As Chief Executive Officer, Earl is responsible for the Foundation’s strategic direction. He coordinates the efforts of an extensive grants program, the operation of a mobile dental program, multiple boards, a scholarship program, and several community service groups.
Earl looks for innovative ways to help serve the people of Central Texas through partner opportunities and collaborations in the community. During his tenure, the Foundation’s grant program has increased from $10 million to more than $65 million annually, and St. David’s Dental Program has grown to nine mobile dental vans. Under his leadership, the Foundation now supports all health science education programs in the region, including those at the St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M Health Science Center campus in Round Rock, Concordia University Texas, Austin Community College and Capital Idea.
Earl enjoys serving the community by supporting various educational and health and human services programs, including the following community organizations for which he has served as President or Chair: Austin Area Research Organization, Austin Community College Foundation, Austin Partners in Education, Community Action Network, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, The Long Center’s Corporate Council, Huston-Tillotson University UNCF Campaign, American YouthWorks Charter School, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, and the E3 Alliance. He is committed to mentoring youth in the community, and teaches a Youth Pathways class to Ojeda Middle School students weekly. As part of the curriculum, he invites in business and civic leaders with backgrounds similar to the students to share their stories and serve as positive role models.
Prior to stepping into the St. David’s role, Earl was the leading partner of Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, Austin’s largest accounting and consulting firm. Earl's experience includes over 31 years in public accounting, including 14 years with Deloitte & Touche. Earl is the author of Service, Prosperity & Sanity – Positioning the Professional Service Firm for the Future.
Earl attended the University of Houston where he received his Bachelor of Business in Accounting.