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


Sarah Bugh
Associate Director, Career Management Center
MSF Career Coach

Allison Hayes ’11
Assistant Director of MS Finance Program

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 
Associate Director, Career Management Center
MSF Career Coach

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

Madalaine Stulce ’19
President of the MSF Student Society 2018-2019


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

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

Y.A. Joe Elabd, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Program, Department of Chemical 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


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

Lemar Brown
Executive Professor with Texas A&M MBA Program
Retired from Royal Dutch Shell, New Business Development

Natalie Kassenyeva, MSF ’99, CFA, PRM
Director and 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

Peter Veruki
Retired from Vanderbilt University, Director of Corporate Relations