Michael J. Hardy 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.
Amy Jones is currently serving her fourth year on the Brazos County A&M Club Board of Directors, having previously served in a number of different roles on both the officer team and in other volunteer capacities with the Club. At Texas A&M, she received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s Degree in Land Economics and Real Estate. Amy has 15 years of real estate experience working with two REITs, Regency Centers and Weingarten Realty. She also has consulting experience with Verizon and the Cities of Bryan and College Station.
As the Commercial Asset Manager for Oldham Goodwin Group, Amy’s primary focus is on the daily operations of property management and the financial reporting of the managed properties. She is also involved in the leasing and maintenance of the property’s value.
Jeremy is senior director of development for the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering. He assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the department where their support will enhance Texas A&M’s capability to be among the best universities. Jeremy joined the Foundation in April 2013.
Gary is a native of Bryan, Texas and received a BS in Chemistry from Texas A&M followed by an MS in Chemistry from The California Institute of Technology. For 22 years he held numerous positions in research and management with The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. Gary then was employed by Lloyd’s Register, Inc., a global company providing certification to international quality, environmental and safety standards for companies in many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, chemical, medical devices and manufacturing. After 18 years Gary retired from Lloyd’s Register as the Americas Region Technical Operations Manager. Gary has been married to his wife, Judy, for 45 years and they are enjoying living on their Aggie Hill Ranch in Washington, Texas. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Much of Gary’s retirement time is spent attending grandchildren’s events, watching Aggie sports, and raising beef cattle.
Bruce joined the Department of Student Activities in 2016 after completing a Master of Arts at Bowling Green State University and working in higher education both in California and Ohio. Bruce is passionate about leadership development, research, and maximizing positive impacts on the world. Being originally from NY and having traveled to all 7 continents, Bruce is happy to call Aggieland home with his soon to be wife and dachshund
Eric Wylie is President of Element Retirement & Investment Consultants, a company he founded in 2011 after nearly two decades in banking and investments here in Bryan/College Station. While at Texas A&M, Eric was in the Corps of Cadets, served as a student body senator, and was an executive officer for the Business Student Council. Currently serving the Association of Former Students as a ’93 Class Agent, Eric was also an officer or director of the Brazos County A&M Club every year from 1997-2007, and served as President of the Club in 2002. Aside from this, he has been actively involved with the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce since 1994, serving as chairman of several committees during that time, and was the Treasurer of the Chamber for 2 years. He and his wife Joey are very involved in committees at A&M United Methodist Church, and they have 4 children ages 13-20.
Lisa is a native of McAllen, Texas and retired realtor, Lisa Miller Aldrich is a passionate volunteer and community servant who works tirelessly to support nonprofit organizations in many different ways. From obtaining auction items from vendors who ”can’t say no to her,” to organizing donors to pool their contributions to make a larger scholarship, to working with state and federal legislators to ensure support for cancer research, Lisa’s dedication and enthusiasm for making life better for citizens of the Brazos Valley is always at the forefront of her mind and efforts. She has lived in College Station since 1980 where she and her husband, Steve, have been an integral part of the community. Lisa was an active, engaged parent volunteer in all aspects of her children’s schooling and extracurricular activities. Today, you will likely find their sons, Carson  and Miller , actively volunteering alongside Lisa and Steve within the community.
Keith is serving his second year on the Brazos County A&M Club Board of Directors having previously served as President in 2014. Keith currently works at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M and lives in College Station with his wife Katy ’02 and their two children.
Cal McNeill is the Executive Vice President of The Bank & Trust of Bryan / College Station. He served as the Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Bryan from 2003 – 2009 and worked at Wells Fargo and First Bank & Trust from 1985 – 2003. Cal’s list of volunteer efforts is quite extensive and includes Past Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the CSISD Education Foundation, Treasurer of the CS Tiger Club, and Leadership Council for the Brazos Valley Research Partnership. Cal has served on the Board of Directors for nine organizations including The College Station MED, the CSISD Education Foundation, and Children’s Miracle Network. He also finds time to officiate in the Big XII Conference. Cal has been happily married to Dr. Beth McNeill for 31 years. The couple has two sons, one daughter and son-in-law, and two grandsons.