Brian Haley ’09 Named Chair of Texas Performing Arts Founding Leadership Board 

Brian Haley ’09

Texas Law alumnus Brian Haley ’09 has been appointed chair of the Texas Performing Arts founding leadership board, a group of national and international volunteer leaders who will spearhead the organization’s next phase of growth.

A double Longhorn, Haley is the co-founder of CB Capital, an investment and real estate development firm based in Austin. Previously, he was a vice president at the private equity firm Limestone Capital Advisors. His professional experience also includes leading the national finance operation for two presidential campaigns and working for Dell Inc. in the China/Hong Kong business operations.

Haley received the 2021 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, which is presented by Texas Exes to honor UT alumni aged 39 and younger, for “significant achievements in their careers and service to the university.” While an undergraduate, Haley served as student body president and was the first student regent for the University of Texas System.

He is in the middle of a two-year term on the Texas Law Alumni Association Executive Committee and serves as an executive committee member of the UT Systems Chancellor’s Council and as a director/trustee for the Blanton Museum of Art, The Texas Exes, and The Salvation Army of Central Texas. Haley also serves as Canada’s Honorary Consul in Austin. He previously was a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee for the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board, and a public safety commissioner for the city of Austin.

Part of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts was founded in 1981 as Austin’s premiere performing arts center and today is one of the largest and most active university-based arts centers in the U.S. and an anchor institution in the region’s arts, entertainment, and cultural landscape.

Bass Concert Hall for Texas Performing Arts. Photo by Tom-McConnell.