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Jodie L. Jiles

Jodie L. Jiles

Director, Business Development, Transwestern

As Director, Business Development, Jodie is responsible for researching potential clients and pursuing new business relationships. He utilizes strategies tailored to target the customer while maintaining existing business relationships through continuous client follow-up, responding to client inquiries and resolving problems on their behalf. Jodie works in tandem with other Transwestern team members to plan and coordinate business generation activities, such as responding to client requests for proposals (RFPs).

He has been with Transwestern since July 2012. He received Transwestern’s President’s Award and National Legendary Service Award in 2017.

Jodie had a remarkable 26-year career of making a decisively positive impact on investment banking. He provided solid direction and expert guidance to public finance clients and municipal issuers within the State of Texas.

Since July 2012, he has enjoyed his Transwestern experience working strategically with the various Transwestern family of companies in meeting the client’s real estate needs.

Jodie was appointed to a 6yearterm on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in March 2019 and was confirmed by the Texas Senate on April 17, 2019. He finds great satisfaction in giving back to the community through involvement in public service, community partnerships, and is a committed member of the following boards and has received numerous recognitions:
• Distinguished Alumni Award – The University of Texas at Austin – 2011
• Texas Business Leadership Council - Executive Committee, 2013 Chairman
• Greater Houston Partnership - 2014 Elected Lifetime Director, 2005 Chairman
• Baylor College of Medicine - Emeritus
• Texas Children’s Hospital – Emeritus
• Texas Heart Institute – Foundation Board
• VisitHouston - Director, Executive Committee
• Loving Kids - Chairman
• The University of Texas at Austin - Development Board
•Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau – Executive Committee
•Unlocking Doors – Board Member
• UT Health - Development Board
• Wallis Bank - Director
• KIPP Academy - Former Board Member
• Texas Higher Education - Former Coordinating Board Member
• Texas Southern University - Former Foundation Board Member
• The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch - Former Director, Board Member
• The 100 Club - Lifetime Director
• The Pyramid/CDC - Board
Jodie holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Southern University.

• Houston Community College System - Honorary Associate in Arts, 2005
• The Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas - Distinguished Alumnus, 2011
• Phillis Wheatley High School - Alumni Wall of Fame Honoree, 2013
• Texas Southern University - Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2014
• Alumnus of the Decade - Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Additional recognitions
• 2010 Quality of Life Coalition - Houston Park Board Honored as a Member
• 2008 Barrier Breaker Award Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.
• 2007 Red Rose Community Service Award University of Houston Downtown
• Visionary Award - Scenic Houston’s
• 2007 Houston’s Most Influential Leaders Award - Sheltering Arms
• 2006 Bob Onstead Leadership Award
• 2006 Selection 25 Most Distinguished Leaders - Leadership Houston
• 2005 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award -NAACP
• 2005 Trail Blazer Award - Houston Independent School District
• 2005 Delegate for the White House Conference on Aging
• 2002 Father of the Year Award - Community Partners
• 2001 President’s Award -Texas Southern University
Transwestern, Houston, Texas
Director of Business Development, July 2012 - Present
RBC Capital Markets, Houston, Texas
Managing Director, Fixed Income Banking U.S. Debt Markets, September 2006 - June 2012
First Albany Capital, Inc., Houston, Texas
Senior Vice President, Public Finance, May 2003 - September 2006
Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., Houston, Texas
Managing Director, Public Finance, 1996 - May 2003
Masterson Moreland Sauer Whisman, Inc., Houston, Texas
Senior Vice President, 1995 - 1996
C.S. First Boston, Houston, Texas
Vice President, Public Finance, 1991 - 1995
Apex Securities, Houston, Texas
President, 1987 - 1990
United Daniels Securities, Inc., Houston, Texas
Senior Vice President, 1985 - 1987
Nl Sperry Sun, Houston, Texas
Internal Auditor, 1981 - 1985
Arthur Young & Co., Houston, Texas
Senior Auditor, 1979 - 1981

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