College of Business Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

An impressive assembly of executives and business leaders will guide the college’s strategic direction for the next three years.

September 6, 2011—The UT Arlington College of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new members to its Advisory Council this fall:
  • Gary L. Bailey (’77 B.B.A.)
    Vice President, Supply Chain Management (ret.)
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Carl Cravens (’01 M.B.A.)
    Southwest Bank
  • Robert Earley (’09 M.S. HCAD)
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Steve R. Fleming (’86 B.B.A.)
    Vice President, Admin. Information, Beverage Division
    Ben E. Keith Co.
  • Craig E. Happel (’82 B.B.A.)
    Deputy to the Vice President, Business Ventures
    Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems
  • Carey Hendrickson (’96 M.B.A.)
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    Belo Corporation
  • Carolyn Mentesana (’84 B.B.A.)
    Executive Director
    Arlington Tomorrow Foundation
  • Jay Miller
    Senior Vice President, Customer Relations and Sales
    Texas Rangers Baseball Club
  • Maria Murray (’92 B.S.N., ’06 M.S. HCAD)
    Director, Knowledge and Data Services
    VHA, Inc.
  • Charles Shewmake (’87 B.B.A.)
    Vice President and General Counsel
    Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

The College of Business Advisory Council consists of executives, entrepreneurs and members of the business community who volunteer their time and expertise to support the college’s mission. Advisory Council members serve an initial three-year term and have the option to continue service with additional terms. The council will hold its first meeting of the new academic year on September 23 with Keith Cargill (’81 M.B.A.), President of Texas Capital Bank, assuming his new role as Advisory Council President for a two-year term.

The Advisory Council works closely with Dean Dan Himarios and other executives with the College of Business to assist in increasing and strengthening the reputation of the college, to offer advice and counsel about the needs of the business community, to shape the strategic directions of the college, to foster learning opportunities for faculty and students within the business community, and to assist the college with fundraising efforts.

“The College of Business Advisory Council is a vital component of this institution,” says Dean Dan Himarios. “Our vision is to be a premier business school, widely regarded as the institution of choice for advanced business education in Texas and beyond. Our Advisory Council is essential in helping us achieve this vision and we look forward to working with our new members.”

View the full roster of the College of Business Advisory Council.

About The College of Business

One of the largest business schools in the nation, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community. The College of Business is among the nation’s most productive business schools in published academic research.