Robert B. Rowling   Chairman of the Board

SWMF_Rowling-253x300Robert B. Rowling is the owner and chairman of TRT Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in energy, hotels, financial services and fitness. Among the subsidiary companies which TRT controls are Tana Exploration Company, Gold’s Gym International, and Omni Hotels & Resorts. Tana Exploration is an upstream exploration and production company focused in the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana state waters. Gold’s Gym owns and franchises more than700 fitness facilities around the world. Omni Hotels & Resorts is a luxury hotel brand comprised of 60 hotels and resorts across North America.

Rowling attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1979, Rowling received his Juris Doctor with honors from the Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Rowling currently serves on the national board of Young Life and the board of Southwestern Medical Foundation, and previously served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents and as chairman of UTIMCO, which manages the $25 billion U.T. endowment funds.  In 2003, Rowling was the recipient of the SMU Dedman Law School Distinguished Alumni Award and was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was inducted into both The University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and the All-American Wildcatters for his achievements in the oil & gas industry. Rowling was inducted as a UT Austin Distinguished Alumni in November 2013.

Kathleen M. Gibson   President and CEO

Kathleen Gibson

Kathleen Gibson is President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation - a leading charitable corporation supporting advancement in medical education, medical research and medical care. The Foundation’s assets exceed $850 million, arrayed across more than 1,000 funds, creating a financial resource that enables continuing advances in health care to benefit the citizens of the community and the world beyond for years to come. During 1943, the Foundation formed Southwestern Medical College, now known as UT Southwestern, and remains its most significant philanthropic partner.

Prior to joining Southwestern Medical Foundation, Kathleen spent thirty years in financial services, holding a number of leadership positions within Citibank and Bank of America. Kathleen joined Citibank in 2006, as Head of Citibank Texas Commercial and President of Citibank Texas. In 2007, she was named President of the Central Division, Commercial Banking, with responsibility for the Central US Commercial Business. Prior to joining Citibank, Kathleen spent twenty-five years with Bank of America and its predecessor banks, where she held top leadership roles in Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking and Asset Management; also, serving as President, Bank of America-Dallas.

Ms. Gibson has been involved in community activities in Dallas and Texas for many years. She is Past Chair of the Board of The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University, and Strategy Chair on the Board of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Boards of the SMU Tate Lecture Series, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and Charter 100. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at UT Dallas and the DFW Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. Kathleen is a member of the International Women’s Forum – Dallas, Dallas Woman’s Club, Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, and the Junior League of Dallas.

She has been recognized in the Dallas Business Journal as a ‘Top 25 Industry Leader in Women in Business’, and by the Profiles in Diversity Journal in the 10th Annual Women Worth Watching edition. Kathleen is a recipient of Texas A&M’s Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Award, Women’s Legacy Award, and was honored to be selected as a 2014 Fish Camp Namesake. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for International Business Studies at Texas A&M and the Mays Business School Development Council. Her prior involvement in civic activities includes serving on the Dallas Regional Chamber Board and Executive Committee, Chairing the Dallas March for Babies Walk, and serving on the Boards of Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, The Dallas Opera, The Lamplighter School, Dallas Citizens Council, The City Club, and the Dallas 2012 Olympic Bid Committee.

Born in Texas, Ms. Gibson lived several early years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, and attended school at SMU in Oxford and SMU in Russia. Kathleen and her husband, Robert, have two daughters, Catherine and Sarah.

Trustees (*designates Executive Committee Members)

John L. Adams
Rafael M. Anchia
Charles Anderson
Charlotte Jones Anderson
Ralph W. Babb, Jr.
Alice Worsham Bass
Peter Beck
Jill C. Bee
Gil J. Besing
Robert W. Best
Lucy Billingsley
Jan Hart Black*
Leland R. Burk
Stephen Butt
W. Plack Carr, Jr.
Jeffrey A. Chapman
Nita P. Clark
Mary McDermott Cook*
David R. Corrigan*
Harlan R. Crow
Robert H. Dedman, Jr.*
Joseph M. DePinto
Jennifer Eagle
Timothy Eller
Matrice Ellis-Kirk
Linda P. Evans
Sandra Street Estess
Robert A. Estrada
Gloria Eulich
Roy Gene Evans
Andersen C. Fisher
Richard W. Fisher
Stuart Fitts
Kay Carter Fortson
Alan D. Friedman
Holland P. Gary
Judy Gibbs
Kathleen M. Gibson
Marshall D. Goldberg, DDS, MS
Joseph M. (Jody) Grant
Satish Gupta
Rolf R. Haberecht, PhD
Ronald W. Haddock
Nancy S. Halbreich
David C. Haley*
Kathryn W. Hall
LaQuita C. Hall
Paul W. Harris
Jeffrey M. Heller*
Julie K. Hersh
J. Hale Hoak
Richard E. Hoffman, MD
David B. Holl
T. Curtis Holmes, Jr.
James R. Huffines*
Hunter L. Hunt
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Rex V. Jobe
Eric Johnson
Robert L. Kaminski
Gary C. Kelly
Harlan Korenvaes
Peter A. Kraus
Laurence H. Lebowitz
Samuel D. Loughlin
Bobby B. Lyle
S. Todd Maclin
Nancy Cain Marcus, PhD
Charles W. Matthews
William S. McIntyre, IV
Pauline Medrano
Howard M. Meyers
David B. Miller
Kay Y. Moran
Charles E. Nearburg
Ray Nixon, Jr.
Alfreda B. Norman
Lydia H. Novakov
James C. Oberwetter
Lee Ann Pearse, MD
Carlos G. Peña
Rena M. Pederson
Guillermo Perales
Jeanne L. Phillips
T. Boone Pickens
Daniel K. Podolsky, MD*
Richard R. Pollock
Carolyn Perot Rathjen
Michael S. Rawlings
Kelly E. Roach
Linda Robuck
Catherine M. Rose*
Matthew K. Rose
Daniel G. Routman
William E. “Billy” Rosenthal
Robert B. Rowling*
Stephen Sands
Steven S. Schiff
Robert J. Schlegel
George E. Seay
Debbie Scripps
George A. Shafer
Florence Shapiro
Karen L. Shuford
Ted C. Skokos
Nicole G. Small
Bonnie B. Smith
Emmitt J. Smith
William T. Solomon*
William S. Spears, PhD
Marvin J. Stone, MD
Catherine B. Taylor
Richard K. Templeton
Michelle R. Thomas
Jere W. Thompson, Jr.*
McHenry T. Tichenor
Kip Tindell
John C. Tolleson
Lisa Troutt
W. Kelvin Walker
J. Thomas Walter, Jr.*
Jim W. Walton, DO
Kelcy L. Warren
Carol R. West
George W. Wharton, MD
Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD
Martha S. Williams
Kneeland C. Youngblood, MD

Honorary Trustees

Edward M. Ackerman
Sara Melnick Albert
Ruth Sharp Altshuler
Barry Andrews
Gilbert Aranza
Marilyn H. Augur
Doris L. Bass
David W. Biegler
Gene H. Bishop
Albert C. Black, Jr.
Cecilia G. Boone
George W. Bramblett, Jr.
Daniel H. Branch
Diane M. Brierley
Jean Ann Brock
Robert W. Brown, MD
Stuart M. Bumpas
Edward H. Cary, III
Rita C. Clements
Dan W. Cook, III
Berry R. Cox
Edwin R. Daniels
Joe D. Denton
Robert J. DiNicola
Thomas M. Dunning
Thomas J. Engibous
Robert T. Enloe, III
Jerry Farrington
Robert I. Fernandez
Lee Fikes
David L. Florence
Edwin S. Flores, PhD
Terry J. Flowers, EdD
Robert S. Folsom
Gerald J. Ford
Gerald W. Fronterhouse
Printice L. Gary
William R. Goff
Joe M. Haggar, III
Howard Hallam
Charles M. Hansen, Jr.
Linda W. Hart
Joe V. Hawn, Jr.
Frederick B. Hegi
Thomas O. Hicks
Lyda Hill
Laurence E. Hirsch
James M. Hoak
Sally S. Hoglund
Keith W. Hughes
Walter J. Humann
Ray L. Hunt
Judith K. Johnson
Philip R. Jonsson
Darrell E. Jordan
Dale V. Kesler
Gary Kusin
David M. Laney
Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., EdD
Thomas C. Leppert
Irvin L. Levy
John I. Levy
Wendy A. Lopez
Sarah Losinger
Wales H. Madden, Jr.
Ann E. Margolin
Margaret McDermott
John D. McStay
Jennifer T. Mosle
Mike A. Myers
Harvey R. Mitchell
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr.
Susan Byrne Montgomery
Cipriano Munoz
J. Fulton Murray, Jr.
Joseph B. Neuhoff
Teresa Haggerty Parravano
Jack Pew, Jr.
J. Blake Pogue
Kathryn Priddy
Caren H. Prothro
Mary Stewart Ramsey
Leonard M. Riggs, Jr., MD
Jean W. Roach
John L. Roach
Lizzie Horchow Routman
Pete Schenkel
John Field Scovell
Paul R. Seegers
Carl Sewell, Jr.
Lisa K. Simmons
Roger T. Staubach
Paul T. Stoffel
Joanne H. Stroud, PhD
J. Liener Temerlin
Ellen C. Terry
Gifford O. Touchstone
Jim L. Turner
Jack C. Vaughn, Jr.
John J. Veatch, Jr.
Kent Waldrep
Jimmy Westcott
Laura L. Wheat
Jon B. White
Evelyn Whitman-Dunn
Terry M. Wilson
Donald Zale


Robert B. Rowling
Kathleen M. Gibson
Kay Schlankey
Donald W. Seldin, MD
Katy Sinor
Vice President - Accounting/Finance
Vice President - Emeritus