Brian O. Casey has served as Chief Executive Officer of Westwood since January 2006, as President, Secretary and director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001, 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 Secretary since 2003, 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 President and director of Westwood Trust since 1996. 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 that is dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventative medicine and public health.
Ms. Byrne is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Westwood Management Corp., a registered investment advisor. Founded in 1983, Westwood serves a variety of institutional clients, such as corporate pension funds, religious organizations, endowments and foundations. In addition, Westwood is the investment advisor to the Westwood Funds, a family of open-ended mutual funds. Westwood Management currently manages approximately $12 billion in assets. Ms. Byrne is a member of both the New York and Dallas Societies of Securities Analysts. Ms. Byrne has over forty years of Wall Street portfolio management and plan sponsor experience.
Ms. Byrne is a member and former board member of the Committee of 200. Ms. Byrne is a Trustee of the Southwestern Medical Foundation and former member of their investment committee. She currently serves on the Board of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation. Ms. Byrne is also a former board member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Foundation and former Chair of their Investment Committee. She also served on the Governor’s Business Council and is a former board member of the Dallas Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. In addition, Ms. Byrne is a former member of the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), which oversees endowment and operating funds in excess of $13 billion. She is also a former board member for the City of Dallas Employees Retirement Fund.
Mark A. Wallace, CPA, has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Westwood since November 2012. Mr. Wallace has thirty years of experience in senior financial officer roles. Prior to joining Westwood, he served as Chief Financial Officer and held other financial leadership positions for an S&P 500 real estate investment trust, NYSE-listed international manufacturing corporations, and diversified industrial holding companies. Mr. Wallace was awarded an MBA from Colorado State University and a BBA from Texas Tech University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.