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Martin Salinas Named Outstanding Accounting Alumnus for 2014
Amber Rudolph
Martin Salinas Jr., ’94 was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year at the annual Accounting Stars luncheon in March. Salinas was honored for his professional accomplishments in the field of accounting, his continued support of the UTSA College of Business Department of Accounting and his service to the community.

Salinas is chief financial officer at Energy Transfer Partners. He joined Energy Transfer Partners in 2004 as controller. Energy Transfer Partners is a Fortune 500 natural gas and propane company that owns and operates approximately 43,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and crude oil pipelines.  He began his accounting career at KPMG, where he ultimately served as senior audit manager, working with clients in the energy industry. 

Always willing to give back to his alma mater, Salinas serves as a guest speaker in accounting classes, volunteers at College of Business events and supports an internship program at Energy Transfer Partners that provides opportunities for UTSA accounting students. 

He and his wife Rebecca, ’00, MA ’11 established the Jesus Rodriguez and Lorenzo Salinas endowed scholarship in honor of his two grandfathers. The scholarship provides support for students in the final year of their master of accountancy degree. 

Randy Vogel Named Outstanding Accounting Alumnus for 2012
Amber Rudolph
Randy Vogel, ’79 was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year at the Accounting Stars luncheon in February. With more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, consulting and tax services, Randy is a member of BKD's National Construction and Real Estate Group, a member of the firmwide Accounting & Auditing Committee and leads the San Antonio office's construction and real estate practice group.

He manages the audits of construction companies, hospitality related clients, commercial real estate developers, multi-family real estate developers and home builders. Additionally, he heads up the San Antonio office's Colleges & Universities and Energy group initiatives.

Randy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants where he serves as a board member. He is the immediate past president and a member of the San Antonio Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, the Construction and Financial Management Association and the Associated General Contractors.

A longtime friend and supporter of UTSA, he currently serves as the president of the UTSA Alumni Association and as a member of the Accounting Advisory Board. Randy has been active with the Alumni Association Diploma Dash, Gala and the annual accounting golf tournament. He also serves as a mentor to accounting students helping them define their career objectives and find internship and job placements.

Amber Rudolph Named Outstanding Accounting Alumnus for 2011
Amber RudolphAmber Rudolph, ’95 was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year at the 30th annual Department of Accounting Scholarship and Awards Celebration in October. With 16 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting and accounting, Rudolph has worked with small privately held corporations and large multinational SEC registered companies. She also has significant experience with U.S. GAAP and U.S. GAAS. She is the director of internal audit at Pioneer Drilling Company.

Joining Pioneer Drilling Company in April 2010, Rudolph manages audit engagements for the public company, assists the company with process improvement and conducts annual risk assessments. Prior to her work at Pioneer Drilling Company, she worked for 15 years at Ernst & Young, LLP in San Antonio and completed her tenure there as the audit senior manager.

A certified public accountant, she is a member of the Chief Audit Executive Roundtable and serves on the Audit Committee for the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. An active supporter of UTSA, she is also a member of the UTSA College of Business Accounting Advisory Board. Professionally, Rudolph is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Carol Severyn Named 2010 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus
Caron SeverynCarol Severyn, '92, CPA, CFIRS, CRP, executive vice president and auditor at Frost Bank, was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year.

Severyn, a member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Board, received her award from Department Chair Jim Groff during the department's annual Accounting Stars luncheon.

Severyn leads internal audit, information technology audit and compliance functions for the commercial banking, investment banking, retail brokerage, insurance and fiduciary activities of Frost. She is an ardent supporter of the department speaking in accounting classes and actively working to recruit UTSA students.

Nancy Ozuna, '93, MPA'95, was named the recipient of the Department of Accounting 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award.
Nancy OzunaOzuna is a partner at BKD, LLP. Her specialty is in auditing employee benefit plans. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the San Antonio Chapter of Certified Public Accounts, the UTSA Alumni Association and the UTSA Accounting Advisory Board.

The UTSA Department of Accounting recognizes the accomplishments of accounting alumni by awarding the Outstanding Alumni award each year at the annual Scholarships and Awards Reception held in the fall. Individuals are chosen based on their career accomplishments and their active participation and support of the department, college and UTSA.

Outstanding Alumnus Award
BodenstedtJim Bodenstedt ,'96, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of R&L Foods Inc., received the 2008 Department of Accounting Outstanding Alumni Award.

Bodenstedt and his wife, Cathy, founded MUY Brands LLC in 2003, which consists of 18 Taco Bell and KFC restaurants in West Texas and Corpus Christi. Every year since the founding they have increased the number of restaurants acquired. In 2008 they were named as one of the Top 50 Yum Brands Inc. franchises with a total of 95 restaurants.

Bodenstedt is responsible for managing over 3,000 MUY Brands and 2,000 R&L employees in the areas of restaurant operations, marketing, financing, new restaurant development and remodeling.

A true friend to the department, he is an annual participant in the Kathleen Reymann Keil Memorial Golf Tournament, has been a major contributor to the Russell Briner Memorial Scholarship Fund and is a past member of the College of Business Advisory Council.

The UTSA Department of Accounting recognizes the accomplishments of accounting alumni by awarding the Outstanding Alumni award each year at the annual Scholarships and Awards Reception held in the fall. Individuals are chosen based on their career accomplishments and their active participation and support of the department, college and UTSA.

Department of Accounting Outstanding Alumni Recipients
2014 Martin Salinas, '94
2012 Randy Vogel, ’79
2011 Amber Rudolph, ’95
2010 Carol Severyn, '92,
2009 Nancy Ozuna, '93, MPA '95
2008 Jim Bodenstedt, '96
2007 Clayton Killinger, '83
2006 Stephanie Davis, '94, MT '98
2005 Stewart Goodson, '84
2004 Scott E. Chakales, '83
2003 Daniel M. Slattery, MPA '86


 

 

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