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Jordan Gill

Program Coordinator
Professional Leadership Program

Jordan Gill is the Program Coordinator for the Professional Leadership Program within the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. Jordan recently graduated from UNT with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. As a UNT student, she served as an Eagle Ambassador and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Jordan’s professional background includes providing excellent customer service as both a student and staff working with the UNT Visitors Experience Team. Jordan is excited to bring her skills in student development and training and extensive knowledge of UNT to the Professional Leadership Program.

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L. Meaghan Hildinger, MBA

Assistant Director
Professional Leadership Program

Meaghan Hildinger currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Professional Leadership Program within the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. Meaghan has a professional background in higher education fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and sales, and small business ownership. While pursuing her M.B.A. in Strategic Management at UNT, Meaghan was named the university's 2018 Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholar and received first place in the 2018 Westheimer New Venture Competition through the Murphy Center at UNT. Utilizing her B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from UNT (2013), Meaghan also operates a wedding planning business, which took first place in the 2018 Best of Denton County awards. With her experience in business and entrepreneurship, Meaghan is thrilled to support college students at her alma mater on their journey to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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José A. Grimaldo, Jr. MBA, PLS, PMEC

Executive Director
Professional Leadership Program

José currently serves as the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business’ Executive Director for the Professional Leadership Program (PLP). He has served PLP as a mentor and Advisory Board member. He was formerly the Associate Director for Program Development for the Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research and also the Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management, teaching Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He began his career at UNT in 2008 as Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects. He previously served as Assistant Director of Budgets and Intramural Programs for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Here at UNT he was responsible for negotiating various contracts and grants for research. One notable award was a $2 million grant from the State Energy Conservation Office to install 3 wind turbines to provide power to Apogee Stadium. Recently, José was instrumental in securing JDA software valued at $249,000 for the Complex Logistics Systems Lab to be used for transportation modeling and simulation.

Prior to UNT, José spent over 8 years in a design profession and over 17 years in various management roles at Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)-Texas A&M University. He played an integral part in leading TEES from $70 million to $100 million in research funding in five years. Also while at Texas A&M University José was awarded in 2001 the ATMentor of the Year Award for outstanding dedication and commitment to the students of Texas A&M.

José was born and raised in Bryan –College Station, TX. He is a first generation Texas A&M University graduate with an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture in 1986 and an MBA in Marketing from the Mays Business School in 2002. He enjoys traveling, watching movies, and training. He also enjoys music, art, muscle cars, college football, dancing, playing guitar, playing billiards, wing shooting, skeet-shooting, coaching, running and competing in triathlons.

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