Mr. Jimenez was Vice President of Administrative Services with TXU Corp. During his successful 34 year career, he has held various management and leadership positions in Engineering, Distribution Operations, Customer Service, Human Resources and Call Center Operations before being elected Vice President. As Vice President he was responsible for Corporate Real Estate, Aviation, Right of Way, Land and Minerals, Corporate Facilities and the Transportation Operations for the corporation. He was accountable for a $50m annual operating budget and oversaw $300m in commercial real estate developments and transactions.
He led teams that were successful in acquiring TXU Corps first corporate office, maximizing the sale price of the company’s phone company and acquiring thousands of acres for the company’s mining operation and selling the company’s oil and gas well assets. In addition, he implemented programs to reduce the number of unscheduled transformer outages, he oversaw the design and construction of distribution electrical lines and feeders and the monitoring of electrical substation loads.
In addition to his corporate accomplishments, Mr. Jimenez has been extremely active in both the Fort Worth and Dallas communities. He currently serves on the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission and the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Directors. He also serves on East Fort Worth Inc.’s Board of Directors as President, as a Board member of Southeast Fort Worth Inc. and was a member of Leadership ISD initial class.
He is the only person to have served as Chairman of both the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Jimenez has served as chairman of the Fort Worth Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, the City of Fort Worth’s Affordable Housing Task Force, the Osteopathic Health Foundation, and United Centers, Inc. and also served on the board of the President’s Hispanic Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Arlington.
As Chairman of the Fort Worth Housing Authority Board, he led the collaborative effort to sell the 268 unit Ripley Arnold public housing complex and leveraged the proceeds to acquire, build and renovate approximately 8000 apartments embedded in 40 complexes dispersed throughout the city. All of the Ripley Arnold residents were successfully relocated to more modern, market rate and mixed income housing developments.
Mr. Jimenez is a Past Chairman of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association and the Downtown Dallas Improvement District Board of Directors. Moreover, he has served on the Junior League of Dallas Advisory Board and the Dallas Mayors’ Task Force on Homelessness.
Mr. Jimenez recently completed a three year term as Chairman of TAMACC, the leading Hispanic Business organization in Texas, where he formed several partnerships to help small businesses in Texas improve their opportunities.