Barack Obama's friend is getting things done in H-Town with strong business moves and Harvard pluck
Little more than two weeks ago, Tony Chase was on the golf course in Florida with his close friend President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.
Today, he's back at his desk as chairman and CEO of ChaseSource, L.P., which provides staffing, recruiting and facilities management services to large companies and government entities. It is a company he formed after selling his ChaseCom to AT&T in 2007. Sweet.
Beyond his business acumen (he served as deputy chairman and director of the Dallas Federal Reserve), Chase is a force on many levels in H-Town. An honors graduate from Harvard, with both a law degree and an MBA from the Ivy League school, he just completed his term as head of the Greater Houston Partnership and serves as a director of the Texas Medical Center. He is a tenured professor at the University of Houston Law Center and is a director on a number of private company boards and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chase and his wife, Dina Alsowayel, hosted a successful fundraiser for Obama in their River Oaks home prior to his re-election last fall.