Finance | Insurance 2023: BYRON BOSTON
CEO AND CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, DYNEX CAPITAL, GLEN ALLEN
A St. Louis native who was the first person in his family to graduate from college, Boston says he’s learned a lot, having “lived my life outside of my comfort zone since the age of 18.” After earning his degree from Dartmouth College, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Today he leads real estate investment trust Dynex Capital, which earned $86.7 million in revenue in fiscal year 2022.
However, Boston hasn’t forgotten his roots: He’s established a scholarship for first-generation students at Dartmouth and has been a mentor to first-generation college students at the University of Richmond and Virginia State University, as well as young professionals within the finance industry.
Since 2013, he has served the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts as an advisory board member and co-chair of the Mortgage REIT Council. In 2021, he was honored as one of Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors and received the Mortgage Bankers Association CREF Distinguished Service Award.
FIRST JOB: I worked as an usher in St. Louis doing major sporting events. It was a great job!