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Entrepreneurial Studies Speakers


Tuesday, September 3

Pat Oles, President & CEO, Barshop and Oles Company

Dan Roy, Entrepreneur in Residence


Tuesday, September 10

Brian McCoy, CEO & Board Chair, McCoy's Building Supply 

Meagan McCoy Jones, President & COO, McCoy's Building Supply


Tuesday, September 17

Doug Foshee, Director of Marathon Oil Corp

(Brian McCoy will introduce Mr. Foshee)


Tuesday, September 24

Jan Lehman,Founder & Chief Headhunter, Lehman Associates


Tuesday, October 1

Carina Boston Pinales, Co-Founder, Splash Coworking and Executive Member, San Marcos Rotary


Tuesday, October 8



Tuesday, October 15



Tuesday, October 22

Tom Behan, Co-Founder, Alaska Clubs


Tuesday, October 29

Mark Madrid, CEO, Latino Business Action Network 


Tuesday, November 5

Colleen Dean, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank 

Thompson Smith, Analyst, J.P. Morgan Private Bank


Tuesday, November 12

Chad Auler, Founder, Deep Eddy Vodka


Pat Oles, President & CEO, Barshop and Oles Company

Pat Oles is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barshop & Oles Company, a privately held Texas based commercial real estate development, investment and management firm.


Since 1983, the Company and its affiliates have developed, owned or managed more than five million square feet of shopping centers, industrial, office and hotel properties as well as several highly acclaimed master-planned projects in Texas, including the highly acclaimed Central Park in Austin and Northwoods in San Antonio. Prior to forming Barshop & Oles Company, Mr. Oles served on the senior staff of the Governor of Texas William P. Clements, Jr. as Director of Governmental Appointments from 1980-1982.


Mr. Oles has served in leadership roles with numerous governmental, business and civic organizations, including ten years of service on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Lower Colorado River Authority, where he served as chairman of the board in 1989.


Currently he serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, the non-profit partner of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Deparment and on the Advisory Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase. He was a Chairman of the local chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Chair of the University of Texas System Chancellors Council Executive Committee and Trustee of the Texas Nature Conservancy, among others.


He was educated at the University of Texas Austin, receiving a B.B.A. in Finance. Mr. Oles is the Emmett & Miriam McCoy Excellence Professor in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University, and serves as a Director of the McCoy College Development Foundation.


A native Texan, Oles is married to the former Julie Donnell Jones of Dallas, an active volunteer and leader in many local and state non-profit organizations. Julie and Pat have three children, Sterling (SMU ’09), Brooke (UT ’10), and Patrick.


Dan Roy, Entrepreneur in Residence


Dan is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he received a BBA in Corporate Financial Management. After graduation, he joined Boatmen’s National Bank in St. Louis, MO. In 1992, he returned to Texas where he founded the first of three companies, Priority Personnel, Inc., a prominent regional staffing and human resources firm. After 22 years as CEO, he completed the sale of the company to a national firm from Nashville, TN. He retired from the Board of Directors in 2018.


Dan joined Texas State University as an Entrepreneur in Residence in September of 2018 and is currently supporting the Center for Entrepreneurial Action in the McCoy College of Business. Dan has served on the State Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business and has served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, and on Advisory Boards for Frost Bank and the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University.

Brian McCoy, CEO & Board Chair, McCoy's Building Supply


Brian is a 1972 graduate of Ball High School in Galveston and a 1975 graduate of Texas Tech University with a BBA in finance. He grew up in his family’s business and has worked in the lumberyard, on the sales floor, as a truck driver, assistant store manager, store manager, merchandise manager, Vice President, Co-President, President, and has served as CEO since 2001. McCoy’s operates 88 stores and 2 manufacturing facilities in 5 states with annual sales exceeding $880 million.


Brian is a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, a cow-calf operation with land holdings in far West Texas. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas and on the board of Intimate Life Ministries, both headquartered in Austin, and is the Chairman of the McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation. Brian is married to his high school sweetheart, Wetonnah, and they have two grown children, Reid and his wife, Katherine, and Meagan and her husband, Richard, and four grandchildren.


Meagan McCoy Jones, President & COO, McCoy's Building Supply


Meagan is a 2000 graduate of San Marcos Baptist Academy in San Marcos and a 2004 graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She has a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Meagan is the fourth generation to work for McCoy’s. Her first job was the Headquarters receptionist…she was 10 years old. Like Brian, Meagan grew up at McCoy’s and has worked as an advertising intern, salesperson, assistant store manager, director, Vice President of Field Support, and currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of McCoy's Building Supply.

Meagan is a member of the Board of Directors of McCoy Corporation, a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Builders, and co-Chair of the Legislative committee of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas. She is married to Richard Jones, and they have a nine-year-old son, Gideon, and seven-year-old daughter, Greta. 


Doug Foshee, Director of Marathon Oil Corp.


Mr. Douglas L. Foshee, also known as Doug, serves as the Director of Marathon Oil Corp. since April 1, 2018. He serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sallyport Investments, LLC. 


He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at El Paso Corporation from September 2003 to May 25, 2012 and also as its Chairman from May 2009 to May 25, 2012. He served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of El Paso CGP Company L.L.C from 2003 to 2012. 


Mr. Foshee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton Company from August 2001 to July 16, 2003. He joined Halliburton Company in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer until July 16, 2003. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton Energy Services Inc. 


Prior to assuming his position at Halliburton, Mr. Foshee served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Nuevo Energy Company from 1998 to 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he served at Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer. 


He serves as Chairman of Houston Branch at Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas. He serves as a Director of Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Endowment. He joined in ARCO International Oil prior to 1990 and served in positions of increasing responsibility. He served as an Independent Director at Cameron International Corporation since July 01, 2008 until April 1, 2016. From January 2009 to February 2010, he served as a Trustee of AIG Credit Facility Trust. 


Mr. Foshee served as a Director of EP Energy LLC (formerly, El Energy Corporation). He served as a Director of El Paso Corp. from September 2003 to May 25, 2012 and El Paso Pipeline GP Company L.L.C, general partner of El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P from August 2007 to May 25, 2012. He served as Director of El Paso CGP Company L.L.C since September 2003. 


Mr. Foshee also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rice University and serves as a member of the Council of Overseers for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. He is a Founder and Director of NextOp Vets. He is a Founder of Houstonians for Great Public Schools. He is Executive Board Member of KIPP Houston. He is a Board Member of Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation. He is a Board Member of Welch Foundation. He is a member of various other civic and community organizations. 


Mr. Foshee earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Jesse H. Jones School at Rice University in 1992 and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1982. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.


Jan Lehman, Founder & Chief Headhunter, Lehman Associates


Jan began her career with a leading search firm that recruited senior talent for the Fortune 100 companies in Dallas, Texas. She then moved out of state in various positions with American Express and then in commercial lending for what is now JP Morgan Chase Bank before founding her firm. She attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas. 


Jan Lehman brings strategic business expertise and people smarts to every search. Difficult assignments and challenging situations are her forte. She works closely with clients to hone the job definition and the qualities required. Then she applies her singular brand of knowledge, judgment and networking to find the right candidates and the sales skills to deliver them to you. 


Jan is an Austin native and an active member of the community, personally and professionally. She is a long term member of Headliners Club. Jan lives with her husband in Austin. Her daughter is a 2011 graduate of Trinity University. Jan has served on the boards of numerous private and nonprofit corporations. Current and previous appointments include: 

  • Trustee, St. David’s Foundation
  • Director, North Austin Medical Center (Past Chair)
  • Director, KLRU-TV Executive Board (Past Chair)
  • Trustee, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau Board
  • Director, The Salvation Army of Central Texas
  • Director, Austin Community Foundation

Carina Boston Pinales, Co-Founder, Splash Coworking and Executive Member, San Marcos Rotary


Carina Boston Pinales brings over eight years of experience in social impact, and change

management with a focus on addressing community needs through technology, collaboration

and work-space solutions.


She has built a reputation by collaborating with some of the leading progressive minds in social

innovation and business, including Google Fiber, The Main Street Program, and the Rocky

Mountain Institute.


Carina drives the strategies that help facilitate solutions with business sustainability and growth

focusing on opportunities to achieve the required outcomes and beyond. Carina holds a

background in Psychology and Design as well as a certification in Life Coaching from the

American Union of Neuro- Linguistic Programming. This has equipped her to be a visionary and

manage teams by optimizing process, tools and techniques to navigate the people side of

change to achieve efficient results. Trained in ethics, multicultural and diversity issues, she is

routinely sourced to help facilitate and manage personal transitions resulting in the adoption of

strategic practices.


She founded the first ever coworking space in what is now being called “The Innovation

Corridor,” Splash Coworking (Splash). Splash offers a diverse, inclusive entrepreneurial

environment which provides access to tools and opportunity for underrepresented founders and

start-ups. Locally driven and globally connected, Splash has developed an innovative ecosystem

in the heart of Texas including funding, mentoring, and educational resources.


Tom Behan, Co-founder, Alaska Clubs


Tom Behan has been a bank president, CEO of a multibillion dollar company, and a lifelong entrepreneur. 

He is the co-founder of the Alaska Clubs and past president of the International Health and Racquet Sports Association (IHRSA). He’s been a pioneer, leader, and presently an investor in the health club industry, including the Planet Fitness franchise in Houston Texas. 

His education includes a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. 

He is a certified speaker, coach and trainer.


Mark Madrid, CEO, Latino Business Action Network


Mark L. MadridisCEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on strengthening America through funding and supporting Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.  LBAN collaborates with Stanford Graduate School of Business to champion the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, which explores and expands knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in our economy through research, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration.  The goal of LBAN is to double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2025.  In his role with LBAN, Madrid has cultivated strategic partnerships with the likes of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Economic Development Council, the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, the Aspen Institute and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (and Foundation).


Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year.  Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, he enjoyed a dynamic career in corporate banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.


In 2019 Mark was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Scholarship Americathe leading nonprofit scholarshipand educational support organization in the United States.  In June 2019, Mark was honored by Hispanic Lifestyleas a 2019 Hispanic Executive of the Year.  He was named a finalist for the Influencer Award at the SaaStr Annual 2019 Annual Conference, the largest B2B software conference in the world.  In July 2018 Mark was named one of the top Latino leaders in the United States by the National Diversity Council and in 2016 he was appointed to serve on the board of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University.  Also, he was recognized by both his alma maters, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Notre Dame.  He was awarded the Community Emerging Legacy Awardby the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.  The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business named him the recipient of Mendoza’s Alumni Service Award.


For the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Centennial Celebration, Mark was one of 60 BBA alumni featured in a campaign celebrating the 80,000+ alumni.  He is a United States ArmyHonorary Colonel, an Honorary Advisory Board Member of The National Veterans Opportunity CoalitionForbes Nonprofit Councilmember and a recipient of the Jefferson Award.  Most recently the San Francisco Business Timesnamed Mark one of ten OUTstanding Voicesin the Bay Area for his standout presence as a role model in advocating for a safer, more inclusive space for LGBTQ employees.  The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commercenamed Mark the LGBT Advocate of the Yearand American Airlines honored Mark with the Extra Mile Award.


Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar. He graduated Cum Laudewith a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.  He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program.  Recently, he received a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Boston College Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship.


Latino Leaders Magazinenamed Mark one of the nation's top Latinos in the areas of finance and nonprofits.  He was honored as an inaugural Texas Modern Hispanic Gentlemenby Texas Monthlyand as a Houston Business Journal40 Under 40.  Austin Mayor Steve Adler appointed Mark as Co-Chair of former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper(MBK) Austin initiative.  MBK’s goal is to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success.  


Mark created the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships, which are awarded to deserving Latina and Latino college students majoring in business from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Notre Dame and Texas State University.  


Mark is best known for his passion and, most importantly, his compassion.  His favorite symbol is the lightning bolt, which embodies energy and enthusiasm.  He has been featured in Forbes, the San Francisco Business Times, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the Austin Business Journal and the Houston Business Journal.  Those who know Mark all agree that he represents this symbol extremely well.  Mark loves his God, his family, his friends, his pet Champ. His solitude joy is his zeal for competitive running, and he is currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathonafter placing in his division in several races across the United States.  


Colleen Dean, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank


As a J.P. Morgan Client Advisor, Colleen Dean develops and manages relationships with individuals, families, corporate executives and foundations. She is responsible for evaluating the resources available throughout the firm to determine which are best suited and most appropriate for each client’s current and future needs. She gains a thorough understanding of her clients’ goals and priorities, and then collaborates with J.P. Morgan specialists to ensure a holistic and comprehensive recommended plan. Colleen’s team of specialists provides expertise in liquidity management, lending solutions, investments, philanthropy, wealth transfer and estate planning. 

Colleen began her financial services career with J.P. Morgan in Credit Analysis and Underwriting in Houston, Texas in 1986. She then joined the firm’s Oilfield Service and Manufacturing Commercial Lending Group, followed by Human Resources and Loan Review. Colleen joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Fort Worth office in 1992. In 2001, she relocated to the San Antonio office, where she continues to serve J.P. Morgan Private Bank clients. Colleen is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 63, and 24 licenses. 


Colleen is Advisory Director for the Texas State University’s McCoy College of Business. She is a Director and immediate past Board Chair for the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, and Advisory Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas. Other community affiliations include Texas Lion’s Camp, prior Trustee for Southwest School of Art and prior Treasurer for the Cancer Center Council.


Colleen has an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas and a B.S. in Home Economics from Texas State University.



Thompson Smith, Analyst, J.P. Morgan Private Bank


Thompson Smith is an Analyst with J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank, where he joined in April of 2017. His team serves the Central Texas market, and delivers tailored solutions to clients regarding wealth transfer, investing, leverage, philanthropy, and management of multi-generational wealth.


Prior to J.P. Morgan, Thompson worked as a senior customer solutions specialist at GuideStone Financial Resources serving individual and institutional clients with their retirement goals. Thompson received his B.B.A and M.B.A from Dallas Baptist University. While at DBU, he was a member of the Patriot golf team.


Thompson is currently a Level 1 candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst®.

Thompson and his wife, Hope are active members of Northrock Church in north San Antonio and serve at Haven for Hope, a homeless ministry in central San Antonio.



Chad Auler, Founder, Deep Eddy Vodka

Chad Auler is a lifelong resident of Austin and sixth generation Texan. Chad has deep roots in the Texas alcoholic beverage industry. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1992, he joined the family business at Fall Creek Vineyards. After receiving an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT, Chad Co-founded Deep Eddy Vodka, which was acquired by Heaven Hill Brands in 2015. Today, Chad is the President and Co-founder of Milestone Brands LLC, an alcohol beverage company that acquired Dulce Vida Tequila and American Born Whiskey in 2016 and Naranja Orange Liqueur in 2017.


Chad has business interests in oil and gas, real estate, commercial ranching operations and private equity, and he is also a licensed real estate broker. Chad is currently the President of C. Auler Holdings LP. He and his family own and operate Fall Creek Ranch in Llano County and Rancho Aparejo in Presidio County. Chad has served on numerous boards and currently serves on the McCombs School of Business Alumni Board, the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, the University of Texas Development Board and the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, to name just a few. Chad is the Past President of both the Austin Food and Wine Alliance, a nationally-acclaimed wine and food organization, and West Austin Youth Association, a privately funded organization that provides recreational opportunities for over 5000 kids annually in Austin. Chad is an avid golfer and outdoorsman, and he and his wife, Stacy, have a daughter and a son.


M.B.A. The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
B.A. The University of Texas at Austin



  • 2015-Present C. Auler Holdings, LP, President & Managing Partner
  • 2010-Present DE Spirits LLC, President & Co-Founder (Deep Eddy Vodka)
  • Shareholder/Board of Directors
  • 2006-Present Savvy Distillers, L.P., President & Founder (SAVVY Vodka)
  • Shareholder/Board of Directors
  • 2010-2013 Crystal Spirits, LLC, Dayton, Ohio (Buckeye Vodka)
  • Shareholder/Board of Directors
  • 2000-Present Licensed Real Estate Broker—Texas Real Estate Commission
  • 1998-Present Auler Investments, Principal
  • 1997-Present Fall Creek Ranch Partnership, Ltd., Partner
  • 1993-Present Fall Creek Vineyards, Vice-President



  • 2015-Present Development Board, University of Texas
  • 2015-Present Alumni Advisory Board, McCombs (MBA) School of Business
  • 2014-Present Executive Committee, University of Texas Chancellor’s Council
  • 2012-2013 Board of Directors (President), Austin Food & Wine Alliance
  • 2011-Present Board of Directors (President-Elect), Tarry House
  • 2010-Present Board of Directors (President), West Austin Youth Association
  • 2013-2014 Board of Directors (President), Coronet Club
  • 2009-2010 Board of Directors (President), Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
  • 2001-2004 Board of Directors, Dell Discovery Center (Austin Children’s Museum)
  • 2007-2013 Sportsman’s Council, Rise School of Austin
  • 2001-2003 Legacy Council, Boy Scouts of America



  • 2014-Present Member, Austin Golf Club
  • 1995-Present Member, Austin Country Club
  • 2006-Present Member, Tarry House
  • 1997-Present Member, Horseshoe Bay Country Club
  • 1998-Present Member, Admiral’s Club of Austin
  • 2000-Present Member, University of Texas Club
  • 2009-Present Member, Bachelor’s Club of Austin
  • 2010-Present Member, Coronet Club


MGT 3360 (Studies in Entrepreneurship) Professor: 

Dr. Josh Daspit