Helping Preserve the Legacies
Haag Sherman, B.B.A. ’88, a Waco native, is the CEO, co-founder and principal stockholder of Tectonic Financial Inc., a bank and financial services holding company. He also owns Bigfoot Energy Services LLC along with Robert Sherman, B.B.A.’83, a former football letterwinner. Previously, Haag co-founded and was CEO of Salient Partners LP, an investment firm with $17.5 billion in assets. He is a director of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) and CBIZ Inc. (NYSE: CBZ), and he is executive chairman of Houston’s Episcopal High School. He previously practiced corporate law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP and was an accountant at Price Waterhouse. Haag holds a U.S. patent in financial services software and authored Shattering Orthodoxies, a book on economic, monetary and foreign policy. He graduated Baylor cum laude, and he earned a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992.
Millette Sherman, Haag’s wife, is an active community volunteer who has invested significantly of her time in all levels of education and children’s health. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she came to the Baylor Family through her husband’s love for his alma mater. Millette volunteers extensively with her children’s schools and serves on the board of directors for Houston’s March of Dimes, the Children’s Museum of Houston, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital’s Friends of Nursing and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Together, the Shermans have two teenage daughters, Carson and Julia.
“Jack Lummus and John Kane represent the best in our Baylor Family,” Haag says about his family’s inspiration for initiating the project. “When people come to McLane Stadium for a football game, we can tell the story of what these men did and convey their ideals. That experience will bind us together with our visitors since this is not just Baylor history — it’s American history. Those, to me, were the important facets in the genesis of this project.”