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Distinguished Alumni Award

Founded in 1986, the Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor Rawls College can bestow upon alumni and friends. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in their chosen field. Honorees have made a positive impact on both Rawls College and Texas Tech, serving as an inspiration to current students and alumni.

2019 Distinguished Alumni Honorees
2018 Distinguished Alumni Honorees
2016 Distinguished Alumni Honorees
2015 Distinguished Alumni Honorees
2014 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
2014 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
2011 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
2011 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
2011 Distinguished Alumni Honoree

2019 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2019 honorees, and thank you for the dedication you have shown to Rawls College and Texas Tech University.

cody c. campbell

distinguished alumnus

co-founder and co-ceo
doublepoint energy, llc

Mr. Campbell is Co-Chief Executive Officer of DoublePoint Energy, LLC ("DoublePoint"). DoublePoint is a joint venture between Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC (backed by Apollo Global Management, LLC & Magnetar Capital) and FourPoint Energy (backed by Quantum Energy Partners & GSO Capital Partners LP). DoublePoint, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas interests in the Permian Basin.

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC ("Double Eagle") was formed in 2017 following the successful sale of Double Eagle Energy Holdings II LLC to Parsley Energy Inc. (NYSE:PE) earlier in 2017 and the successful sale of Double Eagle Energy Holdings I LLC to American Energy Non-Op LLC in 2014. Double Eagle has been one of the largest organic acquirers of acreage in the Permian Basin over the past ten years, having completed tens of thousands of individual transactions encompassing over one million acres and more than five billion dollars in value. Double Eagle also has a strong history of operational success in the Permian Basin, having run multiple horizontal drilling programs and having consistently achieved industry-leading benchmarks in well cost and well performance.

Mr. Campbell graduated with honors from the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business in 2003, with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in finance and economics. In 2004, he earned a Master of Science in Finance from Texas Tech.

Mr. Campbell was a four-year football letterman at Texas Tech, a multi-year starter on the offensive line, and received multiple All Big XII and Academic All Big XII honors. After his college career, he spent just under two years on the roster of the Indianapolis Colts. Mr. Campbell lives in Fort Worth and is married with four children. He is a member of YPO and served on the Rawls College of Business Advisory Council.

kenny m. smith

distinguished alumnus

vice chairman
deloitte, llp

Kenny M. Smith serves as the Vice Chairman and U.S. Financial Services Industry Leader for Deloitte LLP. He has over 36 years of experience and specializes in providing strategy, operational, risk management and governance consulting services to diverse financial services companies with a focus on banking.

Serving as the U.S. Financial Services Leader since 2014, Mr. Smith is responsible for overseeing Deloitte's four financial services sectors: banking & capital markets, insurance, real estate, and investment management. He oversees the integration and collaboration of Deloitte's key businesses, including consulting, audit, tax, risk management, and financial advisory services, to bring comprehensive solutions to clients. Mr. Smith's key responsibilities include the overall strategy of the practice, alignment of resources with clients, team leadership development, and succession. Mr. Smith also serves on Deloitte's Global Financial Services Industry Leadership Council, which ensures consistency and alignment of services to financial services industry global clients.

Additionally, Mr. Smith works with numerous clients in his leadership role, including Wells Fargo, HSBC, MUFG, The Charles Schwab Company, and the Royal Bank of Canada. As a client leader, Mr. Smith oversees diverse teams and leads them toward a common goal – delivering superior client service excellence. He aligns Deloitte resources with the strategic initiatives of clients, helping them navigate the complexities and enabling teams to focus on delivering the best possible solutions. He has extensive experience helping clients to develop operational strategies, improve organizational alignment, comply with regulatory requirements, and implement operating platforms.

Mr. Smith joined Deloitte in 1993, and he has served in numerous client and marketplace leadership positions in Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Smith was a principal in a management consulting firm specializing in commercial banks, life insurance companies and real estate investment managers.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in 1983 and currently serves on the Rawls College of Business Advisory Council. He continues to maintain an inactive Certified Public Accountant license in Texas and California.