Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business recently announced the appointment of James Dondero as the Executive Board member of the institution. James has been appointed at the time when he needed to strengthen the relationship between his organization Highlands Capital and the education facility. James is the founder of a program known as Highland Management Towers Scholars which its primary responsibility is to inspire and recognize researchers and professional in search of public policy and to support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. In a statement issued by James, he said that the university is a major contributor of the well-being of the Dallas community which his company Highland Capital has been part of. He further stated that he was happy to be a partaker of the contribution. The Southern Methodist University Board members comprise of about 100 members who are appointed by the institution, and most of them are not academics.
Highlands Capital Management is a fully registered organization with its primary responsibility being the delivery of investment advice. The financial institution was founded in 1993 by James Dondero and his Co-partner Mark Okada. The company can be described as one of the largest and experienced international substitute credit managers.
James Dondero is the co-founder and the President of Highland Capital Management. He is also the Chairman of Nexbank. Mr. James has a vast experience in the equity and credit markets. His experience which is over 30 years has given the skills and opportunity to be a leader in the financial industry. Ever since they created Highlands Capital Management, the financial institution has been a leader in the development of collateral loans as well as the expansion of credit solutions for other financial institutions and retail investors across the world.
James is a leader who has portrayed positive leadership skills, and because for his character, he has gotten an opportunity to hold other leadership posts including being the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare as well as CCS Medical. Other positions which Mr.Dondero holds including acting as a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote. Mr. James is not only an entrepreneur, but he is so much involved in community activities. He is a donor and supports various community initiatives especially in the education sector. James is a graduate of the University of Virginia.