Kathleen Gibson has been president and chief executive officer of Southwestern Medical Foundation since 2012. She spent a number of years in financial services at Citibank as president of Central U.S. Commercial and at Bank of America in various roles, including head of Asset Management Risk, president of Southwest Private Banking, head of Southwest Corporate Banking and president of Bank of America Dallas.
She has been involved at Texas A&M since graduating by serving as past chair of The Association of Former Students and as a member of advisory boards for The Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Center for International Business Studies. She has been recognized by Texas A&M as a Fish Camp Namesake in 2014 and as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2018. She served as the 2018 Muster Speaker and has also been honored with the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Award and Women’s Legacy Award. To-date, Kathleen and her husband, Robert, have endowed several Century Club gifts and established the Jarvis E. Miller ’50 Excellence Fund for International Studies. They have two lovely daughters, Catherine and Sarah ’15.
Louis "Lou" Paletta is a founding partner and the chief operating officer of Kildare Partners, a private equity organization organized in 2013 that targets opportunistic, control investments in commercial real estate-related opportunities. He formerly spent 20 years with Lone Star Funds, a global private equity investment firm, during which he worked in Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. He has previously served on the 12th Man Foundation Board of Trustees and was recognized with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Mays Business School in 2016. Outside of his service to Aggieland, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Managers of Cerebrum Health Centers, a nationally recognized brain rehabilitation center. He and his wife, Wanda, are longtime supporters of Texas A&M and have established multiple scholarships at Mays Business School in support of students, including the business honors and study abroad programs.
Otway Denny retired as partner at the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, a global legal practice that provides business law services. He serves on the College of Liberal Arts’ Development Council and was the 2012 chairman of The Association of Former Students’ Board of Directors. He has been recognized by Texas A&M as a Fish Camp namesake in 2008 and was inducted into the Corps Hall of Honor in 2013. He was also named a Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. He and his wife, Bonnie, have endowed scholarships supporting the Corps of Cadets 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 have also supported the MSC renovation and expansion project, Aggie athletics, The Association of Former Students and MSC OPAS. Otway and Bonnie have three daughters: Amy Stuber ’97, Lisa Arreola ’98 and Stacey Denny.
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 the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Bermúdez is also a former chairman of the board of The Association of Former Students. He has been recognized by Texas A&M as a Fish Camp Namesake and was honored with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Outstanding Alumni Award in 2009. He was also named a Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus in 2017. He 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 established scholarships in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mays Business School in support of undergraduate business honors students. He and his wife, Andrea, have five children: Jorge II, Andres E., Elena, Antonio and Andres M.
Dan Allen Hughes, Jr. is chief executive officer and president of Dan A. Hughes Co., LP (DAHCO) and Hupecol Operating Company, LLC. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, during which he has presided over the exploration, development and operation of conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields in multiple producing basins both domestically and internationally. Hughes is a member of the Sul Ross State University Borderlands Research Institute Advisory Board as well as the All-American Wildcatters and formerly served as chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission from 2013 to 2015. At Texas A&M, he formerly served on the presidential search committee from 2013 to 2015, while he is a current member of the 12th Man Foundation’s Champions Council and the Lead by Example National Campaign Council. He was recognized with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Mays Business School in 2013 and honored with Texas A&M’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2019. He and his wife, Peggy ’82, are donors to the university’s Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems and have also contributed to the Kyle Field redevelopment and other athletic facilities as well as to Corps of Cadets scholarships. They have three children: Dan Hughes III, William and Elizabeth.
Billy Lemmons is a founder and managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, a venture capital firm investing in midstream oil and gas based in San Antonio. He is an Endowed Diamond Century Club Member and a member of the Lead by Example National Campaign Council. He has also served as a representative on the Leadership Council of The Association of Former Students. He previously served on the MBA Program Advisory Board in Mays Business School and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the George and Barbara Bush Foundation. He and his wife, Angie ’84, are longtime benefactors to Texas A&M and have established a faculty enrichment endowment in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, two endowed scholarships for students in Mays and two endowed scholarships for students in the Bush School. They have also supported student-athletes with a 12th Man Foundation 1922 Fund endowment. The couple has three Aggie daughters: Hayley McQuaid ’15, Kelsey Lemmons ’18 and Avery Lemmons ’22.
Gina Luna is the chief executive officer of Luna Strategies, where she counsels companies and their leaders on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. Prior to founding Luna Strategies, she held executive roles with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 22 years. Today, she also serves on several private and public company boards, including Tetra Technologies Inc. An active member of her community, Luna is the founding chairman for Houston Exponential, an organization focused on building the innovation ecosystem in Houston. She also holds positions on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch, CHI St. Luke’s Health System, The Welch Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Greater Houston Partnership. She is a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame inductee and was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women in 2018. At Texas A&M, she currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Mays Business School. Luna and her husband, Carl ’91, are university benefactors, supporting The Association of Former Students, the 12th Man Foundation and Mays Business School. They have two teenage sons: Tyson and Carson.