Hall of Famers
Distinguished alumni and supporters honored with prestigious McCombs designation.
These alumni and supporters were inducted into the McCombs Hall of Fame for their professional contributions to the business community.
These alumni and supporters were inducted into the McCombs Hall of Fame for their professional contributions to the business community
The Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to recognize the university’s centennial celebration and honor former students, faculty, and supporters who have advanced humanity and made outstanding professional contributions to the business community. This year’s honorees are Philip Canfield, Antonio Garza, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Niloufar Molavi, and J. Marc Myers.
The 2019 honorees were recognized at a dinner and program Nov. 7 in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom in the school’s graduate programs building, Robert B. Rowling Hall.
Philip Canfield, BBA ’89, is the managing director of the private equity firm GTCR. He holds a finance degree with high honors from what’s now known as the Canfield Business Honors Program, renamed in his honor last year. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a director of Cision, Inteliquent, Lytx, and Mega Broadband Investments. During his 30 years in the business world, Canfield has played a leadership role in multiple successful high-profile investments. He is a member of various councils at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation.
Antonio Garza, BBA ’80, is the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and secretary of state of Texas. He studied finance as an undergraduate and received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is now the counsel at White & Case in Mexico City. Garza has provided his insight to CEOs, investors, and entrepreneurs for decades and serves on multiple corporate and university boards. He was previously the chairman and president of the Texas Exes.
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Kay Bailey Hutchison is the U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. She began her career in politics as a member of the Texas House of Representatives shortly after earning her B.A. and J.D. degrees from UT Austin. During her time as the first female U.S. senator in Texas history, she served as the fourth-ranking member of the Republican caucus and gained international experience as a member of multiple Senate committees.
Niloufar Molavi, BBA ’91, MPA ’91, is the global and U.S. energy leader of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. After beginning her career as an energy tax partner, she was promoted to greater Houston market managing partner and eventually joined the firm’s U.S. leadership team as chief diversity officer in 2009. Molavi serves on the McCombs Advisory Council and the Awty International School board.
J. Marc Myers
Marc Myers, BBA ’69, MBA ’74, is president of Myers & Crow Company. He was president of the Dallas Industrial Division of Trammell Crow Co. and a member of the management board and has served on the boards of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the Baylor Foundation, and Special Camps for Special Kids. He is also an inductee into the Dallas Real Estate Developers’ Hall of Fame.
Each year at the Hall of Fame Ceremony, McCombs recognizes exemplary early-to-midcareer alumni as Rising Stars. This year’s honorees include Kovid Gupta, BBA ’10, director of investor relations and human resources for Indus Management Group; Lance Loeffler, BBA ’99, MBA ’04, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Halliburton; and Carlos Whitaker, MPA ’00, managing director of global markets for Credit Suisse.