Biosketch as of 1995
Linnet F. Deily of Houston was appointed to a six-year term
on the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by
Governor George W. Bush in February 1995.
last updated 1995
Ms. Deily, one of the five most senior women in American banking and one of the
top 50 women in business in the United States, according to Business Week,
was formerly the chairman, president and chief executive officer of First Interstate Bank of
Texas. Additionally, she had responsibility for management of
First Interstate Bancorp's branches throughout the western United
States, as well as for its system-wide personal trust and private
She also chaired First Interstate Bancorp's Retail Council,
which planned and implemented corporation-wide strategy for
consumer banking. She served on the corporation's executive
operating committee, which established corporate policy and
strategy, and she directed the company's governmental relations.
Ms. Deily's association with First Interstate began in 1981
as a vice president. She subsequently served as senior vice
president and manager of corporate administration for First
Interstate Bank of California, and as senior vice president,
chief financial officer and member of the managing committee of
First Interstate Bank Limited, the company's wholesale bank.
In 1986, she was appointed manager of the Los Angeles North
Division of First Interstate Bank of California. She was named
executive vice president in 1987.