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awards and recognition

Outstanding Young Texas Exes

2013 Recipients

Stuart Bernstein
BA '99, MBA '05
Senior Investment Manager in the Investment Division at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Austin, Texas

Bernstein is the Senior Investment Manager in the Investment Division at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin. TRS is one of the largest pension funds in the world at $112 Billion, serving the investment and benefit needs of over 1.3 million public school teachers in the state of Texas. Bernstein is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Young Texans Against Cancer (ytac.org) founded in 2001, which has raised over a $1.7 million and committed over 17,000 hours of volunteer work for cancer related causes across Texas.

Madhu Chugh
BA '98, BJ '98
Senior Associate at WilmerHale and Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law School
Washington, D.C.

Chugh is a Senior Associate at the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, DC, and she has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She clerked for Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She served as Director of Health Care Policy for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and as Policy Director on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s 2002 campaign. From 2001-2002, Madhu worked on health care policy for Senator Edward Kennedy. She also served as Deputy Communications Director on Tom Vilsack’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign and in Governor Vilsack’s office from 1999-2000. She is a native of Longview, TX.

John B. Connally IV
JD '97
Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, Texas

Connally is a Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, TX and serves on the firm’s Management Committee and as co-chair of its Oil & Gas Industry Group. Connally’s practice involves the representation of clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and a variety of energy matters. He has worked on transactions in more than 20 states in the United States and more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Andrew Phong Vo
BBA '95
Managing Director at Accenture
Houston, Texas

Vo is a Managing Director at Accenture Management Consulting in Houston, TX. Vo leads Accenture’s global Trading Operations practice which provides Fortune 500 clients with commodities trading and risk management solutions. He also serves as the North America practice lead responsible for Accenture's Tax, Real Estate, Liquidity Management, and Finance Process Transformation services. Vo is the Founder and Senior Advisor of the Texas Iron Spikes service organization which has actively supported Special Olympics Texas for nearly two decades.