Board of Directors

Jerry Albright

Mr. Albright, age 64, has served as a managing partner of ADIM, LLC (“ADIM”), an investment management firm specializing in establishing protocols, policies, and practices for boards of directors, since February 2019.  In addition, Mr. Albright held multiple roles at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (“TRS”) for over nearly three decades until his retirement in May 2020, including as TRS Investment Division’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Investment Operations and, most recently, as its Chief Investment Officer, in which capacity he served from mid-2017 until his retirement.  Prior to joining TRS, Mr. Albright was the Executive Vice President and a member of the board of directors of a multi-bank holding company in Texas, in addition to serving as a director on the board of two affiliated banks.  Mr. Albright has also previously served on the Advisory Board of the Finance Department at Texas A&M University. Mr. Albright holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University.

Laurie Dotter

Ms. Dotter has served in executive leadership roles in several investment companies that delivered attractive investment returns on commercial real estate operating companies, development and management companies, and portfolios requiring repositioning to enhance value. Ms. Dotter has served as an investment advisory board member at Employee Retirement System of Texas, since 2019, and Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, since 2009. Ms. Dotter has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Stratus Properties Inc., a diversified real estate company engaged primarily in the acquisition, development and sale of real estate properties since 2021, and Lifespace Communities, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates senior living communities, and its predecessor since 2018. From 2010 to 2016, she served as President of Transwestern Investment Group, and then as the founding partner of Corporate Properties Trust I, II and III, large scale commercial real estate investment vehicles with combined capitalization exceeding $2 billion, from 2016 to 2017. Ms. Dotter also served as an executive investment officer at Hunt Realty Investments under the umbrella of Hunt Oil Company, a petroleum exploration and production company, from 1998 until 2010. Ms. Dotter worked as the director of Real Estate Investments at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, from 1993 to 1998; and as a director of Financial Consulting Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, from 1989 to 1993. Ms. Dotter currently serves as an Advisor at Dottid, a company focused on developing comprehensive work flow technology to maximize revenue generation for commercial real estate. From 2020 to 2021, she was an Advisor to the Investment Committee of the Board of Children’s Health System of Texas, providing interim investment portfolio oversight and a review of the System’s governance framework. Ms. Dotter served as a member of the Board of Directors of Parkway Properties, a national commercial real estate company, from 2010 to 2016, where she served as the Chair of Parkway’s audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. She was elected by her peers to serve as the Vice Chairman of the PREA Plan Sponsor Council at the Pension Real Estate Association, from 2008 until 2010. Ms. Dotter received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and also holds a CPA license in the State of Texas.

Robert K. Hatcher

Mr. Hatcher currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Equitime Capital, a long-term growth equity investment firm. Mr. Hatcher served as Executive Chairman of Avalon Advisors from 2020 through 2022. Previously, Mr. Hatcher served as the President and CEO of Cockrell Interests, Pinto Investment Partners LP and Pinto Trust Company and as Chairman of the Finance Advisory Committee for PTV Healthcare Capital and Pinto America Growth Fund. Prior to Cockrell Interests, Mr. Hatcher founded and served as Managing Director of Citywest Ventures. He also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Camp Aranzazu. Mr. Hatcher served as an Adjunct Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and is a member of World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization. Mr. Hatcher holds an M.B.A. and J.D. from Tulane University, as well as a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Marcus Pennington

Mr. Pennington is a Director at Carlson Capital where has worked on the investment team since 2011. At Carlson, Mr. Pennington manages an equity relative value portfolio and serves as a member of the Firm’s Portfolio & Risk Committee. Prior to Carlson, Mr. Pennington was the Deputy Chief of Staff in the investment division of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and worked at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. Mr. Pennington received a BBA in Finance and Economics from Texas A&M University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.