It is the Audit Committee’s duty to assist the board of directors in monitoring (i) the integrity of the financial statements of the Company; (ii) the independent auditors’ qualifications and independence; (iii) the performance of the Company’s internal audit function, which has been outsourced to Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and independent auditors; and (iv) the compliance by the Company with legal and regulatory requirements. The Audit Committee has sole authority to appoint or replace our independent auditors.
Robert L. Clarke, Chairman
- Executive Committee
- Robert L. Clarke is a senior partner in the Houston office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, where he founded the firm's national and international financial services practice. He has extensive experience in the ownership and operation of banks, banking laws and regulations and bank supervision, both in the United States and internationally.
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Thomas G. Apel
- Executive Committee | Technology Advisory Committee
- Thomas G. Apel currently serves as president of Intrepid Ideas, Inc., a product development, technology evaluation and business strategy consulting firm for financial services and real estate finance companies. He also is a fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the advanced study program, currently focused on business model taxonomy and IT portfolio strategies.
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