Ruben E. Esquivel is Vice President for Community and Corporate Relations of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, a position he has held since 1995. Mr. Esquivel’s career began as an assembler with AVO International Inc, a world wide provider of test and measurement equipment for electrical power applications. His work at AVO culminated in being named President and CEO of the company in 1985. During his tenure as CEO, the manufacturing business experienced significant growth through product exports, research and development, and the acquisitions of domestic and foreign operations. He serves on the Board of Directors of ATMOS Energy Corporation. He has served as Chairman of the North Texas Commission, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (appointed by Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Perry), Parkland Memorial Hospital, The Dallas Foundation, and as President of the DeSoto Independent School District. Mr. Esquivel currently serves as Chairman of The State Fair of Texas, Director of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas County Community College Foundation, among others.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is part of The University of Texas System, and is one of the country’s leading academic medical centers, patient-care providers and research institutions. Its 1,600-member faculty includes four Nobel laureates, 18 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members elected to the Institute of Medicine.