Panel of Four DFW Business Leaders to Discuss the Keys to Success in Business

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 21:14


What:             Four industry experts will discuss the key to success in business leadership as part of the Business Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series hosted by the University of North Texas College of Business on Oct. 4 (Friday). The program seeks to enhance the educational experience of students in the College of Business while showcasing programs, faculty and students to the business community.

The following panelists will participate.

Carlos Munguia, UNT alumnus and executive vice president and manager of Commercial Banking at Texas Capital Bank -- Over the past 30 years, Munguia has developed and managed commercial relationships of local companies with revenues ranging from $2 million to $250 million. Munguia serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Business at UNT, Chairman of the Board of the Park Cities YMCA and is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Munguia graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in banking and finance, and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Paula Calise, Principal at LINKED — After working for IBM, Lexis/Nexis, TXU Energy’s Middle Market Business and Viscern, Calise started her own recruiting company, LINKED. Calise’s experience as a hiring manager and leader of organizations of hundreds of sales and marketing professionals translates into business acumen and an uncanny recognition of special talent. Calise is a co-founder of Dallas Executive Women’s Network Group, advisory board member of the College of Business at UNT, a founding member of the Board Connection, an advisor to SAMAS and a vice president of Southwest Higher Education Foundation. Calise graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in human resources, and went on to earn her MBA from the University of Houston.

Barron Green, UNT alumnus and senior director with Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting LLC — Green has more than 25 years in business consulting with significant experience providing performance improvement, revenue assurance, IT solutions and risk management services to companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to privately held startups. Prior to his stint at Alvarez & Marsal, Green was a founding managing director and the global communications industry leader for Protiviti, as well as a global consulting partner for Arthur Andersen. Green is an advisory board member to the dean of UNT’s College of Business and a former board member for the Association for Independent Living – Chateau: Storey Lane, and a former committee member for “Water is Basic.” Green earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and an MBA from UNT.

Scott Orr, vice president of public affairs for Fidelity Investments — Orr oversees Fidelity’s civic and community relations efforts, including volunteerism for its 5,500 Texas-based employees and working with its strategic nonprofit partners and other charitable programs. He serves on the boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber, North Texas Commission, Texas Taxpayer and Research Association, Center for Nonprofit Management, Dallas CASA and Abilene Christian Investment Management Company, and is an advisory board member of Commit2Dallas, Metrocrest Social Services and the UNT College of Business. Orr is a chartered financial analyst and earned a BBA degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

When:            10 a.m. Oct. 4 (Friday)

Where:         Business Leadership Building Atrium (1307 W. Highland St.)


About the UNT College of Business:


With more than 5,600 students, the UNT College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.

With 112 full-time faculty members, the college offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master’s degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.

Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment. 


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