Houston Endowment is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors, whose members are elected to three-year terms. Directors, who can serve up to four terms, typically are chosen from among business and civic leaders in Houston.
Anne S. Chao
Anne S. Chao
Elected February 2, 2010
Anne Chao graduated from Wellesley College and received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University, where she is a lecturer in the History Department and in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. At Rice she also ... Click for more >

Anthony R. Chase
Anthony R. Chase
Elected February 4, 2014
Tony Chase is chairman and chief executive officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a staffing and real estate development firm. Mr. Chase is also a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. After attending Houston public schools, he earned a ... Click for more >

Linnet F. Deily
Linnet F. Deily
Chair
Elected February 13, 2007
Linnet Deily graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received a master of arts in international management from The University of Texas at Dallas. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Chevron Corporation and Honeywell ... Click for more >

Douglas L. Foshee
Douglas L. Foshee
Elected February 2, 2010
Douglas L. Foshee is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sallyport Investments LLC. He is former chairman, president and chief executive officer of El Paso Corporation. Previously he served in executive positions at Halliburton, ... Click for more >

Anthony W. Hall, Jr.
Anthony W. Hall, Jr.
Elected January 28, 2003
An attorney now in private practice, Anthony Hall previously served as the chief administrative officer and city attorney for the City of Houston. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law ... Click for more >

Jesse H. Jones II
Jesse H. Jones II
Elected February 13, 2007
Jesse H. Jones II is the grandnephew of Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and he currently has interests in several wireless communication ventures in the southwest and a snack food company in ... Click for more >

David L. Mendez
David L. Mendez
Elected January 31, 2006
David Mendez is head of Middle Market Industries at JPMorgan Chase, Commercial Banking. He began his career at the bank after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975. Mr. Mendez serves on the boards of Texas Children’s Hospital, ... Click for more >

Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Elected January 31, 2006
Paul B. Murphy, Jr., is the chief executive officer of Cadence Bancorp LLC, a Houston- based bank with $7 billion in assets. He was previously chief executive officer of Amegy Bank of Texas. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he also ... Click for more >

Ann B. Stern
Ann B. Stern
President
Elected January 31, 2012
Ann Stern became president of Houston Endowment on March 1, 2012. Most recently she was executive vice president of Texas Children's Hospital, where she managed inpatient clinical ... Click for more >

 
Independent Members of the Investment Committee
J. Philip Ferguson
Philip Ferguson, a graduate of Texas Christian University and The University of Texas Law School, worked for 45 years in investment management with current involvement on the board of managers of Salient Partners L.P., on the Investment Committee for Silver Ventures and as non-executive chair of the Investment Committee of Ascendant Advisors LLC. Mr. Ferguson held various executive positions with AIM Capital Management, Inc. from 2000 to 2007, serving most recently as president and chief investment officer. Previously, he held senior positions at several investment management firms, including Beutel, Goodman & Co., Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Ferguson is currently a director of ABM Industries, Inc. and served for nine years on the board of directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company, where he chaired the Compensation Committee and was a member of the Risk and Policy Committees. Mr. Ferguson also serves or has served on various investment and civic boards, including those of the Investment Adviser Association, the Houston Ballet, the Memorial Hermann Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Advisory Committee of the MBA Investment Fund at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council at Texas Christian University.
L.E. Simmons
L. E. Simmons graduated from the University of Utah, studied at the London School of Economics and received his master's from Harvard Business School. He is founder and chairman of SCF Partners and serves on the boards of directors of Zions Bancorporation, Ellison Ranching Company and United Airlines. He is on the board, and former chairman, of Texas Children's Hospital; a former trustee of Rice University and former chairman of the Council of Overseers for its Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business; and a trustee of the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors for the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics North American Advisory Council, the advisory board of Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and the National Advisory Council of the University of Utah, and he was formerly a member and chairman of Houston Endowment's board of directors.
Bruce Zimmerman
Bruce Zimmerman is the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), one of the largest university endowments in the nation, responsible for investing over $33 billion. An honors graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School, he began his career at Bain and Company and then served in a variety of management roles at Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase). Mr. Zimmerman served as chief investment officer for Citigroup’s Global Pension Plans before joining UTIMCO in 2007.
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