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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, Mr. Garcia joined former Mayor Henry Cisneros and Criterion Investment Management Company to build Cisneros Asset Management Company ultimately becoming its President. In 1996, Mr. Garcia joined Smith Graham & Company and later became the firm’s CIO. In 2002, he joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. and is the firm’s Managing Partner.

Mr. Garcia has been involved in numerous community organizations having served as a delegate to the 1984 Democratic National Convention, Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Secretary of the Houston Downtown Management District, member of the Yale Club of Houston Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. Mayor Annise Parker recently named him as Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. 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.