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Bush Center announces addition of five members to Board of Directors
Donald L. Evans, Chairman of the Board for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and Kenneth A. Hersh, President and CEO of Bush Center today announced the addition of five members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Harlan Crow, Chairman of Crow Holdings; Henry Hager, Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR); Joel Kaplan, Vice President, Global Public Policy at Facebook; David Miller, Managing Partner and Founder, EnCap Investments L.P.; and Pam Patsley, Executive Chairman, MoneyGram International.
“As the Bush Center grows and expands its influence through domestic and international policy work and community engagement, I’m pleased that we’re also rounding out our Board of Directors to include this diverse and talented set of leaders,” said Evans. “Their wisdom and guidance will be critical as the Bush Center continues its mission of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.”
The new board members join an illustrious group of advocates and stewards of the organization that includes: Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, Bill Hickey, Senior Executive Vice President at Lincoln Property Company; Ray L. Hunt, Executive Chairman of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; John W. Johnson, former Chairman of Permian Mud Service, Inc. and Chairman of the Executive Committee of its subsidiary, Champion Technologies, Inc.; Mark Langdale, former president of the George W. Bush Foundation; Jeanne L. Phillips, senior vice president of corporate affairs and international relations for Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; Caren Prothro, philanthropist and supporter of the arts, higher education, and programming addressing the needs of at-risk youth; Craig R. Stapleton, Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital and a director of Abercrombie and Fitch, Carlile Bancshares, and Flamel Technologies; Larry D. Thompson, John A. Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law at the University of Georgia School of Law; and R. Gerald Turner, President, SMU.
“Since the Bush Center was dedicated in 2013, we’ve made significant progress in promoting policies and ideas that focus on domestic excellence and global leadership.” said Hersh. “Our newly expanded Board of Directors will help guide that momentum as we engage communities at home and around the world with programs that focus on issues that were important to President and Mrs. Bush during their public service, and as we take on new work inspired by them.”
The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the nonpartisan, public policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre native Texas prairie, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store. For more information, please visit www.bushcenter.org.