Mr. Roland Castañeda, our President has been a legal counselor to numerous private corporations and public agencies over a period of thirty-five (35) years, and, by way of example, has served as Legal Counsel to both the Texas Housing Agency, the Texas Super-Conducting Supercollider, as well as the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Agency. As a licensed attorney in private practice, Mr. Castañeda acquired expertise in real estate development law as well as construction law. In his capacity as General Counsel to several public agencies, he developed a high level of expertise in procurement law and procedures of public agencies, including detailed knowledge of the variety of D/MWBE laws that regulate public procurement contracts. In this capacity, Mr. Castañeda oversaw the issuance of over $3 Billion in construction and service contracts for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Agency. Mr. Castaneda is also the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The General Counsel Forum, (www.tgcf.org) a national best practices organization for corporate general counsel. Mr. Castaneda received his Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (1974) and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (1974).