Leadership Lessons from the System Office

Tuesday, July 12, 2020 Phillip Ray Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Texas A&M SystemPhillip Ray ’87 As Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Phillip Ray is responsible for all real estate development projects involving a public-private partnership, negotiation of operational efficiencies opportunities, financial accounting and reporting oversight, direction of tax and fiscal activities, financial functions related to the legislative appropriations process, annual operating budget process, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) initiatives, Facilities Planning and Construction, and aircraft operations for the A&M System. CAREER 2012-present Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, The Texas A&M University System 2008-2012 Associate Vice President for Finance & University …

Leadership Lessons from the AD’s Office

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Ross Bjork Texas A&M Director of AthleticsRoss Bjork Ross Bjork began his position as Texas A&M’s Director of Athletics on July 8, 2019. He came to Aggieland from the University of Mississippi, where he served as the Director of Athletics for seven years. There, he oversaw a department with a staff of over 250 employees. During his tenure at Ole Miss, revenue generated within Athletics more than doubled, from $57 million to $117 million. His many achievements include back-to-back Top 40 Directors’ Cup finishes, ranked 39th in 2016-17 among Division 1 institutions, and 38th in 2017-18, …

TexAgs – Aggie Football Recruiting & Baseball Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2017 Brandon has overseen TexAgs’ daily activities since 1999 as President & CEO. His vision has been instrumental in pushing TexAgs year by year beyond the standard definition of “fan site” and helping it become a standard bearer for the industry. Brandon graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 with a degree in business management and lives in the Bryan-College Station area with his wife and four kids. Ryan joined TexAgs in August of 2015. A college baseball player at McNeese State (Class of ’09), he moved to College Station in 2010 to pursue a Master’s in sport …

Campaign 2020 – Sky High Stakes

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Dale Laine ‘78 Dale Laine brings over 30 years of political insight and strategic communications experience to his clients’ business objectives. Laine’s current portfolio includes legislative and regulatory work in Texas and Washington D.C. for a broad list of publicly traded companies, private business interests and trade associations. Laine’s work includes strategy efforts to assist in legislative and regulatory issues and engaging in successful procurement opportunities within state and local government sectors. Prior to the formation of Laine Strategy Group, LLC, he was COO and a Managing Director of Public Strategies, Inc, (now HK Strategies) where …

Why Does Texas A&M Have A School of Innovation?

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Why Does Texas A&M Have A School of Innovation? Professor Morriss received his AB from Princeton University, his JD and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, his PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Master of Education in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University. His primary areas of research are international financial centers, regulation of business and the environment, and empirical legal studies. He previously served as Dean of the Texas A&M School of Law (July 2014 to August 2017). He is the author or coauthor of more …

Healthcare Panel

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Dr. Brent Egeland is a founder of Medpather (https://medpather.com/) and an inventor of Medpather’s patented system for medical pricing using continuous real-time costing through location aware resource utilization datasets. Brent is a practicing Plastic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon in Austin, Texas. He has dedicated his clinical career to treating complex injuries and cancer reconstruction in adults and children at tertiary referral hospitals and trauma centers. He aspires to develop an academic plastic surgery program to pass this knowledge on to others. Dr. Egeland completed his residency in the highly regarded University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery …