Complete Communities Improvement Fund Advisory Board
President, Houston Capital Corporation
Mark Jacobs was Regions Bank’s commercial banking leader for Southeast Texas in 2018 when the bank named him Houston Market President. He joined Regions in 2013, bringing with him 30 years of banking experience to the Market Executive role. He will continue serving business customers as Commercial Banking Leader for the local market. Previously, Mark spent eight years with GE Capital and has held senior positions with Key Bank and Bank of America.
President, NRG Home and Reliant
As EVP of NRG and President of NRG Home and Reliant, Elizabeth Killinger is responsible for NRG’s Home Customer Division. Deeply committed to making a difference for future generations, Elizabeth assists many impactful organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, and Hope Media Group. She also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Education Association of Houston (LEAH Schools), on the Energy Advisory Board at the University of Houston, and on the Advisory Board and Succession Planning Executive Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of TDECU.
Executive Vice President, Customer Transformation and Business Services, CenterPoint Energy
Gregg is Executive Vice President, Customer Transformation and Business Services at CenterPoint Energy. In this role, he oversees Customer Operations, Information Technology, Key Accounts, Marketing, Energy Efficiency, Economic Development, Facilities Management and two of the company’s competitive businesses: Energy Systems Group and Home Service Plus. Over his 25-year career, Gregg has held leadership roles in technology, sales, energy services, marketing, operations and profit and loss management. Most recently, he served as Chief Customer Officer for National Grid, having responsibility for customer operations across the company’s electricity and natural gas businesses serving more than 20 million customers.
Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Experienced investment banker and attorney, with comprehensive expertise in public finance covering the full landscape of public benefit projects, as well as demonstrated corporate transactional and regulatory experience. Desrye Morgan is a managing director with the Wells Fargo Securities Southwest Public Finance group. She is an accomplished lawyer and investment banker with over 17 years of experience in advising and structuring municipal financings for housing, transportation, airport, water and sewer systems and other public benefit projects. At Wells Fargo, Desrye also serves on the Houston Leadership Repetitional Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Council.
PAUL B. MURPHY, JR.,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Director, BancorpSouth/ Cadence Bank
Mr. Murphy has served at Cadence and its predecessors since December 2009. Cadence is a bank holding company headquartered in Houston that is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CADE. Previously, he spent 20 years at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping to steer that institution from $75 million in assets and a single location to assets of $11 billion and 85 banking centers at the time of his departure as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director in 2009.
Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs Director | Las Colinas Campus Director
Raamel Mitchell is a technologist, innovator and business thought leader serving as the Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs Director for the Central United States. As the primary CSR manager for the region, he leads efforts for establishing and managing public-private partnerships, economic development initiatives, STEM education programs, and community investments across 18 states. Raamel is also the U.S. Citizenship liaison for Microsoft IoT, Data Center, and Health teams, as well as, the Citizenship lead for NASA (and space programs). He also serves as the Managing Campus Director for the Microsoft Las Colinas Campus in Irving, Texas.
Houston Market President, Regions Bank
John Stacy is a veteran of the banking industry and has been in the business for over 35 years. As the Market Executive and Head of Regions' Houston Commercial Banking team, John specializes in helping build relationships with Houston businesses and organizations so they can succeed which then results in helping Houston's communities to prosper and move forward. John is also involved with several Houston based organizations that promote workforce development, financial education, and economic development in and around the Greater Houston area.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Office Management, Hess Corporation
Andrew (Andy) Slentz is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Office Management for Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Slentz is responsible for all aspects of workforce management. He also oversees the management of the company’s major offices around the world. Slentz has 30 years of international experience as an HR executive, generalist, compensation and rewards specialist, organization development leader and talent manager.