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, 14 Honorary Directors, four University Directors, and 37 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 


Marjorie Adams
Marjorie Adams, Inc.


Hugh C. Akin
Philanthropist and Community Leader 


Allie Beth Allman
Allie Beth Allman & Associates


Lucy Bannon
Highland Capital Management


Lucy Billingsley
Billingsley & Co.


Jan Hart Black
Philanthropist and Community Leader


Edward Blessing
Blessing Petroleum Group


Cullum Clark
George W. Bush Institute


Richard H. Collins


Penny Tower Cook, Lifetime Director


Berry Rife Cox, Lifetime Director
Cox Partners, Inc.


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


Robert A. Estrada
Estrada Hinojosa


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


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
Nancy Halbreich
Philanthropist and Community Leader


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


Linda McFarland
Philanthropist and Community Leader


Sarah F. Perot


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


Holly Reed
Philanthropist and Community Leader


Peggy Sewell
Philanthropist and Community Leader


Joe H. Staley, Jr.
Staley PC


John P. Tatum, II
Genesco Sports


Carter Tolleson
Tolleson Wealth Management


Roger W. Wallace
Pioneer Natural Resources


James Williams
Community Leader


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

Honorary Board of Directors
The Honorable William L. Ball III
The Honorable William S. Cohen
The Honorable Richard W. Fisher
The Honorable J. French Hill
The Honorable Karen P. Hughes
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
The Honorable Tom Loeffler
The Honorable Frederick D. McClure
Dr. Nicholas Rostow
The Honorable Joseph Richard Straus III
The Honorable Carole Keeton Strayhorn