Steering Committee

The mission of the MSF Steering Committee is to advise the program office in all aspects of program operations including but not limited to: recruiting, admissions, curriculum and career services. The MS Finance program would like to acknowledge the constant support of all its Steering Committee members who seek to advance the program.


Kim Austin
Director, Mays Graduate Career Management Center

Lisa Burton, MS ’10
Associate Director – Employment Services at Texas A&M University

Arvind Mahajan
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Mays Business School

Sorin Sorescu, PhD
Ruby and Earle A. Shields Jr. ’41 Chair in Investment Advising
Head of Department of Finance


Cate Beckman
President of the MSF Student Society 2019-2020

Rebecca Itz 
Advisor of MS Finance Program

Michael Ketzenberg, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Management Information Systems
Director of MS Finance Analytics Track

Mitch Lederman 
MSF Career Coach, Career Management Center

Donna McClure
MSF Career Coach, Career Management Center

Kevin Moore, CFA, CMT
Executive Professor, Department of Finance
Director of MS Finance Program


Nancy Amato, PhD
Engineering Honors Director; Regents Professor, Department of Computer Science

Jean-Francois Chamberland, PhD 
Associate Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kurt Felpel
Director of Master of Science in Economics Program, Department of Economics

Mike Graul, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Timothy Jacobs, PhD
Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Michael Johnson, PhD
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution

Adam Kolasinski, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Finance

Paulo Lima-Filho, PhD
Associate Head for Operations and Undergraduate Programs, Department of Mathematics

Mary McDougall, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Prabhakar Pagilla, PhD
Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Programs, Mechanical Engineering

Sue Redman, CPA ’80

Executive Professor, Department of Accounting

Victor Ugaz, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Program, Department of Chemical Engineering


Moses Asom, PhD
CEO & Founder of SeeFAM Inc.

Ted Bland
Retired from Stonegate Production Company, LLC, HSE & Land Owner Relations

Lemar Brown
Retired from Royal Dutch Shell, New Business Development

Kevin Foreman, MSF ’15
Nutrabolt, Financial Analyst
Founding President of the MSF Society

Natalie Kassenyeva, MSF ’99, CFA, PRM
Director & Former President of the CFA Society of Houston

David Keller, CMT
President of Sierra Alpha Research LLC
Former Managing Director of Research for Fidelity Investments
Past President of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Association

Laurence Lehman, CPA
Pioneer Bank, CFO

Lauren Minch, BBA/MSF ’00, CFA, CPA
Institutional Development Director, Wiley Efficient Learning
Board Member of the CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Peter Veruki
Retired from Vanderbilt University, Director of Corporate Relations

Jim Whiddon, CFP®, MSFS
CEO & Founder of The Old School