Leo Linbeck III
Leo Linbeck III is Chairman of Texas Regional Center, LLC. A distinguished business
executive, he is also President and CEO of Aquinas, a 78-year-old privately held company whose main businesses are active in commercial construction (Linbeck Group), real estate (Essex Commercial Properties) and life sciences (Fannin Partners). Since he joined the leadership team at Aquinas, its annual revenues have grown from $40 million to more than $500 million. Leo has taught MBAs at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Leo graduated from the University of Notre Dame with two bachelor degrees, one in Civil Engineering and one in the Program of Liberal Studies. He has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Leo is very involved with PreK-12
education reform, especially the expansion of high-performing charter schools serving low-income communities. He helped create REEP (the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program), a business-school-based program for developing school leaders and currently serves as its Chairman. Leo is also on the boards of several educational, community and nonprofit organizations.
Eugene Lee is President of Texas Regional Center, LLC. He also serves as President of Essex Commercial Properties, the real estate affiliate of Aquinas, and is responsible for overseeing commercial real estate acquisition, development, leasing, and asset management. Eugene previously worked in transportation consulting with A.T. Kearney in Chicago and Hong Kong, in state budgeting with the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee, and in multi-family development with Lincoln Property Company in Boston. He serves on the IIUSA Compliance Committee. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Texas Dragon Boat Association. In 2002, Eugene was recognized as one of five Outstanding Young Houstonians and also as one of Five Outstanding Young Texans. Eugene received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President & Secretary
Mark Worscheh is Executive Vice President and Secretary of Texas Regional Center, LLC. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Aquinas with responsibility for real estate and strategic investment initiatives. Prior to joining Aquinas in 2002, Mark was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NextStage Entertainment
Corporation, a start-up entertainment facility development and event promotion company, which developed and opened what is now the Verizon Theatre, a 6,350-seat indoor live performance facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Earlier, Mark was a Senior Vice President in investment banking, having worked in both New York and Houston for firms including Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust and NatWest. Mark received his BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of the St. George Place
Redevelopment Authority and is an Advisory Director to Post Oak Bank.
Vice President & Treasurer
Bill Riegler is Vice President and Treasurer of Texas Regional Center, LLC. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Aquinas. Bill joined the company in 1985 as Controller of the predecessor to Aquinas, and in 1994 he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Aquinas. He also serves as Treasurer of Linbeck Group and other Aquinas subsidiaries. In such role, Bill oversees financial reporting and cash management, and he manages relationships with a number of the third-party providers of credit and surety services to the Aquinas group of companies. Bill graduated from Loyola University with a BA in Business Administration and is a
member of the Texas Society of CPAs.
Matt Trusch is Director of Marketing & Investor Relations for Texas Regional Center, LLC. Matt worked in Asia for 15 years, first as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore. Subsequently, Matt worked for over a decade based in Shanghai, as General Manager for Legziel Diamonds, an Israeli diamond wholesaler trading on the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and as Chief Executive Officer for The Copper Group Asia, affiliated with the New York-based real estate group developing large-scale mixed-use projects in partnership with the City of Shanghai. Most recently, Matt founded the award-winning Asian spirit brand "byejoe" which is distributed in the US, in duty free, and in international markets including China. Matt received his B.A. magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and his M.A. from Harvard University.