Board of Trustees

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). Prior to Mt. Vernon Investments, Mr. Merrick served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Excel Communications up to its merger with Teleglobe, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Merrick served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Telco Communications...Read More

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. He served as Executive Chairman from 2009 to 2015, as President and CEO from 1986 to 2009, and a Trustee of the American Beacon Funds from 1986 to 2008. Mr. Quinn joined American...Read More

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 including: Recruit Training, Special Operations (Wildland Urban Interface and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting), and Emergency Operations. Read More

Michael Brown | Mayoral Appointee

Mr. Brown is a Co-Founder and Managing Director for Adjunct Partners, LP ( a boutique financial advisory firm focused on assisting emerging and lower middle market companies align their strategic business plans with the appropriate capital structure and assist them prepare a “deal ready” strategy for a liquidity event/exit within a 3-5 year time horizon. Read More

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. During his time with the department he was assigned to the Financial Investigations Unit supervising the Financial Crimes Squad and later to the Narcotics Division supervising the Money Laundering and Assert Forfeiture Squad. Read More

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. He is a recognized thought leader in employee benefits and possesses extensive experience aligning various types of health and welfare plans to corporate business objectives. Read More

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. Mr. Malveaux received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992, where he was a quarterfinalist in the law school’s Minor-Lile Moot Court competition and was awarded the Bracewell & Patterson Oral Advocacy Award. Read More 

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”) where she covers regional markets and services municipal entities in structuring and issuing multi-million dollar debt instruments and direct private placements. Ms. Rocha also serves as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Program Committee for Stifel’s public finance department. Read More

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 including Mid Penn Bancorp (NASDAQ: MPB), Pathfinder Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBHC), Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC), McGregor Bancshares, and First Bancshares of Texas. Read More

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. In 2001, Mr. Smith joined Reliant Energy as a Senior Marketing Analyst before moving to Rio de Janeiro in 2003 to serve as a Consultant at Brazilian-based real estate company, Spiral Carioca, Inc. Read More