Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Danny Lewis, director of alumni programs, recently presented the Dick Wintermote Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award to Phil Moran, e’80, current president of the Houston Chapter of the Alumni Association.
The award recognizes chapter volunteers who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership to their chapter and the KU Alumni Association during a one-year period, and it honors Dick Wintermote, c’51, who served as the executive director of the Association from 1963 to 1983.
While Phil loves watching his Jayhawks, one of his goals as chapter leader was to involve alumni with events that were not focused solely on sports. With this in mind, the chapter has since enjoyed a museum tour of impressionist art that included a wine tasting, and another popular event brought in a speaker from the Dole Institute who spoke about the 2012 Presidential election.
The Houston Chapter was proud to support the Moran Norris Foundation in bringing 30 underprivileged junior high students to the Rice University campus. The kids enjoyed a campus tour and then learned the Rock Chalk chant before attending the KU vs. Rice football game.
After graduating from KU with a degree in chemical engineering, Phil worked in the oilfield as a field engineer and in management for Schlumberger. During this time, he completed an MBA from SMU’S Cox School of Business. Phil is a partner with Portfolio Advisory Council, LLC, an investment advisory and financial planning firm. He is also a member of the Engineering Dean’s Club and the Alumni Association’s Presidents Club.
Phil and his wife, Vicki, have two sons and have lived in Houston since 1997.