HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA USA today announced the appointment of Carin Marcy Barth as the newest member of BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors.
Barth's career spans more than 33 years, the vast majority of which has been spent as co-founder and president of LB Capital, Inc., a private equity provider with investments in the energy, manufacturing and financial sectors. In 2004, Barth was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
"Carin brings a vast depth of experience, strong financial acumen and understanding of both public and private sectors that any board would envy, much less one in the banking industry," said BBVA USA Non-Executive Chairman of the Board J. Terry Strange. "That she has agreed to be part of our board is a win for BBVA, both nationally and internationally. We expect to rely on her advice and experience far into the future and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship."
In addition to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer for HUD, Barth has also been previously appointed as Texas Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Expert Consultant for HUD, Member of the Board for the Texas Public Finance Authority, Investment Committee member for the City of Houston, Board of Regents for Texas Tech University and Board of Directors for the Houston Convention Center Hotel Corporation.
She presently serves on the board of directors for Group 1 Automotive, Inc., Enterprise Products Holdings LLC and Black Stone Minerals, L.P. She previously served on the boards of Halcón Resources Corporation, Strategic Growth Bank Incorporated, Bill Barrett Corporation, Western Refining, Inc., Encore Bancshares, Inc. and Amegy Bancorporation, Inc.
Barth is active in her community with service at various non-profits. She is currently a Trustee and Chairman for The Welch Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for The Ronald McDonald House of Houston.
"Carin is the perfect addition to the board, and I have no doubt that she, alongside our other board members, will lead us into a successful future," said BBVA USA President and CEO Javier Rodríguez Soler. "Her dedication to business and the community aligns with our vision, and she adds diversity of thought and action, which we always look to achieve."
Barth received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama summa cum laude and her Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.
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