Distinguished Speaker Series

Ben Nitsch
Southwest Airlines Senior Executive Panel Discussion
Rich Gius, Chief Information Officer, Atmos Energy Corporation
Brad Campbell, Senior Vice President: Commercial Banking Executive, Regions Bank

Ryan Nelson, Regional Vice President of Sales, Salesforce
James O. Guillory, President, HarDam Hotels, LLC
Cole Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer, Conifer Health Solutions
Edithann Ramey, Vice President of Marketing, Chili’s® Grill & Bar
Tom Nally, President, Institutional Services TD Ameritrade Institutional
Micheal Slovak, Head of Fidelity Shared Services

Christina Kitchens, Managing Group Director of East West Bank’s National Energy Finance Group
Mike Robnett, President, Texas Capital Bank – Plano
Jack Kearney, Managing Director of Investment Banking and Founding Member of DUMAS CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC
James Fripp, Sr. Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, YUMS
Don Millican, Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser-Francis Oil Company
Richard Bowen, Former Business Chief Underwriter for Citigroup
Calvin Carter, Founder and President of Bottle Rocket

Jane Gilday, CFA, Managing Director of investment management firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC of Dallas
Tait Cruse, Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual - Dallas
James Skinner, Executive Vice President, COO, and CFO of Neiman Marcus Group LTD, LLC
Drew Lawton, Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investment Management LLC

Gabriella Draney, Cofounder and CEO of Tech Wildcatters
Rick Gomez, Executive Director – AT&T College Recruiting
Business Leadership Panel
Steven James, President, Manhattan Brokerage Division, Douglas Elliman
Roy Jackson, Vice President, Central Zone The Coca-Cola Refreshments

Samuel P. Golden, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Jeff Giesea, Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of BestVendor
Melisa Denis, Partner-in-Charge of International Executive Services for KPMG in Dallas
Roland Parrish, McDonald's Owner/Operator and Chair and CEO, National Black McDonald's Operators Association

Richard Menard, Director of Global Learning and Experience at the University of North Texas
Jim Crane, Chairman, Crane Worldwide
Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Jordan Case, President, Park Place Lexus Grapevine, Park Place Lexus Plano, Jaguar Plano 
Tom Harris, Senior Vice President of Operations at Hillwood AllianceTexas
Bernard A. Harris, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc

Robert Dobrient, CEO of Savoya
Gary Johnson, Honorary Consul of Sweden
Sudipta Bhattacharya, President/CEO of Invensys PLC

C. Frederick Wehba, Chairman of Bentley Forbes
Jeffrey P. Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport
Betsy del Monte, Director of Sustainability and Principle for Beck Architecture LLC
David C. Schembri, President of smartUSA
Martha Turner, President of Martha Turner Properties
George F. Jones Jr., President/CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.

Michael Blevins, VP and Chief Nuclear Officer for Luminant
Jon Daniels, General Manager for the Texas Rangers
Brig Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Commanding General for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School
David F.J. Marshall, Consul of Canada
D'Ann Petersen, Business Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Albert C. Black Jr., President of On-Target Supply and Logistics Ltd.

Charles Neely Harper, Head of Operations Control Center for Air Liquide
Laura Wright, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO for Southwest Airlines
Joe Cannon, Executive Vice President and COO for FedEx/Kinko's
Keith Hutton, President of XTO Energy

Phillip Jones, President and CEO of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jeff Kavanaugh, Advisory Board Executive for Infosys Technologies Ltd.
David Callahan, Author of The Cheating Culture
Don Medlin, President of Scarborough, Medlin & Associates, Inc.
Ka Cotter, Vice President of Staubach Company
Brian Briscoe, Manager of Media Relation for Texas Motor Speedway

Wynn Watkins, Senior Vice President and Director of Diversity for JC Penny
Scott Nauman, Manager, Economics & Energy, Corporate Planning for Exxon Mobile
David Reid, Director of Ethics and Compliance for Texas Instruments
Trudy Bourgeois, President of Workforce Excellence
Tim Blaine, Vice President for Kerr McGee Oil and Gas Company

Bob Prosen, President and CEO of SP Systems
Serena Cole, Owner of DUXIANA