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January 28, 2020: Pat Oles and Dan Roy

President and CEO, Barshop & Oles Company

Pat Oles is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barshop & Oles Company, a privately held Texas based commercial real estate development, investment and management firm.

Since 1983, the Company and its affiliates have developed, owned or managed more than five million square feet of shopping centers, industrial, office and hotel properties as well as several highly acclaimed master-planned projects in Texas, including the highly acclaimed Central Park in Austin and Northwoods in San Antonio. Prior to forming Barshop & Oles Company, Oles served on the senior staff of the Governor of Texas William P. Clements, Jr. as Director of Governmental Appointments from 1980-1982.

Oles has served in leadership roles with numerous governmental, business and civic organizations, including ten years of service on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Lower Colorado River Authority, where he served as chairman of the board in 1989.

Currently, Oles serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, the non-profit partner of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Deparment and on the Advisory Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase. He was a Chairman of the local chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Chair of the University of Texas System Chancellors Council Executive Committee and Trustee of the Texas Nature Conservancy, among others.

He was educated at the University of Texas Austin, receiving a B.B.A. in Finance. Oles is the Emmett & Miriam McCoy Excellence Professor in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University, and serves as a Director of the McCoy College Development Foundation.

A native Texan, Oles is married to the former Julie Donnell Jones of Dallas, an active volunteer and leader in many local and state non-profit organizations. Julie and Pat have three children, Sterling (SMU ’09), Brooke (UT ’10), and Patrick.

Entrepreneur in Residence, Texas State University

Dan is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he received a BBA in Corporate Financial Management. After graduation, he joined Boatmen’s National Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1992, he returned to Texas where he founded the first of three companies, Priority Personnel, Inc., a prominent regional staffing and human resources firm. After 22 years as CEO, he completed the sale of the company to a national firm based in Nashville. He retired from the Board of Directors in 2018.

Dan joined Texas State University as an Entrepreneur in Residence in September of 2018 and is currently supporting the Center for Entrepreneurial Action in the McCoy College of Business. Dan has served on the State Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business and has served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and on advisory boards for Frost Bank and the McCoy College of Business.