Our Trustees

Susan Montgomery

Trustee, NPS Foundation

Susan M. Byrne is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. a registered investment advisor trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:WHG). In addition, Ms. Byrne served as the Company's Chief Investment Officer from inception until 2011. She retired as an employee in June, 2015 and now serves as a consultant.

Founded in 1983, Westwood serves a variety of institutional clients, such as corporate pension funds, religious organizations, endowments and foundations. In addition, Westwood is the investment advisor to The WHG Funds, a family of open-ended mutual funds. Ms. Byrne serves on the Boards of Westwood Management and Westwood International Advisors (WIA), WHG subsidiaries. Westwood currently manages over $21 billion in assets.

Ms. Byrne currently serves as Vice Chairman of the WHG Board as well as serving on the board of Westwood Trust, WHG's subsidiary serving high net worth investors. She is a Trustee of the Dallas Mayor's Grow South initiative to enhance economic activity in the southern sector of the city. She is also a Trustee of The Dallas Museum of Art, where she serves as Treasurer and is a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Byrne is a former board member of University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), City of Dallas Employees Retirement Fund, The Governor's Business Council, The Dallas Citizens Council, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Foundation (where she served as chairman of their Investment Committee) and former Trustee of Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Ms. Byrne is a member of both the New York and Dallas Societies of Securities Analysts. She has been featured on CNBC and in numerous financial publications such as; Barrons, Smart Money, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's and Fortune. Ms. Byrne has over forty-five years of Wall Street, portfolio management and plan sponsor experience.