William “Bill” Mahomes, Jr., of Dallas, received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law. He is a partner at Bracewell LLP, Dallas Texas, with his primary concentration in the areas of public finance, real estate and commercial transactions.
Mr. Mahomes has served as a senior partner for a major Dallas-based national law firm, a partner for an international law firm and a senior vice-president and general counsel for a mid-sized local corporation and counsel to the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and is a frequent speaker at the University of Dallas on Corporate Governance. Mr. Mahomes also served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves as a member of the JAG Corps.
Mr. Mahomes serves on the board of the Dallas-based Today Foundation and has served on the boards of the Texas Pension Review Board, Texas Turnpike Authority, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, East Texas State University (currently known as Texas A&M University-Commerce), Pure World, The Association of Former Students, Kent Financial Services, The Salvation Army, The Real Estate Council, Texas Lyceum, Industrial Development Corporation, Pro-Line Corporation and Minority Enterprise SBIC Ventures.
Mr. Mahomes was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015, and reappointed in 2021. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Board on June 7, 2021. He served as the Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant and currently serves as a member of that committee. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Audit. Mr. Mahomes has served as Chairman of the Committee on Finance and as a member of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. He serves as a liaison to the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets and System Military Training Programs. Mr. Mahomes has served as a liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Development Foundations of A&M System Members. His term will expire February 1, 2027.