A month ago, James Dondero continued his attachment with the Southern Methodist University when he was appointed to its board. He has been involved with the institution through the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars; this is a program that is meant to sponsor academicians and professionals to study in this institution.
James Dandero is was also part of the contingent that supported the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in this institution. After being honored with this appointment, Dondero recognized the Southern Methodist University as an important institution that was supporting the community and contributing to the employment pool within the Dallas area. He also acknowledged that Highland Capital Management was one of the beneficiaries of this institution.
According to a report by the institution, its board has 100 members that are usually appointed from time to time. This board consists of academicians and non-academicians working in several industries, and they are known to meet three times in a year. This board meets in winter, fall and spring. Other than this newly appointed board, James sits on other boards.
He has made investments in other industries such as the NexBank where he is the chairman. He is also a chairman at the Cornerstone Healthcare, NexPoint Residential Trust and finally the CCS Medical. The other boards that he is part of include MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital.
James Dondero himself is a learned man. He holds various certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst Certification as well as the Certified Management Accountant. Currently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a company called Highland Capital Management that is based in Dallas, Texas.
Dandero has been part of this firm since 1993 and has specialized in several areas such as Collateralized Loan Obligations as well as ensuring he develops credit-oriented solutions for his clients. He also specializes in private equity funds, hedge funds and REITs and ETFs.
He has worked with other companies such as the Morgan Guaranty where he was working as an analyst. This was back in the year 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he majored in finance and accounts.