Gold Nuggets

Each year, UTEP recognizes exceptional graduates from its six colleges who have given back to their communities and alma mater. Through their achievements and success, these Gold Nuggets from the College of Business exemplify the quality of the university.

2013

John G. Lapham
BBA, Business, 1974
Managing Director
PineBridge Investments

David H. Lindau
BA, Accounting, 1961
Senior Wealth Advisor
Lauterbach Financial Advisors, LLC

Renard U. Johnson
BBA, Management, 1995
CEO
Management and Engineering Technologies International Inc. (METI)

Joe R. Saucedo
BBA, 1966
President
Bolsa Resources Inc.

2012

Robert J. “Jacob” Cintron
MBA, 1996
CEO
Del Sol Medical Center

Edward Escudero
BBA, Accounting, 1992
President and CEO
Sierra Finance

2011

Major General Juan Ayala
BBA, Management, 1979
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Southern Command

Jim Hunt
BBA, Business, 1972
Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
THL Credit, Inc.

2010

Robert W. “Bill” Gilmer
BA, Economics, 1968
Vice-President in Charge of El Paso Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

David M. Rapisand
BBA, Accounting, 1976
Director, Financial Analysis and Overhead Control
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

2009

Francisco “Pancho” Uranga
BBA, 1986
Corporate Vice-President and Chief Business Operations Officer for Latin America,
Foxconn Mexico Precision Industry Co., S.A. de C. V.

2008

Betty M. MacGuire
BBA, 1948
Owner/operator, MacGuire Ranches
Marfa, Texas

Kenneth T. Murphy
BBA, 1960
Senior Chairman of the Board, First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
Abilene, Texas

2007

Maria Alvarez
BBA 1986
ELM Resources
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President

Eric Chan
BBA 1978
Magnum Company Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

2006

Richard G. Fleager
Texas Gas Service Company
Regional Vice President

Richard W. Myers
Vice President of Planning and Logistics, Coach Inc.

2005

D. Edward Martin
Richard A. Eisner & Co.
Partner, New York

R. Paul Yetter
Yetter & Warden, LLP
Founding partner, Houston

2004

Mike Brochu
Loudeye, President & CEO
PRIMUS Founder

Gary Hedrick
El Paso Electric Company, CEO

2003

Danny Vickers
EDM International, Founder,
Entrepreneur

2002

Robert Wingo,
Sanders Wingo Advertising
Founder and CEO, El Paso & Austin

2001

Martini DeGroat
Southwestern Bell Telephone General Manager

2000

Victor Arias, Jr.
DHR International, Inc.
Executive VP & Regional Managing Director Dallas

1999

Ignacio Urrabazo Jr.
Commerce Bank President, Laredo

1998

Dr. Lola B. Dawkins

1997

Robert Skov
Skov Farms and Cattle Company Partner, Clint

1996

Jack & Dorothy Hunt
Founders of Hunt Building Corporation

1995

Aaron Wechter
Owner, Cavalier Investment Company, Inc.

1994

The Honorable Carlos Villa
Judge, El Paso County Court at Law #5

1993

Mrs. A. Wynnell Dryden
Jewish Community Center Preschool

1988

James J. Kaster, Jr.

1986

J. Stephen DeGroat
Owner/Certified Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors

1985

Mark C. Terrell
Retired Partner, KPMG's Audit Committee Institute

1984

Robert C. Heasley
Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors