John N. Crew
John Crew is the President of Public Werks and currently serves on the investment
committee of Republic Holdings Texas which provides capital to early stage
companies with operations in Texas. He began his investment banking career in 1979
in the Public Finance division of First Southwest Company in Dallas, Texas. In 1983,
he joined the Public Finance division of Dillon, Read & Co. and served as Managing
Director and a member of the Board of Directors until 1997 when the company was sold.
During his career, he has been involved with the issuance of more than $6 billion of
governmental purpose debt. Mr. Crew has over 30 years of experience in investment
banking and has originated and managed numerous large infrastructure financings and
public/private partnerships. Mr. Crew holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M
Alan D. Friedman
With more than 33 years of development and investment experience as a principal and operation partner,
Alan Friedman has developed, financed, marketed, managed, and acquired over $3.0 billion of commercial,
mixed use and lifestyle properties. Since 1990, Mr. Friedman has owned an advisory company,
Trisept, Inc. through which he provides acquisition, development, and financial services for
commercial properties to clients as well as, developed multiple projects. Alan holds a B.A.
in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and has served as a Board Member and Foundation
Trustee of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Board Member of the North Texas NAIOP, Board Member of
the DFW Command of the Salvation Army, ULI member, Trustee for Incarnation Foundation,
Trustee for Texas Christian University, Trustee for the Mary Potishman Lard Trust, and Trustee
for Southwestern Medical Foundation.
K. Neal Barker
Drawing on experience in financial information systems and technology, Neal Barker originally
joined Public Werks to manage the company's sensitive information and technology assets. After
several years supporting the company's unique projects, Mr. Barker has developed the ability to
shepherd each project's various contracts, vendors and partners to successful completion
while continuously improving process.Mr. Barker formerly served in leadership at a boutique consulting firm
working with mid-sized enterprises to improve collaboration both within and without their
respective organizations. In the decade after receiving a bachelor's degree at Texas Tech
University, Mr. Barker worked with Information Systems in the financial industry
through positions with Argo Data Resource Corporation, Heartland Payment Systems and Union Standard Insurance.
Aylin O. Walsh
Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of
Business at the University of Southern California, Aylin Walsh began her career in finance as
a credit analyst in the commercial real estate lending division at City National Bank in Beverly
Hills, California. In 2008, Mrs. Walsh moved to Dallas to further develop her career and joined
PlainsCapital Bank as a private banking and business development officer. Shortly after joining
PlainsCapital Bank, Mrs. Walsh was promoted to commercial and personal lending officer. Today,
her expertise as a financial analyst makes her an integral member of the Public Werks team.
By coordinating the daily activities of the home office and developing necessary materials for business meetings, Christyn Hill provides more than administrative support to senior staff. After receiving a degree in Political Science, and a minor in both Psychology and Mass Communications from Texas State University, Miss Hill began her career as an office manager for Titan Development Partners in Oklahoma. She later decided to return to Dallas, her hometown, to be closer to her family and now has joined the Public Werks team while remaining active in her running and book clubs.