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Ted Houghton

Ted Houghton


As the Owner and Marketing & Operations Executive at Houghton Financial Partners, I first got the idea to launch the firm as an insurance agency in 1975. Since then, I have built it into a comprehensive financial services firm with experienced professionals that can assist clients in working towards their financial goals. I listen closely to the information and objectives each client shares and use what I learn to build the framework of a plan designed to help fit the specific needs of each client.

I have served in the financial services industry for over 47 years and I attended the University of Texas at El Paso. I am inspired by helping people plan their future and solving problems for them in a unique, personalized way. I enjoy designing and creating options for clients, and I specialize in executive benefits in particular. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, running, and biking My wife and I have 5 children and 14 grandchildren that we love spending our free time with.

Outside of work and family I have previously served the community in the following:

  • Vice Chairman, El Paso Civic Center Board
  • Chairman, Finance & Taxation Committee of City Charter Commission, 1982-83
  • 1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles, California
  • Vice President, Rapid Transit Board 1985-86 - Public Relations and Communications Chairman
  • Treasurer, El Paso Rapid Transit Political Action Committee, 1985
  • President, Sun Bowl Association, 1988
  • Board of Directors, Cathedral High School, El Paso, Texas, 1989
  • Chairman, Cathedral High School Building Association, El Paso, Texas, 1991
  • Vice Chairman, El Paso Water Utilities/Public Service Board, Appointed January, 1994
    • Finance Committee - Chairman
  • Board of Directors, Catholic Properties of El Paso, 1995
  • Board of Directors, El Paso Diocese Finance Committee, 1995
  • Selection Committee for U.S. Magistrate, 1994 & 1995
  • Chairman, Selection Committee, Chief of Police, City of El Paso, 1998
  • Board of Directors, El Paso Electric Company, 1996-1997
    • Audit Committee
    • Compensation Committee
  • 2001-2003 Appointed to the Texas General Land Office/School Land Board
    • Trustee for Public Lands of the State of Texas
  • 2003-2015 Appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission (TXDOT)
  • 2011-2015 Appointed Chairman and Presiding Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation Commission
    • Managed an Annual Budget of $10 Billion
    • Developed Financial and Development Plans for the Texas Transportation Commission
  • 2015 Elected Chairman of the El Paso Children’s Hospital
  • 2016 Elected Chairman of the El Paso Independent School Board (EPISD) Board Oversight Committe

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