Cameron Weldon, BBA ’00, and Brian Losak, BBA ’04, MSEd ’05, earned their MBAs from the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business.
Tyler Lane, BBA ’02, was named to the Shook Research Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2020. He was named to the Forbes Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors and the Forbes America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors lists in 2019. Lane is currently a Merrill Wealth Management advisor and resides in Houston with his wife, their twin daughters and twin sons. He is involved in the Memorial community and has served as an advisor to the Houston House Foundation for the Ronald McDonald House of Houston.
Natalie Armour, BA ’05, was named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers. Armour is an attorney with Lanier Law Firm in Houston, handling complex briefings in trial and appellate courts. She was key member of the firm’s talcum powder litigation team that won a $4.69 billion jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson.
Mark J. Boone, MA ’07, PhD ’10, of Friendswood, TX, authored Reason, Authority, and the Healing of Desire in the Writings of Augustine (Lexington Books, 2020). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. Boone is currently working on a book on Augustine’s commentaries on the Psalms.
David Grubbs, BBA ’07, and Charlie Gasmire, BBA ’12, MBA ’13, launched the Boss Club Foundation’s summer entrepreneurship program to assist children interested in turning a profit and learning life lessons. Last year’s pilot program included 125 children from 36 Waco area schools and catered to students ages 7 to 14. The 2020 programs, which begin July 11, will be modified to cater to social distancing directives in Texas. A closing ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 1 at Baylor. Learn more at bossclubfoundation.org.
Ali Greenwood, BBA ’08, joined Cushman & Wakefield in Dallas as Global Data Center Advisory Group executive director. Greenwood has more than 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate, data center, private investment, technology and REIT industries. Previously, she was senior vice president at JLL after working with Digital Realty and Eastern Partners.
David Hao, BBA ’08, was named associate vice president for student affairs at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ellen Herndon Phipps, BS ’08, MPH, RDN, LD, of Houston is the founder and registered dietitian behind Milk & Honey Nutrition. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 5 years old and knows firsthand the impact food has on how we think, feel, act and move. She strives to make food easy and fun again for people with type 1 diabetes and other health conditions. Phipps is also a contributing writer, recipe developer and content expert for several leading health and wellness organizations.
Heather Deal, MDiv/MSW ’09, of Waco established the Cheryl S. Deal Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund to support Baylor Social Work. This scholarship honors her late mother, who was a shining example of loving and caring for people.
H Texas Magazine awarded Top Lawyer recognition to Christopher K. Fletcher, JD ’09, a staff attorney with Houston-area personal injury law firm Simmons and Fletcher PC. The National Trial Lawyers has recognized him in their Top 40 Under 40 list since 2016.
Jason Lamb, BBA ’09, of Lee’s Summit, MO, a former Baylor football player, contributed to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory this year. He is a pro college scout and heading into his sixth season with the Chiefs.