Jerry Finger is managing partner of Finger Interests, Ltd. an investment management firm located in Houston, Texas. His firm primarily invests, develops and owns real estate and marketable equity and debt securities.
Finger Interests owns Ambassador Life Insurance Company. Finger has had a long career in the banking industry. He opened his first bank in 1963 and was founder, chairman and CEO of Charter Bancshares, Inc., and was a director of six publicly held companies.
He was born in Houston, graduated from Williston Academy, attended Tulane University and graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He served aboard ship as a line officer in the U.S. Navy.
He presently is an Adjunct Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Jerry also serves in many civic capacities; among them: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors; Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine Board; Foundation of the National Archives Board; Executive Committee and Board for the Alley Theatre; Inprint, Inc. Board; Anderson Ranch Board; Theater Masters in Aspen; Council of the Overseers at Rice University Jones Graduate School. He is on the board of the Financial Institutions Center at the Wharton School, having previously long served on the Board of the Wharton. School. Over the years he has prior service as a board member and/or chief executive of numerous other civic and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Chief Executives Organization.