The College of Business Announces the 2015-16 Alumni and Service Awards Honorees

The recipients of the 2015-16 College of Business Alumni and Service Awards were announced at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16.

Watch the 2015-16 Alumni and Service Awards videos and view photos from the event.

John C. Terrell
John C. Terrell

John C. Terrell (’08 EMBA)
Vice President of Commercial Development
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

John Terrell is vice president of commercial development at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and is responsible for the strategic direction in development, property acquisition, leasing, property management, natural gas exploration/production, land planning, foreign trade zone management, and international business development. He is accountable for generating non-airline revenues through the leasing and development of the airport’s real estate—more than 17,000 acres of land. He is responsible for generating more than $600 million in revenue for the airport since 2007.

He leads the strategic planning, marketing, and implementation of business initiatives for commercial land development and redevelopment as well as provides direction and oversight of the North Texas Foreign Trade Zone and the airport’s Land Use Analysis and Land Use Master Planning processes outside the central terminal areas.

Terrell has more than 30 years of real estate experience and an extensive background and knowledge in real estate sales, marketing, property management, development, leasing, economic development, and government relations. He also served as Mayor for the City of Southlake, Texas, from May 2009 through June 2015.

Terrell has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from LeTourneau University and an Executive MBA with a certificate in Asian Business Studies from UT Arlington. Among his many awards and honors, Terrell was named Southlake Citizen of the Year, celebrating his outstanding effort, service, contribution to the community, and excellence in leadership; and the Phoenix Award, recognizing exemplary brownfield redevelopment and revitalization. He also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and was named National Real Estate Executive of the Year.


Kathy Weaver
Kathy Weaver

Kathy Weaver (’14 EMBA)
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathy Weaver is responsible for leading Ryan’s global human resources function, which includes talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, HR business partnerships, learning, corporate awards, town halls, culture council, and community outreach. This includes support through programs, systems, and initiatives for employees in the United States, Canada, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Singapore, and Brazil.

With more than 15 years of experience in the consulting industry, she has a proven track record of delivering results that align with business objectives.

Weaver performed in a leadership role in several key organizational initiatives, including the launch of myRyan and the development of the firm’s premier Leadership Development Program. She has been instrumental in supporting firm growth through award-winning learning and development programs that have been recognized by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) with the prestigious BEST award. She was actively involved in the development and implementation of several high-profile firm programs, including RyanPRIDE (internal employee recognition system), RyanMATTERS (online compliance and suggestion system), and RyanLEARN (learning management system).

Previously with Aon Hewitt, she was promoted during her 7-year tenure to deliver a broad range of HR functional skills, culminating in responsibilities as a national recruiting consultant with clients across the United States and Canada.

She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and administration with a concentration in human resources from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and an Executive MBA and Graduate Certificate in Asian Business Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. Weaver’s community involvement extends to the American Heart Association, Children’s Health, and Habitat for Humanity, and she is working toward a Competent Communicator certification with Toastmasters International.


Eric V. Brown
Eric V. Brown

Eric V. Brown
College of Business Advisory Council (2013-15)

Eric Brown is a Fortune 500 and start-up marketing executive, CEO, executive speaker, adviser, and business and marketing resource creator. The strategic, visionary business executive and consumer brand champion has leveraged his unique combination of classical training and entrepreneurial experience to transform technology innovations into multi-million-dollar revenue streams.

He has served as a CEO and adviser for consumer brand start-ups, a global VP and president at fast-moving consumer package goods companies, and now spends his time consulting and speaking on leadership at The University of Texas at Arlington. He served as president of the UT Arlington College of Business Advisory Council from 2013-15.

Skilled in international business development, Brown has developed business relationships and managed business in France, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, the Caribbean, and many more countries. He is managing partner and consultant for Plus Factor, LLC, a business consulting corporation consisting of proven executives that assists businesses in top-line and bottom-line growth through analytics, market expansion, brand marketing and enterprise best-practices.

Brown started his career in consumer-packaged goods with Pro-Line Corporation in 1984. Holding the positions of vice president of finance, chief operating officer and president, Brown led a management team that transcended Pro-Line Corporation to become the worldwide number two ethnic beauty-care product manufacturer. Brown has since served in leadership positions with Alberto-Culver and Johnson Products, and is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Boy Scouts of America. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1978.

Brown’s service and commitment to the UT Arlington College of Business has been tremendous in the more than 10 years he has been associated with the college. He is a frequent guest speaker in classes for the Goolsby Leadership Academy and Executive MBA, sharing his leadership experience and expertise. Prior to serving as president of the college’s Advisory Council, he was an active member for 10 years, and served on the UT Arlington search committee which selected Rachel Croson as dean of the college in 2012.

Congratulations to our 2015-16 honorees!