Investment Advisory Committee Members

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

Ryan Bailey, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMT | Outside Investment Professionals

Ryan Bailey, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMT, is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Carbonado Partners. Mr. Bailey is a recognized financial leader with 24 years of experience and a track record of building and leading complex investment offices that consistently outperform industry and department benchmarks. Read More

Michael Brown | Trustee

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

Rakesh Dahiya, CFA | Outside Investment Professionals

Rakesh Dahiya, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  Mr. Dahiya is responsible for oversight of the total SMU endowment, including the endowment pool assets, mineral interests, and planned giving assets. He works with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, setting agendas, developing policies, formulating investment strategies, as well as recommending specific investment managers and vehicles for carrying out the investment program. 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

Ken Haben | 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

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 

Nancy Rocha | Outside Investment Professionals

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

Tom Tull, CFA | Outside Investment Professionals

Tom Tull, CFA, with 40+ years of investment experience in both private and public capital markets was the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where he managed a $36 billion Trust. While at ERS Mr. Tull has been involved with over 200 completed investment transactions totaling $13 billion encompassing private equity, private real estate, global credit, hedge funds, and special situations. Read More