RAUL R. ROMERO, President and CEO of S&B Infrastructure, Ltd., based in Houston, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor George W. Bush in February 1999. He was a Vice-Chairman of the Board a nd served on the Board's Finance and Planning Committee, Academic Affairs Committee and Special Committee on Minorities and Women. He led the Federal and International Task Force.
Mr. Romero is a partner of S&B Infrastructure, Ltd., a subsidiary of S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. The firm is engaged in public works and governmental services and currently is engineering almost $400 million worth of infrastructure projects. S&B is the largest independently owned engineering and construction firm in Texas and third largest in the nation. It has revenues of more than $400 million annually and employs more than 3,000 people across the country.
Mr. Romero, who was born in Panama, holds two degrees from the University of Notre Dame - a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, cum laude, and a master of science degree in civil and structural engineering, summa cum laude.
He is a registered professional engineer and is a member of the Houston Hispanic Engineers and Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and Chi Epsilon, an honors society for civil engineers.
In 1995 and 1999 the Hispanic Business named Mr. Romero among the nation's 100 most influential Hispanic business leaders.
He was appointed by Governor Bush to the State's General Services Commission, where he served from 1995 to 1997, and has served as Finance Chairman of the 1999 Texas Inaugural Committee and the Executive Committee of the 2001 Presidential Inauguration.
He has served as Chairman of the Greater Houston Hispanic Coalition and is a member of the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership and the 2001 Presidential Transition. He also has been active in the Houston Inter-American Chamber of Commerce. He received the group's President Achievement Award for 1990-1991.
Mr. Romero is President of the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association - 1999-2001.
In 1995, Mr. Romero received the Chairman Award from the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. That group also named him Most Influential Hispanic in 1995.
last updated September 2002