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Alumni Recognized on Annual “40 Under 40” List

Stephanie Bowers EMBA’10, Brian Enzler BS’04, Mo Katibeh EMBA’11 and Saadia Sheikh BS’09 were named to the 2017 “40 Under 40” list compiled by the Dallas Business Journal celebrating up-and-comers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The selection focuses on business leaders under age 40 who are making valuable contributions to their organizations.

Stephanie Bowers EMBA’10

Stephanie Bowers EMBA’10

Stephanie Bowers is project manager for operations at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, where she is responsible for managing the planning and execution of projects, programs and grants.

Bowers joined Habitat for Humanity in 2015 and enjoys watching home ownership transform the lives of families and working with communities to revitalize neighborhoods.

“When you work for a nonprofit, your responsibilities tend to include wearing a lot of different hats. Currently, I manage the grant portfolio for government grants, with a small responsibility for land acquisitions,” she said. “The MBA program taught me how to work through challenges and gave me the ability to push through projects and see them through to the end.”

Bowers also finds time to give back to the community by serving as lead financial educator hosting youth workshops for Operation Hope, an organization focused on empowering underserved communities, through its Banking on Our Future program.

Brian Enzler BS’04

Brian Enzler BS’04

Brian Enzler was tasked last year with establishing a new BMO Harris Bank office in Dallas, developing a team of professionals, marketing the BMO brand and building a commercial client base. As the Dallas market executive, he is responsible for all business operations of the commercial bank in the Metroplex.

In addition to his work for BMO Harris, Enzler has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Mayor’s Southern Dallas Task Force and the Oak Cliff YMCA.

He is grateful for his decision to attend UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, where he was able to make lasting connections with classmates.

“I was impressed by the average SAT scores of the students, the investment that was being made to expand the University and the diversity of the students there,” he said.

Mo Katibeh EMBA’11

Mo Katibeh EMBA’11

Mo Katibeh is senior vice president of advanced solutions at AT&T, where he oversees product development and marketing for emerging growth services, including security, cloud, Wi-Fi, big data and public safety solutions.

Katibeh says he was drawn to the UT Dallas’ Executive MBA program by its top rankings and innovative curriculum.

“I really loved the curriculum at UT Dallas and the fact that the program is designed for executives who have already been working,” he said. “The class schedule fit well with my work schedule, and the experience of being in class with a group of my peers from other industries and seeing the way they solve problems has been invaluable.”

Katibeh, who grew up in the United Kingdom and lived in Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States, has been with AT&T for 15 years. He also serves on the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Council.

Saadia Sheikh BS’09

Saadia Sheikh BS’09

Saadia Sheikh is vice president of the real estate services team at E Smith Realty Partners, where she represents tenants and users of commercial space nationally in transactions such as lease renewals, expansions, site selection, general consultation and purchases.

The McKinney native chose to attend the Jindal School because it was close to home. “But many of the connections I made with people there — students and professionals — have benefited me so much in my career,” she added.

Her connection to JSOM continued with the recent establishment of the Saadia Sheikh Scholarship/Fellowship for Entrepreneurship.

She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the Junior League of Dallas.

Sheikh is forming a nonprofit organization called Power Sense to empower deaf children to reach their full potential in the community and in future careers.

Glenda Vosburgh

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