James R. Adams
United States of America
James R. Adams has served as a director and Chairman of our board of directors since July 2015. Mr. Adams has served as a business consultant, business advisor and private investor since 1998. He previously served from 1996 to 1998 as the Chairman of Texas Instruments Incorporated, a NASDAQ-listed, global Fortune 500 semiconductor company. Prior to 1996, Mr. Adams had an extensive career in the telecommunications industry, serving in various leadership positions with SBC Communications (now AT&T Inc.) and its affiliates and predecessors from 1965 until his retirement in 1995, including serving as Group President of SBC Communications Inc. from 1993 to 1995, President and CEO of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1989 to 1993, President of the Texas division of Southwestern Bell from 1984 to 1989, and Executive Vice President of AT&T Residence Business from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Adams currently serves as a senior advisor to Texas Next Capital, a private equity partnership that invests in Texas businesses to drive economic growth in Texas. He also serves on the boards of directors of Oncor Holdings, TransPecos Financial Corp. and TransPecos Development Corp. and several non-profit organizations , including serving as Chairman of University Health System, a county government- owned public district hospital for the San Antonio, Texas metropolitan area. He previously served as a board member of Texas Instruments Inc. from 1989 to 2010, and as a board member of Storage Tek Inc., Inet Inc., Prodigy Inc., Telefonos de Mexico, Republic Bank Corporation, and Interfirst Corporation.