The President of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, is continuing to foster the growth of the company. The company recently teamed up with a civic leader and an erstwhile President of The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda Owen, to strategically plan and direct the philanthropic activities of the company. Linda will be managing the charitable giving of the firm.
She will be overseeing the company’s humanitarian activities in close collaboration with The Dallas Foundation, which administers the charitable giving fund of the enterprise. The company is seeing a vast expansion in its philanthropic works. According to James, the work requires adept professionals to see it through. Linda fits for the position due to her excellent ability to collaborate with both private and public organizations.
Highland uses over $3 million through its philanthropic works. Among the major sectors the firm supports include the veteran’s cause, education, health care as well as the Dallas community. Locally, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Center for Brain Health, Uplift Education, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are some of the beneficiaries of the charitable funds.
Owen noted that she was privileged to work with such a company, which has great commitments in the humanitarian projects. She additionally stated that the benefits of the charitable actions are way beyond just funding. In 2012, when Owen was the President of Woodall Rodgers Park, she monitored the Klyde Warren Park to its completion. Owen has also served as the CEO of The Real Estate Council (TREC) and at Wald, Harkrader & Ross law firm, as a real estate associate. Owen holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas.
James Dondero is the current President and CEO of the Highland Capital Management. James has been involving himself in the equity and credit markets for over 30 years. With his comprehensive knowledge and experience, his primary focus is on high yield and credit investing. Apart from managing Highland, James is also a renowned pioneer for services such as CLO’s, private equity funds as well as hedge funds.
James is also the chairperson to several organizations among them Nexbank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. Besides, he is a board member of American Banknote and MGM Studios. Formerly he worked at the American Express as a Portfolio Manager and a bond analyst.