Jorge Bermúdez retired as the chief risk officer for Citigroup, Inc. after a 34-year career with the company. Following his retirement, he founded Byebrook Group, a small firm dedicated to research and advisory work in the financial services industry. He serves on the board of Moody's Corporation and has served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank 11th District and ERCOT.
Bermúdez established the Bermúdez Family Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to the dependent child or spouse of a veteran who served in or was killed or disabled in a conflict. He also has established scholarships at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Mays Business School in support of undergraduate business honors students. Bermúdez is a former chairman of the board of The Association of Former Students. He is married to Andrea and has five children.
Otway Denny is a partner at the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, a global legal practice that provides business law services. He and his wife Bonnie endowed scholarships supporting the Corps as well as a scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts designated for students who study abroad, complete an internship or participate in a faculty-directed research project.
They also supported the MSC renovation and expansion project, Aggie athletics, The Association of Former Students and MSC OPAS. Denny serves on the Liberal Arts Development Council and was the 2012 chairman of The Association of Former Students’ Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Corps Hall of Honor in 2012 and was a Fish Camp namesake in 2008.
Randy Cain is vice chair and southwest region managing partner at Ernst & Young in Dallas, where he oversees 12 offices in nine states. He and his wife Jyl are benefactors to Texas A&M, with a gift to Mays Business School to support the accounting program. Cain was also honored with the Mays Distinguished Alumnus Award.
He is a past chairman of the 12th Man Foundation, a member of the Dean’s Development Council at Mays Business School and a former member of the Chancellor’s Century Council.
Bill Toler is chairman and CEO of Nevada-based Swift Communications Inc., which publishes more than 30 community newspapers and websites in seven western states. He recently completed a four-year term on The Association of Former Students' Board of Directors and previously served on Texas A&M's Vision 2020 Advisory Board.
Toler and his wife Melanie created a bequest through the Foundation to fund a President's Endowed Scholarship. He is an Endowed Diamond Century Club member of The Association of Former Students.
Kathleen Gibson is President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, a leading charitable corporation supporting advancement in medical education, medical research and medical care. Gibson has been involved in community activities in Dallas and Texas for many years. She is past chair of the Board of The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University, and Strategy Chair on the Board of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. She also serves on the Mays Business School Development Council.
Gibson and her husband Robert are recognized as endowed Century Club members through the Association of Former Students. She has also made several contributions to support Mays Business School excellence funds through the Texas A&M Foundation.
Louis "Lou" Paletta is a founding partner and the chief operating officer of Kildare Partners, a private equity organization that targets opportunistic, control investments in commercial real estate-related opportunities. He and his wife Wanda are longtime supporters of Texas A&M. The couple established the Wanda and Louis Paletta, II ’78 Business Honors Scholarship fund to benefit students in the business honors program at Mays Business School. He has previously served on the 12th Man Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2016, Paletta was recognized with an Outstanding Alumni Award from Mays Business School.
Billy Lemmons is founder and managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream in San Antonio. He and his wife Angie are longtime benefactors to Texas A&M, as they have established a faculty enrichment endowment in the Department of Petroleum Engineering and two endowed scholarships for students in the business school. They have also supported student-athletes with a 12th Man Foundation 1922 fund endowment. The couple is part of the Lead by Example national campaign council and previously served on the MBA Program Advisory Board in Mays Business School. Lemmons also serves on the Board of Trustees of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.