Lloyd McGuire is one of 31 students across the state to be selected as an inductee as a Future Texas Business Legends Scholar by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF), which carries a $10,000 scholarship award. The TBHF recognizes students who define entrepreneurial ventures with impact to future business in Texas.

McGuire is a lawyer and a military veteran. He was on the team that won the 2014 MBA Venture Challenge, in which more than 100 business and academic leaders from around the Brazos Valley judge the analysis and business plan presented by a team of MBA students at Texas A&M. McGuire and his teammates analyzed and created recommendations for a start-up, MyHeroClassifieds.com, a company dedicated to employment assistance for U.S. veterans. He was also on the team of Full-Time MBA students who swept the 7th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership held in November 2013 at Baylor University’s Hankamer Business School.

“I’m humbled and honored to be a Future Texas Business Legend Scholar” McGuire said after the luncheon. “Being in the presence of Texas business legends was awe-inspiring. I’m incredibly thankful for the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired at Mays and am eager to put them to use upon graduation.”

Patti Urbina, director of the Full-Time MBA program at Mays, said McGuire has been a leader since he joined the Mays program. “If there is an award or an opportunity to lead, he is there, she said, “McGuire’s first response to his good fortune in the program is always, “how can I give back and help future MBA Aggies succeed, too?” He is co-founder of an annual reunion event that kicked off this fall. The “Brisket Bowl” includes a student-run cook-off and serves as a pre-tailgate event to promote camaraderie among the MBA graduates. Envisioned as a legacy event by the MBA Class of 2015, it will serve as a constant reminder of McGuire’s demonstration and the class’ commitment to the core Aggie value of selfless service to our program.””

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation is a non-profit organization of 70 directors who are business leaders from cities throughout the state. The organization’s mission is to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Texas business leaders, to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership in all generations of Texans.

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