MVC Community Advisory Council

The Military and Veteran Center's Community Advisory Council supports UT Dallas' outreach to student veterans. Council members include corporate partners, industry professionals and community leaders dedicated to investing in the development of student veterans.

In addition to providing guidance for veteran hiring initiatives, they are veteran advocates in their respective industries. Council members are committed to the success of UT Dallas' student veterans as the veterans transition from military life to college and civilian opportunities.

MVC Community Advisory Council

"Motel 6 has been a proud member of UTD’s Community Advisory Council. In addition to having the privilege of making contributions and offering investments to UTD, the council has put Motel 6 in direct contact with UTD’s student veteran population, as well as with other local organizations that share our commitment to serving veterans. That exposure has helped us better understand the needs of today’s veterans, and allowed us to strengthen Operation Next Step, our program to help transitioning military and their families." - John Bradley, G6 Hospitality

2020-2021 Council Members

Albert Chapman, USAA

Alex Rodriguez, UT Dallas Military and Veteran Center

Charlie Quinn, HumCap

Chris Hampton, Alumni Veteran

Chris Ranucci, Ericsson

Drew Walls, Collins Aerospace

Jeremiah Kincaid, UT Dallas Student Veterans Association

Joe Wilson, Alumni Veteran

JoHanna Martinez, AT&T

Keith Thurgood, UT Dallas Faculty

Keri Burns, UT Dallas Career Center

Lakeitria Luter, Service King

Leslie Crawford, UT Dallas Office of Alumni and Development

Lisa Adams, UT Dallas Military and Veteran Center

Lisa Young, Wells Fargo

Lori Buresh, Capital One

Michael Quezada, UT Southwestern

Mike Jones, JPMorgan Chase

Ryan Bauman, Texas Instruments

Sandra Kane, State Farm

Steven Ford, Raytheon

Tom Kim, UT Dallas JSOM Career Management Center

Vanessa Parker-Lewis, G6 Hospitality (Motel 6/Studio 6)

TBD, Southwest Airlines

John Bradley

"Being part of the MVC council has been a huge honor and an important part of my ongoing advocacy for our veterans. Participating has provided me an additional opportunity to network with other veteran supporters and help connect veterans to resources in our community." – Chris Hampton, UTD Alumnus

 Albert Chapman

“USAA values its long-standing relationship with the MVC Community Advisory Council and its veteran friendly partner organizations. Not only has the council provided us the opportunity to interact with UTD’s student veteran population, but it has also provided a forum for sharing best practices and resources for veteran hiring and advocacy programs. I look forward to our continued participation on the council and support of UTD student veterans.” - Albert Chapman, USAA

 Sandra Kane

“State Farm® has been well-served by its efforts to recruit those with military backgrounds, and our relationship with the MVC Community Advisory Council and its veteran friendly partner organizations has been an integral part of those efforts. We are grateful to our veterans for their service and the opportunity to support UTD student veterans and their families.” - Sandra Kane, State Farm