About Us

Tower Center Board of Directors

The Tower Center Board of Directors serves as the Center's advisory panel. The board is composed of three Lifetime Directors, 11 Honorary Directors, three University Directors, and 38 Elected Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for providing the Center with advice and direction, as well as maintaining the financial health of the Center through active fundraising.

 

Dan Branch, Chair 
Winstead

 

Marjorie Adams
Marjorie Adams, Inc.

 

Hugh C. Akin
The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc.

 

Lucy Billingsley
Billingsley & Co.

 

Jan Hart Black
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Richard H. Collins
iStation

 

Penny Tower Cook, Lifetime Director
Philanthropist

 

Berry Rife Cox, Lifetime Director
Cox Partners, Inc.

 

Jeanne Tower Cox, Lifetime Director 
SMU Trustee, Philanthropist, Community Leader

 

Rachael Dedman
Philanthropist, Community Leader

 

Robert A. Estrada
Estrada Hinojosa

 

Alan D. Feld
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld

 

Richard W. Fisher
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Edwin Flores

 

Chalker Flores, LLB

 

Darab Ganji
Best Associates

 

Linda Gibbons
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Don M. Glendenning
Locke Lord

 

Joseph M. Grant
Texas Capital Bank

 

Michael Gregory
Highland Capital Management

 

Nancy Halbreich
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Karen P. Hughes
Burson-Marsteller

 

Gene C. Jones
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Robert W. Jordan
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Enrique Marroquin
Hunt Mexico

 

Tom Marsh
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Vidal Martinez
Martinez Partners LLP

 

Gray Mayes
Texas Instruments, Inc.

 

Linda McFarland
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Patrick Mordente
George W. Bush Library & Museum

 

Brad S. O'Leary
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Patricia M. Patterson
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Sarah F. Perot
Hillwood

 

Jeanne L. Phillips
SMU Trustee, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

 

Holly Reed
Texas Central

 

Tom Schieffer
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Peggy Sewell
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

Joe H. Staley, Jr.
Staley PC

 

John P. Tatum, II
Genesco Sports

 

Roger W. Wallace
Pioneer Natural Resources

 

Jane Wetzel
Philanthropist and Community Leader

 

James Williams
Community Leader

 

Al Zapanta
U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

 

Brad Cheves, ex officio
Luisa del Rosal, ex officio
Thomas DiPiero, ex officio
James F. Hollifield, ex officio

Honorary Board of Directors
The Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr.
The Honorable William L. Ball III
The Honorable William S. Cohen
The Honorable J. French Hill
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
The Honorable Sam Johnson
The Honorable Tom Loeffler
The Honorable John McCain
The Honorable Frederick D. McClure
Dr. Nicholas Rostow
The Honorable Carole Keeton Strayhorn