Executive Education Advisory Council

Many members of the Executive Education Advisory Council include alumni of the UT Dallas and business professionals representing a diverse pool of companies from across the DFW area. The goal of the Executive Education Advisory Council is to provide meaningful, as well as measurable, assistance to program directors and the Jindal School of Management at large.

Mission

The mission of the JSOM’s Executive Degree and Professional Programs Advisory Council is:

  • To help assess individual leadership development and corporate learning needs of the DFW business community
  • To recommend new initiatives for executive education at UT Dallas
  • To provide input into curriculum enhancements for existing programs
  • To increase public awareness of the JSOM’s Executive Degree and Professional Programs

Advisory Council Members

Chairman: Bob Ressler
Associate Dean: Gery Hoag
Committee Chairs: Jim Strand and Roman Kikta

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Rich Allen
Business Coach
Action COACH 
Business Coaching
Brad Hughes
Principal
Hughes Ventures
Phil Pirkle
VP Human Resources
United Supermarkets
Charlie Bahr
President
Bahr International
King Hughes
Principal
Hughes Ventures
Michele Pomella
Senior Development Manager
JC Penney
Britt Berrett
President/CEO
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Varghese Jacob
Senior Associate Dean
UT Dallas 
School of Management
Monica Powell
Assistant Dean
UT Dallas 
School of Management
Ed Casteel
Retired
Alcatel USA
Jim Joiner
Director
UT Dallas
Project Management Program
Bob Ressler
Cambient
Rusty Cone
President
Alliance Systems
Elizabeth Jones
Executive in Residence
UT Dallas
School of Management
Mahesh S. Shetty
CFO
North American 
Technologies Group, Inc.
Terry Conner
Partner
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Bob Kaiser
Senior VP
Bank of America
Dennis Simmons
President/CEO
SWACHA
Kevin Cox
VP, State and 
Community Affairs
American Airlines
Sherry Kidd
Assistant VP
Federal Reserve Bank
of Dallas
Om Singla
President
Automation Image
Deborah Dickinson
Program Manager
UT Dallas Medical Management Program
Roman Kitka
Managing Partner
Genesis Campus
Larry Solomon
Senior VP Human Resources
Cadbury-Schweppes
Peter Dicksson
VP/Regional Manager
Ericsson, Inc.
Richard Kneipper
COO/Founder
Provider HealthNet 
Services, Inc.
David Springate
Associate Dean for 
Executive Education
UT Dallas
Charles Eisemann
Investor
Jay Phillips
President/CEO
Cerfis Group, Inc.
Jim Strand
VP Financial Operations
Avnet, Inc.
Tom Henderson
Assistant Dean
Business Development
UT Dallas Exec. Ed. 
School of Management
Ray Lutz
Retired Graduate Dean
UT Dallas
Richard Sunderland
Senior VP Finance and CFO
Airborn, Inc.
John Fowler
Director
UT Dallas Exec. Ed.
New Initiatives
Lonnie Martin
Consultant
Jim Szot
Assistant Director
Project Management Programs
UT Dallas
Laura Garrison
Director, Strategic
Business Development
The Home Depot
Paul Mason
Exec. VP
Fujitsu Transaction 
Solutions, Inc.
David Teegarden
President/Chief Medical Officer
Trinity Mother Frances
Health System
Suzanne Greever
Administrator
Mary Shiels Hospital
John McCracken
Director
UT Dallas 
Medical Management Program
Jim Watson
Associate VP for 
Technology Development
UT Southwestern
Medical Center
Christine Grubbs
Director, Stakeholder
Relations
North Texas RCIC
Diane McNulty
Associate Dean
UT Dallas
School of Management
Nathan White
State District Judge
Chris Haire
President/CEO
Fina Lubricants USA
Hank Mulvihill
Principal
Mulvihill Asset Management
Christina Williams
Principal
Atiara Group
James Harvey
Principal Consultant
JK Harvey Consulting LLC
John Fowler
Executive Director
UT Dallas
Leadership, 
Organizational Development,
and Corporate Programs
De’Edra Williams
Wipro Technologies
Charles Hefner
Director, Customer Quality
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Rick Nietubicz
Principal
Plexent
Linus Wright
Search Executive/
Educator
Rob Hicks
Director
UT Dallas 
Executive Coaching Program
John Oehike
Director, Business Planning
Texas Region
CocaCola North America
Vickie Yohe
Independent Consultant
Jim Young
Chairman
Teleportec