David Rice Lummis is a co-founder of Houston Trust Company. He currently serves as President and CEO, chairman of the Trust Committee, and the Company’s chief investment officer. For seven years prior to the formation of the Houston Trust Company, he oversaw stock and bond portfolios, operating businesses, real estate, litigation support and estate planning for a large Houston family office. He was also involved for several years as a Representative in concluding the Howard Hughes, Jr. administration. His investment management and capital markets experience includes four years as an investment banker in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with Lazard Frères & Co. in New York.
A native Houstonian, David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy degrees from Rice University. He is a member of the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council and for many years held the Certified Public Accountant designation.
David is a board member of The Health Museum and is a director of The Kinkaid School Endowment Board. He has also served several terms on the boards of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Hermann Park Conservancy.