2015 Participants (Cohort IV)

Matthew Kolakowski Matthew Kolakowski
Operations Manager,
Cardinal Logistics
Temple, Texas
Bhargava Konkayala Bhargava Konkayala
Statistical Programming, UCB Bioscience Inc.
Morrisville, North Carolina
Victor Moore Jr  Victor Moore Jr
Executive Director,
Progressive Care Services
Greenville, North Carolina
Joseph Nketia Joseph Nketia
Fund Reporting Manager,
Fidelity Investments
Plano, Texas
Janice PittmanJanice Pittman
Senior Manager,
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, Arkansas
Angela ReddixAngela Reddix
President and CEO,
A. Reddix & Associates, Inc.
Chesapeake, Virginia
Chadwick ReeseChadwick Reese
Chief Executive Officer,
Chatham Area Transit Authority
Savannah, Georgia
Russell RhoadsRussell Rhoads
Senior Instructor,
The Options Institute – Chicago Board Options Exchange
Chicago, Illinois
Daniela Ruiz-MassieuDaniela Ruiz-Massieu
Director, Undergraduate Business Programs,
Mexico City, Mexico
Edward ScottEdward Scott
Point Park University
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Carlos Arturo Serna-GarciniCarlos Arturo Serna-Garcini
Administrative Director,
Excel Technical Services
Mexico City, Mexico
Jim UtleyJim Utley
Director of Technical Services,
Niagara Bottling
Blanchard, Oklahoma

2014 Participants (Cohort III)

Abdel Kader Ben-Mohamed Abdel Kader Ben-Mohamed
First Vice President – Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors
New York, New York
Tim L. 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
Executive Vice President-Chief Human Resources Officer
Grady Health Systems
Atlanta, Georgia
J. Nathan Higdon J. Nathan Higdon
Chief Financial Officer
L’Espace Motorcoach, Inc
Maryville, Tennessee
Maribeth Kuzmeski Maribeth Kuzmeski
Red Zone Marketing
Grayslake, Illinois
Alex Lawrence Alex Lawrence
Vice Provost
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah
Bill Periman Bill Periman
Vice President, Infrastructure and Operations Support
Waddell & Reed
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Marc Scott Marc Scott
Director – Procurement
L-3 Communications
Greenville, Texas

* 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
Michiel Bosman Michiel Bosman, Ph.D. *
Open Forest
Walnut, California
Dokter Bosman
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Daniel Cowan Daniel Cowan
VP, Strategy & Corporate Development
Kennesaw, Georgia
John Gajda John Gajda
Executive Director
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Akshay Gehlot Akshay Gehlot, Ph.D. *
Director Commercial Systems
Calpine Corporation
Houston, Texas
Shane Goodwin Shane Goodwin, Ph.D. *
Managing Director, Head of Southwest Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities
Dallas, Texas
Justin Keeler Justin Keeler
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Greg MillerGreg Miller, Ph.D. *
President and CEO
CrossCom National
Tower Lakes, Illinois
Mark MitchellMark Mitchell
Chief Accounting Officer
Frontier Airlines
Denver, CO
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
Walter Slipetz Walter Slipetz
Group Manager, Risk Based Delivery Assurance
WorleyParsons Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zach Varughese Zack Varughese, Ph.D. *
Senior Vice President, Oncology Services
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Adjunct Professor, Healthcare Administration
Oklahoma State University
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Steven Wilson Steven Wilson, Ph.D.*
Founder and Managing Member
Steven L. Wilson & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, LLP
Tulsa, Oklahoma

* Ph.D. Graduate

2012 Participants (Cohort I)

David AltounianDavid Altounian, Ph.D. *
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
St. Edward’s University
Austin, Texas
Scott AndersonScott Anderson, Ph.D. *
Operations Manager
CRI Feeders of Guymon, LLC
Guymon, Oklahoma
Tom Bennett JrTom Bennett Jr, Ph.D. *
Chairman and Co-CEO
First Oklahoma Bank
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jonathan Butler Jonathan Butler, Ph.D. *
Managing Partner
QuarterGuard Asset Management
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Fred ClevelandFred Cleveland, Ph.D. *
Executive Vice President, Operations
WestJet Airlines
Calgary, Canada
Durand CrosbyDurand Crosby, Ph.D. *
Chief of Staff and Operations
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Abuse Services
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Derrick DavisDerrick Davis
Data Center Solutions Consultant
Cisco Systems
Herndon, Virginia
Warren DyerWarren Dyer, Ph.D. *
Chief Visionary Officer
Group Six Technologies
Edmonton, Canada
David GregorDavid Gregor
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 B. NashDessie B. Nash, Ph.D. *
Senior Vice President, Market Investment Director
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Dallas, Texas
Donald RowlettDonald Rowlett
Director, Regulatory Policy and Compliance
OGE Energy Corp.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
James T. Thomas James T. Thomas
Vice President
International/Government Sales and Business Development
Topps Products, Inc.
Stilwell, Kansas
Tom TottenTom Totten, Ph.D. *
Indianapolis, Indiana

* Ph.D. Graduate