Antonio Garza acts as Counsel to the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with 39 offices in 26 countries.
Garza, a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance and Board Leadership Fellow, currently serves as director to Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS), an oil and gas well services company, Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), a rail-based transportation company and MoneyGram (NYSE: MGI), a global money transfer company.
Mr. Garza is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University, Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin and chairman of the Texas Exes, the alumni association of The University of Texas at Austin.
From 2002 to 2009, Garza was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Before that time, Garza served as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (1998-2002), representing the governors of 30 member and eight associate states in the development of energy and conservation policies. Mr. Garza is a past partner at Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Giuliani) and served as Secretary of State of the State of Texas and Senior Advisor to the Governor of the State of Texas from 1994 to 1997, and as Cameron County Judge from 1988 to 1994.
Garza holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University School of Law and has been honored as a distinguished alumnus at both institutions. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Garza is married to Dr. Liz Atkinson Garza, also a Texas Ex.
“Being part of the B-school in the late 70’s and having had professors like Bill Cunningham and Ernie Walker meant the world to me then, and more now. I can’t think of a single step along my life’s path that hasn’t been enriched by my time on campus there in Austin.”