Brandi Renton, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services
Brandi oversees a team that proactively addresses and responds to organization behavior by providing division-wide assessments, and facilitates improved planning, training and communication. The Risk Management Services and Transportation Services departments within the Division of Finance and Administration also report to her. Prior to her current position, Brandi was the UNT Human Resources Campus Director. Previously, she worked in human resources for United Methodist Retirement Communities, the Lear Corporation and Collins & Aikman. Brandi received a BS in Industrial Health and Safety from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
Brandi can be reached at Brandi.Renton@unt.edu or 940-369-7827.
Ashley Reyes, Business Operations Trainer
As a Business Operations Trainer, Ashley supports employee training through the creation and facilitation of live training sessions as well as the development and distribution of eLearning courses. Prior to joining UNT, Ashley worked for a Fortune 100 Financial Services company where she focused on building and cultivating business relationships. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at the prestigious University of California, Riverside.
Ashley can be reached at Ashley.Reyes@unt.edu or 940-565-2145.
Daniela Valdez, Senior Business Process Analyst
Daniela helps provide a resource to all levels of management and operating entities to ensure organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining UNT, Daniela worked at McDonald’s Corporation as a Consultant and most recently at NTT Data Services as a Senior Consultant in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Daniela obtained a MBA from Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
Daniela can be reached at Daniela.Valdez@unt.edu or 940-565-4311.
Jerri Robertson, Director of Business Operations Training
Jerri drives training initiatives campus-wide and supports university initiatives by developing, coaching, and providing leadership training via workshops, eLearning, and Instructional Design. Prior to joining UNT, Jerri founded and operated a professional development firm based in Dallas and held key positions in several Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Pitney Bowes and American Airlines. She is a published author who graduated from Texas A&M University Commerce, with a Business degree and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Learning Technologies. Jerri holds multiple certifications including Everything DiSC, Meyer-Briggs and Franklin Covey.
Jerri can be reached at Jerri.Robertson@unt.edu or 940-565-4915.
Margarita Venegas, Senior Communications Strategist
Margarita supports the goals of the Administrative Services team and the Division of Finance and Administration with printed and electronic materials about the activities and accomplishments of the people and departments in these areas. Previously, Margarita worked with UNT as the News Manager for the University Relations, Communication and Marketing division. Her background is in journalism and she worked for newspapers in Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in news journalism.
Margarita can be reached at Margarita.Venegas@unt.edu or 940-565-2169.
Nadia Guevara, Youth Protection Program Director
Nadia leads the University’s program on the protection of minors. She oversees the policy implementation and compliance across all colleges and divisions of the University. She also serves as point-of-contact for establishing and maintaining best practices to cultivate safe and healthy environments for the protection of minor participants in camps, programs, and activities. Previously, she led business operations teams in the assessment of internal processes to identify improvement opportunities and streamline processes. Nadia has experience managing small and large-scale process improvement projects in both non-profit and for-profit settings. She has a bachelor’s degree from Langston University and master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University.
Nadia can be reached at Nadia.Guevara@unt.edu or 940-565-2813.
Stephanie McDonald, Director of Policy and Administrative Services
Stephanie helps with the administration and management of the University’s policy program. Previously, Stephanie worked as an Associate Commissioner of Institutional Services for the Southland Conference, a Division I FCS athletic conference, located in Frisco, Texas. After graduating from Texas Woman’s University with a degree in Business Administration, Stephanie went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.
Stephanie can be reached at Stephanie.McDonald@unt.edu or 940-565-4535.
Nick Holsomback, Business Process Analyst
Nick serves on the Continuous Improvement team as a Business Process Analyst to determine areas for improvement and optimization at UNT. He is passionate about people and processes achieving their full potential. Previously he worked at UNT in the Student Financial Services department where he worked on multiple process improvement activities. Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies at UNT and is finishing up his MDiv at Southern Seminary.
Emily Gautraud, Youth Protection Program Coordinator
Emily provides administrative support to both the Director of the Youth Protection Program as well as the Director of Policy. Her goal at the University is to provide outstanding customer support and service to campus through creating and implementing efficient and effective processes. Prior to her role in Administrative Services she worked in the University Budget Office, and hopes to continue her professional career at UNT for many years to come. She is a UNT alumna with a bachelor’s degree in English-Linguistics..
Emily can be reached at Emily.Gautraud@unt.edu or 940-369-6460.