Brian O. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood since January 2006, as president and director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001, as secretary from 2001 to 2014 and as chief operating officer of Westwood from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood Management since January 2006, as president since 2002 and as a director since 2000. Mr. Casey served as chief operating officer of Westwood Management from 2000 to 2005, as executive vice president from 2000 to 2002 and as vice president from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Casey has served as director of Westwood Trust since 1996 and he also served as president of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 2013. Since 2002, Mr. Casey has served on the Tartan Board of Directors, a group exclusively devoted to raising money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Governor's Business Council for the State of Texas. He was appointed in 2008 to the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, which helps raise money to support Baylor Health Care System's mission of patient care, education, research and community service. In 2011, he was appointed to the board of the Cooper Institute, an organization dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventative medicine and public health.
As the chief executive officer of the Company and with over 20 years in senior executive roles with the Company, Mr. Casey brings an extensive knowledge of and experience with the Company and its business as well as valuable leadership and management experience. Mr. Casey has deep knowledge of the Company's operations, strategies and competitive environment as well as the asset management industry as a whole. As a board member of several private organizations, Mr. Casey also brings valuable experience in governance matters.
Susan M. Byrne, founder of Westwood, has served on the Board of Directors of Westwood since its inception in December 2001. Ms. Byrne is currently vice chairman and was previously chairman of the Board from December 2001 to April 2015. She has served as director of Global Initiatives since February 2012, co-chief investment officer from January 2011 to February 2012, chief investment officer of Westwood from January 2006 to January 2011, and as chief executive officer from December 2001 to December 2005. Ms. Byrne is the founder of Westwood Management and has served as its chairman of the Board since 1983, as chief investment officer from 1983 to February 2012, as chief executive officer from 1983 to 2005, and as president from 1983 to 2002. She served as a director of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 1999. She has previously served as a member of the board of Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, a member of the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company, and as a member of the board of trustees for the City of Dallas Employees Retirement Fund.
As the founder and vice chairman of the Board of the Company and as a result of her tenure with the Company and its subsidiaries for over 30 years, Ms. Byrne brings extensive knowledge of and experience with the Company and its business as well as valuable leadership and management experience. Ms. Byrne has deep knowledge of the Company's operations, strategies and competitive environment as well as the asset management industry as a whole. With over 40 years of experience in the investment management business, Ms. Byrne is uniquely qualified to provide insight to the Board on the Company's investment management strategies and operations. As a board member of several private organizations, Ms. Byrne also brings valuable experience in governance matters.
Mr. Frank currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Westwood Holdings Group, a NYSE-listed company and Westwood Trust Company. Richard M. Frank joined CEC Entertainment, Inc. in June 1985. CEC Entertainment, Inc. operates a system of 546 Chuck E. Cheese units in 48 states and six international countries. Mr. Frank served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer until year-end 2008. Mr. Frank remained with the company as its executive chairman as a NYSE-listed company until the time that it was sold to private equity firm Apollo Group in early 2014. Prior to joining CEC Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Frank was with S & A Restaurant Corp. for 12 years where he was chief operating officer.
Raymond E. Wooldridge has served as a director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001 and has served as a director of Westwood Trust since 2000. He is chairman of the board of Reeves Bancshares, Inc., a one-bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Stockmans Bank, which serves southwestern Oklahoma and the Dallas area. Mr. Wooldridge is also chairman of the board of Archaea Solutions, Inc., a private wastewater treatment company. He serves as director of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas-based think tank, as well as a director and Investment Committee member of the Diocese Educational Endowment Trust Fund. Mr. Wooldridge was a director of CEC Entertainment, Inc., a Dallas-based company that operates a chain of pizza and children's entertainment restaurants from 1997 to 2014. CEC was a NYSE-listed company until February 2014. From 1994 to 2009, he was a director for Davidson Companies, Inc., a financial services holding company headquartered in Montana. From 2001 to 2005, he also served as a director of Davidson Trust Company, a wealth management and trust firm. From 1986 to 1999, he was a director of SWS Group, Inc. ("SWS"); from 1996 to 1999, he served as vice chairman and chairman of the Executive Committee of SWS; from 1993 to 1996, he served as chief executive officer of SWS; and from 1986 to 1993, he served as president and chief operating officer of SWS. He is a past chairman of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, a national clearing agency registered with the SEC, and past vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Mr. Wooldridge brings extensive financial, operational, regulatory and strategy expertise to the Board, having served in senior executive roles with SWS for over 13 years. In addition, as a former senior executive and director of SWS, our former parent company, Mr. Wooldridge developed intimate knowledge of the Company's operations, firm history and competitive landscape. Mr. Wooldridge brings valuable experience in business, governance, compensation and financial matters through his current and prior service as a director for other public and private companies.
Ellen H. Masterson retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") in 2008, having served in this capacity since 1999 and from 1985 to 1997. Ms. Masterson specialized in audits of companies involved in several sectors of the financial services industry, including investment management firms and public companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. She held senior positions within the leadership of PwC from 2001 to 2008, including international responsibilities across the global network of PwC firms. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Masterson served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American General Corporation, prior to its acquisition by American International Group, Inc. Since 1982, she has served on numerous non-profit boards, and is currently a trustee of Presbyterian Communities and Services, a provider of senior care and hospice services, and president of the board of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Foundation.
Ms. Masterson brings extensive knowledge of financial reporting and accounting issues faced by companies in the financial services industry, as well as experience with international business, strategic planning and corporate governance from 40 years of dealing with clients as a public company chief financial officer and a trustee of non-profit organizations.
Robert D. McTeer has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since July 2007. Mr. McTeer has served as a distinguished fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis ("NCPA") since January 2007. Prior to joining the NCPA, he was chancellor of the Texas A&M University System from November 2004 through November 2006. Previously, he had a 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, serving almost 14 years as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee ("FOMC"). Mr. McTeer currently serves on the board of directors of Refocus Group, a non-public company, headquartered in Dallas, engaged in research and development of surgical procedures for vision disorders. He also serves as a director of Beal Bank (Plano) and Beal Bank U.S.A. (non-public). He is a former director of Aquinas Companies (non-public), Guaranty Bank (public), the University of Georgia's College of Business (non-profit) and the National Council on Economic Education (non-profit). He is a former director and president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (non-profit).
Mr. McTeer brings extensive knowledge of capital markets and the global economy having served with the Federal Reserve System for 36 years. Mr. McTeer also brings valuable experience in business, governance, compensation and financial matters through his current and prior service as a director for other public and private companies.
Geoffrey R. Norman has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since April 2007. He was employed by General Electric (GE) from 1968 to 2004, serving in various roles including comptroller of GE Española, chief financial officer of GE International Contractor Equipment, vice president and treasurer of GE Capital and executive vice president of GE Asset Management from April 1988 to March 2004. Mr. Norman graduated from GE's Financial Management Program and spent three years on GE's Corporate Audit Staff, conducting numerous audits of GE's businesses in the United States and internationally. Mr. Norman serves on an advisory board for buildOn, a non-profit entity that builds schools in underdeveloped countries and organizes after-school clubs in U.S. high schools. Mr. Norman also serves as a member of the Distribution Committee and as an advisor to 5AM Ventures, an early-stage, venture capital biotech firm based in Menlo Park, California.
Mr. Norman brings extensive financial, operational, regulatory and strategy expertise to the Board, having served in several financial and executive management roles over a 36-year career at General Electric. As a former executive with GE Asset Management, he led the creation of GE's external money management business and served on the board of trustees for both the GE Pension Fund and GE Canada's Pension Plan. Mr. Norman brings extensive knowledge of the institutional investment management business from both the asset manager and plan sponsor perspective.
Martin J. Weiland has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since December 2010. He retired as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Bank of Texas N.A. in May 2009. Before his appointment in 1997 to CEO, Mr. Weiland served as chief fiduciary officer of Northern Trust Bank of Texas N.A. He has more than 35 years' experience in the trust and investment management industry. Mr. Weiland began his career at Continental Illinois National Bank in 1973. He then moved to Texas to become manager of Employee Benefits for Texas Commerce Bank. In 1987, he joined First Republic Bank (Bank of America) to manage Corporate and Institutional Trust. He is a past chairman of the Trust Financial Services Division of the Texas Bankers Association and has served on various industry-related committees including the American Bankers Association, as well as the Texas Bankers Association. He is currently on the board of The Dallas Opera, having served as president/chairman on two separate occasions.
Mr. Weiland brings extensive knowledge of the trust and investment management industries to the Board, having served over 35 years with Northern Trust Bank of Texas N.A., First Republic Bank, Texas Commerce Bank and Continental Illinois National Bank. Mr. Weiland brings a thorough understanding of competitive, regulatory, client service and strategic issues facing the Company.