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Frost BankThe Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community. The lecture series, which began in 1988, presents a forum for business leaders and academics to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.

2016 Featured Speaker

Mike Garcia

Richard Peretz, '85
Chief Financial Officer
UPS

November 4
1 p.m.

University Room
Business Building 2.06.04
UTSA Main Campus

Please call (210) 458-7311 to RSVP and receive parking instructions.

Joining the company in 1981 while a student at UTSA, Peretz has risen through the ranks to become chief financial officer of the $58 billion company headquartered in Atlanta.

Peretz is responsible for accounting, finance, financial planning, taxes, audit and compliance activities. He also serves as the company’s senior liaison to the investor, finance and analyst communities.

Peretz' career highlights include being part of the team that led the IPO to take UPS public in 1999; managing acquisitions and expanding international small package operations in Costa Rica, Romania, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam; launching UPS’ operations in Mexico; and serving as the international CFO during which time he grew profits while opening operations in China and expanding operations in Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom.

The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series bring prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experience with students and others in the university and business community.

Past Speakers (click here to view info)

2016
Richard Peretz, '85
Harvey E. Najim

2015
Kim Lubel, CST Brands, Inc.
Michael Garcia, '85

2014
Patrick T. Mulva
, MBA '75, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Red McCombs
, McCombs

2013
Dick Evans
, Frost
Gregory Goff
, Tesoro

2012
Dr. Bernard T. Swift, Jr., Texas MedClinic
Jim Bodenstedt
, '96, MUY Brands LLC

2011
Nancy Kudla, MBA '87, Kudla Foundation
Bill Morrow
, '86, CSIdentity Corporation

2010
Kathleen Quiroz, Strasburger, Price, Oppenheimer, Blend, Attorneys at Law
Alfonso Tomita, MBA '01, President, Sushi Zushi

2009
Elaine Mendoza, President and chief executive officer, Conceptual Mindworks, Inc
Josue Robles, Jr., President & CEO, USAA

2008
Lanham Napier, President & CEO, Rackspace
Robert Estrada, Chairman of the Board, Estrada Hinojosa & Co., Inc.
Suzanne Wade, President of the SA Food/Drug Division, H-E-B

2007
General Al Zapanta, President & CEO, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

2006
Lionel Sosa, CEO, Mexicans & Americans Thinking Together (MATT)
Dr. Ray Perryman, President & CEO, The Perryman Group

2005
Patricia Diaz-Dennis, Sr. VP / Assistant General Counsel, SBC Services, Inc.
Dr. James J. Heckman, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Lt. Gov. William P. Hobby, Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas

2004
Jeanie R. Wyatt, MBA '86, CEO, South Texas Money Management, Ltd.
James R. Adams, Retired Chairman of Board, Texas Instruments

2003
Charles L. Korbell, Jr., President & CEO, Clarke American Checks Inc.
Henry Muñoz, III, Chairman of Board & CEO, Kell Muñoz Architects Inc.
Dolph Briscoe, Former Governor of Texas
Art Laffer, Founder & Chairman/Economist, Laffer Associates

2002
Ernest Bromley, Chairman & CEO, Bromley Communications
Marty Wender, Owner, Charles Martin Wender Real Estate & Investments
David Oreck, Founder & Chairman, Oreck Corporation

2001
Navarra Williams, President, Time Warner Cable
Henry Cisneros, Chairman & CEO, American City Vista
Jamie Rochelle, General Manager & CEO, City Public Service
Lee Sutterfield, President & Chairman of the Board, SecureLogix Corporation

2000
Nelson W. Wolff, President, Sun Harvest Farms Partners, Ltd.
Don Peppers, Partner, Peppers and Rogers Group

1998
Gene Stallings, Former Head Football Coach
David Robinson, CEO & co-Founder, The David Robinson Foundation
Tino Duran, Owner and Publisher, La Prensa

1997
Balous T. Miller, President, Bill Biller Bar-B-Q Enterprises, Inc.
Debbi Fields, Founder and Former Chairman of Mrs. Fields Cookies
Drayton McLane, Jr., Chairman, McLane Group, L.P. and Owner of Houston Astros
B. J. "Red" McCombs, CEO, McCombs Enterprises

1996
Gen. Robert T. Herres, USAF (Ret.), Chairman & CEO, USAA
Kenneth Whipple, Former President-Ford Financial Services Group, Exec.V.P.-Ford Motor Co. & Chairman & CEO-Ford Motor Cr. Co.

1995
Ann McLaughlin, 17th United States Secretary of Labor
Richard L. Scott, Former President and CEO of Columbia/HCA Health Care
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SBC Communications, Inc.
Walter B. Wriston, Former Chairman of Citicorp

1994
Horst Schulze, President & CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

1993
Kenneth Whipple, President, Ford Financial Services Group

1992
Tom Benson, Chairman of the Board, Benson Automotive

1991
Roger Hemminghaus, President & CEO, Diamond Shamrock
Robert Mosbacher, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Richard W. Evans, Jr., President, Frost National Bank

1990
Gordon E. Forward, President & CEO, Chaparral Steel
Herbert D. Kelleher, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Southwest Airlines
William Dr. Brock, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

1989
George Becker, Jr., Former President, Sea World of Texas
Charles Butt, CEO, H.E.B. Grocery Company
John Connally, Former Governor of Texas

1988
Charles Martin Wender, Real Estate Financier

 

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