Jerri Ann Henry ’05
Jerri Ann Henry is a political communications expert forced to bid her time in DC until she can return to her Texas roots. While in DC Jerri Ann has worked on a number of political and corporate campaigns managing the digital outreach and strategic development.
Jerri Ann began working with the NCTAMC in 2007 as the VP of Communications and has continued her involvement in one capacity or another since that time. While at Texas A&M she was active in the Animal Science department, in student government, class councils and her local church.
But most importantly, she is the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2005.
Allen LeMessurier ‘85
Allen was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. At A&M he earned a BS in Industrial Engineering. While at A&M, Allen was active in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the Corps of Cadets, Fish Camp, and was a “Climber” on Bonfire, among other activities. After graduation Allen was an officer in the Unites States Army Corps of Engineers for seven years achieving the rank of Captain and served in Korea and the Washington, DC area. Following his stint in the Army, Allen returned to Dallas in residential construction and soon after transitioned to a career in Commercial Construction Project Management. Along the way he picked up his MBA from SMU. After working for Ryland Homes, Turner Construction, and Zachry Construction in Dallas, San Antonio, Saudi Arabia, and other places Allen returned to Washington, DC working for Deloitte Consulting in their Real Estate practice. Besides anything “Aggie”, Allen enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and riding his Harley! Allen thinks Muster is the most powerful and meaningful of Aggie traditions.
Susan Pausky ’81
Susan grew up in Houston, Texas with two brothers who also graduated from Texas A&M, Paul ’78 and David ’82. Susan has a B.S. in Industrial Distribution and a MBA from SMU in 1986. Her professional career began in Dallas with Briggs Weaver Industrial Supply followed by commercial real estate with Trammell Crow Company, Cushman & Wakefield, and The Staubach Company. In 2007, Susan moved to Washington DC to work among NGOs to de-fuse ideological threats from religious extremism and alienation. She engages strategies and relational networks to empower and reconcile leaders across international silos of commerce, government, religion, and education.
Susan’s favorite Aggie tradition is “whooping ” when we hear our our class years and the number 12. Whoop!
Simon Smith ’91
Simon Smith, ’91 graduated from Texas A&M with BS and MS degrees in Nuclear Engineering. After working for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Computer Sciences Corporation, Simon worked for 9 years at ITA Software as VP of Software Operations. His current job as COO of inky.com brought him to the DC area in 2009 and he currently lives in Alexandria.
A. Ann Ratnayake ’06
Ann Ratnayake is from College Station, TX. Ann graduated summa cum laude from the Mays School of Business with a BBA in Business Management and minors in Economics and English. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Baylor University. For seven years, she worked at the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute on child abuse issues. Now, she is the Managing Director and Founder of the National Center for Child Abuse Statistics and Policy. Prior to starting her career in child welfare, she also worked on Capitol Hill, at the International Trade Administration, for the Western District of Texas – Waco Division: Federal Court, National Association of Attorney Generals, and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll LLC. Ann is licensed to practice law in both Texas and the DC Bar. She works to improve the safety net for child victims too small, scared or weak to protect themselves. Ann also serves as leadership on the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, and is a Presidential Leadership Scholar ‘Class of 2018.
Ann has played on the A&M intramural softball team, served as V.P. of Finance, and President of the National Capital A&M Club before joining the board. During her tenure as V.P. of Finance, she digitized all of the clubs financial practices and standardized the quarterly financial reporting documents to include a statement of activities, balance sheet, and a statement of cash flows by moving records over to professional accounting software. As Club President, she led the development of the Club’s new website and Aggie Connections newsletter, as well as, implemented a cloud drive management system for all club documents and the Standards Operating Procedures living document for each club officer’s responsibilities.
Emmanual Guillory ’06
Emmanual Guillory is from Lufkin, TX, and he graduated from Lufkin High School in 2002. He went on to attend Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and a Certification in Leadership Studies. While at Texas A&M, Emmanual served as Drum Major of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, among other leadership roles. He was also selected out of 3,000 graduating students to be the student speaker for his commencement services; was a recipient of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, the highest honor for student leaders; and was awarded the 2016 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight.
Emmanual currently serves as a Professional Staff Member on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. In this role, he is in charge of higher education policy. His portfolio consists of for-profit institutions; institutional aid for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions; International Education; Graduate Education; and college access programs to include TRIO and GEARUP.
Furthermore, Emmanual is the current President and Board Chairman of the National Capital Texas A&M Club Endowment and Past-Chair of the A&M Clubs Committee on the Texas A&M Young Alumni Advisory Council. He also serves as a Board Member for the National Capital Texas A&M Club, and he serves on the Leadership Council for the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University.
He currently resides in Washington, DC.
Mike Youngson ’87
Mike was in the Corps of Cadets, MSC Hospitality, and Fish Camp while at Texas A&M. He grew up in an Air Force family and lived in Texas and overseas. After graduation in 1987, he was commissioned in the Air Force and flew for 10 years followed by staff assignments in Operations, Personnel, and International Affairs. He served as the U.S. Defense Attaché in Dublin, Ireland before retiring in 2010.
He is a civilian employee with the Defense Intelligence Agency, performing dual roles as a policy staff officer and an Agency career development officer with a focus on outreach for recruitment and hiring. While at DIA, he participated in the Brookings Legislative Fellowship Program in 2014, working as a Senate staffer, and subsequently performed Congressional Outreach for DIA. He has volunteered with the DC Aggie Club’s Muster committee and intern mentoring. Their youngest child is in the Corps of Cadets, class of ’21.