Current Board

Jimmy Williams ’83, Ph.D.

Jimmy Williams ’83, Ph.D.
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Wexford, PA

Jimmy serves as The Association of Former Students’ 2018 Chair of the Board. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and went on to earn an MBA in marketing and management from Lindenwood College and a doctorate in engineering and policy from Washington University. He is the Executive Director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (ETIM) program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The ETIM program is an interdisciplinary, master’s degree course of study offered by Carnegie Mellon’s top-ranked College of Engineering in collaboration with the university’s Heinz College and Tepper School of Business. Prior to this position, Jimmy served as Vice President, Global Engineering at Pall Corp., where he led the 750-member engineering function, driving Pall’s global growth initiatives across its Life Science and Industrial Products business. Before joining Pall Corp., Jimmy spent 10 years with Alcoa, serving as Director of Development and Defense. At Alcoa, he led all facets of business and technology management, including innovation management, portfolio management, market analysis and product development, budgetary and project management, engineering design, production operations, quality systems, people development, and labor relations. During his distinguished career at The Boeing Co., he held a number of significant research and development and program management assignments. Jimmy also lectures in the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management graduate program at Carnegie Mellon. A selfless servant to Texas A&M, Jimmy served on the Department of Mechanical Engineering Industry Council and was a National Representative for The Association of Former Students prior to his election to the Board. He was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Engineering in 2017. He and his wife, Valerie, have two children, Danielle and Justin.

“Our great Aggie culture is sustained and evolved as a result of reciprocal giving of time, money, and priceless knowledge.”

 Mark A. Fischer ’72

Mark A. Fischer ’72
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Edmond, OK

Mark serves The Association of Former Students as Chair Elect. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He began his career with Exxon Company USA that same year. From 1977-1980, Mark served as the drilling and production manager for the West Texas and then Mid-Continent Divisions of TXO Production Corp. He held the position of Division Operations Manager for Slawson Exploration Co. from 1980-1988, focusing on the Mid-Continent and Panhandle Divisions. In 1988, Mark founded Chaparral Energy, an independent oil and gas producer operating in the midcontinent area, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since its inception until his retirement in January, 2017. Chaparral received the Oklahoma City Metro 50 Award eight times and the prestigious Aggie 100 Award four times. Mark is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He chairs the board of directors and owns Dippin’ Dots, LLC, Pointe Vista Development, LLC, SuMark Pharmacies, LLC, Doc Popcorn, LLC. Mark also served on several non-profit boards including the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, he was a national finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Aerospace Department Distinguished Alumni Academy and is a recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas A&M. Volunteering his time to Texas A&M University, Mark and his wife, SuSu, are Co-Chairs of Texas A&M’s comprehensive Lead by Example campaign. He serves on the Dwight Look College of Engineering Advisory Council and is a major donor to the Kyle Field Redevelopment Project as well as the new Engineering Education Complex. In addition, he is a member of the A&M Legacy Society, the Eppright Distinguished Donors Program and the Diamond Champions Council. Mark and SuSu have two children: Scott, who is married to Janet, and Christy Fischer Speakes ’04, who is married to Grant ’04, along with three grandchildren: Grant, Jr., Rhett and Elle.

“The Aggie Network is unparalleled in its ability to bring together fellow Aggies to provide assistance and support to individuals and communities in time of need.”

A. Phil Miner ’80

A. Phil Miner ’80
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New Braunfels, TX

Phil is serving as The Association of Former Students’ Immediate Past Chair. His love for the world’s oceans led him to Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Ocean Engineering. In 1994, Phil launched The Miner Corporation, a leading national provider of mission-critical services for material handling equipment. The company’s 1,900 employees serve more than 250 of the Fortune 500 and has been recognized by the Aggie 100 and among the top 500 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. The Miner Corporation is now owned by Harvest Partners of New York. Today, Phil is an investor in emerging growth companies such as The Summit Companies — a national fire, life, and safety services firm. Phil was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and serves on the advisory board for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Sue Ellen ’81, have three children and one grandson: Brady, who is married to Jelena with son, Davor; Nick ’10, who is engaged to Andrea ’10; and Mallory ’12 who is married to Scott Odom ’12. Phil and Sue Ellen have generously supported The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University over the years through Aggie Ring Scholarships; gifts to The Association’s Excellence Fund and Building Enhancement Campaign, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Education and Human Development.

“The global Aggie Network is a powerful asset for all of us in the best of times and in times of crisis. Aggies linked together and dedicated to excelling as leaders will ensure that we remain the premier alumni organization in the world.”

Porter S. Garner III ’79

Porter S. Garner III ’79
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College Station, TX

Porter graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a B.B.A. in marketing and began his career with Hughes Tool Company before joining The Association’s staff as Field Director in 1981. After nearly 18 years of service to The Association, Porter was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors to lead the organization, making him only the seventh chief executive in The Association’s 139-year history. He assumed the leadership position in 2000 and over the last 18 years as President and CEO, Porter has inspired innovation throughout the organization and led initiatives to achieve The Association’s vision to become the premier alumni association, enhance Association services, and broaden the organization’s reach and relevance to the worldwide Aggie Network. Porter serves as a non-voting member of The Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, working closely with the Board to ensure that donated funds are used in the most efficient and effective ways to benefit Texas A&M and the Aggie Network. Under his leadership as President and CEO, The Association of Former Students’ total assets have grown from $55 million to $118 million. Porter is a member of the Self-Governing Alumni Forum (SGAF), Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and serves on the board of directors of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station Region. He served on numerous boards to include: CASE District IV, CASE Commission on Alumni Relations, Brazos Valley Rehab Center and March of Dimes. Porter and his wife, Lisa ’91, have three children: Claire ’21, Callie and Porter IV.

“I have seen the Aggie Network make a critical difference countless times in so many different ways. As our worldwide network has grown and engaged with The Association, it has been very gratifying to see Aggies connect with one another, help each other, and indeed help Texas A&M. There is simply nothing like it.”

Mark W. Albers ’79

Mark W. Albers ’79
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The Woodlands, TX

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but raised in Texas, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in 1979 and joined ExxonMobil upon graduation. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of positions in engineering, operations, and management. After several assignments in Texas, he was transferred to New Jersey in 1991 with responsibility for joint venture activities in the Netherlands. He was later transferred to Esso Australia in Melbourne as technical manager and subsequently as operations manager. He then held positions as Alaska Interests manager and production manager for the western U.S. In 2001, Mark became vice president, Africa, Chad/Nigeria for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, and later served as executive assistant to the chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in Irving, Texas. He then became president of ExxonMobil Development Company in October 2004. He was named senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in April 2007. Mark has served on the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council since 2004. He serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Committee. In 2010, he was honored as an Outstanding Alumnus by Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering and in 2005 was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Graduates of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Mark is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institution of Engineers Australia, and the Board of Trustees of the US Council for International Business. He serves on the executive committee of the Board of Visitors of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Industry Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), and is a Trustee of the Grace School of Theology. Mark is married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy. They have four adult children: Byron ’06, David, Amanda ’11 and Amy ’15, along with eight grandchildren: Caleb, Rebecca, Savannah, Cole, Adelaide, Liesel, Drew and Rhett.

“There is nothing like the worldwide Aggie Network; no introductions are necessary. It’s always there to provide real help, the right help, at the right time.”

Pat C. Beaird ’83

Pat C. Beaird ’83
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Dallas, TX

Pat earned his degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1984 and has practiced as a CPA for over 30 years. He is also licensed as a Personal Financial Specialist, which is the highest financial planning designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1989, Pat co-founded the Dallas CPA firm of Beaird Harris & Co., P.C. where he serves as President and Managing Shareholder. With extensive experience in complex tax matters and a background in estate planning, he works with high net worth individuals and closely-held businesses. Beaird Harris has been named to Accounting Today’s list of The 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For and Texas Monthly’s list of Best Places to Work in Texas. In 1996, Pat co-founded Beaird Harris Wealth Management, Inc., a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm with approximately $1 billion of assets under management. Beaird Harris has been named to CNBC’s list of The Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms in the United States and the Dallas Business Journal’s list of The 25 Largest Wealth Management Firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Pat has been further recognized by Medical Economics as one of The Best Financial Advisors for Doctors. He combines his extensive background in tax with a strong resume in wealth management to help clients structure their business and personal lives for the objective of achieving and maintaining financial independence. Pat currently serves on four other boards, including one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the United States. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. Prior to being elected to The Association of Former Students Board of Directors, he served as a Representative at Large. Pat and his wife, Colleen, are Endowed Century Club donors to The Association. They have three daughters, Morgan ’11, Brooke and Rachel.

“The Aggie Network is one of the strongest organizations in the world. Aggies share a unique bond and we count on each other during good times and bad. The Association of Former Students stands as the guardian of our strength.”

Ray Hannigan ’61

Ray Hannigan ’61
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Bryan, TX

Ray graduated from Texas A&M University in 1961 with a B.A. in general business and continued his education with a post graduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He later went on to attend the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Ray gained experience in international management through work in Latin America and Canada. In 1994, he was named President and CEO of Kinetic Concepts, a position which he retained until his retirement in 2000. Prior to his work at Kinetic Concepts, Ray served as president of the international division of Sterling Drug, president of Beecham SmithKlein Canada, managing director of Timex Mexico, and marketing director of Union Carbide Brazil. A dedicated selfless servant, Ray was appointed by then-Gov. Rick Perry ’72 to the State Board of Health and served four years. He has also served on the board of directors for Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake University and the Southwest Research Foundation. He is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and served on the leadership council of St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. In the Mays Business School, he has been a member of the Center for International Business Studies Advisory Council and visited as a guest lecturer. Ray is also a member of the 12th Man Foundation Champions Council. An Endowed Century Club member, Ray has established three Presidential Endowed Scholarships. In 1997, Ray was named an Outstanding Alumnus of Mays Business School and, in 2015, was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University. He was recognized as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans in Business by Irish America Magazine in 1999. Ray and his wife, Patty, have three children, including Chris ’92 and Rush ’09.

“The majority of Aggies speak about how much A&M has given them. By giving back, we can reciprocate, further strengthen our traditions and values, and influence the next generation of current and former students.”

George N. Harris, Jr. ’85

George N. Harris, Jr. ’85
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Alexandria, VA

George graduated from Texas A&M University with his bachelor’s degree in English in 1985 and earned his law degree in 1990. He is the Managing Partner of Kozusko Harris Duncan, a boutique private client law firm with offices in Washington DC, New York, and Chicago. George’s practice focuses on domestic and international families and the many personal issues they face including complex tax, succession, and charitable planning; family offices, private trust companies, and closely-held businesses; and the resolution of tax and fiduciary disputes. He serves as a fiduciary for family trusts, including responsibility for the selection and oversight of investment advisors, and frequently provides legal advice to others who are serving in that capacity. As an extension of his family-service practice, he works closely with Wealthbridge Partners LLC, a leading education provider for families of significant wealth, on curriculum development and governance consulting. Before entering private practice, George served as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, and was awarded the division’s Outstanding Attorney Award. He is listed as a Leading Individual, Private Wealth Law, in Chambers HNW. He previously served as a Representative at Large for The Association of Former Students and as a member of the board of directors of the National Capital Texas A&M Club. George and his wife, Karen Zent ’86, reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Living outside of Texas, and traveling frequently outside the U.S., I’ve had the opportunity to experience first-hand the reach of the worldwide Aggie Network. From exchanging a loud “howdy” with someone wearing an Aggie Ring in the Geneva airport, to talking with recent graduates as they consider the next phase of their careers, just as I received advice from fellow Aggies when I was younger, to having the honor of attending the interment of remains for Col. Bill Campbell ’52 at Arlington National Cemetery, the Aggie Network is the tangible embodiment of our loyalty to one another.”

Dara G. Hegar ’95

Dara G. Hegar ’95
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Katy, TX

Born and raised in the Houston area, Dara received her bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Texas A&M University in 1995. She received her master’s degree in international relations and her law degree from St. Mary’s University, where she served as Associate Editor of the Law Review Journal in 1998. During her time at Texas A&M, Dara served as a member of SCONA, studied abroad in France, participated in a cooperative education program with the Walt Disney Corporation, and was a scholar in the James Earl Rudder Normandy Program. Upon completing law school, she served as briefing attorney to the Honorable Richard H. Edelman at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas. In 1999, Dara joined The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. where she is currently the Managing Attorney for the firm’s offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York. She has represented clients in each of the firm’s practice areas and has focused on trial coordination in complex litigation matters. Dara has represented clients and Fortune 500 companies from across the nation. While her proficiency spans across all of the firm’s practice areas, her specialty has been managing complex litigations and providing specific insight at trial that has resulted in many significant verdicts and settlements over the past 18 years. Dara has been named a “Rising Star” in the legal community eight times by Texas Monthly, receiving the honor each year from 2006 through 2013. She also was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in 2013 by The National Trial Lawyers. Furthermore, she was honored to be included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for The Association of Former Students, she is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and Texas Senate Ladies Club. Dara and her husband, The Honorable Glenn Hegar ’93, reside in Katy and have three children all striving to be future Aggies: Claire, Julia, and Jonah.

“In times of crisis, Aggies have always been the first to answer the call to be on the front lines – be it world wars or Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Joining as one, the Aggie Network provides an instant worldwide system of support and encouragement for any Aggie. From times of personal need to business connections and growth, you can always count on the Aggie Network to be standing strong.”

Kristi Sherrill Hoyl ’86

Kristi Sherrill Hoyl ’86
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Dallas, TX

Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Texas A&M University as well as a master’s degree in public administration. From 1991 to 2001, Kristi served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Dallas. In addition to coordinating a range of successful programs with other government, corporate and not-for-profit entities, she oversaw special projects for the Mayor’s Office, such as launching the Mayor’s Annual Summer Reading Program and developing the Mayor’s Annual Summer Jobs Program. Kristi transitioned into the non-profit sector developing the Education is Freedom Foundation for 7-Eleven, Inc. This national foundation focuses attention and financial support on helping students, who otherwise would not have the opportunity, pursue a college education. In 2004, Kristi joined the Baylor Health Care System as vice president of external and government affairs. In this role, Kristi was responsible for setting the legislative agenda and cultivating relations at the local, state and federal level of government as they relate to health care issues. In March 2014, Kristi became the chief government affairs officer for Baylor Scott & White Health, the newly formed parent company for the combined health systems of Scott & White Healthcare and Baylor Health Care System. As Chief Policy and Community Officer, she is responsible for directing philanthropic initiatives throughout Baylor Scott and White Health as well as providing strategic leadership for the Office of Government Affairs and the Health Policy Institute. Kristi is active in the Dallas community and is a member of the Dallas Citizen Council, the Cotton Bowl Association, Chrystal Charity Ball and is a former President of the Dallas Assembly. She has received numerous civic awards, including the Boys and Girls Club Rising Star Award, the Downtown Renaissance Award, the Volunteer Nurses Association Volunteer of the Year award and participated in The Marshall Memorial Fellowship and the British American Partnership, among others. Kristi is married to Ron Hoyl and has three children: Alex, Luke and Sydney.

“The Aggie Network has reach throughout the world and links all of us together. In good times and in times of distress, Aggies are a group of individuals who believe in selfless service to others, respect of fellow man, and loyalty.”

Bobby Jenkins ’81

Bobby Jenkins ’81
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Austin, TX

Bobby graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is the owner and president of ABC Home & Commercial Services with offices in Austin, San Antonio, College Station, Corpus Christi and Bell County. ABC employs over 750 people and offers a wide variety of services including pest and termite control, lawn care and mowing, landscaping and irrigation, tree trimming, air conditioning and heating, plumbing and electrical, pool cleaning and repair, handyman services, appliance repair, security system installation and monitoring, window cleaning and power washing. In 2011, then-Governor Rick Perry ’72 appointed Bobby to a six-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Perry appointed him Vice Chair in 2013, followed by an appointment as Chairman in 2015 by Governor Greg Abbott. A selfless servant, Bobby serves on the boards of the United Way, College for All Texans Foundation, BBB Education Foundation, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Texas Business Leadership Council. He currently serves on the national board of the Sudden Unexplained Death in Children Foundation as well as the board of the Moss Pieratt Foundation. He is the co-founder and board chairman of Recognize Good as well as Chair of the Friends of the Kite Festival Foundation. Bobby is a past president of both the Texas and National Pest Management Associations and a past chair and board member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, American Heart Association, Austin Gives, and Caritas of Austin. He served as a tri-chair for Austin ISD’s bond oversight committee. Bobby is a past co-chair for the United Way Annual Campaign and Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. Bobby’s service to Texas A&M University includes membership on the College of Agriculture Development Council and the Mays Business School Development Council. A member of The Association of Former Students’ Century Club, he served as a Representative at Large prior to his election to The Association’s Board of Directors. Bobby and his wife, Jan ’82, have three children: Jessica ’08, Chelsea ’11, and Bo ’14.

“There is no other institution with the power and heart of the Aggie Network. In times of crisis you can always count on Aggies to step up and do whatever is necessary to help those in need. Aggies are doers and no challenge is beyond their ability solve and find solutions to problems facing their fellow citizens.”

Robert Jordan ’85

Robert Jordan ’85
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Flower Mound, TX

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Texas A&M University. He currently serves as Southwest Airlines’ Executive Vice President Corporate Services where he provides executive leadership for people and culture, the Southwest University, diversity and inclusion, airport affairs and corporate facilities, and communications and outreach. Bob’s key responsibilities include all internal and external communications, all hiring and training, giving all employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth, the quality and depth of leadership throughout the company, airports and all construction, and ensuring an environment of diversity and inclusion. He is also responsible for the delivery of key company initiatives and served as President of Southwest’s formerly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Bob joined Southwest Airlines in 1988, and has served in roles including Corporate Controller, Vice President Procurement, Vice President Technology, Senior Vice President Enterprise Spend Management, Executive Vice President Strategy and Technology, and EVP Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines, Bob worked for Hewlett-Packard as a programmer and financial analyst. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Container Store, where he chairs the Audit Committee. He is the recipient of both the Computer Science Distinguished Former Student and the Mays Outstanding Alumni Awards, and serves on the Mays Business School Dean’s Advisory Board. Bob and his wife, Kelly ’86, are members of the A&M Legacy Society and are active in charitable organizations, including Cross Timbers Community Church, Compassion International and the Metropolitan Opera. They have two adult children: Sheryl ’09, who is married to Gabe ’07, and Soren ’10, who is married to Victoria ’12, along with one grandson: Joseph ’40.

“We have all been given so much – be it opportunities, experiences, finances, and friends and family. There is nothing better than to invest in others the way people have invested in you, and there is no better investment than Texas A&M University.”

Stephen L. "Steve" LaMantia ’81

Stephen L. "Steve" LaMantia ’81
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Laredo, TX

Steve graduated from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He serves as Vice President, General Manager and Partner in L&F Distributors, the leading Anheuser-Busch distributor in the lower Texas region, west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Steve spends his weekends in the fall working as a D1 college football referee. A selfless servant, he has held leadership positions on several boards and currently serves on the Texas Department of Transportation’s Regional Mobility Authority, the Texas Rangers Foundation and the Laredo PAC Board. His contributions to south Texas have impacted students and the education community greatly. In 1991, he, along with his family, formed a partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which raised over $5 million and awarded over 2,600 scholarships to students in South Texas over an eight-year period. In 2002, upon joining forces with his family again and respected business leaders from the community, Steve helped establish the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students from south and west Texas. Together, the community has helped STARS raise over $28 million since its start a decade ago and has enabled over 13,500 students from south and west Texas receive a higher education through scholarships to date. Steve and his wife, Linda ’82, have five daughters and two sons-in-law: Annie ’08 and Casey Cullen, Morgan, Katherine ’10, Samantha ’12 and Matt Luchak ’11, and Molly ’15; along with two granddaughters, Avery Cullen ’32 and Blair Cullen ’34.

“Having someone to reach out to in a time of need has to be the most comforting and reassuring feeling. Knowing that so many Aggies were there to answer the call during, and in the aftermath, of Hurricane Harvey, is the epitome of selfless service. The Aggie Network is the common thread of unity between those in need and those wanting to be of service.”

Cathy Mann ’92

Cathy Mann ’92
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Kingwood, TX

Cathy graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1992 and later earned an MBA from Rice University in 2011. While at Texas A&M, she was active in Student Government, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, served as a Fish Camp counselor, and was a member of the Aggieland yearbook staff. She serves as Senior Vice President for Marketing & Communications at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading international classification society. Previously, Cathy led Halliburton’s global marketing strategy and execution, and has held senior leadership positions in corporate communications and human resources management, with global work assignments completed in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. In 2011, Cathy was named as one of the ‘Women Worth Watching’ by the Profiles in Diversity Journal and has received many other awards from the American Marketing Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America, and Texas Public Relations Association. While at Rice University, she received the Jones Citizenship Award and the M.A. “Mike” Wright Award for leadership excellence and exemplary service to the Jones Graduate School of Business. Cathy is a registered descendant member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Cathy and her husband, Stan, reside in Kingwood.

“The impact of the worldwide Aggie Network is priceless. It serves as a common ground across all continents and whether at home or abroad, it’s a constant reminder you’re never far from home, or an Aggie. Connecting Aggies and friends of Texas A&M University, whether in peaceful or catastrophic times, makes us all stronger to continue supporting each other as well as our beloved alma mater.”

General (Ret.) T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley, USAF ’71

General (Ret.) T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley, USAF ’71
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Sumter, South Carolina

General Moseley earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and entered the United States Air Force. He served a 38+ year career as a fighter pilot and combat commander at all levels. Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, General Moseley assumed command of the 9th U.S. Air Force/U.S. Central Command Air Forces, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of all joint/combined air and space combat operations against hostile Taliban and Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), terrorist activities along the Horn of Africa and later, hostile Iraqi and insurgent forces in Iraq (Operation Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom). In 2003 he returned to Washington and served first, as the Vice Chief of Staff and next as the 18th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. In that capacity, he was the nation’s senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organizing, training and equipping of more than 700,000 Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civilian personnel serving worldwide. General Moseley has been “knighted” by Her Majesty, the Queen of England, and has received numerous national-level awards from Allied and Coalition Partner nations. For his principled leadership, innovation and contributions in combat as well as in peacetime, he has been awarded eight Distinguished Service Medals from the Secretary of Defense, the Departments of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Homeland Security. He has also been awarded the Air Force’s highest civilian award for his post-retirement continued focus on national security – the Air Force Distinguished Service Award. He has also had the special honor of having an elementary school in his hometown of Grand Prairie named after him for his exemplary service to the country. He remains active in lecturing on leadership and the international security environment. He currently serves as a Director of the EastWest Institute and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has led Aggie Musters, served as Muster Speaker at various locations, while deployed in combat and within the State of Texas. He has chaired numerous lectures and discussions on campus and has led various leadership and character seminars for the Corps of Cadets as well as civilian students. General Moseley was inducted into the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor in 2005, and he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University in 2013.

“The Aggie Network truly has "global reach." Its connectivity is unmatched by any other university in its ability to assist in times of crisis or in looking to provide personal & professional connectivity for Aggies across a worldwide network of former students. There is nothing else like it!”

Hon. Ingrid M. Warren ’93

Hon. Ingrid M. Warren ’93
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Dallas, TX

Judge Warren graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and went on to attend The University of Texas School of Law, where she earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1996. She currently serves as the Judge for Probate Court No. 2 in Dallas, Texas where she presides over 37.5% of all probate matters in Dallas County and through the court’s administrative powers, manages more than $600 million in assets annually. Judge Warren’s professional experience includes serving as a United States Bankruptcy Court law clerk from 1996 to 1997. Following law school, she was an associate with the largest Dallas-based bankruptcy law firm where she researched, prepared, and argued bankruptcy pleadings on behalf of debtors, financial institutions, landlords, and franchisors. She researched issues for the Plan of Reorganization in the bankruptcy of one of the 10 largest filings in 1999, and published periodic bankruptcy case updates in trade magazines. Later, Judge Warren became a financial consultant at Smith Barney where she developed client relationships with high net-worth individuals and small businesses. She created investment policies, determined asset allocations, and recommended investment opportunities during the worst investment environment in decades, and was the highest producing Financial Consultant Associate in the Plano office in 2002. Judge Warren was a shareholder at Mahomes Bolden Warren Sigmon PC from 2008 to 2011. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Center for the Judiciary and National College of Probate Judges. In her spare time, she enjoys social dancing, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering with her church.

“The Aggie Network is a dynamic body of Aggies ever ready to impact our communities, our state, our country, and our world. When faced with challenges or simply an opportunity to befriend a fellow Aggie, we rise to the occasion and extend a hand. You can count on the Aggie Network.”

Robert H. White ’81

Robert H. White ’81
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Boerne, TX

Robert graduated from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a BBA in accounting and went to work with Arthur Andersen & Co. in its San Antonio office. In 1984, he joined a privately-owned real estate company in Houston and began developing and managing commercial properties. Robert joined Jefferson Realty Company in 1992 to focus on real estate acquisition and development opportunities arising out of the real estate market crash of the late 1980s and from asset dispositions by U.S. government agencies and financial institutions. He went on to co-found Jefferson Development Company in 1996, targeting an array of structured investment opportunities in real estate assets and development projects including apartments, land acquisitions, and master planned communities. A certified public accountant and a licensed real estate broker, Robert is a member of the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Prior to his election on The Association of Former Students, he served as a Representative at Large. Robert and his wife of 34 years, Dee, have one daughter, Jennifer White Hartmann ’09 who is married to Kenneth J. Hartmann ’10. Robert and Dee are members of The Association’s Endowed Century Club, members of the A&M Legacy Society, Mays Business School Endowed Scholarship donors, members of the 12th Man Foundation Champions Council and members of the Eppright Distinguished Donor Program. In his spare time, Robert enjoys implementing range and water resource stewardship practices on their ranch in Kimble County.

“There may be no greater assemblage of humanity and capable resources than that offered through the Aggie Network when it comes to effectively communicating and mobilizing behind a challenging cause.”