James Dondero has recently been appointed to the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. James Dondero has enjoyed a full and lucrative career. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with highest honors and from the McIntire School of Commerce with multiple majors in Finance and Accounting.
Dondero went on to start his career working for Morgan Guaranty in the training program before going on to work at American Express, help build out the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life, and then went on to begin his own company, Highland Capital Management.
Due to his new appointment to the board, James Dondero has expanded Highland’s already sturdy commitment to SMU.
Dondero stated that The Cox School at SMU is one of the contributors to the Dallas, Texas vibrant business community, something his own company Highland Capital benefits from, and he is honored to be a part of it and take part in the growth and initiatives that are currently underway.
Along with his time serving on the SMU Cox Executive Board, James Dondero also holds a high level leadership role at Highland Capital, is the Chairman of NexBank and NexPoint Residential Trust and Cornerstone Healthcare, as well as CCS Medical. He also serves on the board for Jernigan Capital and MGM Studios.