Holt Lunsford is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Holt Lunsford Commercial (HLC), a commercial real estate service and investment company founded in 1993. HLC's core lines of business include development, leasing, property management and investments in the office, industrial and multifamily sectors. They manage and lease a 65 million square foot portfolio of buildings in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston for private and institutional owners.
Holt has led the firm into the investment arena through development and acquisitions of property in Frontier Equity. The firm's market reconnaissance and on-the-ground professionals are the key assets to informed, sound underwriting and execution on the investments made. This model has facilitated the development or acquisition of over ten million square feet of product since 2003.
In addition to his commercial real estate business, Holt is Founder and Chairman of Liberty Capital Bank, Global Fulfillment Solutions, an integrated third party logistics and fulfillment company; and City Park Construction.
Holt is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth, teaching cases in the Harvard curriculum called "Holt Lunsford Commercial, Inc. and Shady Trail".
Holt feels giving back of time and treasure to the community is vital and currently serves on the Board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. He also has served on the Board of The Real Estate Council (TREC), a 1,200 member real estate trade organization based in Dallas, Texas. He is Founder and Chairman of Paticum Foundation, a family Foundation organized to support the disadvantaged and underprivileged.
Holt has been associated with various non-profits, serving the community with organizations such as Rays of Hope, Dallas Leadership Foundation, Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association, ChristianWorks for Children, Movement Day Dallas, Cornerstone Ministries and Coaches Outreach.
Ben Cunningham started his banking career with Republic Bank in 1973, then moved to InterFirst Bank Addison in 1976 where he worked his way up to President. He spent 18 years with Compass Bank before starting Liberty Capital Bank in 2008. He has his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU in Dallas.
He has been very involved in the north Dallas / Addison area and has served as Chairman of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Addison Business Association and is a member and past president of the Carrollton / Farmers Branch Rotary Club. Ben is also a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was named by the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. He is also on the board of the WaterTower Theatre. In addition to his involvement in the business community, he is also connected with Trinity Christian Academy where his 3 children attended and his wife and daughter now teach.
Ben has been married to Patty Cunningham since 1974. He is active in his church where he's attended since 1975 and has served on the elder board, chairman of the Finance Committee and is presently chairman of the church's defined benefit plan's Board of Trustees. He serves as a mentor to young men in the church and currently works in the special needs ministry for kids with a disability. He also helps with the annual deacon development program for new deacons. Ben and his wife are actively involved with the Joni & Friends organization and he volunteers his time each summer to serve at JAF's family camp for the disabled.
Don Crisp graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1964 with a degree in accounting. He was employed as an auditor by Arthur Anderson & Co. and became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1972 he joined Dallas Federal Savings & Loan where he served as CFO for four years. Don began a 39-year tenure with The Caroline Hunt Trust Estate and The Rosewood Corporation in 1977. Initially he served in a financial role and over time became President and Chairman of Rosewood and Trustee of the Trust Estate. Rosewood has subsidiaries operating in oil and gas, real estate, hotels and private equity. The Trust has a diversified portfolio of financial investments. He retired in 2015.
Don has been involved with education and non-profit boards for many years. He was a trustee for Dallas Christian School and Abilene Christian University. He has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Salvation Army, Christian Works for Children and Dallas Challenge. Don is currently on the board of Arms of Hope and the Board of Governors of the Dallas Foundation.
Mr. Gilbert graduated from the University of North Texas in 1975 with a BBA in accounting. He joined the CPA firm of Saville, Dodgen & Company in Dallas after graduation and became a partner of the firm in 1983. Mr. Gilbert served as the managing partner for the firm from January 2003 until his resignation in July 2006. While at Saville, Dodgen & Company, he specialized in income tax planning and compliance as well as financial advisory services for closely held companies and high net worth individuals. In August 2006, Mr. Gilbert joined with the Mike and Mary Terry family as an advisor and financial consultant for the Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation and the family personal holdings and eventually became the CFO/COO for the family holdings and operations. Effective as of January 1, 2014, Mr. Gilbert retired from full-time employment but will continue to serve as an advisor to the family as well as offer advisory services to high net worth families and closely held companies.
Mr. Gilbert married Laura Ramey in July 1978 and they were blessed with three sons. Over the years, he has served and advised several nonprofit organizations and he and Laura currently enjoy working with pre-married couples at Northwest Bible Church in Dallas. Mr. Gilbert and his family are also involved in the Gilbert Leadership Conference at Texas A&M. The annual conference for selected freshmen at A&M focuses on servant leadership, student involvement and character.
The accounting, financial and investment experience of Mr. Gilbert and the business relationships forged over the years should be a valuable asset to the bank.
Dr. Griggs has been in the banking business for over 30 years. He is currently President and Director of Southwestern Bancorp, Inc; Director and Chair of the Executive Committee of Texas Heritage Bank; and Chair of the Board of The First State Bank of Abernathy. He started in the banking business in 1973 at the First National Bank of San Antonio where he served as Vice President Lending, as EVP and CFO, and as President and Director. He was the founding President and Director of Plaza National Bank, Dallas which was sold to Compass Bank in 1991. He served on the Compass Bank, Dallas Board and was a member of that bank's Asset and Liability Committee in the 1990's. He was Director and / or Chairman of the Sanderson State Bank from 1979 until 1998.
In addition to his banking activities, he is currently on the Board of Health Care Service Corporation (the fourth largest health care insurance company in the U.S.) where he Chairs the Audit, Compliance and Corporate Responsibility Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee, the Executive Committee and of the Governance and Nominations Committee. He previously chaired the HCSC Compensation Committee. He serves on the Board and as Chair of the Budget Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Hester Capital Management Company, a money management firm with in excess of 1.5 billion dollars under management.
He is currently the Overton Faubus Professor of Finance at Abilene Christian University, where he previously served as Dean of the College of Business Administration. He has a BS degree in accounting from ACU, and an MBA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former CPA. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Bank Investments. He has taught at the University of Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, and the American Bankers Association's Essentials of Banking Program at Duke University, as well as Abilene Christian University. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Abilene Christian University and of Dallas Christian Schools.
Examples of continuing professional education courses completed in the last three years include "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Making Corporate Boards More Effective" both at the Harvard Business School, "Executive and Director Compensation" sponsored by the National Association of Corporate Directors, "What Directors Should Know about the Bank Secrecy Act" presented by Brode Consulting Services, Inc., and "Financial Institutions Asset Management" presented by Sentry Management.
Jack and Ann have been married 44 years. They have 14 grandchildren, the oldest of whom is 11.
Mr. O'Brien is President of Westham Co, a developer and manufacturer of proprietary mosquito control products. Mr. O'Brien also leads private equity investments at M Terry Enterprises, a family investment office focused on real estate, oil and gas, and direct investments in operating companies. From 2007 – 2014, Mr. O'Brien served as President of American Servicing and Recovery Group (ASRG), a buyer and servicer of defaulted residential mortgages. Mr. O'Brien also serves on the advisory board of W North Funds I, II and III, all private oil and gas investment funds. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. O'Brien served as Chief Financial Officer and then President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Solutions of America, Inc., a residential services provider. From 1995 – 2003, Mr. O'Brien spent eight years as the owner and operator of several privately held companies, including a manufacturer and distributor of computer products accessories and an office products distribution company that sold exclusively to over 8,000 United States Postal Service branches. From 1991 to 1995 Mr. O'Brien was employed by Texas Instruments where he was a project manager in the corporate development group focusing on acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to Texas Instruments, Mr. O'Brien was an assistant vice president of NCNB (now Bank of America), where he was a corporate lender to companies with sales over $75 million. Mr. O'Brien graduated with a BA from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and an MBA from Rice University in 1991. Mr. O'Brien is married to Caroline and has four daughters.
Jeffrey Price is a Managing Director within Walker & Dunlop’s Investment Sales group. Jeff is responsible for establishing and maintaining client relationships, and developing the sales strategy for multifamily engagements. He is integrally involved in all phases of the marketing process, including the oversight of transactions. With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, he has closed in excess of $14 billion of multifamily transactions.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Jeff was a Managing Director within Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets Group. Additionally, he was founder and President of The Apartment Group (TAG), a multifamily brokerage and consulting company which he started in 1991 and was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2012.
Recognized as one of D/FW's most experienced brokers, Jeff often speaks at institutional investor conferences on market conditions in the Dallas and Austin areas, as well as participating on panels highlighting current market conditions. In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was acknowledged by his peers as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s top brokers in "D" Magazine.
After growing up in Oklahoma and graduating with an MBA from Oklahoma State University, Robin began his banking career with First National Bank in Dallas in 1978. He later joined Mercantile Bank Lincoln Centre and became CEO and President in 1984. He spent the next 17 years in the MBank/BankOne organization where he was responsible for helping to build the Business Banking strategy as the Southern Regional Executive responsible for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado and Utah, leading 400 commercial bankers and support staff. He joined Compass Bank in 2001 as the National Director of Commercial Banking to organize and grow their commercial banking strategy prior to their eventual sale to BBVA. In 2006 he joined a start-up bank in Dallas, Highlands Bank as President. His role was to lead the commercial and retail bankers in Dallas and Jacksboro, Texas to aspirational levels of high-performance. Subsequent to the sale of Highlands Bank in 2011, Robin joined his longtime friend Ben Cunningham to assist in the growth and development of the team of bankers at Liberty Capital Bank. Robin's entire banking career has been spent leading teams of commercial bankers in providing financial solutions to local, privately held businesses and their owners. He and his wife have lived in Dallas for 40 years and are the proud parents of three married daughters, one son and five grandchildren.
Robin is also very involved in the Dallas Community. He has held leadership roles in the following organizations: American Bankers Association, The Cambridge School of Dallas, The Family Place, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Bible Church, Oklahoma State University Alumni Board, Royal Oaks Country Club, Salesmanship Club, and the Southern Dallas Development Fund.
Michele R. Wheeler is President and Chief Operating Officer of Jackson-Shaw. Joining the company in 2005, Michele is responsible for the management and coordination of all major financial transactions and the ongoing operations of the company. Ms. Wheeler has been involved in commercial real estate for over 28 years, beginning her career in 1987 with Rosewood Property Company.
Currently serving on the advisory boards of The Real Estate Council and The Real Estate Council Foundation, Ms. Wheeler was the 2009 chair of TREC, the first woman to hold that designation. She is also a member of Commercial Real Estate Women, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals and the Real Estate Financial Executives Association. She serves on the boards of the Jackson-Shaw Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and Circle of Support.
She is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a BBA degree in Marketing and Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award from CREW Dallas, was named CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal in 2009, was awarded the 2012 Individual Award for Career Advancement for Women from CREW Dallas. In 2015 she was awarded both Consumer Credit Counseling Financial Literacy Champion and Dallas Business Journal Outstanding Director for a Non-Profit.
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