Highland Capital Management operates as an asset management firm, which is based in Dallas Texas. Early in the year, it welcomed a new team member, Linda Owen, to take up the vacancy of charitable giving manager. Through James Dondero, Highland Capital Management expressed hope in the capabilities of the former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda Owen. As the Highland’s charitable giving manager, she will be expected to work in close collaboration with The Dallas Foundation.
Linda Owen joined the firm at a crucial time whereby the firms’ charitable program is experiencing growth. Highland maintains a reputation of giving over $3 million each year to charitable initiatives. This is done through the help of the Dallas Foundation. Some of the major beneficiaries in Dallas , Texas include the American Heart Association, Uplift Education, the Center for Brain Health, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Dallas Zoo.
Not only is Linda Owen a holder of BA degree in Economics but also a JD from the University of Texas. Upon completing her education, she worked as a real estate associate for the Wald, Harkrader & Ross law firm. In the past, she has been involved with various charitable organizations such as The Family Place and Crystal Charity Ball.
James Dondero is an accomplished expert in the equity and credit markets. Apart from being the Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, he serves as the current President. His expertise and experience has steered the development of a wide range of products, which have won awards in diverse categories. Private equity funds, institutional separate accounts, ETFs, REITs, hedge funds and CLOs are some of the award-winning products from Highland. Before co-founding HCM, he served as a Corporate Bond Analyst and later a Portfolio Manager at American Express.
His leadership in business extends from the boundaries of Highland Capital Management to the board chairperson of companies such as Cornerstone, Nexbank and CCS Medical. Additionally, he is a board member of various entities including, MGM Studios and the American Banknote. Not only is Dondero a guru in the financial sector but also a philanthropist with primary focus on public policy, veteran’s affairs as well as education.