Mr. Zach Howard is currently an Associate Partner for NCR Corporation, a technology leader in consumer transactions, where he works in payment security and point of sale technology. Before moving into a technology focused field, Zach spent 11 years holding various roles in the oil and gas sector. While in the oil and gas industry, he utilized his GIS education in various roles in both upstream and midstream petroleum companies.
Prior to attending Texas State University, Zach spent a decade in the commercial construction industry working as a driller and laborer throughout the US, eventually relocating to Dallas TX to join a civil engineering firm. His interactions with fellow colleagues regarding higher education were impactful and influenced his decision to leave Dallas and enroll at Texas State University. Zach currently lives in Dallas with his wife, Kristin, also a Texas State graduate. They are both active alumni, frequently returning to San Marcos for football games and other campus events throughout the year.
Zach earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University in 2005. He later earned an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2016.