Note: You are experiencing only the raw content of this site, without the intended layout and design. Either your browser has ignored the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) files for this site, or you are using an outdated browser which does not support Web Standards.

Senior Management

Alan Halliburton, Chairman

Alan formed Halliburton Investor Relations in 1990, believing there was a market need for an investor relations firm that would provide a level of service not commonly found in the industry. Today the firm serves numerous public companies, providing comprehensive investor relations and financial communications programs of the highest quality.

Prior to forming HIR, Alan was Vice President of Investor Relations for Texas Industries, a Fortune 500 company, and for its subsidiary, Chaparral Steel. Under his direction, TXI's IR program was restructured and institutional ownership increased by more than 300% in five years. In 1987-1988, he served as President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest chamber, with 7500 members and a $12 million operating budget.

Halliburton holds a bachelor's degree from Delta State University, an M.B.A. in Marketing, Finance and Economics from Mississippi College, and an M.A. in International Management Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is past president of the Dallas chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and is a 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Alan is co-founder of the Grant Halliburton Foundation and currently serves on the board and is Chairman of the Governance Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of BBVA Compass Bank Dallas.

Back to the Top

Geralyn DeBusk, President

Geralyn's responsibilities include corporate strategic planning, client relations, senior account management and business development for HIR. She is the senior account manager for a number of HIR clients, including CARBO Ceramics, ClubCorp, Commercial Metals and Ascendant Solutions. Before joining the company in 1992, Geralyn was the investor relations officer for Kaneb Services, Inc. (now Furmanite Corporation, NYSE: FRM), a large industrial services company with international operations, and for its subsidiary, Kaneb Pipe Line Partners. During her tenure, she initiated an aggressive investor relations program delineating Kaneb's restructuring and transition from an oilfield services company to a provider of industrial engineering services. Through this challenging but successful transition, she rebuilt the investor relations program, securing new sell-side analyst coverage and substantially improving institutional ownership while maintaining the company's strong retail base. Kaneb's stock price and market capitalization more than tripled during this time. Geralyn graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Journalism. She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), served as the 2013-2014 President for the NIRI Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, and was on the planning committee for the 2014 NIRI Southwest Regional Conference.

Back to the Top

Hala Elsherbini, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Hala is responsible for the direction, coordination and administration of the company's day-to-day client service programs. Since joining HIR in 1994, she has served as senior account manager for a number of client accounts and currently directs IR programs for Crown Crafts, Darling Ingredients, Deltic Timber, Lindsay Corporation and Tyler Technologies. In her former position with Prentiss Properties Limited, Inc., Hala managed a wide scope of public relations and marketing programs, including advertising, media relations, marketing presentations, and collateral materials, as well as public relations activities at both the national and regional level. Her prior experience includes marketing-related responsibilities for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank, The Lomas & Nettleton Company, Interfirst Bank Dallas, and Interfirst International Corporation in New York. Hala graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Communications, majoring in public relations. She's been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 2005, serving on various committees, both on a national and local chapter level. Hala served as the 2010-2011 President of the DFW Chapter, was Co-Chair of the 2014 Southwest Regional Conference, and was also recruited to join the 2013-2015 Editorial Advisory Board for IR Update, the monthly NIRI member newsletter.

Back to the Top

Heather Forbes, Vice President of Finance, Administration & Business Development

Heather is responsible for financial and administrative management, as well as direction and oversight for employee compensation and benefits programs. Additionally, Heather oversees the business development program for HIR and provides account support for a number of HIR clients including ClubCorp and Ascendant Solutions. She works closely with senior management to identify and evaluate marketing opportunities and to develop new business initiatives for the company. Prior to joining HIR, Heather worked for six years with Texas Health Resources, where she held positions in the human resources and financial departments, most recently serving as accounting manager for Presbyterian Hospital of Allen. She previously worked in administrative and human resources roles for a leading regional restaurant company known for its focus on quality and customer service. Heather graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Back to the Top