Anthony R. Chase is chairman and CEO of ChaseSource LP, a staffing, facilities management, and real estate development firm. ChaseSource is recognized as one of the nation’s largest minority-owned businesses by Black Enterprise Magazine. Mr. Chase started and sold three ventures (Chase Radio Partners, Cricket Wireless and ChaseCom) and now owns and operates his fourth, ChaseSource. The first, Chase Radio Partners, founded in 1992, 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 with Qualcomm in 1993. He opened the first Cricket markets in Chattanooga and Nashville. The third was ChaseCom, a company that built and operated call centers in the United States and India, which he sold to AT&T Corporation in 2007. He is also a principal owner of the Marriott Hotel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and the Principal Auto Toyota dealership in Memphis. Mr. Chase serves on the boards of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Nabors Industries Ltd. and Par-Pacific Holdings Inc. He previously served on the board of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. from January 2021 to May 2022. Mr. Chase is a tenured professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Chase is passionate about community engagement and chairs the City of Houston/Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund and co-chaired the City of Houston/Harris County Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. He also serves on several non-profit boards in Houston: Houston Endowment, Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson Board of Visitors, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Mr. Chase served as Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A native Houstonian, Mr. Chase grew up attending Houston public schools. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is also an Eagle Scout. Mr. Chase is the recipient of many awards, including the American Jewish Committee’s 2016 Human Relations Award, Houston Technology Center’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award (NAACP), 2013 Bob Onstead Leadership Award and the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. He also received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the Pinnacle Award from Bank of America and the Baker Faculty Award (UH Law Center).
Director since 2020