You can’t help but be impressed by the research going on at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas. Top to bottom, I think they are putting in place the team that will lead to new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other significant brain issues.
Executive Director, Brain Performance Institute
After 10 years as an active volunteer for the Center for BrainHealth, Eric Bennett was tapped to become the full-time Executive Director for the Brain Performance Institute at Center for BrainHealth. Drawn by the Institute’s mission to empower individuals of all ages to maximize brain performance, he brings a passion for helping others as well as a background as an entrepreneur and leader.
Prior to joining the Brain Performance Institute, he co-founded Tolleson Wealth Management, one of the most prominent financial services firms in Texas. Eric was at Tolleson for 15 years and was Chairman and CEO of Tolleson Private Wealth Management. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Tolleson Private Bank and Tolleson Wealth Management. He also is on the firm’s Investment Committee and serves as a Special Advisor.
Eric has over 25 years in the financial services industry, focusing on providing objective investment, tax, estate and financial planning advice to wealthy families. Prior to Tolleson Wealth Management, he began his career with Coopers and Lybrand after earning a Bachelors Degree in Finance with honors from the University of Missouri. He later joined Ernst & Young, where he served as Senior Manager of the Personal Finance Planning Group and led the firm's Southwest Area Investment Advisory Services team.
Eric is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Personal Financial Specialist. In the community, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Planned Giving Councils for Children's Medical Center and Communities Foundation of Texas. Eric serves on the investment committee for the Baylor University Endowment. He also is a member of Young Presidents Association (YPO). He formerly served on the investment committees for The Dallas Symphony Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas.