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2016: Business Beyond Borders

Guest Speakers Throughout the Week

Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on what the Business Leadership Week theme, Business Beyond Borders, means to them and their business. Speakers from all areas of business will be here to share their perspective. Be sure to check out who is coming!

Alumni Panel

Monday, February 15, 3:30 – 5:10 p.m. in McCoy Hall, Room 233

A panel of McCoy College of Business Administration alumni representing various majors and careers will discuss their experience and perspective on business leadership and the impact diversity has in the workplace. The structure of the panel will include 5 minutes for each panelist to talk about themselves and their current job, 25 minutes of structured Q&A from a set of pre-determined questions, and 25-30 minutes of Q&A from the audience

Panelists include

  • Ms. Jacie Bell, BBA ‘13 , Audit Assistant - Deloitte
  • Ms. Stephanie Daul, BBA ’13, Senior Investment Analyst – Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Mr. Matthew Sanchez, BBA ’14, MBA student – Texas State University
  • Mr. Michael Sanchez, BBA ’14, MBA student – Texas State University
  • Ms. Brooke Thrasher, BBA ’12, Junior Web Designer – Standard Beagle Studio


Thank you to the McCoy College Ambassadors for sponsoring the Alumni Panel.

Bernardo Altamirano Rodriguez

Keynote Speaker

Monday, February 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater

Mr. Bernardo Altamirano Rodriguez, CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Mexico

Bernardo Altamirano Rodriguez has a solid background in the Mexican public and social sectors in both executive and staff positions at the highest levels. His latest public responsibility was Federal Attorney for Consumer Protection, appointed by the former President Felipe Calderón. He also served in the Office of the President, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Interior and the Mexican Representation to the European Union.

Bernardo has a strong academic background (ITAM‐Mexico (BA in Law), Sorbonne‐Paris (LLM), LSE‐London (MPPPA)). Also he is lecturer at the ITAM Law Department specialized in regulation, competition and consumers protection and coordinates the Graduate Program in Regulation. He has also lectured at the UNAM, Universidad Panamericana and Universidad Anáhuac.

He is also a speaker in domestic and international forums enhancing a larger vision of consumer’s rights and competition, based on education and training, both to citizens and enterprises. Mr. Altamirano has participated in spaces such as the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement (ICPEN), the Iberoamerican Forum of Gouvernmental Agencies for Consumers Protection, the NAFTA Summit for Product Safety, the Summit of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), among others. Also, he has been appointed as Eisenhower Fellow this 2016, focusing his program in ethics in commerce, self-regulation and building of trust in the marketplace.

In 2013 he co-founded a non‐profit organization named “Central Consumidor y Ciudadano (Consumer and Citizen Central).” He also has been invited by the UNCTAD to the Advisory Group of Experts for Competition and Consumer Protection for Latin America (COMPAL), where other former heads of public agencies participate. Since March 2014, Bernardo is the CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Mexico, which is a 100+ year old non-profit organization serving in 113 cities around US, Canada and Mexico, and is the leader in promoting best commercial practices, standards and self-regulation programs

Bernardo is convinced that the Mexican economy and consumers need to advance in trust in the marketplace. Also, that NAFTA has transformed the industrial and commercial culture in Mexico, regarding mainly large enterprises. With this important step, BBB is aiming to contribute to enlarge these latter effects to small and medium services. Opening a BBB in Mexico will represent the opportunity to build a North-American vision of trust in the marketplace.

HBSAThank you to the Hispanic Business Student Association for sponsoring the Keynote Speaker.

Thank you to the University Lecturers Committee for their funding donation to support the Keynote Speaker event.


Interactive Fair with JC Penney & Sephora

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in McCoy Hall, 1st Floor Wells Fargo Atrium

JC Penney and Sephora Inside JC Penney will be on campus, demonstrating proper business dress, giving tips on business-appropriate make-up and hair styling, and showing guests how to make the most of their wardrobe budget.

Leadership Panel

Tuesday, February 16, 11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. in McCoy Hall, Room 119

A panel of professionals from various backgrounds will discuss their experience and perspective on business leadership and the impact community engagement has on their lives and their business.


  • Mr. Mark Curry, community bank president, Wells Fargo
  • Mr. Daniel Guerrero, mayor of San Marcos
  • Dr. Yamile Jackson, CEO of Nurtured by Design
  • Mr. Steven Soos, CEO of ProtoIPO Inc.

Thank you to ENACTUS for sponsoring the Leadership Panel.

Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday, February 16, 3:30 – 5:10 p.m. in McCoy Hall, Room 119

Mr. Larry Jackson, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations for Fluor Corporation

Mr. Larry Jackson is responsible for managing Fluor’s 2000+ procurement professionals, across all offices and business units, ultimately charged with managing Fluor’s 17 billion dollar annual spend. Larry has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering, procurement and construction industries, and has worked as an executive in the areas of supply chain management, project management, business unit operations, sales and marketing.

In addition to speaking on a variety of supply chain topics, Larry is active with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with the Institute for Supply Management, and with Clemson University, as an industry curriculum advisor.

Larry serves on the Clemson Institute of Supply Chain and Optimization Advisory Board and Fluor Endowed Center Supply Chain and Optimization Center for Economic Excellence Advisory Board. He is also involved in an advisory capacity in the creation of a Master’s in Engineering degree in the Industrial Engineering Program focused on Capital Project Supply Chain

Mr. Larry Jackson has a BBA in Management from Texas State University.

Larry Jackson

A special thank you to Common Experience for their funding donation to support the Distinguished Lecture event. 

    Thank you to the Students in International Business for sponsoring the Distinguished Lecture


Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition

Wednesday, February 17, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in McCoy Hall, Room 126

Teams from McCoy College student organizations will be given a week to prepare a response to an article chosen from Bloomberg Businessweek. Join us for the competition and to support your fellow students! 

A special thank you to Bloomberg Businessweek, sponsor of the Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition, for their generous support of Business Leadership Week 2016.

Registration for this event is closed.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Business Student Organization Leadership Fair

Thursday, February 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in McCoy Hall, 1st Floor Wells Fargo Atrium

We would like to express our gratitude to the Student Service Fee Committee at Texas State University and the McCoy College of Business Administration for their generous support of Business Leadership Week 2015.