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School of Business Administration Board Of Advisors

Heather is a 2013 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University’s School of Business, earning her bachelor’s degree in finance.  By taking a non-traditional path and earning her degree later in life, Heather believes her life experience brought a different perspective to the classroom.  After graduation, Heather took a position in the risk management department of a local credit union.  It was quickly determined her experience, education, and skills were well suited for the rapidly growing field of regulatory compliance in banking.  In 2017, Heather earned her Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager certification – the highest certification in the field.  Currently, Heather is the Senior Vice President, Fair Lending and Responsible Banking Officer at First Financial Bank in Fort Worth.











W. David White is an Adjunct Professor of Management who began his teaching career following a 44-year career in banking. He served for the past 23 years as president and CEO of First Command Bank. David has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas and an MBA in Management from TCU. He has been married for 45 years, has two children, two grandchildren and a two-year-old puppy who is a beautiful mutt. He enjoys music and college athletics. Go Rams!














Vernon Wright (@TheWrightLeader) is a speaker, author, consultant, leader, and educator. He has over 18 years of experience working in large, urban school districts and has previously served in the roles of teacher, teacher leader, campus leadership team member, and district-level leadership. A proud graduate of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Business, Vernon has leveraged knowledge from that education and professional experiences to share with audiences at campus, district, regional, state, national levels, and beyond. Vernon is a speaker and leadership consultant for School Pro K-12 and Edumatch, assisting clients in realizing synergies, maximizing impact, and building high-performing cultures. He has as well impacted educators on an international level via his collaboration with the joint venture between Microsoft EDU and CUE Inc.

Vernon’s passion is in adding value to other’s lives through the various podcasts he’s appeared on, his speaking appearances, and other endeavors such as proudly serving on the Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Board as Vice President, the Texas Wesleyan University School of Business Strategic Advisory Board, Texas Wesleyan University Esports (Alumni Board Supporter), and the Texas Wesleyan University Football Mentor Group. He is a proud member and Vice President of Public Relations for the Toastmasters International Club, Power Communicators in addition to being a proud member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Vernon’s philanthropic endeavors also include serving as a Debate Judge for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance. Vernon has an established presence on social media (@TheWrightLeader across all platforms), and he unabashedly stands as a voice for the people with zero apologies ( You can connect with Vernon’s previous speaking and podcast appearances at and various podcasting platforms. He is committed to a life of mentoring others in their pursuits of excellence.

















Derek Armstrong has over 19 years of supply chain management experience at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics supporting multiple aerospace and defense programs. Derek is the Sr. Manager of the Integrated Fighter Group (IFG) and leads a team to shape the strategy and execution for F-16 subcontract management. His team manages both domestic and international suppliers. Derek strives to develop employee talent by coaching buyers to solve complex problems, develop negotiation skills, and grow relationships through effective communication. Derek has experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), and Department of Defense Contracts (DOD). He has experience with general subcontract management including cost, quality, schedule, technical program performance for development, production, and sustainment.

He holds a Bachelors (2004) and Masters (2007) degree of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University. Derek also played baseball (3rd base) at Texas Wesleyan where he was the team captain. Derek enjoys spending time in the outdoors with activities such as hunting and western equine competitions with his wife. He is available by email:, and he is also available on LinkedIn.
















At 35, Tommy Lee is the Board’s youngest member, but the energetic Wesleyan alum is no stranger to the rough and tumble reality of entrepreneurship. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Lee cut his teeth reviving ambitious, but flawed, start-ups. Fast forward to today, and Lee, a recipient of Wesleyan’s Smaller. Smarter. Promise Scholarship, is out “to make small businesses look big.” He founded Newlee, a niche marketing agency, in 2019. Like Lee, Newlee’s message cuts to the point: “A marketing team for small businesses with big ideas and no clue to how to talk about them.”



















Vincent is a Partner in the Audit Division of Sproles Woodard LLP, and is also the Director of Accounting and Auditing for the firm. He is also the partner in charge of the Fort Worth Office. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Texas Wesleyan University and his Master of Business Administration in Information Systems at Texas Wesleyan University. Vincent’s experience in accounting and auditing spans over 21 years and includes real estate, oil and gas exploration and production, hedge funds, fund of funds (FOF), private equity funds, manufacturing, construction, employee benefit plans, and not‐for‐profit organizations. Additionally, Vincent’s experience includes both public and private companies ranging from accelerated filers to family partnerships, alternative investment management, and private equity companies. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Public Accountants, Texas Society of Public Accountants, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc., Fort Worth Club, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and BDO Alliance.

He is a Sunday School teacher at his church. He also enjoys coaching his children in different sports. Vincent and his wife, Michele Davila, are parents of five children: Miranda, Marissa, Marie, Valerie, and John Michael, and grandparents to three: Matthew, Mason, and Madeline. The family enjoys spending time together. Vincent especially enjoys taking his family to Texas Rangers games. In his spare time, Vincent enjoys watching football and boxing, playing softball, golf and fishing.














Steve’s career in Human Resources spans more than 35 years living and working globally for many Fortune 500 organizations across eight different industries. His diverse experience in Human Capital includes roles in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Organization Effectiveness and Training. In the next chapter of his career, Steve has created En@ble Growth, an HR advisory firm focused on growing leaders, teams and businesses to reach their fullest potential. Additionally, he has joined as the General Manager, Talent-to-Value Academy, where he will be building a global community of practitioners focused on Connecting Talent to ValueTM.. As a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University in 1987, Steve is also a member of the School of Business Advisory Board and is committed to its mission to develop future business leaders.