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Alumni of Excellence

Members of the UTA alumni family make up some of the most influential movers and shakers in North Texas. From entrepreneurial innovation to leadership in health care, these Mavericks have made UTA synonymous with excellence.

D CEO named 11 alumni to its 2018 list of the most powerful business leaders in North Texas.

Lillie Biggins

Lillie Biggins ('74)
President (ret.), Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

Keith Cargill

Keith Cargill ('81)
President and CEO, Texas Capital Bank

Chandra Dhandapani

Chandra Dhandapani
('98) Chief Digital and Chief Technology Officer, CBRE

Robert Earley

Robert Earley ('09)
President and CEO, JPS Health Network

Fred Perpall

Fred Perpall ('98)
CEO, The Beck Group

Betsy Price

Betsy Price ('72)
Mayor, Fort Worth

Kelvin Sellers

Kelvin Sellers ('98)
General Counsel and Director of Internal Audit, Interstate Batteries

Allison Thompson

Allison Thompson ('97)
Director of Economic Development, City of Cedar Hill

Kelcy Warren

Kelcy Warren ('78)
Chairman and CEO, Energy Transfer Partners

Royce West

Royce West ('79)
Managing Partner, West & Associates

Two UTA alumni have also been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal: Shannon Carpenter Bearden ('09), a senior design associate at Gensler, and Neena Newberry ('90), president of Newberry Executive Solutions.

In Fort Worth, several UTA alumni were honored by the Fort Worth Business Press as Health Care Heroes. Biggins received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for her 45 years of service in health care. Earley was also recognized. Additional honorees included B. Glen Whitley ('76), a Fort Worth judge; Tobi Jackson ('92), a school board member; James Petrovich ('09), a faculty associate at Texas Christian University; Ethel Tate ('10), a registered nurse at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center; Danella Thompson ('14), a registered nurse at Medical City Fort Worth; and Ignacio Nuñez ('75), an OB-GYN at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Bruce Schultz ('97), CEO of Boardroom Salon for Men, also represented UTA in Fort Worth as an Entrepreneur of Excellence.

With more outstanding alumni entering the workforce each semester, the potential to make a transformational impact on the region has never been greater.

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