Ricky Boyer (Vice Chair & Co-Lead: Program Competitiveness)
Ricky Leads a team of Data Scientist and Data Analysts in the aftermarket division of Textron Aviation. With his passion for leadership, education, and young professionalism, he serves as the current Chair-elect of the MBA Advisory Board for the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and is the founding President of Takeoff, a young professionals organization in the Wichita, Kansas area devoted to developing financial, career, and life skills to those starting their career. The skills learned during his time as a Marketing undergrad and MBA candidate equipped him to lead the aviation industry into the transformative world of data analytics.
- Keith Burlison
Keith Burlison is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer for the Enterprise Service Center located at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center that serves the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City.
Keith has over 30 years’ experience in the information technology and systems field. This experience includes large enterprise resource planning systems, system implementation, systems analysis, engineering and design, and application programming. In his current role as CTO and CDO, he is responsible for providing the technical vision and strategic information technology (IT) direction of the ESC.
Keith also has a vast knowledge of program and project management of IT Systems. This includes a background in large waterfall project management implementations and SAFe Scaled Agile development. Mr. Burlison has served on the board of PMIOKC in many positions and is currently serving as the President.
Keith has an MBA and a BS in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He also has received his Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
Keith has been married for 32 years to wife Tammie. They have two children, Brittany and Zachary, both are attending OSU and are the 5th generation of the Burlison family to attend OSU in Stillwater. Keith enjoys hunting, camping, and spending time with his family.
Matt Clifton (Committee Lead: Demand Generation & Capture)
Matt Clifton is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Senior Star Management Company. In this role, Clifton serves as a member of the Executive Committee and oversees the Company’s Finance, Accounting and Business Development functions.
Prior to joining Senior Star in 2012, Clifton spent 8 years in commercial banking as a Senior Vice President with MidFirst Bank and JPMorgan Chase focusing on manufacturing, real estate, debt syndications, and portfolio management. Additionally, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Victory Energy Operations, an industrial equipment manufacturer, for 6 years.
Clifton earned both a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from Oklahoma State University. He currently serves as a founding Board member of the Green Country Treasury Management Association. Additionally, he is active in the Boy Scouts of America, the Tulsa Area United Way, and his family’s church. Clifton is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, and he was previously selected by the Tulsa Business Journal for the Tulsa 40 under 40.
Matt is a native Oklahoman and currently lives in the Owasso area with his wife and their three children.
- Susan Crenshaw
Susan Crenshaw is a native Tulsan and earned both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from Oklahoma State University. Since 2004 she has worked as a sales engineer and energy manager with roles of increasing responsibility. Susan began her commercial HVAC career with Trane and then left to join ONEOK, Inc., in 2010. In 2020, after starting and leading the ONEOK Energy Management Team and overseeing work in 18 states and 200 energy providers for ONEOK, she joined friends in the Harrison Energy Partners Oklahoma division to grow the new equipment engineering and controls sales capability for the business.
Susan is also passionate about giving back to Oklahoma and serves on the Boards of Directors for Leadership Oklahoma, City Year Tulsa, the ASHRAE Tulsa Chapter and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Previously she has held leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa Area United Way, Rebuilding Together Tulsa and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma.
Ann Dyer (Program Competitiveness Lead/Past-Chair Emeritus)
Ann Dyer spent her entire career in Consulting with Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services firm which provides strategy, digital, technology & operations services. She was a Managing Director with responsibility for the Communications, Media & High Tech Industry - South Region Portfolio.
Ann has over 30 years experience working with clients on strategic transformation programs. She helped clients with strategic program planning, budgeting and setting up governance required to drive outcomes. Ann spent the majority of her career focused on the Revenue Cycle, starting with Sales, through Order Fulfillment to Revenue recognition.
Ann served on United Way’s Ground Floor Committee, which screens and provides grant funding support to non-profit start up’s with a social purpose. She provided mentoring to the grant recipients on strategic launch planning, setting budgets, KPIs and definition of operational processes. Previously, Ann served on the Dallas Regional Chamber - Recruiting Committee to identify, assess and target companies for relocation to the DFW market.
Ann is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also received her MBA at Oklahoma State in Finance. During her undergraduate studies, Ann was also a student-athlete and Big 8 champion.
Ann stays active with Oklahoma State and is on the Board of Trustees for the OSU Foundation. She also serves on the MBA Advisory Board, Executive Committee.
Ann lives in the DFW area and loves the outdoors. Although officially retired, Ann does occasionally take on independent consulting gigs. She spent much of her free time hiking, biking and camping.
- Matt Fedick (Co-Lead: Demand Generation & Capture)
Matt Fedick joined Canvas Technology as the Operations Manager in February of 2017. Canvas Technology is a tech startup that designs and manufactures vision-based autonomous robots used in warehouse and production environments.
Matt’s operational portfolio for the last six years since finishing his MBA consists of over 565,000 square feet of indoor warehousing, 700 acres of outdoor laydown space, 100+ team members, and $20 million in revenue annually at multiple sites nationwide. He has proven his ability to innovate, create, develop, and sustain both in new ventures and established organizations. These efforts have led to industry wide process changes producing dramatic cost savings, safer practices, and customer satisfaction.
Matt brings seven years of experience in supply chain logistics, inventory, and transloading to the Canvas Technology team. His experience prior to joining Canvas Technology includes work with Schenker Logistics and the Commercial Resins Co. (CRC) and Innovative Distribution Services (IDS) group.
- Shawn Hollopeter
Shawn Hollopeter served as both MBA president and MBA Ambassador for the first graduating class from the Watson Graduate School of Management at Oklahoma State University. Upon receiving his MBA in May 2013, Shawn accepted a position as a Procurement Lead at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After several years he transitioned back to Oklahoma City, where he is currently a Certified Federal Contract Manager and Procurement Team Lead for the Legacy Sustainment and Modernization Solutions Operating Unit at the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Shawn’s day-to-day activities include negotiating large contracts with other aerospace and defense suppliers and managing the workload of a team of nine Procurement Specialists supporting sustainment efforts for a variety of aircraft.
In his free time, he enjoys being an active member of the National Contract Management Association, cooking, yoga, travelling, and playing racquetball. He currently lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Stacey.
- Megan Horton (Co-Lead: MBA Engagement)
Megan Horton is an innovative leader who brings a passion for excellence to every aspect of her life. As the Associate Vice President for Brand Management at Oklahoma State University, Megan’s vision, creativity and insights have led a transformative elevation in the perception of the OSU brand. Early in her career, Megan recognized the power of digital media, and harnessed that power to launch a new, impactful university-wide website, dynamic social media channels and marketing campaigns for the university. Beyond the digital realm, Megan led a university rebranding project that has set a new level of consistency and continuity for OSU system-wide. Her insights also led to the formation of the Brand Management team at OSU, which made all of these achievements possible.
Megan’s accomplishments have been recognized across a variety of award platforms. In 2020, her team’s university rebranding work won first place in PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR awards; in 2018 she was a breakout session speaker at the American Marketing Association annual conference; also in 2018 her OSU web redesign project was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Web Development by the Web Marketing Association; in 2017 she was named a “Leaders Under 40” by the Young Professionals of Stillwater, just to name a few. Megan’s civic involvement includes serving as a board member and past president of the Stillwater Public Education Foundation, a past president of the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association, and serving on the OklaX Committee to help rebrand the state of Oklahoma in 2019.
Megan completed her MBA at Oklahoma State University (she received the diploma while eight months pregnant!) and a BFA in graphic design from Cameron University. She and her husband, George, are active in University Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater. Together they have two children – Mattie and Tate – and a menagerie of pets, including horses they enjoy riding as a family.
- Dan Howard
Dan is the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for a start-up telecommunications software company, 46 Labs LLC, where he oversees day-to-day operations and is assisting the company in obtaining mezzanine level funding. In addition to his work with this new venture, Dan has been practicing law for over fifteen years, most recently at the firm Rubenstein & Pitts. Dan’s legal practice includes business formation, contracts, securities, and intellectual property issues. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Sciences, an MBA from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dan began his legal career as an associate attorney in the business litigation department of McKinney & Stringer, a 100 attorney multi-specialty practice, where he worked for two years before opening his own firm and, subsequently, joining R&P. Before entering the practice of law, Dan was the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of ThinkFast Enterprises Inc., a Kansas City consulting and marketing services firm. Prior to that, Dan pursued a career in the Information Technology field working for H&R Block as Group Manager and Cerner Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of electronic medical records technology, as Managing Director of their supply chain management division. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Dan worked at the Oklahoma State University Foundation as the Coordinator of Computer Services.
Dan has served on multiple corporate and non-profit boards. He is active with the OSU College of Business MBA Advisory Board and is on the OSU Board of Governors. In his free time, Dan enjoys hiking, mountain biking and spending time with his three children.
Matt Hull (Committee Lead: MBA Engagement)
Matt Hull is a 2003 MBA Graduate from Oklahoma State University. He started his career with Edward Jones in January of 2000. During his tenure with Edward Jones Matt has served in different leadership roles within the firm focusing on the recruiting and training of new financial advisors. He currently serves his customers from his office in Stillwater. In 2009 he received the CFP® certification.
From 2005 until 2017 Matt taught an Investments course as an adjunct lecturer for the department of finance for the Spears School of Business. Over the last decade, Matt has been active in Stillwater community by volunteering and serving on several boards, some of which include Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, The Saville Center, Stillwater Public Library Finance Committee, Arts and Humanities Council, Stillwater Activity Foundation Endowment (S.A.F.E.) and the Stillwater Rotary Club.
Matt is pleased to be a part of the MBA advisory board for one main reason. Matt feels that his MBA education at OSU combined with faculty interaction and a strong group of peers was one of the most influential periods of his life. From that experience he feels it important to give back and share the experience with future students.
- Roger Lumley
Roger Lumley’s business background includes 40-years of experience in commercial banking, corporate finance/lending and investment banking. While in commercial banking, he covered middle-market, and large corporate clients in the Midwest and Southwest regions of the U.S. His experience includes energy finance and lending, structured finance and M&A, and all facets of general corporate banking. Lumley has strong credit and management skills, and a solid history of building and managing commercial banking teams and business units from the ground up. He began his career in Dallas. His banking career involved successful terms at Bank of Boston in Dallas (acquired by Bank of America), Mercantile Bank in Kansas City (acquired by US Bank), M&I Bank, Bank of the West (US subsidiary of BNP Paribas - Paris, France), and most recently UMB Bank, NA in Kansas City. He also acquired significant corporate finance and M&A/investment banking experience while at JE Dunn Construction and BKD, LLP in Kansas City.
Lumley earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) in 1978, and his MBA (Finance & Economics) in 1979 at Oklahoma State University. He is an active OSU Alum, serving as a long-time mentor for the Spears School of Business Mentoring Program, and as a member of the Watson Graduate School of Management MBA Advisory Board. In 2011, Mr. Lumley was profiled as one of the 50 Distinguished OSU MBA Alumni in the book: MBA Preferred, by Jeretta Horn Nord and Lawrence A. Crosby. He was inducted into the Spears School of Business Hall of Fame at OSU in November 2019. Also, while at OSU, Lumley was active in the Sigma Nu Fraternity, serving positions of chapter secretary and assistant rush chairman, and he remains active as a donor.
Lumley has served on several boards of charitable organizations in Kansas City, MO, including Hope House (serving domestic violence victims), and The Don Bosco Centers (providing education, health and independent living services for various ethnic groups, senior citizens, children, and immigrants), and served in fundraising roles for The Parkinson’s Foundation and Boy Scouts of America (he is an Eagle Scout). He is also a member of the Kansas City Tomorrow civic leadership organization in Kansas City.
He resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Suzanne Dimmel (a Director/Broker with Cushman & Wakefield) and has four grown children, who reside in London, New York City, North Carolina and Kansas City.
- Bruce Nguyen
Bruce is Sandia National Laboratories’ (a Honeywell subsidiary) first and currently only Distinguished-level Project Controller. As the highest ranked Project Controller at the Department of Energy’s largest laboratory complex (over 14,500 employees), Bruce is responsible for maintaining finances, schedules, and project management across multiple national security projects. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), Project Management Professional (PMP), Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), and Japanese Intermediate Proficient Practitioner (JLPT N3).
Prior to his time at the Honeywell subsidiary, he worked for Sandia National Laboratories when it was a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, ConocoPhillips in Marketing, and abroad at the Yokote, Japan Board of Education as an Internationalization Specialist.
Bruce earned both his Bachelor of Science in International Business and General Business in 2002 and his Master of Business Administration in 2009 from Oklahoma State University.
Jai Rajendran (Past Chair)
As Technology and Business Development Manager for Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Technology Development Center (TDC), Jai Rajendran is responsible for developing and implementing commercialization strategies for new inventions created at OSU. In addition, Jai leads the OSU App Center where he is in charge of developing and commercializing mobile apps on campus. Previously he managed the day-to-day operations of Cowboy Technologies, an OSU-affiliated for-profit, early seed-stage investment company that identifies, invests and develops university technology startups. Jai holds an MBA from OSU and a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to enrolling at OSU, he worked as a Business Development and Export Manager in the medical device industry.
- Bennett Sherrer (Secretary)
I am a current MBA student at Oklahoma State University, where I also wrestled during my undergrad. I am interested in data analytics and organizational behavior. This passion has influenced me to pursue a concentration in Marketing Analytics. I will graduate in December 2023.
- Jen Slatnick (Membership Lead & Past Chair)
Jennifer (Stith) Slatnick is a Process and Controls Manager at ExxonMobil in Houston. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and her MBA from Oklahoma State University (Class of 2009). After graduation, she began work at ExxonMobil and has worked in several roles during her 14 years with the company primarily supporting production operations in accounting and finance roles. She is heavily involved in recruiting for ExxonMobil and is lucky enough to get back to campus yearly to bring as many OSU grads to Houston as possible. Jen also serves on the Spears School Mentoring Committee, the Spears Core Advisory Board, and a member of the OSU Executive Women’s Leadership program.
Jennifer and her husband, Matt and their three kids (Jake, Nora Jeanne and Hutch) live in Houston. Outside of work they enjoy traveling, sports, family time and all things Oklahoma State.
- John Whitney
Bio coming soon.
- Leslie Woolley (Co-Lead: Membership)
Leslie A. Woolley most recently was the Chief of Staff for Rep Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo). She retired Feb. 1, 2013, after a long career in public service and the financial services industry.
A Hill veteran, Ms. Woolley had previously spent over 25 years in the Senate and the House working as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs for Sen. Joe Lieberman (then D-CT), for U.S. Senators Zell Miller (D-GA), and Bob Graham (D-FL), who were both on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She also worked for U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee members Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Wes Watkins (then D-OK), and as a professional staff member on a House Financial Services Subcommittee for U.S. Representative Norm Shumway (R-CA).
Ms. Woolley has served in the Executive Branch at the Department of the Treasury, where she was Director for Business and Public Liaison in the Office of Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison from 2000 to 2001, and at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where she was the Deputy to the Chairman for Policy from 1994 to 1997.
Ms. Woolley recently served was the Vice President, for Congressional Relations and International Banking at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. She previously served as the Vice President for Legislative Affairs at both the Investment Company Institute and at Chemical Bank.
She holds BS and MBA degrees from Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Woolley is married to Doyle Bartlett. They have two children.
Dag Yemenu (Chair)
Dag Yemenu is an Executive Vice President of Products at ISN. Dag, in his current role leads the strategy and execution aspects of the company’s supply chain risk management products, including the oversight of ISN's SaaS and Mobile platforms, Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Design Ops, Cloud Operations and IT functions. Prior to his current role, he held various leadership positions in the company’s operational groups in the U.S. and abroad.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Oklahoma State University. Before joining ISN in 2005, Dag worked as an engineer in the Energy and Aviation industries.
Dag serves on the Analytics Corporate Advisory Board and the MBA Advisory Board at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (current Chairman), and is a board member at the Care Partnership Project based in the DFW area.
- Emeritus Alumni
Bio listed below is from each person's time when active on the board.
Clayton Bellamy has more than 8 years experience in business analytics, including commodities trading, customer and operations analytics. He’s been Manager Business Analytics at OGE Energy Corp in Oklahoma City since August 2015. He holds an MS in Quantitative Financial Economics and an MBA from Oklahoma State University, in addition to the OSU/SAS Graduate Certificate in Business Data Mining. He’s also SAS certified in Base Programming and Predictive Modeling. When not coding in SAS or building a predictive model, Clayton enjoys spending time with his two sons or playing competitive pickleball. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma natives Sarah and David Burwell moved to New Mexico to work for Sandia National Laboratories in 2011. Sarah has found and pursued a passion for project management, primarily in support of the Homeland Security mission, while David focuses his efforts supporting the Nuclear Weapons program. Both are committed to the Labs’ mission to solve complex national security problems and in doing so, are able to find balance between work, home and community life. Outside of work, Sarah and David are avid travelers, outdoor adventurers and equestrians (well, David watches from the sideline). They spend most of their free time exploring as much of New Mexico as possible with their two dogs, Myrtle and Truman.
Abby Davis is currently an HR Business Partner at Chesapeake and is responsible for supporting the Exploration, Technology & Land division. In this role Abbey support’s her clients specifically in the areas of workforce planning, organizational design and performance consulting but also partners on a variety of employee focused business initiatives. Abbey has been working for Chesapeake since 2012. Abbey received her BS in Management with a concentration in Human Resources in 2008 and received her MBA in 2011, both from OSU. While getting her MBA, Abbey worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Affirmative Action for OSU. Abbey is a Certified Human Resources Professional. Abbey is also a member of RISE (ReMerge Individuals Supporting Empowerment) and serves as the Marketing Co-Chair. RISE supports ReMerge’s vision to provide women with children facing non-violent crimes an opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation to reduce the rate at which women are incarcerated in Oklahoma County and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational incarceration and poverty.
Chris Davis is VP Operations at The Burgess Companies – the controlling arm of several businesses within the Housing and Development sector. Prior to this role, Chris led the Marketing and Special Projects group for Burgess before transitioning into Operations. Chris received a BS Marketing and a BA Psychology in 2008 and later went on to receive his MBA from Oklahoma State University in 2010. Chris resides in Plano, TX with his wife Jordan, an OSU Alumna of the Accounting Program and current Senior Manager of International Tax at KPMG. Together they have a young daughter, Hazel, and two fur-children named Razz and Segen. In his free time, Chris enjoys chasing down pars on the golf course and enjoying the outdoors in every way.
Michael Kavalier is a 2011 graduate of the Spears School of Business MBA program. As a student, Michael served as a CIE Scholar and MBA Ambassador. Michael was named the Outstanding MBA Student and received the ExxonMobil Controllers’ Scholarship during his time in the program. Following a successful career at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, he transitioned to The First State Bank in Oklahoma City where he currently serves as a Credit Analyst and Cash Management Support Officer. Michael his wife, Kelly, and their son, Ames, currently reside in Stillwater.
Nick Kila is from Mannford, OK. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance (Summa Cum Laude) and in 2010 with a Master of Business Administration degree. In 2010, he began working for Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor and currently serves the Greater Tulsa area from his office in Owasso. Nick's wife, Brittney, is a fourth grade teacher at Barnes Elementary in Owasso. They have a five-month old son, Cooper, and a shih tzu mix puppy named Sophie.
Clint Miller, a native of Tulsa, has worked for BOK Financial’s Healthcare Banking team for the past 3 years. He is primarily responsible for managing and developing banking relationships with healthcare entities throughout Oklahoma, Nevada, California and New Mexico. Prior to BOK, Clint worked for Cerner Corporation, a Healthcare Information Technology provider, in Kansas City, Missouri. While at Cerner, his primary responsibility was business development in the western United States. His volunteer experience includes working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Alzheimer’s Association, LSS Light the Night, Habitat for Humanity, the Arts Council, and the United Way. A graduate of Oklahoma State University (BS in Management, ’07, and MBA, ’13), Clint is a diehard Oklahoma State sports fan. Clint’s wife will tell you that he is far too emotionally invested in the outcome of “meaningless games.” Clint resides in Edmond with his wife, Christi, and their two young daughters, Leighton (3) and Finley (NB).
Matthew O’Brien is Vice President Emeritus and former Chief Financial Officer for Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary which operates Sandia National Laboratories. He is Owner & President of M.J. O’Brien and Associates LLC, a Business Consulting Firm. He serves the federal and private sectors, focusing on financial analysis and business process improvement. His clientele include: Deloitte Consulting, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories as CFO, Matt held numerous executive positions in business and finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Matt previously served as a Board Member and Treasurer for both Leadership New Mexico, Inc. and The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. He was an Executive Advisor to the Corporate Cornerstone Council of United Way and Executive Sponsor for the American Indian Outreach Council at Sandia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Pines Condominium Association in Keystone, Colorado and as Chairman for the Oklahoma State University MBA Advisory Board. He is a member of the OSU Spears School of Business Associates and is a Charter Member of the Spears School Mentor Protégé Program. Matt has been recognized by Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business as a top 100 graduate of the last 100 years and by the Oklahoma State University Watson Graduate School of Management as a Top 50 Graduate for the past 50 years. A resident of Littleton, Colorado, Mr. O’Brien holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri, and a B.S. in Management and a MBA from Oklahoma State University.