People: Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc (CFR.N)
Mr. Chris M. Avery is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Chris M. Avery is chair, president and chief executive officer of James Avery Craftsman, Inc., a family-owned company founded by his father in 1954, to create finely crafted jewelry designs. Dr. Avery has served on the James Avery Craftsman, Inc. board of directors since 1989. A licensed physician and board-certified anesthesiologist, he left his profession as chief of anesthesia at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville, Texas in 1991 to assist in the transition and direction of the family business. He became president and chief operating officer in 1991 and later assumed the roles of chief executive officer and chair of the board in May 2007. Under his leadership, James Avery Craftsman, Inc. has become a national brand that designs, manufactures and sells jewelry in its own stores across the U.S. Dr. Avery earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (now the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio). After an internship in orthopedic surgery, he worked as an ER physician in San Antonio and Kerrville. He completed an anesthesia residency at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio and began his anesthesia practice in Kerrville. Dr. Avery is president of the Fredericksburg Hospital Authority board of directors and has served the boards of Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas and Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. It is because of his experience in business operations and management, as well as his knowledge of the communities we serve, that our Board has concluded that Dr. Avery should continue serving on the Board.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||85,000|
|Restricted Stock Award, USD||60,050|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||145,050|