Business alumni Jim Bodenstedt, ’96 and Albert Estrada, ’83 were honored at the annual UTSA Alumni Association Gala this summer.
Estrada was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A finance alumnus, he is senior vice president in commercial lending with PlainsCapital Bank, where much of his focus has been on providing banking services to health-care professionals.
A friend to UTSA, Estrada served on the UTSA Alumni Association board for more than 12 years, including a stint as president from 2002 to 2004. The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on individuals recognizing their service and support of UTSA and the Alumni Association.
Bodenstedt, president and CEO of MUY!, was named the UTSA Alumnus of the Year. MUY! Is one of the largest private restaurant employers in the nation and includes Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. He is chair of the Campaign Leadership Committee for We Are UTSA—A Top Tier Campaign.
An accounting graduate, he recently established the Bodenstedt Chair for the Dean of the College of Business with a $1 million gift.
A member of the Development Board, he has also been a strong supporter of the UTSA Alumni Association and UTSA Athletics. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1980 to recognize UTSA alumni who have gained unique distinction through their achievements.
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