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2017 Participants (Cohort VI)

Sam Bass

Samuel Bass
Accounting Instructor, Missouri State University
Property Manager, B&B Rental and Real Estate
Springfield, Missouri

Michael Caston

Michael Caston
Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Program Manager of Innovation Floor, University of Denver
Partner at CAMIC designs, LLC.
Denver, Colorado

Nefretiri Cooley-Broughton

Nefretiri Cooley-Broughton
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
University of the Pacific
Stockton, California

Rick Desgroseilliers

Rick Desgroseilliers
Rancho Cordova, California

Nicole Flink

Nicole Flink
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Professional Sales
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

Lee Grumbles

Lee Grumbles
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Trustmark National Bank
Houston, Texas

Henry Kirn

Henry Kirn
Founder and Principal Consultant
BeyondIR Consulting Services
Irving, Texas

Edward (Ed) McCabe

Edward (Ed) McCabe
McCabe Energy Company
Midland, Texas

Stephanie Phipps

Stephanie Phipps
Vice President, Human Resources
Mustang Fuel Corporation
Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

Clint Purtell

Clint Purtell
Sr. Consultant and Entrepreneurial Executive
Mastech, Inc. (Southwest Airlines) and TES, Inc.
Frisco, Texas

Julie Ravenscraft

Julie Ravenscraft
Accounting Instructor
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

Kourtenay Schley

Kourtenay Schley
Director of Human Resources
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Mobridge, South Dakota

Dung Vu

Dung Vu
MEP Green Design & Build Pllc
Houston, Texas


2016 Participants (Cohort V)

felix acquah

Felix Acquah
Vice President
Irving, Texas

emmanuel aidoo

Emmanuel Aidoo
Auditor IV
State of Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Grand Prairie, Texas

derrick bonyuet

Derrick Bonyuet
Finance Controller
Dell, Inc.
Austin, Texas

julia kirkland

Julia C. Kirkland
Senior Manager, US Strategic Marketing
Pfizer Inc.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

kipp krukowski

Kipp Krukowski
Founder & Managing Director
Equipment Appraisal Services
Youngstown, Ohio

jamie leonard

Jamie T. Leonard
Evlos Technology
Westminster, Maryland

marcio lima

Marcio Salles Melo Lima
Carlsbad, California

alfredo perez

Alfredo Felipe Perez
Technical Support Director
Azteca Milling LP
Dallas, Texas

nagesh ramesh

Nagesh Ramesh
IT Director, Enterprise Applications
CSL Behring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

stephanie royce

Stephanie Royce
Operations Manager
Tulsa, Oklahoma

lana scroggins

Lana Scroggins
Sales and Use Tax Manager
Treat America, Inc.
Merriam, Kansas

alicia smales

Alicia A. Smales
Director of the Eastin Center for Career Readiness
Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

ted washington

Ted Washington
Assistant General Manager
Wal-Mart Corporation
Mansfield, Texas

justin white

Lawrence Justin White, Jr.
Corporate Director of Operations
Hybrid 1
Orange, California

jonathan wild

Jonathan Wild
Partner & Cofounder
WF1 Holdings
Madison, Wisconsin


2015 Participants (Cohort IV)

Matthew Kolakowski

Matthew Kolakowski, Ph.D. *
TLK Human Capital Consulting, LLC
Houston, Texas

bhargava konkayala

Bhargava R. Konkayala, Ph.D. *
Associate Director, Advanced Analytics
UCB Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina

victor moore

Victor Moore Jr
Executive Director
Progressive Care Services
Greenville, North Carolina

joseph nketia

Joseph Nketia, Ph.D. *
Adjunct Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas
Sachse, Texas

janice pittman

Janice Pittman, Ph.D. *
Managing Director
Aerial Strategic Enterprises
Rogers, Arkansas

Angela Reddix

Angela D. Reddix, Ph.D. *
President & CEO, ARDX and Founder
Envision Lead Grow
Virginia Beach, Virginia

russell rhoads

Russell Rhoads
Director of Education
The Options Institute – Chicago Board Options Exchange
Chicago, Illinois

daniela ruiz-massieu

Daniela Ruiz Massieu, Ph.D. *
Co-Director, Entrepreneurship Center
Mexico City, Mexico

edward scott

Edward Scott, Ph.D. *
Associate Professor, Accounting
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

carlos serna-garcini

Carlos Arturo Serna-Garcini
Administrative Director
Excel Technical Services
Mexico City, Mexico

jim utley

Jim Utley, Ph.D. *
Director of Technical Services
Niagara Bottling
Blanchard, Oklahoma


* Ph.D. Graduate

2014 Participants (Cohort III)

abdel mohamed

Abdel Kader Ben-Mohamed, Ph.D. *
Associate Dean / Assistant Professor of Management
Manhattan Campus, Mercy College
New York, New York

tim coomer

Tim L. Coomer, Ph.D. *
Chief Executive Officer
SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group, Inc. and
Brentwood, Tennessee

luis faura

Luis Faura, Ph.D. *
President and Chief Executive Officer
C&F Foods, Inc.
City of Industry, California

lina george

Lina George, Ph.D. *
Executive Vice President-Chief Human Resources Officer
Grady Health Systems
Atlanta, Georgia

nathan higdon

J. Nathan Higdon, Ph.D. *
Chief Financial Officer
L’Espace Motorcoach, Inc
Maryville, Tennessee

maribeth kuzmeski

Maribeth Kuzmeski, Ph.D. *
Red Zone Marketing
Grayslake, Illinois

alex lawrence

Alex Lawrence, Ph.D. *
Assistant Professor
Weber State University
Kaysville, Utah

bill periman

Bill Periman, Ph.D. *
Vice President, Infrastructure and Operations Support
Waddell & Reed
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

* Ph.D. Graduate

2013 Participants (Cohort II)

harlan beverly

Harlan T. Beverly, Ph.D. *
Lecturer and Assistant Director of Texas Venture Labs
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

michael bosman

Michiel Bosman, Ph.D. *
Open Forest
Walnut, California
Dokter Bosman
Amersfoort, Netherlands

daniel cowan

Daniel Cowan
President & CEO
EMS Energy Solutions, LLC
Pasadena, Texas

akshay singh

Akshay Gehlot, Ph.D. *
Model Governance Leader
GE Energy Financial Services
Stamford, Connecticut

shane goodwin

Shane Goodwin, Ph.D. *
Senior Fellow
Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
Cambridge, Massachusetts

justin keeler

Justin Keeler, Ph.D. *
Assistant Professor
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas

greg miller

Greg Miller, Ph.D. *
President and CEO
CrossCom National
Tower Lakes, Illinois

mark mitchell

Mark Mitchell
Chief Accounting Officer
Frontier Airlines
Denver, Colorado

bob reid

Bob Reid, Ph.D. *
Executive Director
J. F Maddox Foundation
Hobbs, New Mexico

soheila rostami

Soheila Rostami, Ph.D. *
gg Simplexity Inc.
Mindful Business Solutions
Toronto, Canada

walter slipetz

Walter Slipetz, Ph.D. *
Business Consultant
WBSlipetz Consulting
Toronto, Ontario Canada

zach varughese

Zack Varughese, Ph.D. *
Clinical Professor
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, Oklahoma

steven wilson

Steven Wilson, Ph.D.*
Founder and Managing Partner
Steven L. Wilson & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, LLP
Tulsa, Oklahoma


* Ph.D. Graduate

2012 Participants (Cohort I)

david altounian

David Altounian, Ph.D. *
Associate Dean of Academic Programs & MBA Director
St. Edward’s University
Austin, Texas

scott anderson

Scott Anderson, Ph.D. *
Operations Manager
CRI Feeders of Guymon, LLC
Guymon, Oklahoma

Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett Jr, Ph.D. *
Chairman and Co-CEO
First Oklahoma Bank
Jenks, Oklahoma

jonathan butler

Jonathan Butler, Ph.D. *
Clinical Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Fred Cleveland

Fred Cleveland, Ph.D. *
Managing Director
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

durand crosby

Durand Crosby, Ph.D. *
Chief of Staff and Operations
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

derrick davis

Derrick Davis
Senior Manager Cyber Risk Services
Deloitte and Touche
San Francisco, California

warren dyer

Warren Dyer, Ph.D. *
Chief Visionary Officer
AOE Science
Dallas, Texas

David Gregor

David Gregor
Chief Operating Officer
Innovative Steel Detailing, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

toby joplin

Toby Joplin, Ph.D. *
Director of Executive Doctoral Programs & Clinical Professor of Management
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

patti jordan

Patti Jordan, Ph.D. * 
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University
Neeley School of Business
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department
Fort Worth, Texas

philip mcmahan

Philip McMahan, Ph.D. * 
Former President
First National Bank in Altus
Altus, Oklahoma

dessie nash

Dessie B. Nash, Ph.D. *
Senior Vice President, Market Investment Director
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Dallas, Texas

donald rowlett

Donald Rowlett
Director, Regulatory Policy and Compliance
OGE Energy Corp.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

tom totten

Tom Totten, Ph.D. *
Indianapolis, Indiana


* Ph.D. Graduate