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 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 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 was head of Citibank Texas Commercial, President of Citibank Texas, and President of Central Division Commercial Banking. She spent twenty-five years with Bank of America and its predecessor banks, with leadership roles in Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset Management, and Risk – also, serving as President of Bank of America-Dallas.

Ms. Gibson 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 served as 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 Alumus, 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 was the 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
  • Charles Anderson
  • Charlotte Jones Anderson
  • Ralph W. Babb, Jr.
  • Alice Worsham Bass
  • Jill C. Bee
  • Gil J. Besing
  • Randy Best
  • Robert W. Best
  • Lucy Billingsley
  • Jan Hart Black*
  • Randy Bowman
  • 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
  • Linda Custard
  • 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
  • Cate Ford
  • Holland P. Gary
  • Judy Gibbs
  • Kathleen M. Gibson
  • Mark 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
  • James R. Huffines*
  • Hunter L. Hunt
  • Rex V. Jobe*
  • Eric Johnson
  • Amb. Robert Jordan (ret.)
  • Robert L. Kaminski
  • Gary C. Kelly
  • James Keyes
  • Caren Kline
  • Harlan Korenvaes
  • Peter A. Kraus
  • Joyce Lacerte
  • Mark Langdale
  • 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
  • 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 Harbin 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, III
  • Florence Shapiro
  • Ted C. Skokos
  • Nicole G. Small
  • Bonnie B. Smith
  • Jerry V. Smith
  • William S. Spears, PhD
  • Marvin J. Stone, MD
  • Catherine B. Taylor
  • Richard K. Templeton
  • 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
  • Todd Williams
  • Kneeland C. Youngblood, MD
  • Mark Zale
 

Honorary Trustees


  • Sara Melnick Albert
  • Rafael M. Anchia
  • Barry G. 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
  • Edwin S. Flores, PhD
  • Terry J. Flowers, EdD
  • Gerald J. Ford
  • Kay Carter Fortson
  • 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
  • T. Curtis Holmes, Jr.
  • 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
  • Laurence H. Lebowitz
  • Thomas C. Leppert
  • John I. Levy
  • Wendy A. Lopez
  • Sarah Losinger
  • Wales H. Madden, Jr.
  • Ann E. Margolin
  • 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
  • Lizzie Horchow Routman
  • Pete Schenkel
  • John Field Scovell
  • Paul R. Seegers
  • Carl Sewell, Jr.
  • George A. Shafer
  • Karen L. Shuford
  • Lisa K. Simmons
  • Emmitt J. Smith
  • William T. Solomon
  • Roger T. Staubach
  • Paul T. Stoffel
  • Joanne H. Stroud, PhD
  • Ellen C. Terry
  • Michelle R. Thomas
  • 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
 

Officers


  • Robert B. Rowling
  • James R. Huffines
  • Kathleen M. Gibson
  • Kay Schlankey
  • Katy Sinor
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Vice Chairman
  • President and CEO
  • Senior Vice President and CFO
  • Corporate Secretary