New Members Join Board in Shaping Future and Vision of The Dallas Foundation
DALLAS – Jan. 10, 2022 – The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Governors: Robert (Bobby) Bisor, Susana Cordova, Jaimee Eddington and Kevin Murphy. The Board of Governors, currently chaired by Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College, plays a critical role in shaping the mission, vision and future of The Dallas Foundation.
Robert (Bobby) Bisor serves as a principal with First Western Capital LLC, a private equity and real estate investment firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as CEO of The Bisor Group, a governmental and community relations consulting firm he founded in 2004. Bobby retired from public service in 2019 following a distinguished 24-year career with Texas A&M University and 30 years with the State of Texas. Bobby is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute as well as a Board member of the North Texas Commission and the Texas Association of Business. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce; Board member, Community Foundation of Brazos Valley; Board member, Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Board member, St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
Before joining Dallas ISD as deputy superintendent in early 2021, Susana Cordova served as superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Colorado’s largest school district. She currently oversees Leading and Learning for the 155,000 students and 230 schools in Dallas ISD as well as Human Capital Management for the district’s 22,000 employees. Susana has more than 30 years of experience in education as a teacher and school leader at elementary, middle and high school levels. After beginning her career as a dual language middle school teacher, Susana later served as principal of Remington Elementary, a school with a 95 percent poverty rate, where she helped develop a comprehensive Title I plan and led the implementation of a visionary program of integrated literacy instruction. During her tenure, Remington improved by more than 33 percent over four years on the state reading assessment. In 2002, she was recruited to the district level to broaden her impact. As superintendent in Denver, Susana led significant improvements in student outcomes. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in education by the University of Denver.
Jaimee Eddington is the Regional Leader for the Americas at Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, where she advises Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized public and private companies, as well as private equity and venture-backed companies. She is a highly sought-after talent advisory consultant given her prior Wall Street and corporate finance operating experience and a frequent panelist and speaker on board and CFO preparedness. She advises companies on board composition, talent management, the changing role of the CFO, and more. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jaimee was an investment banker focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt offerings. Throughout her career, she has advised clients in various industries, including business services, branded consumer products and retail, telecommunications, media, and technology. Jaimee has a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Kevin Murphy is the President of ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Global Community Investments for Exxon Mobil Corporation. His previous positions included Global Issues Manager, Public & Government Affairs Manager of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company, and Manager of State Government Relations. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Kevin held several positions in Washington, D.C., including his final position as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy & Environmental Technologies in the International Trade Administration. He was a Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund in 2008. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of the National Forest Foundation. Kevin holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University.
Continuing members of The Dallas Foundation’s Board of Governors also include: Lydia B. Addy, Co-founder of The Addy Foundation and community volunteer; Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt, community volunteer; Steffen Fuchs, Senior Partner (Dallas), Mckinsey & Company; Chris Luna, Vice President of Legal Affairs, T-Mobile US, Inc.; S. Todd Maclin, Principal, Maclin Management; Clint D. McDonnough, community volunteer; Mark Okada, Co-founder and CEO, Sycamore Tree Capital Partners; Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Executive Director, Phillips Foundation; Trevor R. Rees-Jones, Rees-Jones Holdings; Catherine M. Rose, community volunteer; Lizzie Routman, community volunteer; Amber Scanlan, Senior Vice President and Director of Client & Community Relations, PNC Bank; Jeremy Smith, President, Rainwater Foundation; and Mary Suhm, community volunteer.
“The Dallas Foundation’s robust Board of Governors is essential to cultivating the success and impact of our organization as we work to help individuals and families across Greater Dallas reach their full potential,” said Matthew Randazzo, President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation. “We are excited to welcome these four new dynamic leaders, whose collective experience and strategic perspectives will help propel our vision and work toward a brighter and more equitable Dallas.”
ABOUT THE DALLAS FOUNDATION
The Dallas Foundation, established as the first community foundation in Texas in 1929, brings together people, ideas, and investments in Greater Dallas so individuals and families can reach their full potential. In 2020, The Dallas Foundation, in partnership with the more than 400 fundholders, invested over $60 million into the community.