The Houston Chapter of Maverick PAC was created in 2009 and has given members and friends access to leaders such as Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett, Energy XX1CEO John Schiller, Congressman Pete Olson, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Congressman Michael McCaul, former Shell CEO John Hofmeister, and US Senate Candidate Ted Cruz, to name a few.
Stephen J. Cox
Stephen J. Cox is corporate counsel at a large Houston-based independent oil and gas company, where his practice focuses on international business transactions and compliance with anticorruption laws. Before moving to Houston in June 2011, he was a senior associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, where he focused on Congressional investigations, defense and national-security matters, public policy, and crisis management. He has done a significant amount of pro bono work, representing, for example, Hannah Giles in ACORN-related litigation and consulting to the FBI on certain counterterrorism matters. Stephen served in the Bush Administration as counselor to the Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he clerked for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson on the Eleventh Circuit. Stephen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Houston, Texas. He studied computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University, after which he worked as a management consultant in the energy industry, and then went to law school at the University of Houston, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is married to the lovesome Cristina Maria Cox.
Eric J. Doyal
Mr. Eric J. Doyal is an Associate of Rock Hill and assists in investment opportunity evaluation and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Rock Hill, Mr. Doyal served as Director at Capital Point Partners (CPP), a Houston-based mezzanine debt and minority equity investment firm investing $5 – $20 million in lower middle market companies across the United States. As Director, he was responsible for due diligence and analysis of potential portfolio investments and ongoing oversight and analysis of existing companies. Mr. Doyal served as a Director of two portfolio companies and invested capital in the healthcare, value-added distribution, industrial services and retail industries, among others. Prior to CPP, Mr. Doyal worked as an Analyst in the credit training program of BOK Financial, a publicly traded bank holding company, where he underwrote middle market credit.
Mr. Doyal received a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University (TAMU) and is currently an M.B.A candidate at the Jones School at Rice University. Mr. Doyal is a Founder and past Co-President of Young Professionals in Finance Houston and is on the Board of the Houston Private Equity Association. He is the current Co-Chair of Maverick PAC Houston and a Director of the Greek Former Student Network Board at TAMU. In 2011, Mr. Doyal was appointed to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission by Governor Rick Perry.
Michael B. Keegan
Michael graduated from Texas A&M in 2005 with a degree in Business Management and began work as a commercial real estate broker focusing on the Industrial market with NAI Houston, a privately held full-service real estate brokerage firm. Michael assists clients with Asset Disposition, Joint Ventures, Investment Sales, Representation, and Development amongst many other services. Michael worked with former President George H. W. Bush at his Presidential Library in College Station, Texas while in college at Texas A&M.
Michael is a Founding Board Member of Young Professionals in Finance, and Young Professionals for Governor Rick Perry. Michael has assisted in growing Maverick PAC, and is involved in business growth, and politics.
Holly Tippit is currently the Scheduler and District Office Manager for Congressman John Culberson, representing Texas District 7. Prior to working for the U.S. House of Representatives, she worked for a Houston-based attorney specializing in family law. In 2009, Holly was a staffer throughout the 81st legislative session for Texas State Senator John Whitmire, Dean of the Texas Senate. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology.
Holly is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the World Affairs Council of Houston, and served as a Co-Chair of the Texas Young Professionals for Tim Pawlenty for President.