Clayton Bailey, BA ’90, of Dallas was selected to the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list. Bailey, one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Texas Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, is known for his trial and appellate experience in complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state appeals courts. In 2017, he was the only Texas-based lawyer selected to the National Law Journal’s Elite Boutique Trailblazers. He and Alex Brauer lead Bailey Brauer PLLC.
Chris Elliott, JD ’90, was inducted into Commerce [TX] High School’s Hall of Honor. He was an all-district quarterback who also excelled in baseball, served in the National Honor Society and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” He played baseball at Austin College.
Brady King, MA ’90, was named vice president of legislative and political affairs for the Financial Services Institute. King is the former director of congressional and political affairs for the American Institute of CPAs and also served as director of congressional affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) during the Obama administration. In addition, he served as chief of staff to former Sen. Roland Burris and national security advisor to Sens. Edward Kennedy and Mark Dayton.
Carrie Moy, JD ’90, is the assistant district attorney for DeWitt, Goliad and Refugio [TX] counties. She has 26 years of experience as a prosecutor. Moy served at offices in and near Bexar County, including the 81st and 25th judicial districts.
Dr. Kelli C. Styron, BBA ’90, JD ’94, was appointed interim vice president of Tarleton State University’s Division of Student Affairs. She began her new duties Jan. 1, previously serving as dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Styron began at Tarleton in 1995 and has served in the Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management divisions, led the social work, sociology and criminal justice department, and chaired the university’s compliance committee for accreditation.
Randy Riggins, BA ’91, is the International President for (ROYS) Reach Out Youth Solutions. ROYS equips and multiplies leaders globally who influence the younger generation to follow Jesus. Currently, ROYS is working with youth leaders in 30 countries to reach the 2.3 billion people between the ages of 10 and 29 who do not know Jesus. www.reach-out.org. Contact at 8350 Holliday Road, Lantana, TX 76226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael, BBA ’91, and Gloria Rebecca “Becky” Smith of Madison, NJ, created the Michael and Becky Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund in Accounting to support first generation college students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting. Their daughter, Margaret Rebecca “Maggie,” is in Baylor’s Class of 2021.
Jim F. Andrews Jr. MBA ’92, is counsel to the PPGMR Law firm in El Dorado, AR. He had a 17-year legal career at Deltic Timber Corporation, serving the last seven of those years as its vice president, general counsel and secretary. Andrews was appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve as a commissioner on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. He is a member of the advisory council to the Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University and the Society for Corporate Governance. Contact at email@example.com.
Tracey Smith Campbell, BBA ’92, of Granbury, TX, is regional director for Apple Vacations. Travel Age West magazine recognized her as Favorite Individual Tour Operator Sales Representative for 2018. Campbell has worked in the travel industry for more than 21 years. Apple Vacations has won Best Tour Operator to Mexico from Travel Age West each year since 2006.
Dr. Alan Keister, BA ’92, received the Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award will be presented April 11, 2019, in Philadelphia. Keister has practiced general internal medicine in his hometown of Amarillo, TX, since 2000. He has served in numerous leadership positions, including chief of medicine and president of the medical staff, at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital. Keister established the Heal the City Clinic in Amarillo, which was created to serve indigent patients who are not eligible for Medicaid or county assistance. More than 2,300 unique patients were seen in 2017.
Marcus Mohon, BA ’92, was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School District in Orange County, TX. He is the owner of Marcus Mohon Interiors in Austin and is active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including Leaders of Design Council and the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture. He has also received several national and international design honors.
Dr. LeAnna Biles Schooley, BA ’92, of Stephenville, TX, was named executive director of the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University in September 2018. She has worked in museums and historic preservation for 28 years.
Aaron Burkes, JD ’93, is CEO and executive director of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. He served as president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority since he was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2015. He also served two years in the Arkansas General Assembly as a state representative from Rogers and executive dean of economic and workforce development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Thomas Everett, BSEd ’93, was nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Everett now works to help launch the athletic careers of many other athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dr. Lance Hampton, BA ’93, holds the Barbara and William B. Thalhimer Jr. Professorship in Urology and chair of the Department of Urology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He has traveled to Vietnam almost every year since 2009 as a volunteer mentor for IVUmed’s Traveling Resident Scholarship Program. The program pairs a mentor with a urology resident from the U.S. and sends them to a developing country, where they provide training in the advanced techniques.
Denny Kramer, BA ’93, joined Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor. Kramer serves as associate dean for graduate program operations. The academic units that form the College share a common purpose: improving health and quality of life. To learn more about the College of Health and Human Sciences, visit www.baylor.edu/chhs.
Greg Campbell, BBA ’94, was named head of Dallas corporate banking at Amegy Bank-Texas. He spent the previous 17 years in corporate banking at Wells Fargo in Dallas.
Luci Morrow Charpentier, BA ’92, writes, “I’m starting my 14th year at Georgetown [TX] High School and my first year as an empty nester. I don’t know how, but Noel and I raised two Tarleton State University Texans instead of Bears!”
Chris Ritter, BA ’94, a staff attorney with the State Bar of Texas, will become director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) of the State Bar of Texas, which provides confidential help to Texas lawyers, judges, and law students experiencing mental health or substance abuse disorders. Ritter also holds degrees from the University of Texas School of Law and Lamar University.
Paul W. Lewis, PhD ’95, worked in East Asia for 17 years (1995-2012), including six years as academic dean of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. He is now associate dean and professor of historical theology and intercultural studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO, where he has been since 2012. Lewis has recently co-edited four works: including Missiological Research: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Methods, and Integration (William Carey Library Publishers, 2018). Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Todd, BBA ’95, MBA ’95, was promoted to dual chief financial officer/chief operating officer for the transportation management and logistics service company NT Logistics Inc in Frisco, TX. He oversees all of the company’s divisions as well as the fulfillment of several ongoing strategic imperatives.
Corey Bailey, BBA ’96, was named senior vice president, chief credit officer and divisional credit administration officer for the Texas Market of Comerica Incorporated. In his role, Bailey supports Middle Market Texas, Energy and U.S. Banking. He recently served as the Group Manager for Middle Market Banking in Texas for Comerica, where he has worked for 20 years.
Christopher Griffin, MA ’96, left Microsoft in 2012 and purchased a former Nike Golf facility in Fort Worth. He founded P53, the only 100-percent U.S.-made golf irons and wedges, named P53 in honor of the golf legend Ben Hogan and his magical 1953 season. Contact at p53irons.com.
Michael S. Heimall, MHA ’96, a former director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, was appointed director of the Washington, DC, Veterans Administration Medical Center (DCVAMC). He will oversee delivery of health care to more than 121,050 veterans and an operating budget of $610 million. He is a retired U.S. Army officer with 30 years of hospital and health system leadership.
Dr. Aven Senter, BA ’96, of San Antonio created the Paige Russell Senter Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students in Art History in loving memory of his wife, Paige, who earned an Art History degree from Baylor in 1996.
Nicholas Fraunfelder, BA ’97, was named chief operating officer for PurpleCloud Technologies, a privately held technology company in Atlanta that builds custom software solutions and data analytics for hotel operations and management. Fraunfelder spent five years as chief revenue officer for Clockwise.MD, a cloud-based scheduling and communications software platform.
Jeremy, BA ’97, and Kristy Fudge of Parker, TX, established The Fudge Family Baylor Built Endowed Fund to provide resources for the Baylor Built program in Baylor Athletics, a program that elevates student-athlete development and character formation alongside academic and athletic success. Jeremy and Kristy also serve on the National Campaign Steering Committee for Baylor’s fundraising campaign, Give Light.
Bradley Hunter Welch, BM ’97, was named resident organist, holder of The Lay Family Chair, of Dallas Symphony Orchestra. A nationally acclaimed recitalist, Welch performs with the DSO on classical, pops and holiday concerts and oversees the Meyerson Symphony Center’s Lay Family Concert Organ, built by C.B. Fisk.
Shane Bender, BBA ’99, MBA ’99, of Fort Worth authored Forecast Your Future: How Small Businesses Exchange Stress and Chaos for Cash and Clarity. The book was the No. 1 new release in the business planning and forecasting category on Amazon. Bender is the founder of Bender CFO Services, where his team provides part-time chief financial officer services to small businesses and nonprofits. Contact at bendercfo.com or email@example.com.
Sharla Brown Chambers, BBA ’99, MBA ’99, is senior vice president and chief operating officer of Ciera Bank in Fort Worth. She previously served in chief financial officer and COO roles in the Farm Credit System. Chambers is a certified public accountant (CPA) with experience in public and corporate accounting as well as retirement plan administration and compliance. She and her husband James have two daughters. She is involved in National Charity League and in humanitarian/business training trips to Vietnam through Northwood Church.
Shawn Courtney, MBA ’99, was appointed president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based ERIKS North America, an industrial service provider. He has served in a number of roles for the company since 1992, including regional product director of ERIKS North America and also is president of ERIKS Seals and Plastics.
Stephanie Ybarra, BFA ’99, joined Baltimore Center Stage as artistic director after working for six years at the Public Theater of New York. As director of special artistic projects, she oversaw the Public’s Mobile Unit, which—like the Center Stage Mobile Unit—performs Shakespeare plays in such non-traditional venues such as prisons and homeless shelters. A San Antonio native, Ybarra received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.