Distinguished Speaker Series

Previous Speakers

2017

Rich Gius , Chief Information Officer, Atmos Energy Corporation
Brad Campbell , Senior Vice President: Commercial Banking Executive Regions Bank

2016

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 for Chili’s® Grill & Bar
G. Micheal Slovak , Head of Fidelity Shared Services
Tom Nally , President, Institutional Services TD Ameritrade Institutional

2015

Christina Kitchens , Managing Group Director of East West Bank’s National Energy Finance Group
Mike Robnett , President, Texas Capital Bank – Plano
Jack Kearney, Sr. , 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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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
Samuel P. Golden , Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

2011

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, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP, , Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc