Management Magazine Autumn 2018

Management Magazine
Autumn 2018

Scholarship Breakfast

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2018 Scholarship Breakfast
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
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2018 Scholarship Breakfast
with Donna and Herb Weitzman

November 6, 2018

The Westin Galleria Hotel, Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

This year, our special guests are Texas commercial real estate superstar Herb Weitzman, executive chairman of Dallas-based Weitzman, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and asset services firm; and his wife, Donna Weitzman, former Colleyville mayor and author of two recent books about dating. Football legend and successful businessman Roger Staubach will lead a conversation with the Weitzmans about their professional and personal successes. The Weitzmans will share an important announcement with program guests.

The intent of our scholarship breakfast is to support Jindal School students across all management degree programs and expand our engagement within the local business community. To date, this signature event has funded 400 scholarships.

Your philanthropic support can make a meaningful impact in the higher education journey of a deserving Jindal School student. Please join us November 6.

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JSOM Scholarship Breakfast

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. The program has raised nearly $700,000 and funded 400 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

Herbert D. Weitzman, Executive Chairman, Weitzman

Herbert Weitzman

Herbert D. Weitzman is executive chairman of Weitzman. The company he founded in 1990 has become one of the largest full-service commercial real estate brokerage firms in Texas, leasing 44 million square feet of retail space and managing another 22 million square feet of real estate. The Dallas Morning News has dubbed him “Mr. Retail.” He has nearly six decades of experience in commercial real estate and a long history of civic involvement, including as a member of the boards of directors of the Real Estate Council and The University of Texas at Dallas Holocaust Studies Program.

In 2018, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Urban Land Institute Impact Award for career impact on Dallas-Fort Worth in 2017, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Business Journal and the Pioneer Award from D CEO Magazine, both in 2016.

Weitzman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1961. In 1981 he was recognized by the council of the College of Business Administration (now the McCombs School of Business) as a Distinguished Alumnus.

Donna Weitzman, Author, Speaker and Dating Expert

Donna Weitzman

Donna Weitzman is an entrepreneur, dating expert and podcaster. She formerly served the City of Colleyville as mayor and city council member. She has written two bestselling books about what it is like to be a “later dater” and regularly speaks on the subject.

An active philanthropist and volunteer, she has served on the executive board of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and as an officer of the Harvard Club of Dallas. Honors include a President George W. Bush National Volunteer Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Volunteer Center of North Texas.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counseling, both from Midwestern State University. In 2013, Northwood University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

She has been president of Encore Capital and CEO/president of Realty Capital Partners. She completed the highly regarded Owner/President Management program, a Harvard University Executive Education leadership program for C-suite executives.

Roger T. Staubach, Moderator

Roger T. Staubach

Roger T. Staubach will moderate the discussion with the Weitzmans. A local real estate icon, in 1977 he founded and helmed The Staubach Company, a global real estate advisory firm. In 2008, the company merged with JLL, a financial and professional services firm in the commercial real estate space. He led JLL Americas as executive chairman until his retirement this year. At that time, JLL had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management.

Staubach is perhaps best known as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. He led America’s Team to two Super Bowl victories — in 1972 and 1978. The ascendancy of his football career began at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he won the Heisman Trophy his junior season while leading the Midshipmen’s offense. He served his country on a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Supply Corps officer.

With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas. For more than 40 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty ranks No. 7 worldwide in terms of research contributions. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty

Diane McNulty, PhD

Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4489