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awards and recognition

Outstanding Young Texas Exes

2014 Recipients

Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
BA '96
Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Interim Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Lieutenant with the Dallas Police Department, and Inspector and Medical Director at the University of Texas System Police
Dallas, Texas

Eastman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, among others. He has won several awards for his professional achievements, including the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award, Joe C. Jones Officer of the Year for the Dallas Police Department and the Paul L. DeWitt Award for Surgical Excellence.

Shea Morenz
BBA '97
President and CEO with Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm
Austin, TX

Prior to joining Stratfor, Morenz worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. as Managing Director in the Investment Management Division and Region Head for Private Wealth Management for the Southwest Region. He played both football and baseball at UT and played professional baseball for the New York Yankees after graduation.

Catherine “Cat” Osterman
BA '07
Professional softball player and Assistant Coach with Texas State University
Austin, Texas

During her time at UT, Osterman and her team won three Big 12 Championships, three tournament titles, and made three World Series appearances. She was also a 3-time USA Softball College Player of the Year. A two-time Olympian, Osterman won gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics and silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is a board member of RBI Austin, which runs free softball leagues and clinics for Austin’s underprivileged youth.

Jeffrey E. Tsai
BA '97
Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
San Francisco, CA

Prior to his appointment, Tsai was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for eight years, first in Miami and then in Washington D.C. An active member of the bar, Tsai is a Barrister in the prestigious Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco, and he was recently elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Carlos M. Zaffirini, Jr.
BBA ’03, JD ’06
Philanthropist, venture capitalist, and President and CEO of Adelanto HealthCare Ventures, L.L.C. (AHCV), a health care finance consulting company.
Austin, Texas

Since founding AHCV in 2006, Zaffirini has grown it into one of the largest supplemental payment consulting practices in the country. He recently endowed a scholarship with the Texas Exes in honor of his mother, Senator Judith Zaffirini, BS ’67, MA ’70, PhD ’78, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna.




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