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 the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Vista Bank in Dallas.
Mr. Mahomes was formerly a partner at Bracewell LLP, a senior partner for a 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”). He 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 where he served as a company commander and was assigned to the JAG Corps.
Mr. Mahomes serves on the board of the Dallas-based Today Foundation and the Advisory Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
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 has served as Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant and currently serves as a member of that committee. He also serves as Chairman 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.