Corporate Advisory Board

Business Careers High School Corporate Board


The Business Careers Corporate Advisory Board consists of several community leaders who work towards the shared mission of supporting Business Careers High School and its pursuit of providing students an experience of unmatched excellence in education.  The Board supports the school by providing curriculum review to ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education as well as the work force; providing mentors for the BCHS Mentor Program; providing scholarship funds for BCHS students; providing paid internships to BCHS students in fields related to their area of study; fundraising; and providing facility usage for student events.  All of the contributions of our Board serve to expand learning beyond the classroom and to expose our students to college and workforce readiness expectations.  Our Board is an integral part of the BCHS experience and we are very appreciative of their time, talents, and sustained involvement in our students' education!

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.


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.


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 Officer 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


JoyLynn Occhiuzzi

JoyLynn is an Account Executive for Dell Technologies where she is responsible for the large public accounts in San Antonio.  She began her career with Dell Technologies in 2015 which allowed her to return to her hometown.  JoyLynn is an Business Careers High School graduate and a former school district administrator.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward's University.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is the world's largest private technology company consisting of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware.  Dell Technologies is a collective force of innovative capabilities trusted all over the world to provide technology solutions and services that accelerate digital transformation.  Learn more at