Amb. Antonio O. Garza

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Amb. Antonio O. Garza

Amb. Antonio O. Garza

Director
Counsel, White & Case LLP

Ambassador Antonio O. Garza serves as director of MoneyGram International Inc., as well as director of an oil and gas well services company called Basic Energy Services, Inc., and Kansas City Southern, a rail-based transportation company. Ambassador Garza has served as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP., since 2009. He also currently serves as Chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultant firm with a focus on cross-border business development. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and on the Development Board of The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, from 2010 to 2013 he was a member of the Dean's Council at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ambassador Garza is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Garza was the US Ambassador to Mexico. Prior to that time, he served as chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, having been elected to statewide office in 1998. He is a past partner at Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Giuliani) and served as Secretary of State of the State of Texas and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of the State of Texas from 1994 to 1997, and as Cameron County Judge from 1988 to 1994.

Ambassador Garza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.