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21st Century Council

The 21st Century Council serves as a primary advisory organization for the President of SMU.  Council members are appointed by the President for the purpose of providing the President with advice on contemporary issues, challenges, and opportunities facing America’s colleges and universities.  The Council provides an opportunity for its members and the President to address these matters in a frank, confidential, and collegial format.  Input from Council members is especially important in providing the President with an off-campus perspective of Dallas and other communities as well as perceptions about SMU held by constituencies and individuals important to the future of SMU.

Council Members

Christopher T. Crum '05 (Chair)
Aylstone Capital Management


Jaxie Alt
Stryve Biltong

Rob Bennett '97
Thackeray Partners

Michael Boone
WestFront Capital Group

Wood Brookshire '05
Management Holdings, LLC


Courtney Caldwell '00

Calvert Collins-Bratton
Methodist Health System

Justin Cox ‘08
Cox Partners Inc.

Peter Hegi
Compass Professional Health Services

Tamara Marinkovic Hines '91, '94 (Immediate Past Chair)
Jones Day

Jason Kulas '93
President and Chief Financial Officer, EZCORP, Inc.

Kathryn Lake
Luce Consulting Company

Greg LaMantia '03
Favorite Brands

Artie Starrs
Pizza Hut U.S.

William J. Ware '01
Amarillo National Bank

Ex officio

R. Gerald Turner

Brad E. Cheves