Board of Advisors

The purpose of the Board of Advisors is to foster closer ties between the College of Business at Lamar University, its alumni, and the community. The Board helps the College of Business achieve its goals by providing the guidance and assistance which members of the Board are best qualified to provide.

The Board, as a Community Builder, helps the College develop contacts in the business community to support faculty research and professional development, graduate placement, and executive education.

The Board will serve as a resource for expert consultation, idea generation and facilitation, advice, and investment in support of the College of Business through the committee structure of the board.

The Board, as a Center of Influence, advocates on behalf of the priorities of the College of Business as established by the Dean in concert with the President of Lamar University.

Board Members comprise both alumni and members of business and civic communities who have an interest in the College of Business. The Dean of the College serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.

The College of Business Board of Advisors

Orlando Alvarez President & CEO/ BP Energy Company
Randy Best Chairman/CEO, Best Associates
Dr. Brent W. Bost Medical Practice; President/Founder, Pathfinder Management Systems, Inc.
Nick Carter President, Trecora
William “Bill” C. Childs Shonto Ranch and Retired, Texas Industrial Maintenance
Grady Crawford President/CEO, Grady Crawford Construction
Myrna Dunnam Attorney in Private Practice
Mark Etheridge Retired President/CEO, Advanced Lab Concepts, Inc.
Paul Fregia President/CEO, Grandma Maud’s Inc.
Dr. H. Stephen Grace, Jr. President, H. S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Dan S. Hallmark Retired, Regional Chairman, Hibernia Bank
Alton Heckaman Senior VP/CFO, Swift Energy, Inc.
Todd Hoffman Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Carmen Jordan, Chair Regional President, Houston Market, Origin Bank
Joe D. Koshkin Retired Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Clayton Lau President/Houston, Dynamic Service Inc. 
Patrick M. Pierson, Sr. Chairman, Financial Corporation of America
Jordan “Jerry” W. Reese, III President, Reese Investments, LLP
Rod Rice President/CEO, Fitness Expo, Inc.
Joseph “Joe” W. Richardson, Chair Accountant/Retired President, Harper & Pearson Co., P.C.
William “Bill” Scott Chairman/CEO, Trans-Global Solutions, Inc.
J. Bart Simmons President, The Provision House
Joseph “Joe” V. Tortorice, Jr. President/CEO, Deli Management, Inc.
Mark Vise, Vice Chair Executive VP of Administration & CFO, Burrow Global
Jennifer Warren VP of Corporate Marketing/Indeed
Herman T. Wilson, Jr. President, Pioneer Equipment Co.