Ms. Chu is a Class II director of the Company and an organizing director of the Bank. Ms. Chu serves on the Company's Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. She is the founder of Signet Consulting, a bank management consulting firm specializing in regulatory issues and has served as its President for more than fifteen years. She received a Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Chu was employed at Texas Commerce Bank and Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. for more than five years, first in the Economics Division and subsequently in Mergers/Acquisitions.
Ms. Clayton was appointed as a Class I director of the Company and a director of MetroBank in April 2004 and serves as a member of the Company's Audit Committee. She was appointed as a director of Metro United Bank in October 2005. She retired as the President and CEO of Abmaxis Inc., a subsidiary of Merck & Co.. From 2000 to 2003, she was the Chief Financial Officer of CBYON Inc., a surgical instrument company. Prior to joining CBYON, she was a co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of Raven Biotechnologies. She has been President, CEO or CFO of several technology companies, including Protein Design Labs and Genentech. From 1976 to 1981, she was with the Bank of America where she served in both lending and operations functions, including Head of Corporate Banking in Mountain View, California and Assistant Branch Manager. Ms. Clayton received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College.
Mr. Roff was elected as a Class III director of the Company in 2003 and has been a director of the Bank since 2001. Mr. Roff is the Vice Chairman of Roff Resources LLC, a private investment firm and has served in that capacity since 1998. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Roff was Vice Chairman and Director of PetroUnited Terminals, Inc., a bulk liquid storage services company. Mr. Roff received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987 and while there, was the Scholarly Publications Editor of the Texas International Law Journal. Mr. Roff also was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1983, with high honors. He is actively involved in various charitable and civic organizations.
Mr. Ting is a Class III director of the Company and has served as a director of the Bank since 1989. He was elected as Vice Chairman of the Bank's Board of Directors in 1999. Mr. Ting serves on the Company's Compensation Committee and on the Governance and Nominating Committee. He has been the President of West Plaza Management, Inc., a real estate management company, for more than ten years. Mr. Ting has extensive knowledge in the plastic manufacturing industry and real estate investments. He received a Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Mr. Wang is a Class II director of the Company and organizing director of the Bank. Mr. Wang serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company and the Bank. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of New Era Life Insurance Company, and has done so since 1989. He has served as a Board member of the Greater Houston Partnership since 1991 and served on the Supervisory Board of Directors of the World Trade Division and serves on the board of directors of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Wang is Chairman of the Board of the Chinese Senior Estate – HUD Senior Housing Project. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Harris County Hospital District and served on the Advisory Board Committee of the Ex-Im Bank of the U.S. in Washington, D. C. Mr. Wang has a history of community leadership in Houston. He has actively participated in the promotion of Asian businesses and has played a principal role in relationship building between the Asian and non-Asian communities in and around Houston. He held the position of President of the Chambers of Commerce of North America from 1991 to 1992. Also, Mr. Wang was an active member of the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce. He has received many awards for his work in community relations. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from National Chung Hsing University and a Masters in Science degree from Utah State University. Mr. Wang is the brother of Ms. Helen F. Chen.
Mr. Hsueh was appointed as a class I director to the holding company board of directors on June 12, 2007. Mr. Hsueh has been practicing International and Immigration Law in the Dallas area for the past 27 years and is currently the Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Robert Hsueh. He received a Bachelor of Law from the Soochow University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Mr. Hsueh is currently an Arbitrator to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Chairman of the DFW International Airport Board. He also serves as a member of the board of the Dallas Museum of Art, and the World Affairs Council of Greater Dallas, a member of U.S. Senators John Cornyn's and Kay Bailey Hutchison's Federal Judiciary Evaluation Committee, Chairman of the Dallas-China Partnership, the Hong Kong Association of Northern Texas, founding Chairman of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Formerly, Mr. Hsueh has served as a Board Member for the Texas Department of Economic Development Board and the State of Texas International Trade Commission.
Mr. Balasubramanian was appointed as a class III director to the holding company board of directors on November 27, 2007. Mr. Balasubramanian retired from Texas Instruments in 2006 after thirty seven years career. From 2001-2006 he was the President and Chairman of the board of Texas Instruments, Japan where he was responsible for Executive management supervision regulator matters as well as technological operations. Prior to 2001 Mr. Balasubramanian held various senior positions at Texas Instruments. Mr. Balasubramanian holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He is currently involved in various charitable organizations.
Mr. Li was appointed as a class III director to the holding Company Board of Directors on March 27, 2009.
Mr Li is a co-founder of Spectrum Prime Solutions, L.P., a strategic consulting firm specializing in risk management, analytic modeling, portfolio optimization and their applications in the financial and energy industries. He received his PhD in statistics and decision sciences from Duke University; has held senior positions at Advanta Financial Inc. and Deutsche Bank where he pioneered and succeeded in the development of time deformation modeling to analyze market volatility and optimization of asset allocation for investment. In addition, he is an accomplished author in the risk/analytical modeling subjects and has been frequently invited to present at academia/ industrial conferences in the US as well as in China. Mr. Li
Currently serves as a board member of the Chinese Association of Professionals in Science and Technology (CAPST) and is very active in many professional areas as well as in the Sina-American business bridging.
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