Houston-born THI Board member Marc Shapiro made his career in banking. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford Business School, Marc went to work for Texas Commerce Bank, of which he became Chief Financial Officer in 1977. After J.P. Morgan Chase acquired the bank in 1989, Marc was promoted to Chief Executive Officer for the bank in the state of Texas. Then, in 1997, he was made J.P. Morgan Chase’s Vice Chairman for Finance and Risk Management and moved to New York for the job. In 2003, Marc returned to Houston, where he served as Non-Executive Chairman of Chase Bank of Texas for the next 14 years. Today, Marc is a Director of The Mexico Fund and Cadence Bank. Show full bio
Marc has long served the community in various volunteer roles. These have included Chairman of the Houston United Way Campaign, Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, founding Chairman of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and member of Rice University’s Board of Trustees. Currently, Marc is Chairman of the Board of Advisors for university’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
A particular focus of Marc’s community involvement is the Texas Medical Center. In the past, he served as Chairman of both the Board of Trustees of Baylor College of Medicine and the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Center (boards on which he continues to serve), and as a member of the boards of the Texas Medical Center, Menninger Clinic, Sabin Institute, BioHouston, and the Harris County Hospital District. Currently, Marc is Chairman of the Board of the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital.
Marc is married to Jeri Weinstein. They have two children, who are both married and live in New York, and four grandchildren.