Shaping our



Since 2017, members of the HKEC Advisory Board help shape the culture, programming and goals of the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, McCombs entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives as a whole. Board members are instrumental in launching and shaping programs that contribute to an entrepreneurial mindset in future innovators in all majors at the University.

chad auler

Chad Auler

Co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka
andres barrios

Andres Barrios

Managing Partner at Mountain Nazca

Ross Cockrell

Founder of Escalate Capital

Randy Cohen

CEO of TicketCity
Brian Cruver Photo copy

Brian Cruver

Founder & Executive Chairman of AlertMedia
Bill Cunningham

William Cunningham

Professor at McCombs School of Business
Felipe Delgado Headshot

Felipe Delgado

Co-founder & CFO of Merama
Connie Easley

Connie Easley

Coming Soon...

Ed Easley

President of Development at Lennar
Carol Frank

Carol Frank

Founder of BirdsEye Advisory Group

Billy Freed

Principal of Nueces Marketing Partners & a Serial Entrepreneur

Frank Gordon

Managing Partner at Crofton Capital
Dave Heitzer

Dave Heitzer

Business Origination at EDF Trading North America

Jason Hsiao

Managing Director of Shaw Investments
Eddie King Headshot

Eddie King

CEO of King Architectural Metals
FAFDonors copy

Stephen Maeker

Franchise Consultant at FranChoice

Libby Mathai

Data Analytics Consultant for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Thomas Mathai

Director of Operational Excellence for Leonardo DRS

Katie May

CEO of ShippingEasy

Scott Plantowsky

Founder of RSR Finance LLC

Gabe Puente

Founder and CEO of RGVision Media
Jordan Reber Headshot - Ovare Group

Jordan Reber

Chairman and CEO of OvareGroup
Steve Ronnel

Steve Ronnel

President of the Metal Recycling Corporation

Kristin Spindler

Director of Incubator CTX
Jay Steinfeld

Jay Steinfeld

Founder and CEO of Global Custom Commerce

Matt Thomas

Co-founder of Academic Works

Quoc Tran

CFO of FarBridge, Inc
Michael Tucci

Michael Tucci

Founder of Rebel Capital

Colby Young

VP of SourceDay