Mr. Jarvis V. Hollingsworth leads Bracewell LLP’s public/education law practice group and is a former member of the firm’s six-member management committee. He serves on the firm’s finance, diversity and inclusion, and political action committees. His practice involves counseling boards of government and educational entities on their fiduciary roles, corporate governance and director liability, as well as regulatory and finance matters. Hollingsworth is a former regent on the board of the University of Houston System, where he served as chair of the board as well as chair of the finance, endowment, executive and compensation committees during his tenure. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently reappointed Hollingsworth as chair of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a state agency that manages a nearly $147 billion pension trust fund and an array of health care and other benefits for the more than 1.5 million active and retired teachers and education employees in Texas. Hollingsworth previously served as a trustee and chair of the TRS board from 2002-08. Prior to his career as a lawyer, Hollingsworth served as an officer in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. It is because of his experience in regulatory and finance matters, as well as his knowledge of the communities we serve, that our Board has concluded that Mr. Hollingsworth should serve on the Board.
Director since 2018