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Meet the 2024 Officer Team!

* denotes non-voting Member

Murray Burns '68: President

Job Title: Retired Civil Engineer

Company: Various offshore oil and gas operators and engineering companies

Fun Fact: Grew up in Utopia, Texas (there aren't many who can claim that)

Hobbies/Interests:  Fishing, Aggie Sports, Hunting, Grandkids, Guitar

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Silver Taps

Favorite Aggie Memory: Living in the oldest building (at the time) on campus - Milner Hall (fondly referred to as the Milner Hilton)

Student Orgs Involved With: Phi Kappa Phi; Tau Beta Pi

Message to BCAMC Members: Thanks for your participation and attendance. We value your presence and support.

Col. David "Salt" E. Bacot '90: President Elect

Job Title: Senior Development Officer, Veteran Services

Company: Texas A&M Foundation

Fun fact: 31 Years as an Air Force Meteorologist.  No, I do not do TV weather.  Yes, I still geek out whenever there is significant weather in our region.  No, I do not have anything more to add than Shel Winkley and his team provides on KBTX.

Hobbies/Interests: CrossFit.  My dreams of being a Rock Star faded, but still pick the gitfiddle regularly.

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Aggie Muster - I have participated in Musters all over the world, sometimes with hundreds of my brothers and sisters, and a few times in combat zones with one other Aggie.  All are the same - they bind us to each other and to Aggieland.

Favorite Aggie Memory: Final Review, 1989, donning my Senior Boots for the first time and having a low-level F-4 fighter formation fly-by (led by Lt Col (ret) Darryl English '71)

Student Organization Involvement: Corps of Cadets (Co V-1 Veterans); Aggie Meteorologists; I had a wife and a kid, so not much remaining time.

Message to BCAMC Members: As the 'home team' Aggie Club, we have the opportunity to show others the potential of their clubs to optimize the support of their members and our beloved Aggieland through service, philanthropy and plain old Good Bull!

Allan Riggs '71: Immediate Past-President

Job Title: Retired

Company: Cypress Wealth Advisors

Fun Fact: Former student of Mrs. Lyle's Wee Aggieland

Hobbies/Interests:  Cycling, travel, Aggie stuff

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Aggie Memory: Walking across the stage at graduation

Student Orgs Involved With: Corps of Cadets, Industrial Arts Students Club, MSC Travel Committee

Message to BCAMC Members: Thank you for your membership and involvement!

Mary Ellen Leonard '86: Vice President of Finance

Job Title: Director of Fiscal Services

Company: The City of College Station

Fun fact: When I started at A&M, there was one girl for every 12 guys

Hobbies/Interests: When not at an Aggie Athletic event, I like to do genealogy research (I know, geeky!)

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster - nothing like it anywhere!

Favorite Aggie Memory: Watching my oldest at Final Review wearing the boots I bought his father.

Student Organization Involvement: Too many to count!  I'm a '84  AFS Buck Weirus Spirit Award winner

Message to BCAMC Members: Our community is a gift.  Maintaining that gift is our collective responsibility and a gift to those who come after.

Sandy Peck: Vice President of Records

Job Title: Retired 

Company: Retired

Fun Fact: I played classical accordion with an accordion symphony in Carnegie Hall when I was 16 years old.

Hobbies/Interests: Tent camping, Woodturning, archaeology, hiking in mountains, space, sailing, anything Aggie.

Favorite Aggie Tradition: “Howdy”. Defines who we are, wherever we are, whoever we meet. This greeting instantly binds us to one another like nothing else every day

Favorite Aggie Memory: So many memories on campus all my life with family and friends. My daughter, Wendi’s graduation and my daddy’s Muster are high on my list.

Message to BCAMC Members: We are unique. We share a bond like no other. Aggie core values define us and the Aggie Spirit sustains us. BCAMC has the opportunity to accomplish so much. Become involved. Stay involved. Bring your Aggie friends. Have fun. Gig ‘ em.

James B. Palacios '17: Vice President of Events & Member Engagement

Job title: Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator 

Company: Policy Internship Programs at Texas A&M University

Fun fact: Proud to be from the RGV! Puro 956!

Hobbies/Interests: Policy, Youth Development, Destination Imagination, and the FFA!

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Reveille 

Favorite Aggie Memory: Getting my Aggie Ring!

Student Organization Involvement: ANRP Internship Program, The Battalion, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow 

Message to BCAMC Members: I believe that there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet! Please come say Howdy! 

Madison "Madi" Harris '19: Vice President of Publicity

Job Title: Credit Analyst

Company: Capital Farm Credit

Fun Fact: I am a part time wedding planner and floral designer. I love having the time to pursue a hobby and a job!

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, working out, hunting/ outdoorsy things, anything design related 

Favorite Aggie Tradition: The Aggie Ring

Favorite Aggie Memory: My first Aggie football game in the new Kyle Field

Student Orgs Involved With: Aggie Southern Darlings, Agriculture Systems Management Club, intramural volleyball

Message to BCAMC Members: This club is more than just Howdy Hours and Luncheons!

Chelsea Murray '07: Vice President of Programs

Job Title & Company: Owner of WildFlyer Mead Co, Partner Success Manager @ Discovery Education

Fun Fact: While living in Fairbanks, Alaska, I attended the northernmost Aggie Muster.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, reading, creating - and watching Aggie sports!

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Aggie Memory: Being invited to sit in the President's Box at a football game

Student Orgs Involved With: MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow, Aggie History Club, Undergraduate Entomology Student Organization

Message to BCAMC Members: I am so thrilled to be working with you all this year! Looking forward to meeting you at the monthly luncheons and howdy hours!

Bob Davis '89: Vice President of Scholarships

Job Title: Retired 

Company: Retired 

Fun Fact: Worked with Dave South for 10 years doing Aggie Football

Hobbies/Interests: Lifting Weights, Golf, Officiating Track

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Silver Taps

Favorite Aggie Memory: Both daughters graduating

Message to BCAMC Members: Howdy!

Edward "Ed" Beene '84: Vice President of Membership

Job Title: Semi-retired

Company: Merjent Inc.

Fun Fact: I worked in a zoo with big cats, a hippo, tapirs and primates when I was in college.

Hobbies/Interests:  Bible study, anything outdoors

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Aggie Memory: Representing TAMU at my first professional organization presentation while in graduate school.

Message to BCAMC Members: I am pleased and honored to serve as your Vice President of Membership for 2024. I believe it is every Aggie's responsibility to maintain the Aggie traditions and esprit de corps through remaining in touch with fellow Aggies as we go through our lives. Membership in local clubs, like ours, can be a key vehicle to do that. Unfortunately, when we are younger and trying to build our lives, we tend to get disconnected. My priority is to focus on how BCAMC can best serve the needs of Aggies living in Brazos County from the classes of 2000 to 2022 to keep them engaged while dealing with the pressures of raising their families and establishing their careers.

Jake Lewis '20: Vice President of Information Technology / Audio Visual

Job Title: IT Manager

Company: Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

Fun Fact: As a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, I was selected to perform at George H. W. Bush's funeral service. 

Hobbies/Interests:  Playing Golf and Refurbishing Antique Computers. 

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Saying "Howdy" 

Favorite Aggie Memory: The 7 Overtime win against LSU in 2018 (74-72)

Message to BCAMC Members: My goal is to elevate the Club's technical presence in all areas. Not too much to where it is overpowering but elevate to the level of excellence that we represent and uphold. 

Caitlin Falke '17:  Intramural Chair*

Job Title: Sales Executive

Company: Lockard & White

Fun Fact: I am a triplet (my brothers are Kyle '17 - an officer for the Denver A&M Club - and John, who went to that other school), and I have two adopted Labradors named Apollo and Luna

Hobbies/Interests:  I am a HUGE Aggie and Houston sports fan, and in addition to my Aggie football, soccer, M/W basketball, and softball season tickets, I also hold season tickets for the Brazos Valley Bombers and Cavalry. When I am not watching sports, I am playing them -- I captain the BCAMC "Aggieland Athletes" intramural teams! I am also a lover of craft beer, Star Wars, and snow skiing

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster and the War Hymn

Favorite Aggie Memory: "Friendsgiving" my senior year, when we fit my entire Kappa Delta pledge class into a tiny apartment and had a potluck, including two turkeys fried by yours truly! As a former student, rushing the field after the 74-72!

Student Orgs Involved With: Kappa Delta, The Big Event, Collegiate Panhellenic Council, Order Of Omega, Intramurals

Message to BCAMC Members: If you have any finance questions or want to get involved with our intramurals teams, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at!

David Shimek ' 86: Muster Co-Chair*

Job Title: Vice President - Business Development and M&A

Company:  The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

David Rhodes '83: Muster Co-Chair*

Job Title: Owner

Company:  The Rhodes Financial Group

Fun Fact:  5 kids that have kept me busy for 34 years!

Hobbies/Interests:  All Sports, Traveling, Flying, Mentoring

Favorite Aggie Tradition:  Muster

Favorite Aggie Memory: Aggie family coming together when Bonfire collapsed

Student Orgs Involved With:  Mentoring at McFerrin and Aggies Invent

Lisa Burton ‘10: Coaches Night Co-Chair*

Job title: Director – MS Marketing Program

Company: Texas A&M University – Mays Business School

Fun fact: I’ve sung at Carnegie Hall…with a choir.

Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, reading, gardening, my rescue pets.

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Aggie Memory: Being a Muster Host and attending Muster for the first time in 2008.

Student Organization Involvement: Master’s Marketing Association, Muster Host (as a student) Advisor now for (MS Marketing Ambassadors, FAST Freshman Aggies Spreading Tradition, American Business Women’s Association, and Student United Way).

Message to BCAMC Members: Your talents can always be useful to the organization. Get involved!

Chris Dawson '14: Coaches Night Co-Chair*

Job Title: IT Consultant

Company: Technologous LLC

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