Soules College of Business Corporate Advisory Council

UT Tyler University Advancement


  • Dr. Robert Beatty
    F.M. and Fannie Burke Professor of Business Administration
    Soules College of Business
    3900 University Blvd.
    Tyler, Texas 75799
    (903) 566-7346

  • Rob Springer
    Director of Development
    Soules College of Business
    3900 University Blvd.
    Tyler, Texas 75799
    (903) 565-5646

Executive Committee

  • Mike Henderson, Chairman (Smith County)

  • Patty Steelman, Chair Elect (Cherokee County)
    Director of Marketing
    Austin Bank

  • Karlista Patterson, Past Chairman (Smith County)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Heartland Security Group

  • Vacant Position Treasurer

Council Members

  • Kevin Cashion, CPA (Smith County)
    Gollob Morgan Peddy

  • Bob Dyer (Smith County)
    Chairman & CEO
    BTH Bank

  • Steve Barksdale (Henderson County)
    Vice President
    BancorpSouth Insurance Services

  • John Soules, Jr. (Smith County)
    (UT Tyler Development Board Member)
    Chief Executive Officer
    John Soules Foods

  • Tara C. Odell (Smith County)
    Commercial Banker
    Regions Bank

  • Don A. Chandler (Smith County)
    Chandler Properties – Real Estate & Investments

  • D. Jason Cooper (Smith County)
    Director – Compliance & Government Relations
    Brookshire Grocery Company

  • Lonny Uzzell (Smith County)
    Southside Bank

  • Andy Bergfeld (Smith County)
    Bergfeld Realty Company, LLC

  • Stephen Taylor (Smith County)
    Agency Consultant
    WFG National Title Insurance Company

  • Kelvin Woodfin (Smith County)
    Tyler Lending Group

  • Bob Bondurant (Gregg County)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Martin Resource Management

Ex Officio Members

  • Tom Mullins (Smith County)
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Tyler Texas Economic Development Council
    Chief Executive Office
    Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Susan Gill, CEed (Smith County)
    Lindale Economic Development Corporation