Robert Mosbacher, Jr.

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Robert Mosbacher, Jr.

"Nominated by President George W. Bush, Robert Mosbacher, Jr., was sworn in as the ninth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in October 2005.

"From 1986 to 2005, Mr. Mosbacher was President and CEO of Mosbacher Energy Company of Houston, Texas, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. He was also Vice Chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer, which began in 1995, and was sold in 2003.

"Mr. Mosbacher is the immediate past-Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership, a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the city’s chamber of commerce. He also served as Chairman of the Partnership’s Health Care Advisory Committee, and member and former Chairman of its Education & Workforce Advisory Committee.

"Mr. Mosbacher has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Methodist Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, all in Houston. He is founder and co-Chairman of Rebuilding Together Houston (formerly PSI HomeSavers), which organizes volunteers to deliver free exterior home repairs and has resulted in the repair of over 4600 houses for qualified low-income elderly or disabled Houstonians. He also served on the boards of South Texas College of Law and the Society for the Performing Arts in Houston.

"Earlier in his career, Mr. Mosbacher helped to launch the Reagan administration’s Private Sector Initiatives Program, and was appointed by President Reagan to three successive Presidential Task Forces on Private Sector Initiatives during the 1980s. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Department of Human Services from 1989 to 1991, and as Chairman of the Texas Governors’ Welfare Reform Task Force in 1988. During the 1970s, he worked on the staff of Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee.

"Mr. Mosbacher received a law degree in 1977 from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in 1973." [1]

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  1. Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Overseas Private Investment Corporation, accessed December 16, 2008.
  2. Board, U.S.-Palestinian Partnership, accessed February 15, 2011.
  3. Trustees, CHF International, accessed December 19, 2010.