(March 12, 2010)--Michael S. McLane, M.B.A. '97, a project manager with the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, suffered a brain injury and died March 9.
McLane was employed by the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, a component of the economic development institute. He also taught classes in the UTSA College of Business and was an alumnus of the graduate school, where he earned an M.B.A. in international business. Born Nov. 23, 1955, he was a resident of Spring Branch, Texas.
McLane is survived by his wife, Brenda; his daughter, Stephanie M. McLane and her fiance, Alan Hill; and his son, William T. McLane, as well as numerous other relatives.
"Michael was a valued member of the Southwest TAAC team," said Director Robert Velasquez. "His advocacy on behalf of his clients and the contributions to their economic success can be measured not only financially but in their respect for his expertise. We will miss his positive attitude and dedication to our program."
At UTSA, McLane helped manufacturing firms adversely affected by import competition to regain profitable growth. . He was an expert in the management and development of small businesses, marketing and sales.
He taught business classes in export marketing, business ethics, and organizational behavior and management.
McLane was a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) with a major in Spanish. Previously, he worked at the International Trade Center, another component of the institute, as a senior international business specialist.
Services for McLane will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 12 at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E at Gold Canyon Drive.
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