ’94, was named president and CEO of non-profit senior living and healthcare provider Wesleyan Homes in Georgetown, TX. He leads an organization that employs 450 and serves more than 2,100 people annually. He has served on the LeadingAge Texas board for 15 years.

Anna Ewing, BBA ’95, is chief operations officer for IMA Financial Group Inc in Denver. She had been with the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

Donald H. Hutson, MHA ’95, was named CEO of Harrisburg Medical Center in Illinois. He most recently served as CEO for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Grenada and UMMC Holmes County. Hutson served a variety of healthcare leadership positions during a 21-year military career and retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 2006.

Betsy Parkinson Manning, BS ’95, served as creative director over all accessories, intimate apparel, sleepwear and home for Dillard’s. She now owns and operates Unvieled, a bridal and formalwear boutique in Little Rock, AR. Contact at unveiledlittlerock.com.

Patrick Wilson, BA ’95, was named senior pastor at Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla, MO. Previously, he served at Westoak Woods Baptist Church in Austin.

Michael, BM ’96, and Sharon Bohn Cunningham, BA ’95, and their son Wei recently moved to the Augusta, GA, area. Mike is discipleship pastor at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, and Sharon is a business analyst at Cigna Healthspring. In 2017, Mike finished his Doctor of Ministry and Sharon completed her master’s degree in human services from Liberty University. Contact at michael.cunningham@mail.com.

Jennifer Fox, MBA ’96, was named group CEO and board member for Millenium & Copthorne Hotels PLC. Fox has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Canada and the Middle East. She held senior executive roles in operations, branding and marketing across mid-scale, upscale and luxury segments of the industry. Most recently, she served as president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert, BA ’96, of Silver Spring, MD, authored A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from Great Migration to Civil Rights (Baylor Press, 2016) and Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope (Abington Press, 2018). Gilbert is associate professor of homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC, and founding director of The Preaching Project. He is the son of Rev. Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, Baylor’s first African-American graduate. Gilbert was interviewed by Baylor’s Institute of Oral History this year. Contact at kenyattagilbert.com or contact@thepreachingproject.org.

Laura Hilton Hallmon, BA ’96, JD ’99, an attorney with Cantey Hanger, was selected for Fort Worth Magazine’s 2017 list of the top attorneys in Fort Worth.

Hon. Hemant H. “Shashi” Kewalramani, JD ’96, was appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Central District of California. He took the bench in August 2017.

Odessa [TX] College President Gregory Williams, EdD ’96, was named Citizen of the Year by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Williams has served as chamber president since 2007. He earned three psychology degrees from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. This was followed by two master’s degrees in education mid-management and psychology.

Andrew “Andy” Black, BA ’97, MDiv ’03, MA ’06, was named to the board of directors for Breedlove Foods Inc., a nonprofit based in Lubbock, TX. Black is the director of the Lubbock regional office of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a program sponsored by Baylor that seeks to alleviate food insecurity.

Jeff Domen, BA ’97, JD ’00, of Goranson Bain PLLC in Plano, TX, was elected president of the Collin County Bar Association. As president, Domen organizes a legal internship with a local high school. 

Rev. Kyle Reese, DMin ’97, was named to the board of directors for Baptist Health in Florida. He also serves on the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville board. Reese is senior pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. He was chair of the board of OneJax and is on the Leadership Jacksonville Board.

Lin Wayner, BA ’97, MA ’99, joined the Vance Center for International Justice as associate executive director. She oversees Latin American programming on civil and economic rights, as well as global diversity initiatives to support the advancement of women in the legal profession. Wayner also teaches international arbitration and corporate law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.

Andy Wang, BA ’99, was promoted to senior vice president of the sales division of Passco Cos., which has $2.5 billion in assets under management and is involved with more than 50 properties in 17 states.