Core Programs for 2012-2013
September 13th - FAMOUS FAMILIES AND LEADERS SERIES
Featuring Red McCombs
Philanthropist and entrepreneur RED MCCOMBS began his business career selling used cars. He bought his first new car dealership in San Antonio at age 30 (Ford Edsel), and went on to build an auto dealership empire, Red McCombs Automotive Group, at one time the sixth-largest auto conglomerate in the U.S., comprising more than 50 dealerships. He co-founded media giant Clear Channel Communications in 1972. A former college football player, he has bought and sold the Minnesota Vikings, the San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets. McCombs' diverse portfolio includes oil and gas interests (McCombs Energy), commercial real estate development (Koontz McCombs), Texas Longhorn cattle breeding (Red McCombs Ranches), venture capital (Fraser McCombs Capital), and Formula One racing (Circuit of the Americas) , to name just a few. The McCombs Foundation has made contributions in excess of $100 million, including a $50 million gift to the business school at the University of Texas (renamed the Red McCombs School of Business in his honor in 2000) and a $30 million gift to M.D. Anderson in 2005 (enabled founding of the McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer). Red has been named one of Forbes magazine's 400 richest Americans every year since 2005. He and wife Charline are the parents of three daughters. Their middle daughter, Marsha McCombs Sheilds, now plays an active role in running McCombs Enterprises.
January 29th-30th - Cocktail reception, dinner and morning workshop
Dr. Stephen McLure, Family Business Consuting Group
"Family Business Compensation and Rewards"
April 30th-May 1st - Cocktail reception, dinner and morning workshop
Dr. Christpher Eckrich, Family Business Consulting Group.
"Governace Issues Within the Family Business"
- Lagniappe — Summer 2013 —
Lagniappe n, 1. A small gift presented by a store owner to a custumer with his purchase. 2. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit(Louisiana Fr.< Am.Sp. La napa)