Hector Escamilla, Jr.
Mr. Escamilla is a 1977 summa cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980 and a commercial real estate broker since 2005.
Mr. Escamilla is the founder and president of DFW Commercial Real Estate, a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting company serving small business, and ROI Resources, LLC, a company that connects capital providers with world-class energy opportunities.
Mr. Escamilla began his career in 1977 in the Dallas office of Price Waterhouse & Co., an international accounting firm. In 1981, he left Price Waterhouse to become controller/tax manager for a company owned by the Herman W. Lay family of Dallas. Mr. Lay was the founder of a company that eventually became Frito-Lay. Mr. Escamilla served as CFO/Board member for various Lay family entities, including several controlled by Ward Lay. His responsibilities included financial management, tax planning and compliance, and oversight of business and investment transactions in the United States, Mexico and Argentina.
Mr. Escamilla is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is pursuing the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation for commercial and investment real estate and is a member of the North Texas Chapter of the CCIM Institute.
Mr. Escamilla is active in civic affairs. Mr. Escamilla currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Senior Source, where he also sits on the Audit Committee. Additional civic affiliations include The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas (Audit Committee), and EducateDallas – a non-partisan general purpose political committee to promote quality school board leadership within the Dallas Independent School District.
In 1997, Texas Governor George W. Bush appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Trinity River Authority of Texas where he served until 2008, including terms as its President and Chairman of the Executive Committee. The TRA provides wastewater treatment, water treatment, and reservoir facilities in the Trinity River Basin. The assets of the TRA exceed $1 billion and its annual revenues exceed $130 million.
He was Co-Chairman of the advocacy committee for the successful Dallas County Community College District $450 million bond election in 2004, and previously served on the Boards of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (where he chaired the Latino Leadership Initiative for 2008-2010), the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas County MHMR Center, the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Board Chairman for 1993/94.
Mr. Escamilla is fluent in English and Spanish.
He and his wife, Soila, live in Carrollton, Texas. They have 2 daughters.