Professional Selling Advisory Board

Elizabeth Terrell
VP Americas, Business Development UPS

A corporate advisory board, composed of industry leaders from a wide range of selling professions, provides the Center for Professional Sales with guidance regarding strategic planning, current programs, and a network of industry support for the Center's mission.

Partner firms spend time in the classroom to provide real-life experiences and to act as role models for the students. Partners also offer internships and full time jobs to program graduates.

Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors:
Elizabeth Terrell, Vice President Business Development - UPS Canada

Our members: (in alphabetical order by company)


Chad Henke, Global Business Manager - Bonding, Fastening and Attachment, 3M Automotive Division  
Celeste Hughes, 3M Sales & Marketing – Frontline Program Manager
Jeff Travis, 3M Corporate Marketing - Frontline Program

ABC Supply Co. Inc.

Jonathan Shepard, Southwest Region Vice President


Sarah Hammonds, University Recruiting Specialist, Talent Acquisition

ASCO Equipment

Jon Linstruth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing


Ron Schultz – Americas Sales Director
Jennifer Art- Global Talent Acquisition Manager- IPSD Caterpillar Human Resources


Matthew Patterson, Cintas – Round Rock  
Holly McDonough, Campus Talent Acquisition - Dallas
Bill Jeitner - Vice President of Sale Southwest & Central Plains Group


Tiffany Preece – Director US Small Business Sales


Grant Miser – Senior Vice President

Enterprise Holdings

Kelly lerch - Group Talent Acquisition Manager
Marcus Everett - Group Talent Acquisition Manager

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson and Johnson Company

Lauren Peterson, Sales Representative - Past sales participant


Derek Estes, District Manager


Taylor Whatcott – District Marketing Manager – South Texas

Ferguson Enterprises

Jamie Haynes, Talent Development and Lead Recruiting Specialist


Tamara Welch, Director of Campus Recruiting

Henry Schein

Mike Trautman, Regional Manager – South Texas  
Randall McLemore, Zone General Manager

North American Plastics

Jason Askew, President/CEO  
Amy Kavanek, Corporate Development

Liberty Mutual

Dan Gutschewski, Branch Manager – Austin, TX  
Zane Murphy, Branch Manager – New Braunfels, TX  
Claudia Perez, Sales Manager


Krista Funk Castro, Owner

Rush Enterprises

Robb Nixon, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales


Lanny Lawrence, Director of Business Operations- Houston, TX  
Marty Posey, Division Lead – Healthcare Services – Austin, TX  
Andrew Brudwick, Account Executive – San Antonio, TX  
John Chartier, Director of Business Operations – Austin, TX  
Autumn Drane, National University Relations

Texas State University

Dr. Debbie Thorne – VP of Academic Affairs

Tom James Company

Zach Goss, Custom Clothier
Steve Adams, Division President – Austin, Texas
Stephanie Lane – Director of Recruiting

United Rentals

Dana Palmiotto, University Recruitment Coordinator  
Gibert Valle, Territory Manager
Rob Ryan, District Manager


Elizabeth Terrell, Corporate Vice President Enterprise Sales  
Amy Deerhake, Director of Global Sales Strategy  
Michael Garcia, Area Sales Manager, Gulf South Region

Waste Management

Marcel Dalby, Area General Manager – State of Florida
Michael Huddleston, Operations Improvement Manager – Texas Oklahoma

Former Students

Brian Poulter, Attorney at Law  
Jeff Lynn, Vice President, Excess Casualty, Everest Insurance  
Quinton Hoekstra – Past sales participant