James E. Bashaw & Co. Backs Alumni Association Breakfasts

Published on October 12, 2009

Corporate Support Elevates, Strengthens Monthly Breakfast Series

James E. Bashaw & Co. is lending support by sponsoring the Bauer College Alumni Association’s monthly networking breakfasts.

James E. Bashaw & Co. is lending support by sponsoring the Bauer College Alumni Association’s monthly networking breakfasts.

Corporate support of the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business and its programs shows no sign of slowing, with one of Houston’s leading financial services firms committing to sponsor the Fall 2009 Bauer College Alumni Association Breakfast Speaker Series.

James E. Bashaw & Co., led by chairman and CEO James E. “Jeb” Bashaw, a 1983 Bauer alumnus, is now the official sponsor of the series, which kicked off in September with keynote speaker Oliver Luck, president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo.

“Our alumni breakfasts are excellent networking opportunities that attract strong attendance,” said David Flores (MBA ’03), president of the Bauer College Alumni Association. “We have top leaders as our speakers and, moreover, we are grateful to successful alumni like James Bashaw whose support helps us expand the reach of our meetings,” Flores added.

BCAA President David Flores (MBA ’03), left, chatted with UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator during a recent Distinguished Leaders Series event in Melcher Hall.

BCAA President David Flores (MBA ’03), left, chatted with UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator during a recent Distinguished Leaders Series event in Melcher Hall.

In partnership with the BCAA, the college has held inspiring monthly networking breakfasts for the past two years, drawing large numbers of alumni, corporate partners and supporters. The tradition is set to continue with the support of James E. Bashaw & Co., along with an exciting lineup of two of Houston’s most engaging business leaders as speakers in October and November.

October 15, 2009
Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, US Oncology

Bruce Broussard (MBA ’89) is the President and CEO of US Oncology, one of the nation’s largest cancer treatment and research networks. Broussard joined US Oncology in August 2000 and was appointed president of US Oncology Holdings and US Oncology and served as CFO of each company until 2006. He began serving as CEO in 2008.

Before coming to US Oncology, Broussard was the CEO of Harbor Dental from ’97-‘00 and Executive Vice President and CFO of Regency Healthy Services from ‘96-‘97. Broussard was also the CFO and director of Sun Healthcare Group from ’93-’96 and now serves as a director and compensation committee chairman at U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.

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November 19, 2009
Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texans

Jamey Rootes is the president of the Houston Texans, a National Football League team. Since joining the Texans, Rootes has overseen the team’s efforts to secure stadium naming rights and sponsorship, engineered the club’s successful ticket and suite sales campaigns, and led the creation and launch of the team’s identity.

Rootes was selected twice by Sports Business Journal as a member of their distinguished “Forty Under 40” list of leading sports executives. He also oversees the activities of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, a sports management agency associated with the Texans.

Before joining the Texans, Rootes helped launch Major League Soccer as President and General Manager of the Columbus Crew.

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By Jessica Robertson

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