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Ruben E. Esquivel

Board Member

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas



Ruben E. Esquivel is Vice President of Community and Corporate Relations at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, a position he has held since 1995.

UT Southwestern is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, patient-care providers and research institutions. Its 3,000 member faculty has received six Nobel Prizes since 1985, and includes 26 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 19 members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. 

A Cuba native, Esquivel's career began at age 18 as an assembler with Multi-Amp Corporation (AVO International Inc.). While working full time, he attended college at night and received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT). His work at Multi-Amp/AVO culminated in being named President and CEO of the company in 1985. In December of 2022, he received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Active in local community organizations for many years, Esquivel serves as Director of AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Zoological Society, the State Fair of Texas, and the Stemmons Corridor Business Association.

Esquivel has served as Chairman for several organizations, including the Board of Managers of Dallas County Hospital District (Parkland Hospital), the Board of Directors of Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, the Dallas Foundation, the North Texas Commission, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and President of the DeSoto I.S.D. Board of Trustees. 

He has received recognition for community service and leadership from the Dallas Historical Society, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Boy Scouts of America, Dallac Concilio, and DeSoto City Council among others. 

Esquivel and his wife, Alina, reside in DeSoto, TX. She is a counselor in private practice. They have two children and five grandchildren. 

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