JoLyn Bricker, BSEd ’90, was approved as Houston Elementary School principal in Bryan [TX] ISD. She was elementary English language arts coordinator and assistant director of curriculum and instruction since joining Bryan ISD in 2012.
Elizabeth Orsini Bunk, BBA ’90, MTax ’90, of Houston is partner-in-charge, South Texas Private Client Services at Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest. She has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, with focuses on serving companies in the construction, real estate and professional services industries.
Cheryl Glasser, BSEd ’90, was appointed principal of Rylander Elementary in Katy [TX] ISD. Glasser has worked in education for 28 years. She joined Katy ISD in 2013 as assistant principal of Morton Ranch Elementary.
Brett H. Graham, BBA ’90, of Denison, TX, was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Graham is owner and CEO of Graham International and serves as a board member of the Texas Association of Business. He is a member of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and the Texas Tire Dealers Association.
George Kazanas, BBA ’90, MSEd ’94, superintendent of Waco’s Midway ISD, was named the 2018 Region 12 Superintendent of the Year and regional nominee for the Texas Superintendent of the Year. Kazanas has overseen collaborative research partnerships with Baylor and teaches and mentors future administrators through Baylor’s educational leadership doctoral program. He also serves as a superintendent mentor.
Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse, BS ’90, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, was named interim department chair. She holds a PhD from the University of Iowa and was recruited to the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2004. Her research focus is improving genomics-based diagnoses for personalized medicine. She has served as graduate program director in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, among other roles.
Kurt Keller, BA ’91, has been named chief financial officer of EMEX, one of North America’s largest privately held energy consulting and risk management firms. Keller has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience with a focus in the energy industry and will oversee accounting, treasury and risk management.
Derek Haas, BA ’91, MA ’95, co-creator of the NBC drama Chicago Fire, left a trail of “Easter eggs,” some Baylor related, for Utah Jazz fans in the show’s season finale. Haas and Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, BS ’92, were at Baylor together. Characters were named after former Baylor basketball student-athletes and Jazz players Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, and Royce O’Neale, BSEd ’15. Udoh had a cameo in an episode of the Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P.D.
Scott Delaney, BBA ’92, joined Unichem Pharmaceuticals as president and CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors. The company is based in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Delaney has more than 24 years of experience in brand and generic pharmaceutical management. He has worked with Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson and Johnson, HEB Grocery Company, and Teva Pharmaceuticals, among others.
Kevin Haney, JD ’92, of Decatur, TX, joined McGinnis Lochridge as a partner, representing clients in the electric energy practice, as well as in real estate, corporate and business transactions. Haney worked nearly 15 years with the law firm of Miller and Haney, LLP.
Dr. Clint Long, BA ’92, and wife Leah Long, BS ’92, are excited to announce the opening of Dr. Long’s new ophthalmology practice in Prosper, TX. He has 20 years of experience offering quality eye care at Long Vision Center in Sherman, TX. Learn more at longvisioncenter.com.
Mark Magruder, BA ’92, MES ’94, formed Magruder Executive Search, a boutique retained executive search firm, after 15 years as a founding partner of a search boutique. He has extensive search experience in the energy sector, aerospace and defense, industrial, chemicals, and consumer client support. Contact at 4100 Tamworth Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carri Clark, BBA ’93, joined Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm in Tulsa, OK, as an associate. Clark has three years of public accounting experience, during which she planned, directed and reviewed audits for businesses, not-for-profits, cities, counties and school districts.
Corwin N. Harper, MHA ’93, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente, was named to the University of the Pacific Board of Regents. Harper has been with Kaiser Permanente since 1996 and has held a variety of leadership positions in Fresno, Napa and Solano counties.
Judge Brad Hart, BA ’93, of the 230th Judicial District Court in Harris County, TX, was named judge of the year by the Texas Gang Investigators Association in recognition of his efforts in gang-related issues. He was nominated by a Texas Department of Public Safety agent.
Kyle Kennedy, MBA ’93, was named president and chief operating officer (COO) of COPC Inc. in Winter Park, FL. He was previously executive vice president and head of the global certification practice at COPC Inc. Before that, he was COO of Ruffalo Noel Levitz. He also worked for 22 years at Harte-Hanks.
Emily Erkel, BA ’94, is international president of Alpha Delta Pi. She was in the Zeta Chi pledge class and earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Erkel has worked for 360 Communications, Alltel, Verizon Wireless and Windstream and spanned areas including sales management, corporate financial planning, M&A, compensation and benefits. Erkel previously served as vice president of finance for Alpha Delta Pi’s board of directors and as co-chair of her church’s annual medical mission team.
Michelle R. Trahan Brown, BS ’95, MA ’96, was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Currently, she is the chief of operational medicine at the Air Force Medical Support Agency, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. She began serving as commander of the 75th Aeromedical Dental Squadron at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base in July.
Susan Fambrough, MSEd ’95, was named principal of Cedar Creek Elementary School in Austin’s Eanes ISD. She most recently served as testing, textbook and student success coordinator for Quanah [TX] ISD.
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Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) named Dr. Todd Fritch, MS ’95, PhD ’99, to the newly created position of executive vice president and provost. Serving as the college’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer, Fritch leads SCF’s team of deans and academic administrators while providing support and leadership for SCF’s vice presidents.
Laura Keller Roman, BBA ’95, is now partner-in-charge, tax education at Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest. Roman, who offices in Midland, TX, has more than 21 years of experience in public accounting and focuses on serving clients in the oil and gas industry.
Tina Amberboy, JD ’96, executive director of the Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families at the Supreme Court of Texas, was appointed to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She works with board members in overseeing the administration of the Board Certification program. She resides in Austin.
Kevin Duffin, BBA ’96, joined AmaWaterways as group chief financial officer in Calabasas, CA. He previously held various finance leadership positions with Brinker International, KinderCare Education and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, where he spent 16 years. Duffin last served as vice president of finance and strategy for Celebrity Cruises.
Sandra Robledo Galyon, BA ’96, LCSW is founder/CEO of Operation Exfil, a nonprofit providing free vacation retreats to combat injured veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families. They hope to reach families to help validate their situation, while helping them find solace and reconnect with their families. For additional information please see operationexfil.com or contact Sandra at P.O. Box 1934 Kingsland, TX 78639.
Jason Hill, BA ’96, MES ’98, of Alexandria, VA, accepted a presidential appointment to serve as senior counselor to the Bureau of Land Management in the Office of the Director. For the last decade, Hill was as a trial attorney for the Natural Resources Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Eva J. Montes, BA ’96, MCG ’97, MPAS, PA-C, was elected president of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). She has been a PA since 2003, when she graduated from The University Health Science Center Fort Worth with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She practices family medicine with specialty training in endocrinology in Austin. To learn more about PAs, visit www.TAPA.org.
John R. Nelson, JD ’96, joined Dickinson Wright’s Austin office as a member. For more than 20 years, Nelson has represented businesses and individuals in courts across Texas in business litigation that includes intellectual property cases.
Peter L. Sefzik, BA ’96, MBA ’98, was named executive vice president-business bank of Comerica Bank. Sefzik leads Comerica’s national business segment, which provides companies with an array of credit and non-credit financial products and services. Sefzik began his banking career with Comerica as a credit analyst in 1999 and has served as Texas Market President since 2015.
Kyle Reese, MDiv ’97, was selected by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Nominating Committee as 2018-2019 moderator-elect. Reese has held several roles in the denomi-network, including serving as a supervising pastor for CBF’s Ministerial Residency Program and as a preacher at the 2011 CBF General Assembly in Tampa, FL.
Jason, BA ’97, and Aren Newell Williams, BBA ’97, of Vestavia, AL, fling the Baylor green and gold afar—in Shimoda, Japan—on a recent family vacation. Contact at email@example.com.
Chris Dyer, BA ’98, is the new president and CEO of Waco’s Dr Pepper museum. Dyer had served as CEO of The Arts Council of Brazos Valley in College Station since 2010.
Raquel Fox, BBA ’98, MTax ’99, was appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as director of the Office of International Affairs, which advises the SEC on cross-border enforcement and regulatory matters and coordinates the SEC’s involvement with regulatory authorities outside the U.S. Most recently, Fox was a senior advisor to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, focusing on matters involving the Division of Corporation Finance and the Office of International Affairs and assisted on enforcement matters. She holds a JD from Harvard Law.
Micah Mitchell, BS ’98, was appointed as chief commercial officer, a newly created executive role at Myomo Inc., based in Cambridge, MA. A wearable medical robotics company, Myomo is expanding its sales, marketing and distribution activities to address the needs of individuals with arm and hand paralysis. Mitchell previously served in sales management and executive roles at Invacare, Alliance Seating and Mobility, and Apria Healthcare Group.
Bane Phillippi, JD ’98, was appointed vice president and general counsel for McCoy’s Building Supply, where he will be responsible for all facets of McCoy’s legal and risk departments. Phillippi, also a graduate of Texas A&M, has more than 18 years of experience in transactional, regulatory compliance, and litigation matters.
Tab R. Urbantke, BA ’98, MPP ’02, JD ’02, was named partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP on the firm’s energy and infrastructure team in the Dallas office. Urbantke represents a variety of energy sector clients, including electric and gas utilities, mining companies, power marketers and generators.
Christine Parks, BSEd ’99, was promoted by Temple [TX] ISD to chief of communications for the school district. Parks previously worked in the curriculum and instruction department as the executive director of elementary education.