Texas State University has honored 34 Distinguished Alumni and one Young Alumni Rising Star from the College of Business
Since the inception of the award in 1959, only 208 of Texas State's over 184,000 alumni have been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award. The first award was presented to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who later served as thirty-sixth President of the United States of America. To this day, Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy inspires excellence at Texas State University as it maintains the unique distinction of being the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. President.
The award recognizes graduates who have achieved prominence and distinction in their chosen business, profession or life work, on a national or international level. The leadership shown by these alumni inspires all members of the Texas State community.
Federico Gorbea, 2019 Distinguished Alumnus
B.B.A., Finance '85
President, North Latin America Agriculture Services and Oil Seeds, Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Mexico City, Mexico
Jon David "J.D." Perez, 2019 Young Alumni Rising Star
B.B.A., Computer Information Systems & Management '05
Corporate Head, Retail and Visual Merchandizing
Hugo Boss, Mexico
Mark E. Adams, B.B.A., Marketing '85 – Co-founder, Sozo Global, Inc.
Karen V. Carroll, B.B.A., Finance '88 – Vice President/General Auditor, 3M
Tracy L. Porter, B.B.A., Accounting, '79 – Executive Vice President, CMC Operations
Kenneth R. Huewitt, B.B.A., Accounting '85 – Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO, Texas Southern University
Deborah J. Kissire, B.B.A., Accounting '79 – retired EY Partner
Michael A. Raiford, B.B.A., C.I.S. '90 – Corporate Vice President, FAB Engineering, Samsung
Scott R. Emerson, B.B.A., '75 – Founder and CEO, The Emerson Group
The Honorable Nelva G. Ramos, B.S., Business Education '87 – U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of Texas
Rodney C. Keller, Jr., B.B.A., '81 – President, Segway, Inc.
Robert L. Grogan, B.B.A., '70 – retired Alaska State government, Artist and Photographer
John H. McCall, B.B.A., '70 – Co-founder, Farouk Systems, Inc.
Robert T. Roddy Jr., B.B.A. '66 – President, Bensco, Inc.
S. Blake Ratliff, B.B.A., Accounting '84 – Manager, external integration, International Space Station Program
Daymon Muehl,* B.B.A. '61 – Enjoyed a 34 year career with Humble Oil and Refining Company, National advertising coordinator, Exxonmobil
Darren B. Casey, B.B.A. '81 – Founder and President, Casey Development, Ltd.
William R. King, B.B.A. '58 – Founder, Crown Worldwide, Inc.
Paul W. Carlisle, Jr., B.B.A. '71 – President, Wells Fargo's Texas Region
Douglas L. Foshee, B.B.A. '82 – Founder and Owner, Sallyport Investments, LLC
Dr. Jerry Fields, B.B.A. Marketing, '69 – Founder, Chairman, CEO, J.D. Fields & Company
Robert G. Roberts, B.B.A. '74 – Sr. VP. National Managing Director at USI ERMG
Ralph B. Rushing, B.B.A. '69 – retired, Nelnet Corporation
Gary V. Woods, B.B.A. '65 – President and CEO, Red McCombs Enterprises
* - deceased
J. Dan Bates, B.B.A. '66 – President and CEO, Southwest Research Institute
Jim T. Brown, B.B.A. '61 – honored as Worthy Grand Master, Kappa Sigma Fraternity
T. Paul Bulmahn, B.B.A. '78 – Founder and President, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
Brigadier General Christopher J. Luna, B.B.A. '65
Brigadier General F. Randall Starbuck, B.B.A.,, Finance '71 – U.S. Air Force
Eugene E. Woolsey, B.B.A. '69 – Co-founder, The Erv Woolsey Company
Charles A. Austin, B.B.A., Management '91 – Olympic Gold Medalist, NCAA Champion
John B. Roberts, Jr., B.B.A. '67 – retired, President and Chairman, Anheuser Busch Entertainment Corporation
Clovis R. Barker, '58 – leader in Texas banking organizations
Barry G. Andrews, B.B.A. '69 – Owner, Andrews Distributing Company