Former students Al (Lynn) Merritt ’64 and Jerry Brown ’59 spent a day meeting one on one with Mays graduate students as part of Graduate Business Career Services’ Executive in Residence Program. The program brings retired corporate executives to campus to give MS and MBA students real-world advice and guidance based on their decades of experience as senior-level decision makers.

Merritt and Brown spent the day in one-hour, individual sessions discussing with students their career goals, providing practical advice and assisting with job and internship searches.

Merritt, who earned his both his BBA and MBA from Mays, was a former marketing, sales and management executive with Ford Motor Co. Brown earned a BS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and served as former group vice president-USA for Amoco. Merritt and Brown will be back on campus in March to visit with students, joining them will be Joe Ernst, a retired HEB marketing executive and retired U.S. Army General.