Investment Advisory Committee

Gilbert Andrew Garcia | Trustee | Chairman

Mr. Garcia received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. After graduating in 1985, he joined Salomon Brothers in New York City where he became a Vice-President specializing in mortgage-backed securities. In 1990, he joined former Mayor Henry Cisneros to build Cisneros Asset Management Company, ultimately becoming its president. In 2002, he joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates and is the firm’s Managing Partner.  Read More

Susan M. Byrne | Trustee

Susan M. Byrne is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. a registered investment advisor trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: WHG). In addition, Ms. Byrne served as the company's Chief Investment Officer from inception until 2011. She retired as an employee in June 2015. Read More

Scott M. Freeman | Outside Investment Professionals

Mr. Freeman joined LCG in 1990.  He is a Senior Vice President and Principal in LCG’s Dallas, Texas office.  Scott is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees.  He also consults to several of the firm’s largest clients including healthcare organizations, foundations, university endowments, and corporations.  In addition to lead consultant responsibilities, he serves as the Healthcare Team Leader and conducts capital market and manager research. Read More

Robert Jones | Outside Investment Professionals

Robert D. Jones, CPA, is the Senior Vice President of Treasury Services/Chief Investment Officer for Texas Health Resources. Read More

Ray Nixon | Trustee

Ray Nixon is the Executive Director and a Portfolio Manager at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC. Barrow Hanley, founded in 1979, is one of the largest value-oriented investment managers of institutional assets in the U.S. The $91 billion firm provides value-oriented investment strategies to institutional investors including mutual funds, endowments, foundations, family offices and pension plans on five continents. Read More