Board of Trustees

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Nicholas A. Merrick | Mayoral Appointee | Chairman

Nicholas A. Merrick is President of Mt. Vernon Investments LLC, an investment company with over $1 billion in assets principally controlled by Kenny Troutt (owner of WinStar Farm). 

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William F. Quinn | Mayoral Appointee | Vice Chairman

William F. Quinn is the retired Executive Chairman of American Beacon Advisors, a $60 billion asset management and mutual fund company he founded in 1986. The firm manages pension and cash assets for American Airlines and other clients...

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Armando Garza | Fire Fighter Trustee | Deputy Vice Chairman

Armando Garza is an active member of Dallas Fire-Rescue with over 25 years of service and holds the rank of Fire Lieutenant.  He is currently assigned to the Emergency Medical Services division and has served the department in many different capacities...

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Michael Brown | Mayoral Appointee

Mr. Brown is a Co-Founder and Managing Director for Adjunct Partners, LP (www.adjunctpartners.com) a boutique financial advisory firm focused on assisting emerging and lower middle market companies align their strategic business plans with the appropriate capital structure...

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Ken Haben | Police Officer Trustee

Kenneth Haben retired as a Sergeant from the police department with over 38 years of service. Currently works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Public Arbitrator.

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Steve Idoux | Mayoral Appointee

Steve joined Lockton Dunning Benefits in March 2007 as partner and vice president. Prior to joining Lockton Dunning Benefits, Steve served in a sales and account management role at CIGNA. 

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Mark Malveaux | Mayoral Appointee

Mark Malveaux joined the law firm of McCall, Parkhurst and Horton L.L.P. in 1993 and became a partner January 2000. Mr. Malveaux was the first African American public finance partner at a majority firm in the State of Texas.

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Nancy Rocha | Non-Member Trustee

Nancy Rocha has a longstanding career in financial services including investment banking, credit analytics and asset management. Currently, Ms. Rocha is a director in the public finance division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. (“STIFEL”)...

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Tony Scavuzzo | Non-Member Trustee

Tony Scavuzzo, CFA is a Managing Principal at Castle Creek Capital, an alternative asset management firm focused on community banking. He sits on the Investment Committee for the Castle Creek funds and works with the board of directors at several portfolio companies...

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Marcus Smith | Non-Member Trustee

Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business from Howard University and an M.B.A. from Texas Southern University. After graduating in 1999, he joined Enron Corporation in Houston, where he managed large commercial and industrial accounts for energy customers.

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