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 $900 million, arrayed across more than 1,000 funds, creating a financial resource that enables continuing advances in health care benefiting 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 Medical Center, and remains its most significant philanthropic partner.

Prior to joining Southwestern Medical Foundation, Kathleen spent thirty years in financial services, holding leadership positions with Bank of America and Citibank.  Kathleen was Head of Citibank Texas Commercial, President of Citibank Texas, and President of Central Division Commercial Banking. She spent 25 years with Bank of America and its predecessor banks, where she held leadership roles in Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset Management and Risk - also serving as President of Bank of America-Dallas.

Kathleen has been involved in community activities in Dallas and Texas for many years. She is a member of the Boards of Southwestern Medical Foundation, Texas A&M Foundation, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and bionorthTX, among others. She previously serves as the Chair of the Board of the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University, and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of The Bush School of Government and Public Service.

She has been recognized by Texas A&M as a Distinguished Alumnus, by 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 has received Texas A&M’s Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Award, Women’s Legacy Award, and Fish Camp Namesake honors. In April 2018, Kathleen will be Muster speaker for the Texas A&M campus Muster Ceremony.

Her prior civic involvement includes service on the Boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Children's Medical Center, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, The Dallas Opera, The Lamplighter School, Dallas Citizens Council, 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
Jill C. Bee
Gil J. Besing
Robert W. Best
Lucy Billingsley
Jan Hart Black*
David O. Brown
J. Robert Brown
Leland R. Burk
Stephen Butt
W. Plack Carr, Jr.
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
Sandra Street Estess
Robert A. Estrada
Gloria Eulich
Linda P. Evans
Hill A. Feinberg
Andersen C. Fisher
Richard W. Fisher
Stuart Fitts
Kay Carter Fortson
Holland P. Gary
Judy Gibbs
Kathleen M. Gibson
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
Julie K. Hersh
J. Hale Hoak
Richard E. Hoffman, MD
David B. Holl
T. Curtis Holmes, Jr.
James R. Huffines*
Hunter L. Hunt
Rex V. Jobe
Eric Johnson
Robert L. Kaminski
Gary C. Kelly
Harlan Korenvaes
Peter A. Kraus
Joyce Lacerte
Mark Langdale
Laurence H. Lebowitz
Samuel D. Loughlin
Tom Luce
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
Kit Tennison Moncrief
Carter Montgomery
Kay Y. Moran
Charles E. Nearburg
Ray Nixon, Jr.
Alfreda B. Norman
Lydia H. Novakov
James C. Oberwetter
Connie O’Neill
Lee Ann Pearse, MD
Rena M. Pederson
Carlos G. Peña
Guillermo Perales
Jeanne L. Phillips
T. Boone Pickens
Daniel K. Podolsky, MD*
Richard R. Pollock
Michael S. Rawlings
Kelly E. Roach
Katie H. Robbins
Linda Robuck
Catherine M. Rose*
Matthew K. Rose
William E. “Billy” Rosenthal
Daniel G. Routman
Robert B. Rowling*
Stephen Sands
Steven S. Schiff
Robert J. Schlegel
Debbie Scripps
David T. Seaton
George E. Seay
George A. Shafer
Florence Shapiro
Karen L. Shuford
Ted C. Skokos
Nicole G. Small
Bonnie B. Smith
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
Margaret B. Vonder Hoya
W. Kelvin Walker
Kelcy L. Warren
Carol R. West
George W. Wharton, MD
Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD
Martha S. Williams
Kneeland C. Youngblood, MD
Mark Zale

Honorary Trustees

Sara Melnick Albert
Barry Andrews
Gilbert Aranza
Marilyn H. Augur
Doris L. Bass
Peter Beck
David W. Biegler
Gene H. Bishop
Albert C. Black, Jr.
Cecilia G. Boone
Daniel H. Branch
Diane M. Brierley
Jean Ann Brock
Robert W. Brown, MD
Stuart M. Bumpas
Edward H. Cary, III
Jeffrey A. Chapman
Berry R. Cox
Joe D. Denton
Robert J. DiNicola
Thomas M. Dunning
Thomas J. Engibous
Robert T. Enloe, III
Roy Gene Evans
Jerry Farrington
Robert I. Fernandez
Lee Fikes
David L. Florence
Edwin S. Flores, PhD
Terry J. Flowers, EdD
Gerald J. Ford
Alan D. Friedman
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
Jeffrey M. Heller
Thomas O. Hicks
Lyda Hill
Laurence E. Hirsch
James M. Hoak
Sally S. Hoglund
Keith W. Hughes
Walter J. Humann
Ray L. Hunt
Kay Bailey Hutchison
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
Harvey R. Mitchell
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr.
Susan Byrne Montgomery
Jennifer T. Mosle
J. Fulton Murray, Jr.
Mike A. Myers
Joseph B. Neuhoff
Teresa Haggerty Parravano
Jack Pew, Jr.
J. Blake Pogue
Caren H. Prothro
Mary Stewart Ramsey
Carolyn Perot Rathjen
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
Emmitt J. Smith
William T. Solomon
Roger T. Staubach
Paul T. Stoffel
Joanne H. Stroud, PhD
Ellen C. Terry
Gifford O. Touchstone
Jim L. Turner
Jack C. Vaughn, Jr.
John J. Veatch, Jr.
Kent Waldrep
J. Thomas Walter, Jr.
Jimmy Westcott
Laura L. Wheat
Evelyn Whitman-Dunn
Terry M. Wilson
Donald Zale


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