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College Of Criminal Justice Hosts Entrepreneur Panel

Nov. 30, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

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The Sam Houston State University Center for Entrepreneurship will debut Ted-Talk-style events in each of the seven colleges at SHSU, following its successful launch of the Entrepreneur-In-Residence, featuring Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale.

On Thursday, Nov. 29  the College of Criminal Justice  hosted an entrepreneur panel in the CJ Auditorium that featured Aaron Slater, Chris Tritico and Nancy Kratzer. The panel of SHSU alumni spoke about their success in business in the field of Criminal Justice, followed by a question and answer period for the students, faculty, staff, and alumni and friends in attendance.

Aaron Slater, ’12 MS in Criminal Justice Management, founder ReLEntless Defender Apparel

Slater3Slater is a veteran of law enforcement, experienced in Patrol, Field Training, SWAT, Criminal Investigations, Undercover Narcotics Investigations, Mid-level Supervision, and Command Level Supervision. He is the co-creator of the Rosenberg Police Facebook page that has been featured throughout the world, including People Magazine, Good Morning America, Fox News, Police One Magazine, and the Queen Latifa Show. In 2014, he decided to leave law enforcement and become an entrepreneur. He founded A.C.E.D. LLC., a training and consulting company, traveling around the U.S. teaching police agencies “Community Oriented Policing & Social Media” and “Managing Millennials.” He also founded ReLEntless Defender Apparel, the largest online law enforcement themed apparel company in the nation.

Chris Tritico, ’83 BS in Political Science, founder Tritico Rainey, PLLC.

Tritico3The Houston native and criminal defense attorney began his career as an associate of famed attorney Richard “Racehorse” Haynes. Tritico has represented notable athletes such as former Houston Rockets center, Moses Malone, all-star third baseman for the Florida Marlins, Gary Sheffield, and former Houston Astros shortstop, Julio Lugo.  In 1997, Tritico was one of the trial lawyers representing Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombing.  He is host of Fox26Law and frequently featured on Fox 26 TV as well as News Radio KTRH in Houston. He has appeared on Megyn Kelly Today, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Night Line, CBS Evening News, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, 20/20, CNN, Fox News Channel Court TV and others.

Nancy Kratzer, ’79 BS in Law Enforcement and Police Science, founder Nancy K. Investigations, LLC

Kratzer3Kratzer currently serves as president of Nancy K. Investigations, LLC, Dallas, and is a private investigator and security consultant with Sierra Delta, LLC. In this position, she has been involved in several major cases featured on television and print media. Kratzer served as a federal agent for 33 years, previously employed as the deputy special agent in charge, Dallas, Texas, for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), managing a staff of over 200 federal agents covering 128 North Texas counties.

The Entrepreneurship Program continues to provide unique opportunities for students to hear from esteemed entrepreneurs and their stories of business success after college.

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