Xavier Peña

Xavier Peña is the vice president for finance and general counsel at Houston Endowment, where he manages all legal affairs, serves as corporate secretary, leads the financial accounting team, and manages legacy real property holdings.

Previously, Peña worked as senior counsel at Plains All American Pipeline L.P., and practiced law at Vinson and Elkins from 2001 to 2008.

Peña earned a bachelor’s degree, a master of professional accounting degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Peña serves as Chairman of the Board of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and on the boards of Discovery Green Conservancy, Writers in the Schools and Santa Maria Hostel. He is also a Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum Class XXXI.