Ric Campo has been Camden's Chief Executive Officer since the Company's initial public offering in 1993. Under Ric's leadership, Camden has grown from a Texas-based real estate firm with assets valued at $200 million in 1993 to an industry leader with a national footprint and assets valued at more than $16 billion.

After working for a private Houston real estate company, Ric co-founded Camden's predecessor companies in 1982 with Keith Oden and has spent 40 years (and counting) building a successful organization known for management proficiency, development, construction capabilities, technology, training, and marketing savvy.

Ric currently serves as Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, and he is on the Board of Directors of several organizations that focus on Houston's economic development and quality of life. These organizations include Central Houston, Inc., Greater Houston Partnership, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch, BakerRipley, and The Coalition for the Homeless. He is the past chairman of the Super Bowl LI host committee and Houston First Corporation.

Ric currently serves on the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors and previously served on their Executive Board. He has also served as Chair of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and served on their Executive Committee. Ric is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and graduated from Oregon State University.


For more than twenty years, Keith Oden has been committed to developing one of the best multifamily companies in the industry. Under his purview, Camden successfully completed the mergers of three public real estate companies: Paragon, Oasis Residential, and Summit Properties in 1997, 1998, and 2005, respectively. As a Principal Executive Officer and Trust Manager, Keith drives Camden's strategic initiatives, leads the property operations and corporate support services, and fully endorses Camden's culture.

Keith began his career as a management consultant with the then-public accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells in 1979. He joined Century Development Corporation, one of the most active real estate development firms in the Southwest in 1981, and later became Director of Financial Planning. Keith was co-founder of Camden's predecessor companies in 1982.

Keith is a member of the Executive Council of the Center for Real Estate Finance at the University of Texas and serves as an advisor, financial supporter, guest lecturer, and panelist for the faculty and students pursuing their MBAs in real estate finance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas. Keith received his MBA and BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.


Alex Jessett oversees all real estate developments, acquisitions, and construction, as well as all capital markets activity, legal, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, risk management, and tax compliance for Camden. Since joining Camden in 1999, Alex has held various roles and has been responsible for over $25 billion of debt and equity issuances and structured real estate transactions.

Before joining Camden, Alex began his career in real estate at Comerica Bank of Texas in the Real Estate Lending department.

Alex is Chairman Emeritus for the Board of Directors of Legacy Community Health Services, one of the nation's largest Federally Qualified Health Centers. He also serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee, and Board of Directors for Central Houston, Inc. Alex is a member of the Executive Council of the Center for Real Estate Finance at The University of Texas and serves as Vice Chairman on the Executive Advisory Board for the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business Real Estate Program. Alex has been a guest lecturer and formal mentor for students pursuing their MBA at both The University of Texas and the University of Houston. He is also a graduate of the Center for Houston's Future. Alex received his MBA in Finance from the University of Houston, where he earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.


Laurie Baker is responsible for the oversight and strategy of Camden's portfolio operations and investments funds, as well as asset management, revenue and business intelligence, information technology, marketing, innovation, and Camden's customer experience. During her time with Camden, Laurie has held several roles, including Senior Vice President of Fund & Asset Management, and has led Camden's reposition and redevelopment program totaling more than $487 million in property improvements. Laurie has a deep understanding of the multifamily industry, evolving customer preferences, and driving transformational change.

Before joining Camden in 1999, Laurie was Vice President at Walden Residential Properties and spent nine years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Laurie is an officer on the National Multifamily Housing Council's Executive Committee and serves as the Chair of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She is vice-chair of ULI's Multifamily Bronze Council and serves on the boards of Camp for All and Texas A&M's Master of Real Estate Program. Laurie is an ongoing guest lecturer for George Washington University's Master of Real Estate Investment Institute. She is past President of CREW Network and CREW Houston and was recognized three times by Real Estate Forum as a Women of Influence. Laurie received her MBA in Finance from George Washington University and a BBA from Sam Houston State University.


Bill Sengelmann oversees Camden's Real Estate Investment activities, including development, acquisitions, and dispositions. Under Bill's leadership, he has led the team in the development, acquisition, and disposition of 82,000 multifamily units with a value in excess of $20 billion.

Bill began his real estate career with American General Investment Corporation and NorthMarq Capital, where he originated debt and equity transactions throughout the United States.

Bill has been a speaker and panelist for numerous local industry organizations, including the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). Bill received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.


Kim Callahan serves as the primary point of contact for Camden's investors and analysts and manages all investor communications. She joined Camden in 1996 and previously served as its Director and Vice President of Finance. Kim has consistently been named by Institutional Investor as one of the top Investor Relations Professionals in the REIT Sector and has also been recognized for having one of the best Investor Relations programs in the industry.

Before joining Camden, Kim was a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Property Division of First Interstate Bank and served as a Management Consultant for PwC.

Kim is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and received her BA in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University.


Michael Gallagher is responsible for Camden's SEC financial reporting, accounting, and risk management and has led many of our technology initiatives, including our transition to a cloud-based ERP system.

Before joining Camden in 2006, Michael served as the Controller of an international subsidiary of the General Electric Company and served as the CFO of a NASDAQ-traded telecommunications company and a startup international software company. Michael began his career with Price Waterhouse and served as the engagement manager for several Fortune 500 clients.

Michael is a frequent speaker and presenter for multiple industry organizations and conferences, including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his MBA at Texas A&M University and his BBA in Accounting at The University of Texas at Tyler.


Stephen 'Steve' Hefner is responsible for the strategic planning of construction across Camden's portfolio. He started with Camden in 1994 and has overseen Camden's construction of more than $4.1 billion in real estate transactions and more than 42,000 apartment units. Steve serves as President of Camden Builders Inc., which provides general contracting and construction management services to third-party clients with emphases in HUD and Tax Credit projects.

Before joining Camden, Steve began his career in multifamily with Worthing Southeast Builders as a construction manager. He then held similar roles with SAE Spaw Glass/Cahaba Residential and later served as construction manager for Gross Builders.

Steve is currently the Vice Chairman of the National Multifamily Council Construction Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Texas State Technical College and is a Board Member for Scenic Houston, as well as a member of the Houston Building Council and Houston Apartment Association. Steve received his AAS in Building Construction from Texas State Technical Institute and is a licensed contractor in multiple states throughout the U.S


Josh Lebar oversees Camden's diverse legal functions, including corporate governance, transactional activities, and general litigation supervision. Josh has been responsible for the coordination of several billion dollars in development, acquisition, and development transactions during his time at Camden.

Before Josh joined Camden in 2015, he was a long-standing Partner in the Texas law firm of Winstead PC. While his practice focused on real estate development and investments, he devoted a significant amount of his time to the representation of Camden.

Josh received his JD from The University of Texas School of Law and his BBA at The University of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association.


Travis Oden is responsible for the oversight and strategy of Camden's portfolio operations, as well as overseeing its asset management, facilities, revenue management, and business intelligence teams. During his time with Camden, Travis has held several roles, including Vice President of Fund & Asset Management, where he managed Camden's reposition, redevelopment, and repurpose projects along with Camden's joint venture investment funds.

Before joining Camden in 2009, Travis worked at Ernst & Young as a Staff Auditor.

Travis is a frequent speaker and presenter for multiple industry organizations and conferences. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He received his MRE from Texas A&M University, his MPA and BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.


Cindy Scharringhausen oversees Camden's talent acquisition and learning, employee relations, benefits, compensation, and inclusion and diversity. Cindy is responsible for connecting and developing team members to ensure Working Excellence. During Cindy's tenure, Camden has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years.

Before joining Camden, Cindy served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dubuis Health System.

Cindy has been a featured speaker and panelist for multiple industry organizations and conferences, including the National Multifamily Housing Council, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and is a member of NAREIT's Social Responsibility Council. Cindy received her BSBA from the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is currently serving on the Board for Legacy Community Health Services.


Kristy Simonette is responsible for information technology, marketing, innovation, retail, ancillary income, and contact center operations at Camden. Kristy focuses on innovative solutions that differentiate Camden, including the rollout of smart access technology and CRM platforms throughout Camden, among other solutions to maximize revenue, improve process efficiency, and control costs.

Before joining Camden in 2003, Kristy was Director of Sales and Customer Service for Ashford.com. Before Ashford.com, Kristy spent three years implementing, training, and managing support for SAP at Browning Ferris Industries. Kristy also spent nine years at a multifamily management company.

Kristy is a frequent presenter and contributor within the multifamily industry and chairs the HoustonCIO Advisory Board. Currently, she is a member of CREW Houston and serves as co-lead of CREW Network's Multifamily Council, and Kristy served as President of CREW Houston. Kristy is a member of NMHC's Innovation Committee. She was presented with the 2019 ORBIE Awards for the Houston CIO of the Year. Kristy received her BBA from Schreiner University.


Fraker is responsible for facilitating and/or assisting Senior Management in the placement of equity and debt capital, maintaining relationships with Camden’s creditors, ensuring compliance with debt covenants, corporate forecasting, earnings guidance, budgeting, modeling, and strategic analysis.

While serving in a variety of roles during his tenure at Camden since 2000, he has been involved in over $10 billion of joint venture transactions, secured financings, unsecured senior bonds, common equity offerings, property dispositions, and the $1.9 billion Summit merger. Prior to joining Camden, he worked at Comerica Bank of Texas in the Real Estate Lending department.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.

He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Texas and a member of the Associate Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas in Austin.