Robert A. Estrada, J.D.
Mr. Estrada, an attorney at law, is Chairman of the Board of Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm he co-founded in 1992, specializing in municipal financial advisory and bond underwriting services. In addition to its Dallas, Texas headquarters, Estrada Hinojosa has offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Miami, New York, and San Diego. Bob Estrada is a former Chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, which creates and enforces regulations for all municipal bond dealers in the United States, and has also chaired the Board of Directors of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas, a long-established industry group. From 2004 to 2010, Bob Estrada served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In 1989 and again in 2005, Hispanic Business magazine named Bob Estrada among the 100 most influential Hispanics in America.
In addition to his business and legal credentials, Mr. Estrada has extensive experience in government service. He has served in The White House as a Special Assistant to former President George H. W. Bush and is a former State Director for the late United States Senator John Tower. He also served in the United States Air Force. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, he is a U.S. citizen who considers Brownsville, Texas his hometown and has spent most of his adult life in Austin and Dallas and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Estrada received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas at Austin and served on the University of Texas System Board of Regents from 2001 to 2008.