Campo is chairman of Houston First and chief executive officer of
Camden Property Trust. Mr. Campo has served in this capacity at Camden
since May 1993. As chairman and CEO of one of the nation's
largest multifamily Real Estate Investment Trusts, Mr. Campo
holds strategic roles within the real estate industry. He serves
on the Executive Board as Vice Chairman for the National Multi-Housing
Council, is an Executive Committee member for the Urban
Land Institute and sits on the Board of Directors for
the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He also chairs the Convention Center Committee of the Houston First board.
As an active
participant in the Houston community, Mr. Campo is involved
in numerous local charitable organizations such as the Alexis
de Tocqueville Society Steering Committee, a United Way organization.
He has been honored for his support of the Irvin Kaplan
Children's Scholarship Fund, which benefits children of all
religious and ethnic backgrounds in need of financial assistance
for infant care, day care, summer camp and special needs programs
offered at the Jewish Community Center.
serves on the board of directors of several organizations that
focus on the economic development, business outlook and future
growth of Houston, including the Center for Houston's Future,
Central Houston, Inc. and the Greater
Houston Community Foundation. Mr. Campo is also the former
Finance Committee chair, secretary and treasurer for the Harris
County Houston Sports Authority, which was responsible for the
design, development, financing and construction of Houston's
baseball stadium, Minute Maid Park, Reliant Center, which hosted
the 2004 NFL Super Bowl XXXVIII, and the Toyota Center, home
of the Houston Rockets.
is a frequent speaker on real estate and development related
topics for both industry-related and non-industry conferences
and associations and is a member of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Arpin provides acquisition and new business development advisory services, with a focus on the health care sector. Until 2009, he was with IPC The Hospitalist Company from its start-up through public offering. As national vice president for corporate development, he initiated the company's acquisition program resulting in over 30 acquisitions and was responsible for its national hospital contracting strategy.
is executive director of the Legacy Community Health Services,
Inc., Houston, a not-for-profit community health care clinic.
Ms. Caldwell has expanded the agency from an exclusively HIV
clinic to the largest federally qualified health center
in the Houston area. Prior to her joining Legacy, Ms. Caldwell
served as the elected treasurer of Harris County and as a partner
in a government relations and political consulting firm.
currently serves on the board of directors for Aids Action Council,
Harris County Health Care Alliance, National Coalition for LGBT
Health and is an alumna of American Leadership Forum, Leadership
Houston, Texas Lyceum.
received a bachelor of science from the University of Houston
and completed her post-graduate studies at Temple University in
Philadelphia, PA. She chairs the board's Audit and Finance Committee.
Cecil C. "C.C" Conner is a veteran arts administrator with more than 30 years of experience and is managing director emeritus of Houston Ballet.
He joined Houston Ballet as managing director in 1995 and retired in February 2012. During his tenure, he retired the company's accumulated $1 million debt, directed 16 seasons and increased the company's endowment to more than $50 million. Before coming to Houston, he was executive director at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City.
Mr. Conner studied at the University of Vienna in Austria and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and a law degree from Columbia University Law School. A retired U.S. Navy lieutenant, he was with Goldman Sachs & Co. and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, both in New York, from 1968-1976.
Irma Diaz-Gonzalez has more than 25 years of experience in workforce development, talent recruitment, retention strategies and employee training. She is president and CEO of Employment & Training Centers, Inc. of Houston, where she has worked since 1986. Previously, she was coordinator of youth programs for HoustonWorks.
Active in the community, Ms. Diaz-Gonzalez is past chair of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston, and is a board member for Memorial Hermann Hospital and the United Way of Greater Houston.
Ms. Diaz-Gonzalez earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila.
Winslow Albert Jeffries has spent his professional career engaged in audiovisual and theater systems and related fields and is the owner of Convergence Media Group.
As an educator, he has taught broadcasting and related coursework at Houston Community College, Yates High School and a number of additional secondary education postings. Mr. Jeffries' management experience includes service as director of communication technology at Texas Southern University. Production experience includes more than 10 years with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Mr. Jeffries has a bachelor's degree in political science from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in broadcasting from the University of Illinois. He is a U.S. Army veteran.
Desrye Morgan is an accomplished lawyer and investment banker with 15 years of experience, advising and structuring municipal financings for housing, transportation, airport, water and sewer systems and other public benefit projects. Ms. Morgan is currently a director with Wells Fargo Securities. Her specialties include a restructure/repurchase finance product, advising public/private partnership ventures and transit-oriented development projects. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she was a director with the municipal finance group of UBS Investment Bank and a vice president with Banc of America Securities. As a lawyer, her area of practice consisted of public finance, corporate and business transactions with concentration on business acquisitions, dispositions and regulatory compliance
Ms. Morgan is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Compliance Professionals, National Association of Securities Professionals, National Council of Public Private Partnerships, and Women and Public Finance. She is also serves on the board of directors for the Houston Area Urban League.
Ms. Morgan earned a bachelor of science in political science from the University of Houston and juris doctor from South Texas College of Law. She chairs the board's Theater Committee.
D. Patel has 28 years of experience in the hotel/motel industry
and has worked with franchises such as Choice Hotels, Howard
Johnson International Inc., Day’s Inn, Best Western Inn,
Scottish Inn and America’s Best Value Inn. Mr. Patel is
currently the owner/operator of five hotels and in the process
of developing four additional properties, including a Comfort
Suites and Marriott Hotels.
takes an active role in the community by having served on
numerous boards including the Asian American Hotel Owner’s
Association, Small Independent Motel Association,
Texas Lodging Association, Houston Lodging Association, Indo-American
Political Action Committee, Indian Culture Center, Leuva
Patidar Samaj of USA, and Southwestern National Bank.
He is a
graduate of Arts & Commerce College in Bardoli, India and
Navsari Technical Institute in Navsari, India.
A. Rabinow is the president of The Rabinow Consortium, L.L.C. After a 34-year career with ExxonMobil, Mr. Rabinow has
been a consultant to the pipeline industry, has served on industry
and government panels and was the president and chief executive
officer of Longhorn Partners Pipeline, LP. Mr. Rabinow
served on the Houston Mayor’s Metro Transition Team, on
the board of Standard Renewable Energy LP in Houston and on
the Committee on Alaska’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure of
the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board.
a native of New Jersey, earned a bachelor of science degree
in engineering mechanics from Lehigh University and received
master's degrees in mechanical engineering and in management,
both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He chairs the board's Strategic Planning Committee.
serves as chairman and CEO of Condera Advisors, a wealth management
firm worth over $1 billion under management in traditional
and alternative asset classes. Prior to founding Condera Mr.
Solomon was founder and chairman/CEO of the Redstone Companies,
a diversified hospitality and real estate company.
serves on the Board of Directors of Green Bank. Mr. Solomon
is involved in numerous charitable and social organizations
including Make A Wish Foundation, Owen Daniel’s Catch
a Dream Foundation, National Jewish Medical and Research
Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and past president of the
Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Solomon has
been honored by the Jewish Community Center Scholarship Ball
and as Humanitarian of the Year by the National Jewish Medical
and Research Center. Mr. Solomon serves as chairman of the Operations/Sales
and Marketing Committee. He chairs the board's Hotel Committee.
is a partner in Warner & Associates PLLC, a Houston transactional
law practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, real
estate transactions, broker dealer, investment advisor and general
securities regulation, and oil and gas transactions. Mr. Warner
is a former partner in the Corporate/Securities Section of Andrews
& Kurth LLP. He also is part owner of The Warner Law Firm,
PLLC, a joint venture with The Phillips Law Group, PLLC.
is currently on the board of Neighborhood Recovery CDC and was previously on the boards of the Houston Lawyers Association,
Big Brothers and Sisters of Houston, Texas, Inc., Kids are People
Too, Inc and Sandra Organ Dance Company.
graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Howard
University School of Law. He chairs the board's Compensation and Benefits Committee.