Highland Capital CEO James Dondero Hires Charity Organizer Linda Owen

Businessman and CEO of Highland Capital Management James Dondero has teamed up with Dallas civic leader Linda Owen to help with the corporation’s charities and philanthropic activities.

Owen, the former president of the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation says she is looking forward to working with Dondero’s company. She will work as the charitable giving manager of the firm.

Due to the expansion of Highland Capital’s philanthropic activities, the company was in search of a dedicated professional to help make a difference in the community. “Linda was the most logical choice for this position,” said Dondero. “Her track record in the Dallas area is beyond reproach.”

Highland Capital gives generously to a number of local charities and organizations including Perot Museum of Nature, George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas Zoo and American Heart Foundation, just to name a few. Dondero also chairs a number of local boards.

Owen’s educational history includes a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas Law School. Before Highland Capital, she headed many local philanthropic organizations. She is also former CEO of The Real Estate Council.

The corporation is one of the largest hedge funding group in the world. He is widely known throughout the industry as the pioneering founder of Collateral Loan Obligation (CLO).

Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics in 1984. Shortly thereafter, he began working for Morgan Guaranty.  Dondero has won a number of awards over the years for excellence. He currently sits on the board of MGM, Nexbank and American Banknote.