Alumni News - February 2024

February 2, 2024

The Hankamer School of Business is so proud of alumni accomplishments and wants to share their successes far and wide. Here are the latest alumni announcements. 

Roland Garcia, BBA ’81, was named to both the Memorial Hermann Health System Distinguished Board Wall of Honor and the Lifetime Board Wall of Honor, which recognize board members who have served full terms, have held multiple leadership roles with exemplary service, and were significant advocates and champions for the system. 

Kevin Stevenson, BBA ’83, MBA ’85, was named chief operating officer of Ascension Providence in November 2023. Stevenson had served as director of Strategic Operations since January 2020. 

Lori Williams, BBA ’86, joined Caylent as chief executive officer. 

Edna Jo Ramirez, BBA ’98, started a new position as human resources manager of talent acquisition for the City of Waco. 

Greg Shepard, BBA ’98, celebrated 20 years as founder and CEO of, an award-winning, locally-owned home cleaning service. 

Stacey Gilbert, MBA ’15, MPH ’22, was promoted to head of Outcomes, Value, and Access at Previse, a Baltimore-based organization dedicated to cancer prediction and early detection. 

Keith Ward, MBA ’15, was promoted to president and general manager of ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics Company. Prior to this role, he served as vice president and general manager of the Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions business. 

Melis Uzkan, BBA ’19, recently completed her MBA at Southern Methodist University and received a promotion at work. 

Julia Micaela Miraflores, BBA ’22, was promoted to supervisor after 15 months at DHL Global Forwarding. 

Turquoise Nicole Banks, MBA ’23, established her own counseling practice, Choices Mind-Body Wellness, LLC. She looks forward to contributing further to the mental health and well-being of individuals across Texas.