Lisa Burton ’10 is the Senior Career Coordinator at Mays Business School for the Texas A&M University Career Center. She has enjoyed coaching students to grow professionally, network effectively, and perfect their resumes since 2012. While working for the Career Center Lisa has served a pivotal role in several initiatives including the Mays Career Closet, Career Fair Mixer and Senior Send Off as well as worked closely with faculty and staff to plan effective programming for business students. Lisa was a Fish Camp namesake for 2016 and was named one of the 2017 Top Ten in the American Business Women’s Association. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio-TV-Film from Sam Houston State University in 1992 and her Master of Science in Marketing degree from Texas A&M University in 2010. Additionally, Lisa holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M.
In addition to her professional career, Lisa has been an active member of professional and community based organizations. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Lisa has called Texas home for more than 28 years and lives in College Station with her husband David and two adult sons, Austin Pitts and Cameron Pitts.
Earl Wurzbach ’79 President-Elect
Earl Wurzbach ’79 serves as the President-Elect of the Brazos County A&M Club having received a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education in 1979 and Master’s in Education in 1980, both from Texas A&M. While at Texas A&M, Earl was a member of the Ross Volunteers and Squadron Six, of which he served as Commanding Officer in 1979. Professionally, Earl owned a McDonald’s franchise for more than 25 years and served as President of the McDonald’s Owner/Operation Association of Greater Houston and also as President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston. He is past Chairman of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Bayton. Earl is married to his wife Joy ’80 (a former officer with the Brazos County A&M Club) and have three children.
and will serve as Chair of the 2017 Brazos County A&M Club Muster. Earl lives in Bryan with his wife, Joy ’80.
Michael J. Hardy ’13 joined The Association team in September of 2012 after six years working in the Virginia legislature; three years as a Legislative Aide to a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and for three years as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor of Virginia. He began his Association tenure as an Internal Audit intern in the Department of Finance and in April of 2013, joined The Association team full time as the Manager of Internal Reporting before being promoted to Director of Compliance where he oversaw the internal audit function of The Association. Currently, Michael serves as the Director of Strategic Engagement. In this capacity he oversees the Texas A&M Advocacy Network working closely with the Vice President of Government Relations at Texas A&M University and the Vice-Chancellor for Federal and State Relations at the Texas A&M University System to use the worldwide Aggie Network to help advocate for issues of importance to Texas A&M University at both the state and federal level. Further, he monitors and advises management on legislative and regulatory matters, coordinates responses to industry-specific and other surveys on behalf of The Association, conducts research and provides consistent, applicable data as needed and manages the internal review function of The Association. Michael earned a BS in Political Science from Georgia Southern University in 2004 and his Master’s of Public Service and Administration from the Bush School at Texas A&M in 2013. He and his wife Megan live in College Station and have a daughter named Grayson.
Stephanie McMillen ’07 serves as the Director of Policy Internship Programs at Texas A&M University. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M, pursuing a dual major in animal science and agricultural communication and journalism, Stephanie completed two policy internships herself – in Washington, D.C. with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (2006) and in Austin, TX with Representative Robby Cook (2007). After graduating in 2007, she went on to obtain a Master of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Immediately following her master’s program, Stephanie moved to Orlando, Florida where she served as the manager of employee communications at one of the largest community colleges in the nation. She has served in her current role at Texas A&M since 2013 and most enjoys working with students to help them identify personal and professional goals.
Andy Duffie ’78 grew up in Vernon, TX as the oldest of three second-generation Aggie brothers. While at Texas A&M, Andy was a four-year member of the Corps of Cadets, serving on Corps Staff and as a Ross Volunteer his junior and senior years. Andy also led his Senior Class as President and was a member of Class Council, SCONA, and the Texas A&M Athletic Council before graduating with a BBA in Marketing. Andy began his professional career with Procter & Gamble in Houston. After two years, he returned to Vernon, TX to assume ownership of his family business. Andy owned and operated five farm & ranch stores plus two quick lube centers for 33 years before retiring in 2013 and moving to College Station. He created the Aggie Century Tree Project in 2010 to grow and market live oak tree seedlings from the Texas A&M Century Tree to fund endowed scholarships. Andy has been married to his best friend and business partner, Connie Duffie, for 35 years and they have two Aggie daughters, Andrea ’08 and Laura ’12. Andy and Connie love living in College Station!
Phillip Schraub ’75 VP of Membership
Phillip Schraub ’75 along with his wife, Patricia ’75 moved back to Bryan/College Station a in 2015 and immediately got plugged in with Brazos County A&M Club. He received an Industrial Engineering Degree from Texas A&M before receiving his Master’s Degree from the University of Houston in 1979. Phillip then worked in oil field equipment manufacturing for 12 years before settling in the financial services industry for 29 years. A recent retiree, Phillip looks forward to serving his hometown club and Aggieland for years to come.
Sue Owen ’94 has worked since 2014 in communications at The Association of Former Students, writing for its magazine, website and social media, after 19 years at the Austin newspaper as an editor, writer and designer. At A&M, she majored in journalism and Spanish, worked at The Battalion and was active in APO, Haas Hall Council, Bonfire and Class of ’94 Council.
Maria Wiggins ’00 VP of Records
Maria Wiggins ’00 serves as the VP of Records for the Brazos County A&M Club. Her favorite part of this role is greeting and checking in each member at the monthly luncheons and getting to put a face with each member name. She received a degree in Marketing from Texas A&M and created wonderful memories while living on campus for three years in McFadden Hall. During her time at A&M she was very active in the Residence Hall Association serving on hall council, Resident Adviser, and also on the board of directors for RHA. Maria is the Community and Media Liaison for Hospice Brazos Valley and lives in Bryan with her husband Brien ’02 and their two children.
Bob Davis ’89 was named after Robert Willis Willeford who is memorialized on the bronze board in the MSC as a pilot who died in WWII in the Pacific. Therefore it was fitting for him to pursue his PhD in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M when he was 40. During his working years Mr. Davis worked in the aircraft, automotive, plastic, and communication industries. His duties included Life Cycle Cost, Plant Floor layout and design using simulation, machine selection, Group Technology Cells, Quality System Design, Manufacturing System Design, and assurance that all systems supported Autonomic Logistic support. In retirement, Bob and Diana moved to Bryan in 2008. They are both active in the Republican Party where Bob coordinates the Republican Primary for Brazos County and are proud to have two Aggie daughters.
Shelby Cooper ’13 VP of Member Engagement
Shelby Cooper ’13 serves as the Vice President of Member Engagement. A 2013 graduate of Texas A&M, Shelby has been active with the Brazos County A&M Club since her graduation. In 2016, she served as the Logistics Chair for Coach’s Night, which helped raise more than $100,000.