Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

June 11, 2014

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-3801, e-rister@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – Four business professionals are the latest inductees to  the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University.

The induction ceremony was held recently at the Association of Former Students dinner reception in College Station. Dr. Ed Rister, associate department head for agricultural economics and Texas A&M AgriLife Research economist, served as master of ceremonies.

(From left) Mark Humphrey receives his Tyrus R. Timm plaque from Casey Oldham and Dr. Parr Rosson. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

(From left) Mark Humphrey receives his Tyrus R. Timm plaque from Casey Oldham and Dr. Parr Rosson. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

Admiral Robert Smith (1961), chief executive officer of Texas A&M University-Galveston and a member of the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry, was the keynote speaker.

New inductees were Mark Humphrey (1982), Mark Johnsrud (1991), Jim McAdams (1972), and Stoney Russell Stubbs (1985).

The Registry recognizes outstanding former students for meritorious accomplishments in their fields. It is the highest department-level honor and is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the university’s agricultural economics department from 1953 until 1973 during its rise to national prominence in teaching, researchand Extension. Timm was known for his knowledge of finance and agricultural banking.

“We are extremely pleased to recognize this distinguished group of former students in the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry,” said Dr. Parr Rosson, head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M, who presented plaques to each recipient. “These individuals have not only excelled professionally, but have exhibited leadership in both business and local communities. They exemplify what this Registry is all about and reflect the core values of Texas A&M: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.”

(From left) Ted Abele presenting the Tyrus R. Timm plaque to Mark Johnsrud and joined by Dr. Parr Rosson. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

(From left) Ted Abele presenting the Tyrus R. Timm plaque to Mark Johnsrud and joined by Dr. Parr Rosson. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

Humphrey is Brazos Valley market chairman for Prosperity Bank, managing 10 branches and overseeing 120 employees. He serves on the Prosperity Bank Management Committee and the bank’s senior loan committee. Humphrey is responsible for the profitability of the bank’s branches in the Brazos Valley, consisting of more than $1 billion in assets. He has held various leadership positions throughout this career and currently serves on the board of directors of the Research Valley Partnership.

Johnsrud is chief executive officer and vice chairman of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, a $1.6 billion publicly traded company. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., Nuverra provides protection, enhancement and advancement of environmental solutions for the energy and industrial markets.

 

(From left) Russell Stubbs receives his Tyrus R. Timm plaque from Dr. Parr Rosson and Hunter Goodwin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

(From left) Dr. James McGrann, Jim McAdams and Dr. Parr Rosson. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

McAdams has served on the board of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and was president in 2005. He served on the board of directors from 1998-2004 for CattleFax, a market information organization used by the cattle industry, and was president during 2002. McAdams worked extensively with Dr. Jim McGrann, Professor Emeritus in agricultural economics with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in the development of the Standard Performance Analysis program, a standardized finance, marketing and production performance measuring system for the beef cattle industry.

(From left) Russell Stubbs receives his Tyrus R. Timm plaque from Dr. Parr Rosson and Hunter Goodwin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

(From left) Russell Stubbs receives his Tyrus R. Timm plaque from Dr. Parr Rosson and Hunter Goodwin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

Stubbs is president and CEO of Frozen Foods Express, a company he has worked for since graduating from Texas A&M in 1985. The company was started as a small family business in 1948 and has grown to become the largest perishable LTL transporter of food and agricultural products in the U.S., according to the nomination. Stubbs has also served in various leadership roles within the industry, including chairman of the Texas Motor Transportation Association and currently as an officer and board member of the Truckload Carriers Association.

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