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Donald J. Carty

Donald J. Carty is the retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dell, Inc.  Before joining Dell, Mr. Carty served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines.  Prior to that, he served as President of AMR Airline Group and American Airlines. Carty is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.  He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University.  Mr. Carty serves on the Boards of Directors of Canadian National Railway Co., VMware, Inc. and Hawaiian Holdings. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Episcopal School of Dallas and a member of the SMU Cox School of Business Executive Board.  Carty was a former member of the Board of Trustees of SMU, Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.  In 1999, Board Alert named him one of the year’s Outstanding Directors. In September of 2002, Carty was appointed by President Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council where he served until the summer of 2005.  In January 2003, he was named an officer of The Order of Canada. Carty and his wife, Ana, live in Dallas.


David R. Corrigan

David R. Corrigan is president and CEO of Corrigan Investments, Inc., a commercial real estate development and investment firm based in Dallas, Texas. He is carrying on a family tradition through this company. Community service is another focus for David. In addition to being Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber 2010 he has committed countless hours to The Dallas Foundation, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Senior Source, UT Southwestern Foundation, The Lamplighter School, and Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation. He has also been a member of the Salesmanship Club since 1999 and has served on the Austin College Board for several years. David is a graduate of Highland Park High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from Austin College. He is also a graduate of the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program.  He and his wife and three children live in Dallas. 


Bobby B. Lyle

Bobby Lyle is Founder and Chairman of Lyco Holdings Incorporated, a Dallas based private investment firm.  After graduating from Louisiana Tech University in 1963 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Dallas to begin a career as a professional engineer.  In 1967, he received his MS degree in Engineering from Southern Methodist University.  Subsequently, at age 30, he served as Associate Professor, dean ad interim and later as executive dean of the SMU Cox School of Business, before taking a leave of absence to complete his Doctor of Education degree, with an emphasis on strategic planning and leadership, at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.  After completing his doctorate, he returned to Dallas to enter the oil and gas industry.  What followed was a multifaceted career during which he served in leadership roles in the development of notable oil and gas fields, such as the Bakken Shale in Montana, one of the largest oil fields in the USA; real estate projects, such as the Dallas Galleria; and business startups, such as the InterFirst Bank-Galleria, 1-800-Flowers and Cheddar’s Restaurants, just to name a few.  Dr. Lyle has extensive experience in real estate investing and development, including commercial office and retail, and multi-family and single-family housing.  He is a partner in all of Oaxaca’s West Dallas developments.


Garrett Boone

Garrett Boone never considered a career in retailing.  He grew up aspiring to become an architect, later opting for a bachelor’s degree in European history from Rice University and a master’s in history from the University of Texas at Austin.  Garrett and two friends, Dallas architect John Mullen, and Kip Tindell decided to open a retail store offering exceptional, eclectic mix of products devoted to helping people organize and simplify their lives; The Container Store opened in Dallas July 1, 1978. The Container Store is a FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” 18 years in a row and ranked #1 the first year they applied.  In 2006, Boone was inducted into the Retailing Hall of Fame. In 2006, Garrett Boone co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air; an effort to derail a fast track initiative to construct 11 outdated coal-burning energy plants in North Texas. They promoted ‘clean air is good for business in Texas’ and recently were the subject of a Robert Redford documentary Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars. TBCA was 2010 recipient of the CATEE Outstanding Nonprofit Organization of the Year. In 2007 Boone was First runner-up for Texan of the Year awarded by The Dallas Morning News. Garrett sits on the Boards of The Boone Family Foundation, The Trinity Conservancy, Groundwork Dallas and is highly involved in helping to create National Park quality environments in the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas. He is associated with Paddling Trails and Bird Count Initiatives and is a member of the advisory boards for The Dallas Women’s Foundation and Teach for America of Dallas–Ft. Worth.  He is an advocate for public education and served on the Dallas ISD Star Commission to share business best practices with DISD. Garrett served on YMCA Boards, both locally and nationally for 25 years.

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