Letter from CEO

It is with great regard I think about the people and the passion that comprise this Institution. People are at the heart of our mission… enhancing lives through discovery.

Due to its unique resources and team, Texas Biomed makes scientific discoveries that lead to better diagnostics, preventions, therapies and cures for a number of diseases impacting millions of lives. From Ebola virus to Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes to Osteoporosis, millions of people are battling life-changing diseases every day. It is with this in mind that we seek answers to scientific questions that can change our world.

Scientists here are making significant progress in the fight. We are able to make progress thanks to our scientists, our team, our board of trustees, our philanthropic supporters and our collaborators around the world. A vision to create a world-class institution dedicated to the scientific advancement of human health began with our Founder, Thomas Baker Slick Jr. He saw the impact that science could have on mankind, and together, we are making his vision a reality.

Dr. Robert W. Gracy (Retired), President and Chief Executive Officer


Senior Leadership

Dr. Larry S. Schlesinger (effective May 31, 2017), President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Keith A. Davis, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Corbett Christie, Vice President for Advancement and Public Relations

Vacant/Recruiting, Vice President for Research

Mr. Brian Bounds, Chief Information Officer


Board of Trustees

Dr. Jamo Rubin, Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, TAVHealth

Mr. John E. Newman, Jr., Vice Chairman
Principal, Newman Brothers

Mr. James B. Smith, Jr., Secretary
Vice Chairman – Texas, Dykema Cox Smith

Mr. John R. Hurd
Chief Executive Officer, Hurd Enterprises, Ltd.

Mrs. Abigail G. Kampmann
Chief Executive Officer, Principle Auto

Mr. John C. Kerr
Principal, Moorman Kerr Interests

Mr. Lewis J. Moorman III

Mrs. Marsha M. Shields
President, McCombs Enterprises

Mr. Rex Amini
Managing Director, Sage Energy Company

Dr. C. Collins (Andy) Anderson III
Director of Business Development, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, LLC

Mr. Edward H. Austin, Jr.
Principal, Austin Family Investments

Mr. Richard N. Azar II
General Partner, Sezar Energy, L.P.

Mr. Craig Boyan
Chief Operating Officer, H-E-B

Mr. J. Bruce Bugg, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Argyle Investment Company, LLC

Mr. Robert M. Cavender
President, Cavender Auto Group

Ms. Phyllis Slick Cowell
President, Slick Enterprises

Mrs. Barbara B. Dreeben
President, Postal Advantage

Mr. Walter Embrey
Chairman, Embrey Partners, Ltd.

Mr. John W. Feik
Chief Executive Officer, Feik Enterprises, LLC

Mrs. Emory Alexander Hamilton
Partner, Groves Alexander

Mrs. Ashley Hixon
Hixon Family Office

Mr. Richard Kardys
Wealth Advisor Senior Officer, Frost Bank

Mr. William R. Klesse
Chairman of the Board, Valero Energy Corporation

Mrs. Carolyn H. Labatt
Chief Executive Officer, Computer Solutions

Mr. Mark Pitman Mays
Principal, Rocking M Capital

Mr. Joe C. McKinney
Vice Chairman, Broadway National Bank

Mr. Lewis J. (Lew) Moorman IV

Dr. Dacia Napier

Mr. Richard T. Schlosberg III
(Retired) Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times

Mr. Charles Urschel Slick
Partner, Slick Enterprises

Mr. John B. Zachry
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Zachry Group

Mr. Adam L. Hamilton
President, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Andrea Giuffrida
(on behalf of Dr. William L. Henrich)
Vice President for Research and Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mr. Jeff Bailey
President, Founder's Council

Mr. John V. McLaughlin
President, The Argyle

Ms. Daniela Serna
President, Texas Biomedical Forum

Dr. Ronald K. Calgaard
Chairman, Ray Ellison Grandchildren Trust, The Abbey

Mr. Rugeley Ferguson

Mr. Tom C. Frost
Chairman Emeritus, Frost Bank

Mr. James W. Gorman, Jr.

Mr. William E. Greehey
Chairman, NuStar Energy, L.P.

Mr. George C. Hixon

Mr. B.D. Holt
Chairman, Holt Companies

Mrs. Betty Kelso

Mr. Milton B. Lee
Retired Chief Executive Officer, CPS Energy

Mr. B.J. McCombs
Chairman, McCombs Enterprises

Mr. William (Bill) G. Moll
(Retired) President & CEO, KLRN

Mr. Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus, AT&T

Dr. John P. Howe III
Retired President/Chief Executive Officer, Project HOPE