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COLLEGE STATION – Raul Hinojosa III, Daniel Haile, Christopher Narayanan and Stan Bevers have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University.
The registry recognizes outstanding former students in the department of agricultural economics for meritorious accomplishments in their field. 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, research and Extension.
Timm was known for his knowledge of finance and agricultural banking.
“We are extremely pleased to honor these individuals who have not only excelled professionally, but have exhibited leadership and outstanding achievement in both business and local communities,” said Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. “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.”
Hinojosa is a 1985 graduate and is principal of International Leadership Texas in Katy. Much of his career has been in administrative education roles, serving as interim director general/head of school at International Christian School in Heredia, Costa Rica. Prior to that he was assistant director and academic dean for academic affairs at Academic Bridge Program in Doha, Qatar, where he assisted the institution in accreditation and managing a $7 million budget.
Hinojosa has received numerous awards throughout his career and in 2009 served as chair for the Deans of Academic Affairs in Education City, Qatar for Texas A&M, Cornell, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern and Virginia Commonwealth universities.
Haile, a 1996 graduate, is executive vice president of Texas Pride Fuels, a company he founded in 2005. He also co-founded Caprock Energy Services LLC, which provides water transfer services to fracking crews, drilling rigs and other oilfield locations in Texas and Oklahoma.
The company was later acquired by a business competitor. Haile is an avid supporter of agricultural economics department programs through contributions and sharing his challenges and successes that entrepreneurship can bring.
Narayanan, a 1996 graduate, is president and CEO of Gladius Aratum Capital. He has served as key account manager for Informa Economics, assisting investors and agribusiness clients in the agricultural markets. From 2011 to 2016, he was director and head of agricultural commodities research at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank in New York.
Narayanan is actively involved in the department assisting with the agribusiness entrepreneurship and agricultural commodities marketing program. He is also involved with the Finance department at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M, mentoring students and guest lecturing both undergraduate and graduate classes.
Bevers, a 1989 graduate, served as farm management economist with AgriLife Extension at Vernon for 26 years. He developed innovative educational programs and provided expertise and analysis in the areas of farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, marketing, policy, computer applications and risk management.
Throughout his career, Bevers was credited as being one of the top experts in analyzing cow-calf operations beginning with the Ranching and Beef Cattle Program, working with Dr. Jim McGrann, AgriLife Extension economist emeritus, educating producers on Standardized Performance Analysis. This led to numerous other programs and a series of publications dealing with Key Performance Indicators for cattle operations, also known as KPIs.
For more information about the registry, visit http://tyrustimmregistry.org/.