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Robert Estrada

Investment banker, UT regent is Frost lecturer

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, College of Business

(April 4, 2008)--Robert Estrada, chairman of the board of Estrada Hinojosa & Company Inc., will present the keynote address for the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series at 11 a.m., Monday, April 7 in the Business Building Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.2), 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

An attorney, Estrada co-founded his investment banking company, Estrada & Hinojosa, in 1992. Since its inception, the firm has been involved in municipal bond underwritings totaling more than $70 billion and has provided financial advisory services on financings totaling more than $30 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Dallas, the firm has offices in Houston, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego.

An active member of the Texas Bar Association, Estrada also is a registered principal with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and holds various other securities licenses. Estrada was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the UT System Board of Regents, where he served from November 2001 to February 2008. As a regent, he was chairman of the Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee and served on the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, and the Student, Faculty and Staff Campus Life Committee.

Estrada serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is a member of the executive committee of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce board and is active in the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In 1989 and 2005, Hispanic Business magazine named Estrada among the 100 most influential Hispanics in America. In addition to his business and legal credentials, Estrada has extensive experience in government service. He served in the White House as a special assistant to former President George H. W. Bush and as a state director for the late U.S. Sen. John Tower. Estrada received bachelor of science and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business communities. The lecture series, which began in 1988, presents a forum for business leaders and academicians to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.

The UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,000 enrolled students and 37 graduate and undergraduate programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World."

For more information, call (210) 458-4313.

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