Board of Directors
Tony Chase is Chairman & CEO of ChaseSource, LP. He grew up attending Houston public schools. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College, received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tony is an entrepreneur. He started & sold three ventures and now owns & operates a fourth. The first was Chase Radio Partners that owned seven radio stations and was sold to Clear Channel Communications in 1998. The second was Cricket Wireless, a nationwide cell phone service provider that he started together with Qualcomm in 1993. The third was ChaseCom, a company that built and operated call centers around the world, which he sold to AT&T Corporation in 2007. Currently, Tony owns ChaseSource, a staffing and real estate development firm. ChaseSource is ranked by Black Enterprise magazine in 2013 as one of the nation's largest minority owned companies. ChaseSource also recently became an owner of the Marriot Hotel at George Bush InterContinental Airport in Houston.
Mr. Chase is also a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, where he began teaching in 1990 and was awarded tenure in 1995. He teaches several courses including Contracts, Entrepreneurship, Communications Law and Race & American Law.
Having previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as well as 2012 Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, Mr. Chase currently serves on the Boards of Western Gas (NYSE), Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ), the Plaza Group, Texas Medical Center, and KIPP Schools. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an Eagle Scout.
Mr. Chase is the recipient of many awards including the 2013 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award (NAACP) and the 2013 Bob Onstead Leadership Award (GHP). He also received Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young), the Pinnacle Award (Bank of America) and the Baker Faculty Award (UH Law Center).
Tony & his wife Dina have three children.