Michael Johnson, BBA ’90, was featured in a Feb. 7 news story on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV). The Olympic gold medalist discussed the Michael Johnson Performance Center in McKinney, which Johnson founded in 2007. The center is designed for youth, college and professional athletes in all sports. Learn more at MichaelJohnsonPerformance.com.
Brad Mayer, BBA ’90, was named senior vice president and senior wealth advisor with Comerica Wealth Management in Austin. He is the leader of his clients’ Central Texas wealth management team. Mayer and his wife Shelly Hay Mayer, BA ’90, reside in Austin.
Frank Shushok, BSEd ’91, is vice president of student affairs at Virginia Tech, where he oversees more than 3,000 faculty, staff and student employees. He has been with Virginia Tech since 2009, previously as senior associate vice president for student affairs. Shushok is also an associate professor in the higher education graduate program at Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Julie Myers Wood, BA ’91, was appointed as an advisory member to the board of directors of Draganfly Inc., an industry-
leading manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle, remotely piloted aircraft systems and unmanned vehicle sector. A graduate of Cornell Law School, Wood was appointed by President George W. Bush as assistant secretary of homeland security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2005. Previously, she was assistant secretary for export enforcement at the Department of Commerce, chief of staff to the criminal division at the United States Department of Justice, and a special assistant to the President. Wood is currently CEO for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a leading investigative and compliance consulting firm.
Travis Armayor, BBA ’92, was promoted from senior vice president to chief financial officer of Hunt Oil Company. He joined Hunt in 2009 and was senior vice president of corporate finance and business development before his current position. Armayor has more than 25 years of corporate finance experience. Before joining Hunt, he was an energy investment banker, primarily at Merrill Lynch and predecessors to JPMorgan in New York, Houston and Dallas.
Michelle Botts Howard, BA ’92, was promoted to grammar school principal at the Dallas campus of Coram Deo Academy, a classical Christian university model school serving DFW. Howard previously spent 10 years teaching third grade, serving as lead teacher during part of that time and also working with admissions.
Col. (Dr.) Walter M. “Sparky” Matthews, BA ’92, surgeon general of the newly formed United States Space Force (USSF), spoke Feb. 26 at Baylor about the practice of medicine in space. Matthews is an aerospace medicine specialist and a command surgeon for U.S. Space Command. He is board certified in aerospace medicine, public health and general preventive medicine and is rated as a chief flight surgeon. Matthews also serves as the Department of Defense senior medical officer for the USSF.
Jeffery D. Price, BBA ’92, was recognized by Forbes for the eighth consecutive year as part of its annual Shook Research Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list in 2020. He was also recognized in Barron’s Magazine for the third consecutive year as one of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State. Price and his wife Cara reside in Flower Mound, TX. Their children Connor and Catherine both attend Baylor. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walter Kelly, BA ’93, is the principal of Mercer Island High School in Kirkland, WA. He had been the principal of Dallas’ Highland Park High School since 2010. Kelly previously was co-chair of the Principals Center at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, serving as co-developer and consultant for its Racial Equality and Leadership Institute.
Former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) moderator Shauw Chin Capps, BA ’94, was named president of the CBF Foundation and chief legacy gifts officer for the Fellowship, based in Decatur, GA. She is former executive director of Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, a children’s advocacy and rape crisis center in Beaufort, SC. More recently, she worked at CarterBaldwin Executive Search, based in Atlanta, GA.
Scot Ganow, BA ’94, was elected to Taft Law’s partnership as of January. He is co-chair of the firm’s privacy and data security practice in Dayton, OH. Ganow, who was a chief privacy officer in Fortune 500 companies before becoming a lawyer, brings a diverse business background to his practice representing clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer reporting, construction, healthcare and manufacturing in matters involving security laws.
Mark T. Goodman, BA ’94, MDiv ’97, authored The Ordinary Way: A Unique Way to Live (Five Stone Press). Goodman makes the case for delighting in the ordinary things of life that often receive less than their fair share of attention. He and his wife Vonda Kay Vandiver Goodman, BS ’95, MS ’97, reside in Anchorage, AK. Contact at email@example.com.
Chad N. Boudreaux, BA ’95, was appointed executive vice president and chief legal officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), based in Newport News, VA. Boudreaux previously was the corporate vice president for litigation and chief compliance and privacy officer for HII, where he has worked since 2011.
Susan Fambrough, MSED ’95, joined Eanes ISD in Austin as chief learning officer. She had served as principal of Austin’s Cedar Creek Elementary since 2018.
Matt Mosley, BA ’95, is a host on ESPN Central Texas (KRZI-AM 1600, KIIZ-FM 92.3). The Matt Mosley Show broadcasts weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the flagship radio station for Baylor Athletics.
Dane Steffenson, MA ’95, joined the Atlanta office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management. He previously was a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor for 17 years. Steffenson served as lead counsel on hundreds of employment law cases, including more than 25 trials and several mediations that involved complex matters under ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA, Service Contract Act, H1-B and various whistleblower statutes.
Justin York, BSCS ’95, was promoted to the position of distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He lives with his wife Danielle in Cypress, TX. Contact at linkedin.com/in/justinyork.
Andrew Fortner, BA ’96, and Karen Fortner, BA ’96, started One Chapel Liberty Hill, a congregation serving Liberty Hill, Leander and Cedar Park, TX. The couple has been in ministry for more than two decades, primarily in Texas and Missouri.
Dr. Carey Adams, MBA ’97, was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hanover [IN] College. He previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Prior to that, Adams was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Armstrong State University (now Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus) and dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University.
Andrea Smith, MS ’98, executive director and CEO of Senior Action, Greenville [SC] County’s Council on Aging, discussed misconceptions about aging and the need to redefine it in a Feb. 12 article in the Greenville News. Smith has served for 13 years at Senior Action, which has grown from 900 members to nearly 5,000 under her direction and has expanded from five locations to eight throughout Greenville County.
Daniel Williamson, BBA ’98, PhD ’05, and Jennifer Nivin Williamson, MSEd ’98, PhD ’05, provided the keynote address for the Texas School Counseling Association in San Antonio. The address was titled Recognizing the Transformational Power of Purpose and was based on their research and clinical work. The Williamsons are core faculty with Capella University in the master’s and doctoral counseling programs. They are also co-founders of PAX Consulting and Counseling PLLC in Temple, TX.
Ryan and Jennifer Lindsey, BBA ’99, MBA ’01, JD ’06, of Waco created the Jennifer and Ryan Lindsey Endowed Scholarship Fund in Law in honor of Professor Elizabeth Miller, BA ’82, JD ’85. Jennifer and Ryan serve on the National Campaign Steering Committee and desired to honor Miller for her service to the legal profession, her mentorship and her professionalism.