Corporate Advisory Board

Business Careers High School Corporate Board

Katherine Howe Frilot

Katherine Howe Frilot is Vice President and Business Sales Officer at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A..  She has worked for Wells Fargo Bank for the past 18 years primarily involved in helping business owners managing and growing their business which includes navigating the economic environment by providing financial resources and business educational tools.

Her career path with Wells Fargo has taken her all over the state of Texas as she was the SBA Banker for South West and Central Texas.  She has been a speaker for training programs for the SBA, SCORE and SBDC hosted by University of Texas at El Paso, UTSA, University of Texas Pan American and A & M International in Laredo.

Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the Internet in North America and internationally.

Jenna L. Saucedo


As vice president of Public Affairs and Brand Management for CPS Energy, Jenna Saucedo leads the public affairs, corporate communications, corporate responsibility and economic development functions for the largest municipally-owned electric and gas provider in the nation. Her communications responsibilities include strategy and services: support for the company’s businesses, brand management, media relations, social media and online presence. In addition, she has responsibility for community affairs and enterprise stakeholder relations.

Previously, Saucedo served as Senior Director of Corporate Affairs and Policy/Chief of Staff for CPS Energy, where she was accountable for Strategic Policy, Enterprise Business Planning, Enterprise Business Continuity, Corporate Quality Assurance, Board of Trustee relations, Executive Affairs, and Office of the President/CEO Operations.

Since joining CPS Energy in 2008, Saucedo has served in various capacities across the organization leading change management for enterprise-wide initiatives. Saucedo holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, with a Major in Marketing Management from St. Mary’s University, and completed the RICE Executive Education program.

Saucedo serves on community boards and councils including, Business Careers High School, United Way Emerging Leaders Council, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and the St. Mary’s Bill Greehey Scholars Selection Committee.

K. Matthew Gilley

K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D. holds the Bill Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary's University. He has a Ph.D. in corporate strategy from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining the Greehey School, Gilley served on the faculty of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and on the business faculty at James Madison University.

Gilley's research and teaching center on ethics, corporate social responsibility, and business strategy. He was awarded the Regents’ Distinguished Teaching Award and the Greiner Teaching Award at OSU and was nominated for other teaching awards multiple times.

He has consulted extensively on issues related to leadership, social responsibility, strategic philanthropy, and corporate strategy. His clients have included large multinationals, small and/or family-owned businesses, government agencies, utilities, and potential new ventures.

In 2008, Dr. Gilley co-founded the Greater San Antonio Ethics & Compliance Roundtable.

Professor Gilley became an Invited Academic Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, DC in 2008. The ERC Fellows is a think-tank consisting of a select group of corporate, government, non-profit, and academic leaders who engage in meaningful dialog and cutting edge research on critical ethics issues.

His research interests include the relationship between executive compensation and ethical/unethical behavior, corporate governance, and outsourcing. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, and others.

Laura Sanchez

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Eric Dickman

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Eric Dickman is a Senior Manager at Accenture Federal Services.  He has worked for Accenture Federal Services for 13 years, primarily involved in System Integration and Application Outsourcing.  He currently oversees the Technology Consulting and Public Safety Portfolio for the San Antonio Delivery Center. 

His career started in Austin as part of the Accenture Consulting practice and he has worked on projects all over the United States and India. He graduated from Miami University and is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He is married and has two daughters.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is

Amanda Ramos

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Amanda Ramos is a Business Development Specialist for Security Service Federal Credit Union where she is responsible for the administration of community initiatives and financial education events. She began her career with Security Service in 2011 and is an active credit union volunteer,  participating in various activities including the Credit Union for Kids Bowl-a-Thon and Junior Achievement Finance Park. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

 About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. The credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at


Javier Avalos

Javier Avalos is the Director of Retail Operations for H-E-B.  He has been with H-E-B for 13 years.  His primary role is focused on the operational leadership within a defined set of stores in the San Antonio community. 

His career in the retail business started in 1983 with Furr’s Supermarkets Inc., where he held various positions.  In 2001 he joined H-E-B as a Store Director and progressed to Unit Director.  Throughout his years with H-E-B, he has continued to work in other areas of the company as the Regional Director of Grocery, Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Productivity, and his most current role as the Director of Retail Operations. 

About H-E-B 

H-E-B has been serving the community for 110 years.  The company has continued to grow and involve, while always maintaining its focus on its Partners, Customers, Communities and the future.