Governor Greg Abbott named Brian Smith and reappointed Pilar Rodriguez to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees for terms expiring September 1, 2027. The board oversees and governs a dedicated retirement fund for firefighters volunteers and emergency service personnel in Texas. .
Brian Smith d’Austin is the CFO and COO of Multicoin Capital. He has nearly 20 years of experience in private sector finance with previous roles in investment banking, public and private equity investment, seed capital, mergers and acquisitions and other aspects. finance. He was a startup mentor at Capital Factory and Techstars and a member of the advisory board for the University of Texas Financial Analyst Program. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Additionally, he volunteered as a board member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Smith earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Honors Business Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pilar Rodriguez of Edinburgh is the Executive Director of Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority and Fire Chief of the Town of Pharr Fire Service. He is a member of the Linn San Manuel Volunteer Fire Department, the Texas Public Works Association, the Texas State Fire Department, and the Fire Marshal Association of Texas. Additionally, he volunteers as a structural specialist for Texas A&M Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue, is a strike team leader for the Texas Public Works Response Team, and an administrator of the Pharr Volunteer Fire Department Local Pension Board. Governor Abbott first appointed Rodriguez to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Directors in 2016. Rodriguez is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University , Kingsville.