August 22 – Gregg Hudson, Dallas Zoo and Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

On the August 22nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Gregg Hudson – President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Geoff Greenwade – President & CEO, Green Bank

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Gregg Hudson, President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Gregg Hudson with Galapagos TortoiseGregg Hudson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Zoo, with oversight of Dallas Zoo Management Inc. and the Dallas Zoological Society.

He has been involved with the Dallas Zoo since August 2006, when he was named executive director of the Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. In 2009, when the Zoo took over the day-to-day management of the Zoo and Aquarium from the City of Dallas, Gregg became president and chief executive officer of Dallas Zoo Management Inc.

He oversees a $24 million budget and management of more than 2,000 animals (not including fish and invertebrates) and more than 300 employees. In the past year, the Dallas Zoo has been named to three “Best U.S. Zoos” lists, including USA TODAY. The Zoo also has seen four consecutive years of record attendance, and is on pace for a fifth.

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Geoff Greenwade, President & CEO, Green Bank

Geoff Greenwade - lobby counterGeoff Greenwade is President and CEO of Green Bank; a bank focusing on Metro Texas businesses and individual private banking needs.

After receiving a BBA at Texas A&M and a MBA at Baylor, Geoff cut his teeth in Lubbock. Rising to market president, he managed commercial and consumer banking. Next, he joined Wells Fargo and served as regional manager for business banking in Houston.

Having his fill of bureaucratic banks, he joined Green Bank in 2008. Green Bank is a focused on commercial and private banking services at full-service offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Under his guidance the bank has grown to nearly $2 billion from $400 million working from the belief that community banks are the lifelines for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Green Bank entered the Dallas market in 2010 and has grown to four locations and a commercial lending office.

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August 15 – Adam Romo, Eatzi’s and Craig Scheef, Texas Security Bank

On the August 15th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Adam Romo – CEO, Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

Craig Scheef – CEO, Texas Security Bank

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Adam Romo, CEO, Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

Romo BreadshotAdam Romo joined Eatzi’s as its CEO in May 2011 to lead the company’s strategic expansion efforts. He previously served as the Company’s CFO from 1996 to 1999.

A University of Texas at Austin alumnus, he began his career with KPMG, ultimately specializing in their Retail Practice Group.  Adam then spent nine years with Brinker International (Chili’s Grill and Bar, Maggiano’s) in a series of financial positions, ultimately as the CFO of Eatzi’s Market & Bakery.

In addition to his extensive experience with restaurant and retail companies, his broad based background includes technology, e-commerce, and the international logistics industries.


Craig Scheef, CEO, Texas Security Bank

2b615daCraig Scheef is currently Chairman, CEO and President of Texas Security Bank. In June of 1988, he accepted a commercial credit training position with First Interstate Bank (predecessor to Wells Fargo Bank). During his last five years at Wells Fargo, Craig managed a team of Middle Market lenders.

In March of 2003, Craig accepted the position of Community Bank President (Swiss Ave. location) for Bank of Texas – a subsidiary of BOK Financial. In 2004, he was promoted to President of Business Banking for the Dallas Market with responsibility for seven community banks in Dallas and Houston.

In April 2007, Craig left Bank of Texas to begin the process of obtaining regulatory approval and raising capital for an independent bank focused on the needs of people who exercise their right to free-enterprise – the independent business owner. In May of 2008, Texas Security began operations with $26.5 million in new capital. Today, Texas Security Bank is a growing, profitable independent bank with three locations and total assets of $230 million.

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