Robert B. Rowling Chairman of the Board
Robert 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 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)
Senior Vice President / CFO
Vice President - Emeritus