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Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, Chairman

METRO Board Member Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, 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.

Mr. Garcia currently serves as Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanchez Energy [NYSE:SN]. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit providing summer internships on Wall Street for minority undergraduates.

Previously, Mr. Garcia served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Houston Downtown Management District, member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Club of Houston and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. Mr. Garcia is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Houston Society of Financial Analyst. In addition, he is a Class X graduate of Leadership Houston. Mr. Garcia is married with four children and enjoys martial arts and coaching youth soccer.