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Liz Bohannon

11:00 am - 12:20 pm, McCoy Hall 119  

Keynote Speaker

Liz Bohannon, co-founder and CEO, Sseko Designs

Pursuing a Life of Purpose and Passion

Sponsored by McCoy College Ambassadors

Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder and CEO of Sseko Designs. Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country.

Among other notable honors, Liz was recently named a top three Transformation Leader by John Maxwell, Forbes listed her as a top 20 public speaker in the U.S. and Bloomberg Businessweek named her as top social entrepreneur to watch.

Liz graduated from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Journalism. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she runs Sseko and raises her toddler son, Theo with her husband and company co-founder Ben.

Liz will share her story of moving to Uganda to pursue journalism an instead starting an impact enterprise called Sseko Designs. She'll also share how the principles of Design Thinking influence how she leads her company. From building a business to pursuing a life of purpose and passion, learn how to use the framework of Design Thinking to solve your most interesting problems.

Mike McGaugh

12:30 - 1:50 pm, McCoy 119

Mike McGaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BMC Stock Holdings

Servant Leadership

Mike McGaugh is a 1995 Alumnus of Texas State, graduating with a BS degree in Chemistry and a minor in Business. He is the recipient of a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award. Mike worked for 22 years for The Dow Chemical Company and led several Functions and Business Units around the world. In early 2017, Mike joined BMC (ticker: BMCH), a $3.5 billion publicly traded Lumber and Building Materials Supplier, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He is particularly fond of Texas State and San Marcos, and is highly interested in helping current students achieve success and surpass their goals.

Good business leaders are set apart by their intellect, work ethic, and integrity .
Great leaders have those traits as well, and are focused on Serving -- employees, customers, and shareholders.

Mike will give a talk (and will have Q&A) on key learnings through his career, highlighting Servant Leadership --- why this approach is the 'right thing to do' and why it is critical for success.

3:30 - 5:10 pm, McCoy Hall 233

Alumni Panel

Sponsored by Texas State Net Impact


Travis Siebeneicher, Dubois Bryant & Campbell


Christine Tusa, Crimson Hexagon


Anton Tzanev, USAA


Elizabeth Ulam, ExxonMobil

  Jennifer Wiklandour, HEB
Bruce Howard

5:10 - 6:20 pm, McCoy 233

Bruce Howard, Career Advisor, Texas State Career Services and and Liaison to McCoy College

Career Fair Workshop


9:30 am - 10:50 pm, McCoy Hall 119

Studies in Entrepreneurship

Alan Graham


Alan Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Loaves & Fishes


A founding member of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Alan has been married to Tricia since 1984. They have four children: Decker, Taylor, Marlee, and Keaton; and a niece, Samantha, who they have raised. Alan was formerly in the real estate development, investment, management, and brokerage business in Austin, founding Trilogy Development, Inc. and co-founding The Lynxs Group, developers of on-airport air cargo facilities. It has been through the love for Jesus Christ that Alan is called to serve in this ministry, empowering others to serve their brothers and sisters in need.

Meagan McCoy Jones


Meagan McCoy Jones, Chief Operating Officer, McCoy's Building Supply

Meagan is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and fourth-generation owner of McCoy’s Building Supply. She grew up in San Marcos, Texas and has degrees from the University of Richmond and The University of Texas at Austin. Meagan is a member of the Board of Directors of McCoy Corporation, a partner in McCoy-Remme Ranches, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of Builders. Meagan is married to Richard Jones, and they are raising their two children in downtown Austin.

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12 - 4 pm, LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Career Expo

Mehron Azarmehr

12:30 - 1:50 pm, McCoy Hall 223

Mehron Azarmehr, Immigration Attorney, Azarhehr Law Group

Mehron P. Azarmehr has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. He first served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General's office in Austin, Texas; then from 1996 to 1998, he practiced immigration law at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.

In 1999, he founded Azarmehr Law Group, an exclusively immigration-based practice. The law firm is based in Austin with strategic partnerships in Monterrey, Mexico; London, UK; Shanghai, China; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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3:30 - 4:50 pm, McCoy Hall 119

Pam Huewitt, Chief Human Resources Officer, Houston Area Women's Center

An innovative 25 year Human Resources executive with experience in manufacturing, retail, insurance, non-profit, education and services industries. Huewit has exceptional leadership skills in employee relations, performance management, change management, workforce planning and organizational development. She has a proven track record in managing human resources functions during restructuring of business operations and a reputation for excellence in motivating employees and creating a customer centric workforce.


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10 am - 2 pm, Wells Fargo Atrium - 1st floor, McCoy Hall

Student Leadership Fair

Learn about leadership opportunities available through involvement in McCoy College student organizations. Organization members will share recent activities, competitions and projects.

Retired honors professor Diann McCabe will host a voter registration table for students.

Gaddis book signing Gay Gaddis, author and CEO, T3, will be signing her recently published book: "Cowgirl Power, How to Kick Ass in Business & Life," from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. at the leadership fair. Books will be available for purchase.
Jeff Rose

10 - 10:50 am, McCoy Hall 233

Jeff Rose, Chief Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Texas

Rose's public service has included work as a State District Judge for Travis County, Chief of General Litigation for the State of Texas, and Deputy First Assistant Attorney General. Rose has earned Board Certification in Civil Trial Law and has been recognized four times as a "Texas Super Lawyer." He has given back to the Austin community, and in particular to children in need, through his leadership roles in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Rise School of Austin, The Sportsman Cub of Austin and Capital Area Food Bank.

3:30 - 5:30 pm, McCoy Hall 119

Executive Leadership Panel

Sponsored by Texas State Students in International Business

Bill Day  

Bill Day, VP & Corporate Communication Manager, Frost Bank


Day oversees external communication with the media and the public, including publications and social media operations, as well as assisting with marketing and internal communication. He joined Frost in 2016 after spending more than 10 years in corporate communication at Valero Energy Corporation. Prior to his career in corporate communication, Day was a newspaper journalist for 16 years, which included more than five years as a business reporter and editor at the San Antonio Express-News. His earlier newspaper postings took him to Dallas and Des Moines, Iowa.  Bill is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio Class 36 and is a member of the boards of directors of the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas and Texas Public Radio. He is a past president of the San Antonio Business and Economics Society and also served as chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Image/Communications Advisory Board.

Daniel Guerrero  

Daniel Guerrero, Business Development Consultant, former Mayor of San Marcos

Guerrero served three terms as mayor and two terms as a city council member for the city of San Marcos. Since leaving office he has served as the Director for Special Programs for the Virtual Trade Mission (VTM) Foundation, which facilitates international emersion trips to foreign economies so that students may explore international leadership, cultures, businesses, and governments. Guerrero has 17 plus years of experience in strategic planning, business development, emergency management, project administration, donor cultivation, operations management, public relations, fundraising, budget management and event coordination.
Brian McCoy


Brian McCoy, President & CEO, McCoy's Building Supply

McCoy is the President and CEO of McCoy's Building Supply. He is the third generation of the family to lead McCoy's. He also serves as the President Elect of the Lumberman's Association of Texas and on the board of Intimate Ministries, both headquartered in Austin and is the chairman of the McCoy College of Business Foundation.
Gay Gaddis

3:30 - 6:20 pm, McCoy Hall 119

Gay Gaddis, author, founder & CEO, T3

Cowgirl Power, How to Kick Ass in Business & Life


6:30 - 7:20 pm, McCoy Hall 119

David Case


Billy Petty

11 am - 12:20 pm, McCoy Hall 233

Distinguished Lecture

Billy Petty, Heyman & Associates, PLLC

Occupational Fraud and Abuse: What is it and How is it Dealt With

Sponsored by the Accounting Club

Billy Petty is a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 28 years of law enforcement experience and 12 years of fraud investigation experience. He is now retired from the Austin Police Department and works for the public accounting firm Heyman & Associates, PLLC in the Austin area. At Heyman & Associates he provides financial forensics in criminal, civil, and administrative matters. Billy is also an adjunct instructor for the National White Collar Crime Center and teaches the Targeting Investment Fraud course for FINRA and the NW3C. Billy is a member of the ACFE Advisory Council and serves as the Treasurer for the Austin Chapter of the ACFE. Billy has a Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation from Syracuse University at Utica and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

Vince Lopes

12:30 - 1:30 pm, McCoy Hall 223

Vince Lopes, Professor of Environmental Studies, Texas State

A Vision for the People to Come and the New Earth

Dr. Vicente Lopes is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Texas State and a Fulbright scholar at the University of Bremen, Germany. A lifelong eco-centric theorist and advocate of community-based approaches to sustainability, his work blends environmental science and philosophy with systems thinking and policy analysis and is directed towards integrating nature, people, and place using watersheds as socio-ecological context. Dr. Lopes earned a PhD in watershed science from the University of Arizona and an MS in water resources engineering from Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. He has authored and co-authored over 100 publications in his area of expertise.

2 - 3:20 pm, McCoy Hall 223

BLAW Alumni Panel


Nicole Fischer

Justin Davis

Justin Davis

Davis grew up in Shreveport, LA and moved to Texas in 2007. He attended Texas State from 2009 - 2013 and graduate with a degree in Marketing. He has since been working in sales and living in Austin, Texas. Davis will discuss how to balance work and life, and what students should be thinking about currently.

Blair Allen

Blair Allen, Customer Insights Manager, Waste Management

Blair is a BBA graduate of Texas State and has worked at multiple Fortune 200 companies with a particular focus on digital marketing. Currently she is the Customer Insights Manager at Waste Management and oversees two teams: Customer Research and SEO
Charles Dicks

3:30 - 4:50 pm, McCoy Hall 223

Charles Dicks, Co-Founder, Bliss Transit

Do Your Employees Have a Case of S.O.V.?

A veteran of multiple mobility-focused startups, organizations, and initiatives, Dicks' energy is now focused on helping major employers solve one of their workforce's biggest pain points: the Daily Commute.  Employees commuting to work via Single-Occupancy-Vehicles cause traffic, create pollution negatively affect their quality of life...but why should an employer really care?

5 - 6:20 pm, McCoy Hall, Room 240

BLAW Panel

Shannon Fitzpatrick

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Attorney for Students

This Isn't What I Planned. From Archeology to Geology to Education to Law. It's Been a Fun Ride.

Fitzpatrick started out life as a high school Health teacher in Houston but then quit to do something easier like law school. After law school she became an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Dept. of Public Safety and headed up their Civil Appellate Section, arguing cases before the courts of appeal and Texas Supreme court. Fitzpatrick then moved to San Marcos to become an Assistant District Attorney but was soon lured away by Texas State University to be their Attorney for Students where she has been for almost 20 years.

Kama Davis

Kama Davis, Attorney

Life and the Law.

Davis earned her doctorate of jurisprudence and mediator's certificate from the University of Texas School of Law. She practiced as a Plaintiffs' attorney for 5 years, and has now owned her own law firm for 8 years.
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Will Hale, Attorney


5 - 7 pm, McCoy Hall 125

Accounting Club Industry Panel

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Sarah Barbatto, Supervisor - Income Tax, Energy Transfer Partners

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Sue Clark, Controller, Horizon Structural Systems, Inc.

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Dusty Whitaker, Sr, Capital Asset Accountant, Summit Hotel Properties

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Robert Zearfoss, CFO & Executive VP, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union