College of Business Administration 2013 Gold Nuggets
July 18, 2013
The College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso and the UTEP Alumni Association proudly announce the recipients of the 2013 Gold Nugget Awards.
Since 1984, the University has recognized exceptional graduates from each of the University’s colleges and schools who have distinguished themselves in their professions and lives, given back to their communities and alma mater, and serve as an inspiration for future generations of Miners. They will be officially recognized during the Homecoming festivities Sept. 29-Oct. 5.
John G. Lapham, BBA, Business, '74
Lapham put himself through school working odd jobs and graduated with a B.B.A. in 1974 before earning an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Today, Lapham serves as managing director and co-head of leveraged finance for money-management company PineBridge Investments and manages about 13 percent of the company’s overall assets of $71 billion.
David H. Lindau, BA, Accounting, '61
Lindau is the senior wealth advisor and former president of Lauterbach Financial Advisors, LLC in El Paso, and is a certified public accountant, financial planner and valuation analyst.
He serves as a member of the UTEP Trust and has established three scholarship endowments at UTEP.
Renard U. Johnson, BBA, Management, '95
Johnson founded and incorporated Management and Engineering Technologies International Inc. (METI) in 1994 when he was still a student at UTEP.
METI, a professional services company that provides systems engineering and information technology support to federal and commercial customers, now has more than 300 employees around the world, including El Paso; Lima, Peru; and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Joe R. Saucedo, BBA, '66
Saucedo, a first-generation graduate, worked as a cost accountant for North American Rockwell after college. He worked his way up to president and chief executive officer of Queen City Bank in 1982, and in 1992 founded Bolsa Resources Inc., his own management consulting firm.