The Dallas Foundation Elects Four Community Leaders to Board of Governors

April 6, 2017

DALLAS (April 5, 2017) – The Dallas Foundation welcomed James Huffines, S. Todd Maclin, Stephen L. Mansfield and Clint McDonnough to its board of governors during its annual meeting in March. The four new members join the esteemed group of civic leaders who guide the work of the foundation.

The Dallas Foundation is the oldest community foundation in Texas. It manages over $360 million in assets and awarded more than $81 million in grants in 2016.

“Each of the newly elected governors has shown an unparalleled dedication to improving Dallas for good,” said Mary Jalonick, president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation. “We’re thrilled to welcome these venerated leaders to our board of governors, and we’re confident that The Dallas Foundation will continue to thrive from their expertise and experience in the community.”

james_huffinesJames Huffines is the chief operating officer of subsidiaries at Hilltop Holdings, where he oversees the activities of PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities and National Lloyds and serves on the board of directors for the same. In addition to his 35 years of experience in banking, Huffines has long been a champion of causes ranging from education to arts and humanities to civic leadership. He serves on the Dallas Regional Chamber board of advisors, executive committee for the Dallas Citizens Council, and board of directors for University of Texas Development and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Foundation. He was previously a chairman of the University of Texas System board of regents, executive vice president for the Austin Symphony Orchestra board of directors, and a board member for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and March of Dimes.
For almost 37 years, S. Todd Maclin held a variety of leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase, rising to the rank of vice chairman and a member of the JPMC Operating Committee before his  retirement in 2016. Maclin is very involved in civic pursuits and serves on numerous advisory boards and councils including the University of Texas, McCombs Graduate School of Business, UT Southwestern Health System, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Southwestern Medical Foundation. Maclin and wife Diana are co-chairs of St. Philip’s School & Community Center’s “We Believe” capital campaign.

stephen_mansfieldStephen L. Mansfield has been president and CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas since 2006. Under his leadership, Methodist Health System has tripled in size to become one of the region’s fastest-growing health systems and gained recognition by the Dallas Business Journal, Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review as a best place to work. Mansfield recently received the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award from Texas Woman’s University for leadership excellence and was the 2015 recipient of the Texas Association of Business Distinguished Business Leader Award. In 2009, Mansfield was selected as “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” by the March of Dimes.

Clint McDonnough served as managing partner of the Dallas office at Ernst & Young LLP until his retirement in June 2015. In addition to leading day-to-day practice, he represented Ernst & Young at numerous community events dedicated to supporting education and mentoring. McDonnough serves as a director of Dallas Regional Chamber and chairman of the Dallas Citizens Council. He holds positions on the boards of the Dallas Education Foundation and Methodist Health System, the development board for the University of Texas at Dallas, the Dallas County Community College District Foundation board, Early Matters Dallas board, and the Chief Executive Officer Advisory Council for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society.

“Our board exists for one purpose: to make a positive difference in the future of Dallas,” said Jim Moroney, chairman of The Dallas Foundation board of governors. “Throughout their careers and community involvement, these leaders have proved themselves to be innovative, dedicated and compassionate.”