Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2023


James Maurin headshotJames Maurin (MBA ’72) has been appointed treasurer of the board of trustees of the National WWII Museum. Maurin is the founder and past chairman of Stirling Properties. He currently serves on the boards of Ochsner Health, Highland Cashiers Hospital and the LSU Real Estate Facilities Foundation. He is also a member of the Tulane University Business School Council, Urban Land Institute’s Small Scale Development Council, Young President’s Organization and Chief Executive Organization.

Stacey Berger headshotStacey Berger (A&S ’76, MBA ’78) has been named an advisor to nxtCRE, a firm that partners with CRE lenders to help their borrowers with their upcoming equity reinvestment and debt funding needs. Berger has over 40 years of experience in real estate finance, including 33 years with PNC, most recently

John Georges (BSM ’83) has been appointed vice chair of the board of trustees of the National WWII Museum. Georges is CEO of Georges Enterprises and Georges Media Group, Louisiana’s largest media company. Georges also helped build his family business, Imperial Trading Co., into a $3 billion corporation. Over the past 30 years, he has served on more than 30 boards, including the State of Louisiana Board of Regents.

Joseph Nolan (BSM ’85) has been appointed to the board of directors of Athersys Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Nolan is CEO and director of Jaguar Gene Therapy. Prior to joining Jaguar, he was general manager of AveXis (now Novartis Gene Therapies), where he was a part of the team that launched Zolgensma for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. Earlier in his career, he served as president of Dohmen Life Science Services, chief commercial officer of Marathon Pharmaceuticals and chief commercial officer of Lundbeck Inc.

Constance Cannon Frazier (MBA ’86) has been named chief of staff and special assistant to the president at Dillard University in New Orleans. Previously, Frazier served as chief operating officer and briefly as chief executive officer of the American Advertising Federation.

Joe Freudenberger (A&S ’83, MBA ’86) celebrated his 15th anniversary as CEO of OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas, in June 2022. Fruedenberger began his career in health care with Deloitte Consulting, spending 10 years with major healthcare clients, followed by 11 years as CFO for two hospitals.

David GoslinDavid Goslin (MBA ’87) has joined Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business as executive- in-residence. Goslin, a managing director with Deloitte Consulting, will mentor business students, offering guidance on career options and insights on the consulting market and the business & technology job market. He will also serve as a guest lecturer. Prior to entering consulting, Goslin was a vice president of NationsBank (now Bank of America) in Miami, where he worked as a manager and executive in several areas.

Jeffrey Altman (BSM ’88) has been appointed to the board of directors of Anterix Inc., a private broadband provider that enables the modernization of critical infrastructure for the energy, transportation, logistics and other sectors of the economy. Altman is managing partner and chief portfolio manager of Owl Creek Asset Management LP.

James Cross (BSM ’89) has been named president and CEO of E-Power Resources, an exploration-stage company engaged principally in the acquisition, exploration and development of graphite properties in Quebec. Cross, a co-founder of the company, is a management consultant with capital markets experience in North America, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. He served as president and CEO of Canadian Gold Resources Ltd. from 2012–2017 and as director and vice president of corporate development for Adroit Resources from 2010–2011.

Jose Luis Borrero (BSM ’89) has been named chief financial officer of NSF, a leading global public health and safety organization. Borrero joins NSF from ChemTreat, where he led all aspects of the company’s financial function. He has served in chief financial officer roles at Deluxe Corp. and 3M and previously held financial leadership positions at the Quaker Oats Co., Coca-Cola and Gillette.

David Zoller (MBA ’89) has been promoted to executive vice president with Weitzman, a leading retail-focused commercial real estate services firm based in Texas. Zoller focuses on investment sales and retail project leasing as well as tenant representation for a select group of retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A consistent statewide top producer for Weitzman, Zoller has been recognized by both D CEO Magazine and CoStar as a Power Broker, a ranking that recognizes the leading commercial real estate professionals in North Texas.


Mark BrownMark Brown (MBA ’90) has become full-time executive chairman of the Sazerac Co., one of America’s oldest family-owned, privately held distillers. In taking on that role, Brown stepped down as president and CEO of the company, a role he has held since 1997.

Andrew Hess (MBA ’90) has been named senior partner at Gartner Consulting, the professional services division of the world-renowned research company. In this role, he will be responsible for building out Gartner’s technology consulting capabilities across several industries. Prior to joining Gartner, Hess was a consulting leader at Ernst & Young.

Vinay PiparsaniaVinay Piparsania (MBA ’90) has joined Transnational Strategy Group as business advisor for India. An international business development consultant and marketing expert with hands-on technical, financial, and public relations experience, Piparsania has over 30 years of experience in the global automotive industry. He was associated with Ford Motor Co. for 20 years, leading marketing, sales and service of new product launches of Ford in India, the Philippines, Asia Pacific and at Ford’s Global Business Services (GBS). He was also the first CEO of the Endowment Management Foundation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi), India’s foremost science and technology university.

Michael D. Rubenstein (BSM ’90, L ’93) was named to the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. He began his appointment as the new Tulane Alumni Association member of the board on July 1, 2022. Rubenstein is a Houston-based attorney and a shareholder of the law firm Liskow & Lewis.

Kevin Barron headshotKevin Barron (BSM ’92) has been promoted to deputy vice president for payer relations for the Bexar County Hospital District d/b/a University Health in San Antonio. In this role, Barron reports directly to the chief revenue officer and is responsible for University Health’s corporate portfolio of systemwide facility and professional services managed care payor contracts and network participation agreements worth over $1.5 billion in gross revenue, including commercial, health insurance exchange/marketplace, managed Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage products.

David Grzebinski headshotDavid Grzebinski (MBA ’93) was named the 2023 Maritime Leader of the Year by the Greater Houston Port Bureau. Grzebinski is president and CEO of Kirby Corp., the nation’s largest domestic tank barge operator. Grzebinski joined the company in 2010 and has served as president and CEO since 2014.

William TaylorWilliam Taylor (BSM ’93, MACCT ’94) is the founder and principal of Taylor CPA & Associates in Columbus, Georgia, which was recently recognized by Inside Public Accounting Magazine for being one of the 10 best CPA firms in the U.S. with revenues under $10 million and for being one of the 10 fastest growing CPA firms in the U.S. The magazine noted that TCPA’s growth has been organic and non-merger related. No other minority-owned firms made the two lists.

Jennifer Williams (MBA ’93) was elected to the Trenton, New Jersey, City Council in December 2022, becoming the state’s first transgender councilwoman.

Joseph A. DiMaggio III (BSM ’94) was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest by New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond in June 2022.

Alyssa Greenspan headshotAlyssa Greenspan (BSM ’94) was promoted to president and CEO of Community Capital Management (CCM), a Fort Lauderdale-based institutional impact investment manager. Greenspan has been with CCM for 20 years and previously served as its president and COO. The firm specializes in customized positive fixed-income impact portfolios and has more than $4 billion in assets under management.

Laurel Halsey (MBA ’96) has been named executive director of the Colorado State University Health Network. In that role, she is responsible for overall operations of the network, ensuring the provision of high-quality health, counseling and educational programs for CSU students and families. Halsey has 14 years of experience in higher education and college health. She served 11 years as the administrative director and risk manager of Berkeley’s Health Services and three years as the division administrator of an outpatient facility at UC San Francisco.

Stephanie Haydel Kleehammer (MBA ’96) has been named chief administrative officer and associate director for administration of the LSU-LCMC Health Cancer Center. Kleehammer joins the Cancer Center after serving as executive director of the Louisiana Veterans Research and Education Corp. for nearly 10 years. In that role, she oversaw all operations of the organization, which provides research support for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Kleehammer also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and School of Liberal Arts.

Emily Pillars (BSM ’97) has been named managing partner of PwC’s Charlotte office. Pillars joined Coopers & Lybrand shortly before the firm merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to become PricewaterhouseCoopers. She became a partner in 2012.

Mark Kleehammer (MBA/JD ’98) has been named general counsel and chief regulatory officer at Cleco. In that role, Kleehammer is responsible for leading Cleco’s legal and regulatory affairs and providing strategic input on the company’s vision. Kleehammer joins the company from Entergy Corp., where he spent 25 years in roles with increasing responsibility, including vice president of regulatory and public affairs, vice president of business development services, vice president of gas distribution, and, most recently, vice president for commercial & industrial journey and products.

Andrew Friedman (BSM ’99) has been named inaugural recipient of the Tulane Athletics Don and Lora Peters Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes former student athletes who have combined their athletic experience with their Tulane education to achieve a career of distinction in an athleticsrelated field. A former outfielder for the Green Wave baseball team, Friedman has served as executive vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays and, since 2014, as president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2008 and 2020, he was named Executive of the Year by The Sporting News.

Maria Lorena Gutierrez Botero (MMG ’99, PhD ’03) was recognized as a Best Business Leader at the 2022 Portfolio Awards. Gutierrez is president of Corficolombiana, a Colombia-based investment management services company offering mutual funds, pensions and other financial services.

amelia hardyAmelia Williams Hardy (MBA ’99) is chief diversity officer at Best Buy. Hardy joined the company in 2014 after working in various roles at 3M. She moved into the DEI space in 2020, initially becoming vice president of inclusion and diversity strategic initiatives before being promoted to her current position in 2022.



Ryan Perfit (BSM ’00) was named interim principal financial and accounting officer at Fluent Inc. in January 2023. Perfit was interim CFO of the company between 2018 and 2019 and previously served as senior vice president of finance. He first joined the company in 2012 as a director of finance.

Scott Pinsonnault (MBA ’00) has been named a Dallas-based partner and managing director of the turnaround and restructuring team at AlexPartners. Pinsonnault brings more than 25 years of experience in large and complex turnarounds, with broad technical expertise in energy and the upstream oil & gas and oilfield services sectors. In addition, Pinsonnault has worked as an energy investment professional at GE Structured Finance Energy, where he oversaw more than 40 reserve-based LP investments and other credit opportunities in O&G. He began his career at Texaco.

Juan Carlos Barrera (MBA ’01) has been named president of Lithium, South America, by Energy Exploration Technologies. Barrera, a 32-year veteran of the mining industry, joins EnergyX after spending two years with Exxon Mobil and 28 years with Sociedad Química y Minera, the world’s largest lithium producer. Barrera is a graduate of the Freeman School’s joint MBA program with the University of Chile.

Brian Egwele headshotBrian Egwele (BSM ’01) was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a 2023 Notable Leader in Finance for his professional accomplishments, mentorship and philanthropic contributions in the Chicago area. Egwele is managing director of the Egwele Co., an independent boutique investment bank providing strategic and financial advisory services to corporations and institutional investors.

Jose Kreidler (TC ’00, MBA ’01) has been appointed president and board member of Buscar Co., a mining operation with the rights to gold mining claims in Plumas County and the Bucks Lake area of Northern California.

Gilbert Nathan (BSM ’01) has been appointed to the board of directors of Magnachip Semiconductor Corp., a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions. Nathan is the managing member of Jackson Square Advisors LLC and CEO of Keycon Power Holdings. Prior to starting Jackson Square, Nathan spent more than 14 years at hedge funds specializing in event driven and distressed debt.

Anne Kelligrew St.Clair (MBA ’01) has joined U.S. Bank, Private Wealth Management as senior vice president and Private Wealth Advisor in New York City. St.Clair specializes in investment management, private banking and custom credit solutions for ultra-high net worth individuals.
She advises clients on estate planning and risk management. At U.S. Bank, she structures life insurance premium finance transactions.

Anurag Gupta (MBA ’02) has been appointed to the Board of Transport for London (TfL) by the Mayor of London. TfL is London’s integrated transport authority, responsible for meeting the Mayor’s strategy and commitments on transport in London. TfL runs the day-to-day operation of London’s public transport network and manages London’s main roads. Gupta is chief risk officer and chief operating officer of Sequoia Investment Management Co. in London.

Tayte French Lutz (BSM ’02) was promoted to vice president of French Oil Mill Machinery Co. in June 2022, becoming part of the four-person management team that leads the family-owned business. She originally joined the company in 2010 as marketing coordinator after working for several years in the retail and fashion industries. She is a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (HBS OPM) program.

Rebecca Keithley (MBA ’03) was recently appointed international program manager for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Frauds and Swindles program. Keithley, a supervisory special agent with the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division/Financial Crimes Section/Economic Crimes Unit, has appeared on the CBS Evening News and CNBC.

Kate Reinmiller (BSM ’03) has been named COO of NIL tech company MOGL. In that role, Reinmiller will manage business segments against revenue targets and other KPIs, assist in strategy development and execution, and manage reporting mechanisms to effectively track company health and employee performance. Prior to joining MOGL, Reinmiller held multiple roles at early-stage companies. Most recently she was co-founder and chief revenue officer at Boltive, an AdTech SaaS platform that prevents malware in digital advertising. In that role, Reinmiller oversaw sales, marketing and account management.

William Barrette (MBA ’04) has been named CFO of Memorial Health System in Gulfport, Mississippi. Barrette has more than 18 years of experience in financial management, planning and strategic and corporate development in both the public and private sectors of healthcare. Prior to joining Memorial Health System, he served as vice president, Decision Support ,at New Ochsner Health in New Orleans.

Ian Macpherson (MBA ’04) has been named vice president of investor relations at Noble Corp., a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Prior to his appointment, Macpherson served 18 years at Piper Sandler and its predecessor firm, Simmons Energy, as lead analyst for the global oil field services sector, including

Cheryl Mintz (MBA ’04, L ’07) has been named senior vice president of human resources at Whitefish Credit Union in Whitefish, Montana. A licensed member of the Montana Bar Association, Mintz has extensive experience across multiple industries.

Ellen Newhouse (BSM ’05) has joined Caldwell, a leading retained executive search firm, as a partner in its Financial Services Practice. Newhouse comes to the firm from Korn Ferry, where she served as a senior client partner in its Financial Services Practice. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade in the Financial Services Practice at Spencer Stuart. She began her career in finance with Stephens Inc. as an investment banker and equity research analyst.

Grant Nuckolls (BSM ’05, MFIN ’06) has been named to the Committee of 100 for Economic Development (C100) for the Shreveport-Bossier region. Nuckolls is owner of Twisted Root Burger Co. and co-owner of Jacquelyn’s Café, Cuban Liquor Co. and the South Shreveport location of Southern Maid Donuts. Prior to becoming a business owner, Nuckolls was product manager for Hardware Resources, where he was responsible for the product design, sales, marketing, quality and profitability of a $50 million product line.

Kyle May (BSM ’06, MBA ’13) has joined Sidoti & Co. as an equity research analyst focusing on Oil, Gas, Chemicals and Minerals. May joins the company from Capital One Securities, where he worked as an equity research analyst covering Energy Midstream and Minerals as well as Energy Exploration and Production. Prior to that, he served as an equity research analyst with Heikkinen Energy Advisors and as a senior examiner at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Jack Hoelscher (BSM ’08) has joined Confluence Wealth Management, a Raymond James-affiliated financial planning and wealth management practice in Alton, Illinois, as practice business manager. Hoelscher spent 14 years with John Deere, where he held several roles of increasing responsibility across functions including finance, sales, analytics, marketing and business development.

Tag Jacklin (BSM ’08) has joined the Coeur d’Alene Bancorp and bankcda board of directors. Jacklin is president of Jacklin Land Co. and Riverbend Commerce Park in Post Falls, Idaho, and a partner in Bighorn Ventures. He manages approximately 600,000 square feet of leasable building space and 1,100 acres of land in varying stages of development across Kootenai County, Idaho.

John Burns (BSM/MACCT ’09) has been appointed chief financial officer and principal financial officer of Sellas Life Sciences Group, a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company. Burns will continue to serve as senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer with the company. Burns joined the company in 2013 after serving as a Securities & Exchange reporting manager at Pixelworks Inc. He began his career in public accounting at Moss Adams.

Preston Gelman (BSM ’09) has joined Corbin Advisors as vice president and head of Perception Study Practice. Gelman brings to the role 15 years of capital markets experience and deep institutional investor knowledge and shareholder research expertise. Prior to joining Corbin, Gelman served as executive director of Research, Advisory & Specialty Solutions at S&P Global.

Heidi Obie (MBA ’09) has joined McKissack & McKissack, one of the nation’s leading Black- and womanowned architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies, as vice president of operations for Texas. In that role, she will focus on operations and P&L, and partner with McKissack’s Dallas-based Business Development team to grow the firm’s capacity and PMCM business in Texas and the Southwest. Prior to joining McKissack, Obie served multiple roles with large global consulting firms.


Kelly Buck (BSM/MACCT ’10) has joined Windes, a California accounting and advisory firm, as a partner in its Audit & Assurance Services department. Buck joined Windes in 2015 after graduating from the Freeman School. Her practice focus includes audit and consulting services for privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Matthew Caire (MFIN ’10) was named chairman of the board of the newly launched Lone Oak Trust Co., an independent Texas-chartered trust company based in Fort Worth. In addition to his duties as chairman, Caire also serves on the company’s compensation and investment advisory committees. Caire is a portfolio manager for Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, an institutional investment manager based in Houston.

James Barton “Bart” Lowther (BSM ’10) has joined UBS Wealth Management USA in the firm’s Sarasota, Florida, office. Lowther began his financial services career at Merrill Wealth Management in 2010 and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.

Hannah Huppi (BSM ’11) and her husband, John Huppi (SSE ’11, A ’14), recently opened ErgoFit, a new fitness studio on Magazine Street in New Orleans. The class-based studio is focused on the Concept2 suite of equipment including the indoor rowing machine. The Huppis are both former Team USA rowing athletes and medalists at the international level. The couple met as freshmen at Tulane, learned to row at Tulane and are now partnering on this new fitness concept. John is a lecturer and associate director of real estate at Tulane School of Architecture, and he completed the studio renovation as part of his outside practice work.

Tracy Rosser (MBA ’11) has been named as a strategic advisor with NewRoad Capital Partners, a Northwest Arkansas-based growth equity firm that
invests in supply chain and logistics and innovative consumer companies. Prior to joining NewRoad, Rosser served as executive vice president of operations with Transplace/Uber Freight from 2019 to January 2023, where he led all transportation management activities in support of $17 billion of freight under management. Prior to that, Rosser spent 22 years with Walmart, most recently serving as senior vice president of transportation and supply chain.

Bryan J. O’Neill (BMS ’12) has become a member of the Derbes Law Firm. O’Neill joined the firm as an associate after graduating from law school in 2016. His primary area of practice is business law, which includes entity election and startup, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation. He also regularly handles end-of-life matters, such as estate planning and succession administration.

Jeff Rohr (MBA ’12) has been named president of Acordex Imaging + Mobile, a leading provider of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) fleet management solutions. Rohr joined Acordex’s Software Development team in 2014 and has led a broad range of initiatives at the company, including Consulting Services, Business Development, Partnerships and Administration.

Karla Alcázar Uribe (MGM ’13) was named president and CEO of Eli Lilly Latin America in June 2022, becoming the first woman to serve as president and general director of the company. Prior to the promotion, she served as general manager of Lilly Brazil. Alcázar joined Lilly 15 years ago as a marketing research manager in Mexico. She went on to serve as director of marketing in Mexico and, later, Latin America.

Taylor Fogleman (MBA ’14) was named head coach of the LSU Women’s Tennis program in June 2022. Before joining LSU, Fogleman spent five years at the University of Texas, including four years as associate head coach of women’s tennis. Prior to his time at Texas, Fogleman served as assistant women’s tennis coach at Rice (2014–2017) and Tulane (2011–2014).

Ling TaoLiang Tao (MBA ’14) has joined KORE Power Inc., a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, as vice president of R&D and engineering. Tao, who previously served engineering for Rivian Automotive Inc., brings the company two decades of leadership experience in manufacturing and business across the lithium-ion battery value chain.

Wendy Hinchey (MBA ’14, MFIN ’15) was appointed CEO of High Q Technologies in April 2021. The company develops quantum-enabled scientific instruments for ultra-high sensitivity biophysical and chemical analysis. Previously, Hinchey served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at United Imaging Healthcare and as vice president of global sales, marketing and product management at Rapid Micro Biosystems.

Taylor Dickerson headshotTaylor Dickerson (MBA ’15) has been appointed to a five-year term as national president of Women in Maritime Operations. Dickerson is vice president of the Project Management Office for Kirby Corp. In that role, she manages the company’s portfolio of executive-level projects in environmental sustainability, technology advancement and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, process improvement and efficiency, and analytics. Dickerson started her career in the maritime industry with Kirby in 2008 and has served in several roles within the company, including within the logistics, sales, operations, maintenance, safety and finance divisions before moving to her current role in special projects.

Adam M. Laurie (SSE ’12, MME ’16) has joined Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as chief financial officer. Laurie’s previous work experience includes increasing roles of responsibility across the portfolio companies of Macquarie Infrastructure Corp., such as Atlantic Aviation. Most recently he was director of strategic finance at IMTT, a bulk liquid handling and storage company with 19 facilities across North America.

Taylor Borenstein (BSM ’16) and Millie Blumka (SSE ’16) pitched their startup product Stakt Mat on the ABC business reality show “Shark Tank” in October 2022. Stakt Mat is a foldable, heavy-duty yoga mat that can be used for both yoga and other more intense workout sessions, including triceps dips and incline/decline. Borenstein is a product implementation team leader at Bloomberg LP in New York.

Trivia FrazierTrivia Frazier (MBA ’18) has been appointed to the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. Frazier is co-founder, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Obatala Sciences, a New Orleans-based biotech company developing a range of laboratory research-enabling solutions to speed up therapies for obesity, diabetes and cancer across diverse populations. Frazier is among the first African American CEOs of a major biosciences company and the only African American woman leading such a firm in New Orleans. Obatala is the first minority femaleowned biotechnology firm to raise over $1 million in institutional funds in Louisiana.

Ben Halpern (BSM ’18) was recently selected as a “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Jewish Times. Halpern is executive vice president of Farmers & Fishermen, a home-delivery company he launched with his father in 2019 that supplies customers with high-qualitymeat, seafood and specialty products from small farmers, fishermen and niche producers.

Grant McClure (MME ’18) has joined private equity firm Black Bay Energy Capital as an associate. McClure comes to the firm from Gravity Oilfield Services, a provider of water & infrastructure services to the oil & gas sector. At Black Bay, Grant focuses on investment & transaction analysis, due diligence, and monitoring investments.

Cheredith Rhone (MME ’18) has been named to the board of the National Recreation and Park Association. Rhone is division manager of administration for the City of Shreveport, Shreveport Public Assembly Parks and Recreation department. In that role, she serves as a member of the senior management team, charting the direction of the department and ensuring its accountability and effective operation. After becoming acertified fraud examiner, she developed the City of Shreveport’s first comprehensive anti-fraud policy while serving as interim assistant CAO.


Tom Stuart (G ’02, MBA ’20) has been promoted to vice president in the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice of the Beacon Group, which provides guidance to Fortune 500 companies on their global organic and inorganic growth strategies and tactics. Stuart has been with the firm since 2020, starting out as a director in the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice, where he has supported medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic clients and helped them solve complex growth issues.

Naresh Copeland (MBA ’21) has been named to the Coast Guard Foundation board of trustees. With more than 13 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Copeland currently serves as a marine business coordinator for Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC (LOOP), where he coordinates bottom line delivery, drives business strategy and implements safety protocols for operational success. He is also a founder of Tech-Up NOLA, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization.

Clinton Rasberry (MBA ’21 MME ’21) has joined Argent Trust Co., a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, as an audit associate. Rasberry most recently served as a partner at Crestview Woods, where he managed and improved recreational properties. Previously, he served as a partner at Rasberry Land & Minerals, managing mineral properties, generating revenue across seven oil and gas wells throughout Louisiana, and negotiating the sale of leases


Harry Gestetner

Harry Gestetner (BSM ’22) was featured as one of Forbes’ 2024 “30 Under 30.” Gestetner is co-founder of the content monetization platform Fanfix, which enables social media creators to earn revenue by posting exclusive content to paying subscribers. Gestetner and co-founder Simon Pompan launched the company in the summer of 2021 when Gestetner was still a student at Freeman. Differentiating itself from competing platform by being clean, focusing on Gen Z creators and being mobile-first, Fanfix became an immediate hit. By the time Gestetner graduated in May 2022, plans were in the works to sell the company to talent agency SuperOrdinary for an estimated $65 million. Gestetner currently serves as a senior vice president of SuperOrdinary and co-CEO of Fanfix, which now has more than 15 million users.

Joe Shamp (MBA/JD ’22) has joined the law firm of Brown & Fortunato as a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. In that role, he advises clients of the Amarillo based firm in complex contract review, mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

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