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Cox School Of Business Appoints James Dondero To Its Executive Board

Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business has appointed James Dondero, the president of Highland Capital Management, to serve in its executive board. The Highland Capital Management co-founder’s board position enhances the firm’s dedication to enhancing programs at the Southern Methodist University.

The school is seeking to implement the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars endowment program. It seeks to promote academic and professional advancements in public policy. In addition, the program would support the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Dondero noted that Highland Capital Management is a beneficiary of the business community in Dallas. Over the years, the Cox School has contributed immensely to this society. He added that he was honored to provide guidance on the ongoing initiatives.

The executive board of Cox School comprises of 100 members. These appointed members meet three times in a year. Their role is to provide advice on the ideal strategies to be pursued by the school. Most members in the executive board are non-academics.

About James Dondero

James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management. He is responsible for managing the firm’s investment strategies and day-to-day operations. This consists of the company’s retail and institutional products. James’ experience in the credit markets is unrivaled considering that he has been in the industry for over 30 years. He is one of the pioneers of collateralized loan obligations.

In his career, James Dondero has received various accolades and awards. He is the recipient of the 2014 Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. James is known for providing quality products and services to his broad client base. He continues to innovate new services in the industry.

Over the years, different corporations have enlisted James’s expertise. He serves in the board of MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital. Dondero is also the principal of Cornerstone Healthcare, NexPoint Residential Trust, CCS Medical, and NexBank.

Prior to founding Highland, Dondero served as Protective Life’s chief investment officer. Additionally, he worked for American Express. Dondero holds an accounting and finance degree. He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Virginia. James is a charted financial analyst. He is also a certified management accountant.

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