Hometown: Houston, TX
Year graduated: 2009
Major: Business Honors and Finance
Current employer & job title: Strategy Manager at Microsoft
Involvement at UT: McCombs Diversity Council, Orientation Advising, Resident Assistant, HBA
Favorite HBA event or best HBA memory: Planning for the very first HBA Company Dinner. The VP of Corporate Relations at the time asked me to organize one and find sponsors when I was a sophomore. It was an extremely daunting task since most student organizations did not go that route to raise money in the past. The turnout was great, though, and we raised over $10 for the organization.
Favorite thing about Austin:Texas Football, Rudy’s BBQ is a close second
Hobbies: Basketball, flag football, fantasy sports, hiking, cooking
Advice for current students: Stay in school as long as possible and have as much fun as you can!
Christopher H. Meakin
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Education: 1983 Texas A&M University (BBA), 1987 University of Houston (JD), 1988 Rice University (MA)
Major/Area of study: Management and Business Analysis, Legal History
Current employer & job title:University of Texas at Austin, Member of the Business, Government and Society Faculty
Family: Wife Carolyn Meakin, daughters Paige (8) and Ellie Grace (5), and dog Lily
Fun Fact: Cycles to work, has completed many distance cycling races including MS 150 from Houston to Austin
Other Hobbies: Cooking, reading
Favorite Class to Teach: BHP LEB, because of its small class size and the resulting relationships with BHP students.
Year in college:4th Year
Majors: Business Honors and Energy Finance
Future Employer: Wells Fargo Securities Energy and Power Investment Banking
Other organizations: Texas Cowboys, Pi Kappa Alpha, UGS Peer Mentor Program
Hobbies: Texas Football enthusiast, soccer, TED Talks, Texas Country music, and really good food
Advice for Students: Take advantage of the wide array of classes Texas has to offer. There are some incredibly interesting topics that you can study with professors who genuinely care about your growth as a student.