Loyola University announces four new Board of Trustees members
Loyola press release - August 9, 2001
(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans announces the selection of four new members to its Board of Trustees. They are A. Peyton Bush, III, a business and investment banking advisor; David M. Ferris, a principal in a merchant bank; Henry R. Muñoz, III, president of an architectural firm; and Daniel F. Packer, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans.
Officers for the 2001-2002 Loyola Board of Trustees are Donna D. Fraiche, chair; Jerome J. Reso, Jr., vice chair; Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., secretary/treasurer; and Rev. Bernard P. Knoth, S.J., president of Loyola.
A. Peyton Bush, III, is currently a partner with the School Street Capital Group, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves as a business and investment banking advisor to private companies and their owners. From 1997-1999, Bush served as president for the New Orleans region of the Deposit Guaranty National Bank. He led the management team that turned this bank into one of the strongest and most profitable on the Gulf Coast. Bush earned a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton and a master of business administration degree from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Bush has served on the board of directors of the Louisiana Bankers Association and as vice-chair of the Finance and Administration Committee of The Chamber of New Orleans and the River Region.
Both Bush and his wife, Barbara, are active in New Orleans area social causes. His service includes the board of trustees of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, the board of Jefferson Parish Dollars for Scholars—which he also chaired—general chairman of the United Way campaign, director of the Bureau of Governmental Research, and, former trustee and president of Children’s Hospital.
David M. Ferris is a principal in the Private Client Department of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, a San Francisco-based merchant bank focused on technology oriented growth companies, located in Boston. He was previously with the Investment Services Group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Ferris received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1993 and earned his juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in 1996. Currently a member of Loyola’s Law School Visiting Committee, he has also been an active volunteer in the career services office of the law school and is focused on helping law students explore alternative careers outside of the field of law.
Ferris is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He also serves as chairman of the University of Massachusetts Marlborough Hospital Investment Committee, Marlborough Massachusetts.
Henry R. Muñoz, III, is president and CEO of Kell Muñoz, the largest architectural firm in south Texas. An award-winning designer, Muñoz was lead designer for the new Time Warner Cable Corporate Headquarters—a 1996 AIA San Antonio Design Award winner.
In 1999 Muñoz was appointed to the National Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian Institute. He is also chairman of Centro Alameda, Inc., a not-for-profit group serving as the umbrella organization responsible for a Latin museum and for the renovation of the Alameda Theater and the Casa de Mexico International Building.
Muñoz was most recently appointed to the National Committee for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center. In addition to his devotion to the arts, he has served on the Texas Transportation Commission, the Board of Directors of Alamo Public Telecommunications, and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He was also the founding president of Texas Public Radio.
Daniel F. Packer is president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., a major electric and gas utility company. He has the distinction of being the first African-American in this country to manage a nuclear power plant, which he did at Entergy’s Waterford III plant in Taft, Louisiana. Packer holds a bachelor of science from Charter Oak College and a master of business administration from Tulane University.
As chairman of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Packer has accomplished another first—he is the first African-American to hold that position. He is a trustee of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and has led fundraising efforts for the Dryades YMCA, the United
Negro College Fund, and the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra. Among his other recognitions are the 2000 National Sports Foundation Executive of the Year and a 1998 Role Model Award from the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans. Packer is a member of Loyola’s College of Business Administration Visiting Committee.
Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912.