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D. Cal McNair
Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer

D. Cal McNair was named vice chairman of the Houston Texans in January 2008 and assumed the additional role of chief operating officer in April 2012. He has been a limited partner of the Texans since 2001. McNair also serves as the vice chairman of Palmetto Partners, Ltd., the private equity investing arm of The McNair Group.

D. Cal McNair was named vice chairman of the Houston Texans in January 2008 and assumed the additional role of chief operating officer in April 2012. He has been a limited partner of the Texans since 2001. McNair also serves as the vice chairman of Palmetto Partners, Ltd., the private equity investing arm of The McNair Group.

McNair has been actively involved with the football operations of the Texans franchise since its inception and attends NFL meetings as part of team management. He also serves on the NFL Investment Committee. McNair was part of the Texans’ search committee in the process of hiring head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith during the 2006 offseason.

Prior to 2001, McNair worked at Cogen Technologies for 11 years. In 1987, he was hired as one of the company’s first employees. After beginning his tenure with Cogen, McNair helped oversee the construction of several major power plants in the eastern United States, managing those assets in the areas of financial analysis and project management.

McNair is a member of the board of trustees of The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, as well as the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation. He is a director and vice president of the Houston Texans Foundation, a member of the Amegy Bank Advisory Board and a member of the United Way’s prestigious Alexis de Tocqueville Society. He has also served on the Houston Zoo Board, the Fort Worth Zoo Board and the All Saints Episcopal School Board in Fort Worth.

McNair attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a four-year member of the Longhorn football team. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.

Born in Houston, McNair attended Cypress-Fairbanks High School. He has five children. He resides in Houston with his wife, Hannah.