Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Barbara D’Amato to the Economic Incentives Oversight Council for a term expiring at the Governor’s discretion. The council reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and funds administered by the Office of the Governor, Comptroller, or Department of Agriculture that provide monetary or fiscal incentives from the state to business entities and other people.
Barbara d’Amato of Dallas is the founder and CEO of Trilogy Brands Group. She is a former speaker at the World Economic Forum and has also been appointed as a delegate for the development of global strategic relations by the United States Department of Commerce. Previously, D’Amato served as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at BNP Paribas-Bank of the West, Vice President at Comerica Bank, and Vice President and Head of Credit Risk for Bank of America. She is a member of the Harvard Alumni Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Business Journals Leadership Trust. Additionally, D’Amato was a founding board director and chairman of the board of trustees of Pretend City-The Children’s Museum and a former member of the Southern California Advisory Board for Seneca Family of Agencies. D’Amato received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and completed his postgraduate training at Harvard Business School.