Human Resource Management Advisory Board


The Human Resource Management Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Arlington is an organization dedicated to helping make the UTA M.S. in Human Resource Management a top choice school for graduate human resource management education among students and employers. Members are chosen for their experience and expertise in human resource management and general business and for their commitment to the program. The Council’s primary responsibilities are to:

  1. actively assist UTA MS-HRM with outreach activities by:
    1. acting as Ambassadors at Large for the UTA MS-HRM;
    2. helping UTA develop contacts, working relationships, and networking opportunities; and
    3. introducing constituents to the UTA MS-HRM program; and
  2. enhance the MS-HRM curriculum by:
    1. acting as Ambassadors at Large for the UTA MS-HRM;
    2. helping UTA develop contacts, working relationships, and networking opportunities; and
    3. introducing constituents to the UTA MS-HRM program; and

The current members of the UTA Human Resource Management Advisory Council are:

  • Doretha Allen
    • Human Resources Director
    • GEICO

  • George S. Benson, ex officio
    • Associate Professor of Management
    • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Chris Burt
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    • GM Financial

  • David Comeaux
    • Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusio
    • DFW Airport

  • Wayne S. Crawford, ex officio
    • Assistant Professor of Management
    • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Kim Cummings
    • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity
    • BNSF Railway

  • Thomas J. Graca, ex officio (M.Ed., 1998)
    • Clinical Professor of Management
    • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Matthew Hirst
    • Senior Organizational Development Consultant

  • Scott Kahl
    • Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Arlington Independent School District

  • Greg Karol
    • Vice President for Labor Relations
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • George S. Benson, ex officio
    • Associate Professor of Management
    • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Michelle Kirby
    • Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
    • Texas Health Resources

  • Jeanne Michalski, Advisory Council Convener, ex officio
    • Clinical Associate Professor of Management
    • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Darren M. Nelson (M.B.A., 2007; M.S., 2008)
    • Human Resources Professional
    • University of Texas at Dallas

  • Temirra Smith
    • Director of Human Resources
    • Integrative Emergency Services

  • Mike Verner
    • Vice President of Human Resources
    • Encompass Home Health