Westwood Trust — Dallas

Randall L. Root

Chairman, Westwood Trust Dallas



Mr. Root serves as President of Westwood Trust, Dallas.  He joined Westwood in 1993.  In 1996 he was appointed to the position of Investment Officer of Westwood Trust where he was responsible for asset allocation and separate account management of client portfolios, as well as new business development and ongoing client service.  Mr. Root is a member of the Westwood Trust Board of Directors and chairs the Westwood Trust Investment Committee and the Asset Allocation Committee.  Additionally, he is a member of Westwood Holdings Group’s Business Management Committee. Mr. Root earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his undergraduate degree in Geology from Washington & Lee University.  Mr. Root began his career at Geophysical Exploration and subsequently joined Amerada Hess, before joining Fidelity Investments in 1986. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Dallas Foundation, the Board of Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship and on the Finance Committee of the Dallas Zoo.  He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.