MBA Advisory Board Members

Matthew O'Brien

Matthew O’Brien

Chair

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Is Vice President Emeritus and former Chief Financial Officer for Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary which operates Sandia National Laboratories. He is Owner & President of M.J. O’Brien and Associates LLC, a Business Consulting Firm. He serves the federal and private sectors, focusing on financial analysis and business process improvement. His clientele includes: Deloitte Consulting, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories as CFO, Matt held numerous executive positions in business and finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Matt previously served as a Board Member and Treasurer for both Leadership New Mexico, Inc. and The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. He was an Executive Advisor to the Corporate Cornerstone Council of United Way and Executive Sponsor for the American Indian Outreach Council at Sandia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Pines Condominium Association in Keystone, Colorado and as Chairman of the Oklahoma State University MBA Advisory Board. He is a member of the OSU Spears School of Business Associates and is a Charter Member of the Spears School Mentor Protégé Program.
Matt has been recognized by Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business as a top 100 graduate of the last 100 years and by the Oklahoma State University Watson Graduate School of Management as a Top 50 Graduate for the past 50 years.
A resident of Littleton, Colorado, Mr. O’Brien holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri, and a B.S. in Management and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.

Dan Howard

Dan Howard

Vice Chair

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Dan has recently taken a position as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for a start-up telecommunications software company, 46 Labs LLC, where he oversees day-to-day operations and is assisting the company in obtaining mezzanine level funding. In addition to his work with this new venture, Dan has been practicing law for over ten years, most recently at the firm Rubenstein & Pitts a fifteen attorney general business practice in Oklahoma. Dan’s legal practice includes business formation, contracts, general commercial litigation, internet law and intellectual property issues. Dan holds a Bachelors of Science in Computing and Information Sciences and an MBA from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dan began his legal career as an associate attorney in the business litigation department of McKinney & Stringer, a 100 attorney multi-specialty practice, where he worked for two years before opening his own firm and, subsequently, joining R&P. Before entering the practice of law, Dan was the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of ThinkFast Enterprises Inc., a Kansas City consulting and marketing services firm. Prior to that, Dan pursued a career in the Information Technology field working for H&R Block as Group Manager and Cerner Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of electronic medical records technology, as Managing Director of their supply chain management division. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Dan worked at the Oklahoma State University Foundation as the Coordinator of Computer Services.
In addition, to occasionally acting as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law local universities, Dan is active with the Oklahoma State University College of Business and a member of the Executive Committee for the OSU college of Business. Dan is also a Board Member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma.
In his free time, Dan enjoys playing in racquetball tournaments, mountain biking and spending time with his three children.

Shawn Hollopeter

Shawn Hollopeter

Secretary

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Shawn Hollopeter served as both MBA president and MBA Ambassador for the first graduating class from the Watson Graduate School of Management. Upon receiving his MBA in May 2013, Shawn accepted a position as the Procurement Lead for a $60M+ organization at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After several years he transitioned back to Oklahoma City where he is currently a Certified Federal Contract Manager and Subcontracts Administrator for the KC-10 program at the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Shawn’s day-to-day activities include negotiating with national suppliers and collaborating with some of the nation’s top engineers. In his free time he enjoys being an active member of the National Contract Management Association, cooking, yoga, and playing racquetball.

Abbey Davis

Abbey Davis

VP – Membership/Alumni

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Abbey Davis is the Corporate Compensation Analyst for a family of underground construction companies at Charles Machines Works. Abbey joined Charles Machine Works in July of 2016 after spending five years in the oil and gas industry. Abbey has worked in many different areas of Human Resources including recruiting, compensation, employee relations and business services. She enjoys helping employers determine the most effective strategies to help attract, motivate and retain talent through effective talent management and total rewards programs.
Abbey received her Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources in 2008 and received her MBA in 2011, both from Oklahoma State. While getting her MBA, Abbey worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Affirmative Action for OSU. Abbey is a certified Human Resources Professional and is also a member of RISE (ReMerge Individuals Supporting Empowerment). RISE supports the nonprofit ReMerge with their vision to provide women with children facing non-violent crimes an opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation to reduce the rate at which women are incarcerated in Oklahoma County and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational incarceration and poverty.

Clint Miller

Clint Miller

VP – Corporate Development

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Clint Miller, a native of Tulsa, OK has worked for BOK Financial’s Healthcare Banking team for the past 3 years. He is primarily responsible for managing and developing banking relationships with healthcare entities throughout Oklahoma, Nevada, California and New Mexico. Prior to BOK, Clint worked for Cerner Corporation, a Healthcare Information Technology provider, in Kansas City, MO. While at Cerner, his primary responsibility was business development in the western United States. His volunteer experience includes working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Alzheimer’s Association, LSS Light the Night, Habitat for Humanity, the Arts Council, and the United Way. A graduate of Oklahoma State University (BS in Management- ’07 and MBA –’13), Clint is a diehard Oklahoma State sports fan. Clint’s wife will tell you that he is far too emotionally invested in the outcome of “meaningless games”. Clint resides in Edmond with his wife Christi and their two young daughters, Leighton (3) and Finley (NB).

Jai Rajendran

Jai Rajendran

VP – Engagement

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As Technology and Business Development Manager for Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Technology Development Center (TDC), Jai Rajendran is responsible for developing and implementing commercialization strategy for new inventions created at OSU. In addition, Jai leads the OSU App Center where he is in charge of developing and commercializing mobile apps on campus. Previously he managed the day-to-day operations of Cowboy Technologies, an OSU-affiliated for-profit, early seed-stage investment company that identifies, invests and develops university technology startups. Jai holds an MBA from OSU and a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to enrolling at OSU, he worked as a Business Development and Export Manager in the medical device industry.

Roger Lumley

Roger Lumley

VP – Mentoring

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Roger Lumley, of Kansas City, MO, is a Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking Team Leader for Citizens Bank & Trust. “My role at Citizen’s Bank involves client development and offering a broad range of banking services to middle-market companies with annual revenues of $25 million or more located in the lower Midwest. As I manage a team of relationship managers engaged in new business development, I will supervise and act as a catalyst for growth of the core commercial and industrial business of the bank. Our focus is on developing client trust, long-lasting business relationships and partnerships, and delivering superior performance because of our local senior management decision making capabilities.”
Roger’s career spans 37-years in commercial banking, leveraged lending/structured finance and M&A, energy finance, and providing other banking solutions to clients in the Midwest and Southwest regions of the U.S. He has a solid history of building and managing commercial banking teams and business units from the ground up. His banking career involves successful terms at Bank of Boston in Dallas (acquired by Bank of America), Mercantile Bank (acquired by Firstar Bank/US Bank), M&I Bank in Kansas City, and Bank of the West in Kansas City. Business experience outside of banking also included JE Dunn Construction and BKD, LLP in Kansas City.
A Tulsa, OK native, Roger earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree and his MBA from Oklahoma State University. He was selected as a “distinguished MBA Alumnus” of the Spears School of Business and featured in the book: MBA Preferred – Celebrating 50-Years, Profiles of Distinguished MBA Alumni at Oklahoma State University in April 2011. He also served as a member of the Spears School of Business Alumni Society Board and is a member of the OSU Watson Graduate School of Management MBA Advisory Board.
His civic involvements in the Kansas City area include: serving as a Director of Hope House, a domestic violence shelter; a sponsor and past event co-chair for Parkinson Foundation-Heartland; and a sponsor for Dramatic Truth School of the Arts Ballet Academy. He is also a member and involved in the Kansas City Chapters of Association for Corporate Growth and Financial Executives International.

Michael Kavalier

Michael Kavalier

VP – At Large

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OSU MS 2006, MBA 2011
Michael is a 2011 graduate of the Spears School of Business MBA program. As a student, Michael served as a CIE Scholar and MBA Ambassador. Michael was named the Outstanding MBA Student and received the ExxonMobil Controllers’ Scholarship during his time in the program. Following a successful career at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, he transitioned to The First State Bank in Oklahoma City where he currently serves as a Credit Analyst and Cash Management Support Officer. Michael his wife, Kelly, and their son Ames currently reside in Stillwater.

Nick Kila

Nick Kila

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Nick Kila is from Mannford, OK. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance (Summa Cum Laude) and in 2010 with a Master of Business Administration degree. In 2010, he began working for Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor and currently serves the Greater Tulsa area from his office in Owasso. Nick’s wife, Brittney, is a fourth-grade teacher at Barnes Elementary in Owasso. They have a five-month-old son, Cooper, and a shih tzu mix puppy named Sophie.

David Burwell

David Burwell

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Business Management Professional, Sandia National Laboratories
BS in Accounting from Oklahoma State, 2008
MBA from Oklahoma State, 2010

Oklahoma natives, Sarah and David Burwell moved to New Mexico to work for Sandia National Laboratories in 2011. Sarah has found and pursued a passion for project management, primarily in support of the Homeland Security mission, while David focuses his efforts supporting the Nuclear Weapons program. Both are committed to the Labs’ mission to solve complex national security problems and in doing so, are able to find a balance between work, home, and community life. Outside of work, Sarah and David are avid travelers, outdoor adventurers, and equestrians (well, David watches from the sideline). They spend most of their free time exploring as much of New Mexico as possible with their two dogs, Myrtle and Truman.

Sarah Burwell

Sarah Burwell

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Project Controller, Sandia National Labs
BS in Journalism Broadcasting (Advertising) from Oklahoma State, 2009
MBA from Oklahoma State, 2011
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Clayton Bellamy

Clayton Bellamy

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Clayton Bellamy has more than 8 years experience in business analytics, including commodities trading, customer, and operations analytics. He’s been Manager Business Analytics at OGE Energy Corp in Oklahoma City since August 2015. He holds an MS in Quantitative Financial Economics and an MBA from Oklahoma State University, in addition to the OSU/SAS Graduate Certificate in Business Data Mining. He’s also SAS certified in Base Programming and Predictive Modeling. When not coding in SAS or building a predictive model, Clayton enjoys spending time with his two sons or playing competitive pickleball. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Jennifer Slatnick

Jennifer Slatnick (Stith)

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Jennifer Slatnick (Stith), a native of Oklahoma City, now resides in Houston, TX. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and her MBA from Oklahoma State University (Class of 2009). During her tenure at Oklahoma State, she served as VP of Finance on the MBA Association. After graduation, she began work at ExxonMobil and has worked in 6 different roles during her 7 years with the company. Her current role is Accounting & Controls supervisor supporting Africa Production Operations. She is heavily involved in recruiting for ExxonMobil and is lucky enough to get back to campus yearly to bring as many OSU grads to Houston as possible. Jennifer and her husband, Matt and 10-month-old son, Jake currently reside in Houston, TX. Outside of work they enjoy traveling, sports, family time and all things Oklahoma State.

Matt Fedick

Matt Fedick

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Matt Fedick joined Schenker Logistics in February of 2016. Currently, he is a General Manager in Schenker’s High Tech and Industrials vertical. In this role he is responsible for the Tulsa Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division facility.
Mr. Fedick’s operational portfolio for the last six years since finishing his MBA consists of over 550,000 square feet of indoor warehousing, 700 acres of outdoor laydown space, 100+ team members, and $17 million in revenue annually at multiple sites nationwide. He has proven his ability to innovate, create, develop, and sustain both in established organizations and new ventures. These efforts have led to industry-wide process changes producing dramatic cost savings, safer practices, and customer satisfaction.
Mr. Fedick brings six years of experience in logistics, inventory, and transloading to the Schenker Logistics team. His experience prior to joining Schenker Logistics includes work with the Commercial Resins Co. (CRC) and Innovative Distribution Services (IDS) group.

Nick Miller

Nick Miller

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Nick Miller is a Tulsa, OK native and graduated from the OSU MBA program in 2011. Upon graduation, Nick and his wife Kelli moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where Nick worked for 4 ½ years at Sandia National Laboratories as a project manager on a variety of national security research, development, and production projects. In order to be geographically closer to both Nick and Kelli’s families, the two moved back to Oklahoma in 2016. Nick currently manages the Contract Administration group at MidFirst bank in Oklahoma City, where he is able to apply his project management skill-set and passion through executing mortgage servicing transfers. In his free time, Nick enjoys exercising, playing golf, watching and going to OSU sporting events, traveling, and dabbling in home improvement projects.