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.
Mary E. Bell
BBA in Finance 1983
Regional President and CEO for Indiana and Ohio
Wells Fargo Bank
Lester L. Parker
BBA in Finance 1967; MBA 1977
President, CEO & Chairman
United Bank of El Paso del Norte
John G. Lapham
BBA, Business, 1974
David H. Lindau
BA, Accounting, 1961
Senior Wealth Advisor
Lauterbach Financial Advisors, LLC
Renard U. Johnson
BBA, Management, 1995
Management and Engineering Technologies International Inc. (METI)
Joe R. Saucedo
Bolsa Resources Inc.
Robert J. “Jacob” Cintron
Del Sol Medical Center
BBA, Accounting, 1992
President and CEO
Major General Juan Ayala
BBA, Management, 1979
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Southern Command
BBA, Business, 1972
Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
THL Credit, Inc.
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.
Francisco “Pancho” Uranga
Corporate Vice-President and Chief Business Operations Officer for Latin America,
Foxconn Mexico Precision Industry Co., S.A. de C. V.
Betty M. MacGuire
Owner/operator, MacGuire Ranches
Kenneth T. Murphy
Senior Chairman of the Board, First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President
Magnum Company Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Richard G. Fleager
Texas Gas Service Company
Regional Vice President
Richard W. Myers
Vice President of Planning and Logistics, Coach Inc.
D. Edward Martin
Richard A. Eisner & Co.
Partner, New York
R. Paul Yetter
Yetter & Warden, LLP
Founding partner, Houston
Loudeye, President & CEO
El Paso Electric Company, CEO
EDM International, Founder,
Sanders Wingo Advertising
Founder and CEO, El Paso & Austin
Southwestern Bell Telephone General Manager
Victor Arias, Jr.
DHR International, Inc.
Executive VP & Regional Managing Director Dallas
Ignacio Urrabazo Jr.
Commerce Bank President, Laredo
Dr. Lola B. Dawkins
Skov Farms and Cattle Company Partner, Clint
Jack & Dorothy Hunt
Founders of Hunt Building Corporation
Owner, Cavalier Investment Company, Inc.
The Honorable Carlos Villa
Judge, El Paso County Court at Law #5
Mrs. A. Wynnell Dryden
Jewish Community Center Preschool
James J. Kaster, Jr.
J. Stephen DeGroat
Owner/Certified Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors
Mark C. Terrell
Retired Partner, KPMG's Audit Committee Institute
Robert C. Heasley
Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors