Mr. Jimenez was Vice President of Administrative Services with TXU Corp. During his successful 34-year career, he held diverse 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 $50 million annual operating budget and oversaw $300 million in commercial real estate developments and transactions.
He led teams that were successful in acquiring, leasing, or selling 2.5 million square feet of office space including TXU Corp.’s first corporate office, maximizing the sale price of the company’s phone company and acquiring tens of 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 the Fort Worth and Dallas communities. He currently serves on the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission and as an Emeritus Member on the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum Board. He is an original board member of Rocketship Texas and was a member of Leadership ISD's initial class. He serves on Texas Blossoms' Board of Directors.
He is the only person to serve as Chairman of both the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also served a three-year term as Chairman of TAMACC, the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas, where he formed partnerships to help small businesses.
He has served as Chairman of Fort Worth’s Affordable Housing Task Force, Osteopathic Health Foundation Board and United Centers, Inc. Board. He also served on the President’s Hispanic Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Arlington. During his tenure as Chairman of the Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) Board, he began the collaborative effort to "Change the Face of Public Housing" that led to the "Deconcentration Business Model". When completed, FWHS will have divested its ownership of 1,200 obsolete, non-revenue producing apartments embedded in 11 complexes. By using the proceeds from the sale of these properties, it will own approximately 10,000 apartment units. Currently, FWHS owns 40 mixed-income properties that not only produce a new source of revenue for self sufficiency programs for public housing residents but are also located in each city council district providing all resident access to transportation, quality schools and jobs.
Mr. Jimenez is a Past Chairman of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association and the Downtown Dallas Improvement District Board of Directors. He served on the Junior League of Dallas Advisory Board and the Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness.