James Dondero Appointed to Board

James Dondero, the co-founder and now President of Highland Capital Management, L.P., has added to his credentials by his recent appointment to the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business‘ Executive Board.

The Board meets three times yearly and is made up of approximately 100 appointed members, most non-academics, who advise on the business school’s strategy.

The appointment of Dondero expands Highland’s ongoing commitment to SMU. That includes the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars endowment that encourages and recognizes professional and academic pursuits in public policy along with support of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Highland Capital Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser, along with its affiliates, has approximately $19 billion of assets under their management. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/

Highland is one of the most experienced and largest global alternative credit managers and also offers alternative investments. Headquartered in Dallas, it maintains offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul, and Singapore and offers numerous award-winning solutions and products for retail and institutional investors.

In 1984, Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with dual majors in Finance and Accounting and Finance and with highest honors. He also holds certifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Additionally, Dondero is currently Chairman of the board of NexBank, NexPoint Residential Trust, CCS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare, and serves as a board member of MGM Studios, Jernigan Capital, and American Banknote.

James Dandero supports numerous other charitable activities that include Uplift Education, Education is Freedom, the Perot Museum of Natural Science, and Snowball Express.