James Kadado, Class of 2021

James Kadado, Professional MBA Ambassador

A Lebanese-American citizen, James moved to Dallas, TX at the age of 20 to pursue his undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas, where he graduated with a BBA in Marketing (Summa Cum Laude). James is currently a Digital Social Media Marketing Manager at Haggar Clothing Co. and has worked as a professional marketer in multiple industries including Healthcare, Tech, and Retail & Consumer Products. Outside of work and school, he enjoys traveling, 3D printing, developing mobile games, playing golf and watching sports. James chose the Professional Evening Cohort MBA Program because of the affordability of a nationally top-ranked, high-quality academic program as well as the networking opportunities and the flexibility the program provides.

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Joshua Hernandez, Class of 2021

Joshua Hernandez, Class of 2021

Joshua was born and raised in El Paso, TX. His education focused on physical sciences and engineering, obtaining a BS in Chemistry from Yale University, an MS from Texas A&M University, and is currently attending an MBA program the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Timothy Shiveley, Class of 2021

Timothy Shiveley, Class of 2021

Timothy is a Texas native and attended UT Dallas as an undergrad. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the Erik Johnsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2018. Since graduating he has worked at the United States Automobile Association (USAA) as a software developer in the data analytics space. In his role he has facilitated the creation of automated processes to deliver insights to all levels of management.

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Michael Cheney, Class of 2021

Michael Cheney, Class of 2021

Michael currently works on the Finance and Business Management Team for JP Morgan’s Commercial Bank. Before beginning his career at JP Morgan, Michael was an Army Captain, serving in the 7th US Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Ian Smith, Class of 2020

Ian Smith, Class of 2020

Ian grew up in Arlington, TX and received his BA in International Relations with a focus in economic development from Brown University in 2011. Currently, Ian serves as Regional Vice President with Westwood Holdings Group, a local asset manager in Dallas, TX.

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Amir Safvat, Class of 2020

Amir Safvat, Class of 2020

An Iranian-American citizen, Amir initially moved to U.S. to pursue academic goals. He received an Honor Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture (Magna cum Laude) and a Master of Architecture both from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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