Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mark E. Schwarz

Executive Chairman, President & CEO

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Mark E. Schwarz is the Executive Chairman of the Company and has served as a director since 2001.  He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2003 until 2006.  Since 1993, Mr. Schwarz has indirectly controlled Newcastle Partners, L.P., a private investment firm which is the Company’s largest shareholder.

Scott T. Berlin

President, Mason Structural Steel, LLC

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Scott T. Berlin is the President of Mason Structural Steel, LLC.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2001.  Mr. Berlin has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an investment banker focused on the corporate finance and mergers/acquisitions practice.

Doug Slape

Texas Department of Insurance (retired)

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Recently retired from the Texas Department of Insurance, the state agency regulating the Texas insurance market, after a career spanning more than 33 years.  Most recently, Mr. Slape served as the Chief Deputy Commissioner of TDI from 2018 to 2022.  He was also Acting Commissioner of Insurance from 2020 to 2021.  Previously, Mr. Slape had served as Deputy Commissioner of Financial Regulation (2015-2018), Chief Financial Analyst (2007-2015), and Assistant Chief Examiner for Information Systems Examinations (2001-2007).  He began his career at TDI as a Financial Examiner from 1988 to 2001.  He is a Certified Financial Examiner and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Mark E. Pape

Chairman, H2Options, Inc. & U.S. Rain Group, Inc.

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Mark E. Pape is Chairman of H2Options, Inc. and U.S. Rain Group, Inc., firms involved in water conservation projects.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2016.  Mr. Pape is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience in accounting, auditing and financial management.