Rawls College of Business Begins Semester of Speakers

Roundtable discussions host successful business leaders.

Usha Viswanathan


Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business presents its Chief Executives’ Roundtable (CXR) speaker series for the fall semester beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) at Lubbock Country Club.

Entrepreneur and Texas Tech alumna, Usha Viswanathan will be the first speaker in the series.

Viswanathan, a mother of two, turned in her diaper bag for a backpack and received a Master of Science in Management Information System at Texas Tech with a 4.0 GPA.  She later co-founded the now internationally known Starnik, a high-tech startup in Lubbock which provides cloud software solutions for utility billing and energy management.

Kenneth Huseman


On Oct. 16 the Rawls College hosts Jonathan Copulsky, author and chief brand, content and digital officer at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He will speak on “Protecting Your Brand in a High-Speed World.”

The series continues Nov. 7 with Kenneth Huseman, president, CEO and director of Basic Energy Services.  He has 26 years in the well servicing business and was responsible for moving WellTech, a developer for the oil and gas industry, from the second-largest to the largest player in the market.

The CXR series brings industry leaders to Texas Tech to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty and the Lubbock community.  The CXR series is open to the public by subscribing to the program.

Jonathan Copulsky


For more information on the Rawls College Chief Executives’ Roundtable Speaker Series visit http://cxr.ba.ttu.edu/.







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Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.

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