Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Ball and Robert “Rob” Hamilton Walls, Jr. and reappointed David Corpus to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas Board of Trustees for terms set to expire on August 31, 2025. The TRS Board of Trustees manages retirement and other benefits for teachers and employees of the state’s public schools and institutions of higher education.
Michael Ball of Argyle is the Chief Financial Officer at Lewisville Independent School District, where he provides leadership for development and administration of budgets totaling over $625,000,000 annually. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Government Finance Officers Association, and he volunteers for the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club, The United Way of Denton County, and the Stilwell Retirement Home. Ball received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. He will serve in one of the two positions that are reserved by state law for an individual who is currently employed by a public school district, charter school, or regional education service center, and who participated in a nomination and election process.
Robert “Rob” Hamilton Walls, Jr. of San Antonio is an attorney and private investor and was formerly an executive in the energy, private equity and media industries. He volunteers as an advisory board member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer and Hematology Center and of The Chinquapin Preparatory School. He is a former board member of Spurs Sports & Entertainment and Portland General Electric Company. Walls received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He will serve in a position that is reserved for persons who have demonstrated financial expertise, who have worked in private business or industry, and who have broad investment experience, preferably in investment of pension funds.
David Corpus of Humble is Bank Office President of Allegiance Bank, where he is responsible for the profitability, planning, growth, and risk of a Bank Office. He serves on the Harris County Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors. He has served on the TRS Board of Trustees since October 2013. Corpus received a Bachelor of Applied Science in management and a Master of Business Administration from Our Lady of The Lake University at San Antonio. He will continue to serve in one of the two positions that state law reserves for individuals nominated by the State Board of Education.