List of Southern Methodist University People - Notable Alumni or Attendees - Business


Fiske Guide to Colleges commends the Cox School’s strong ties with the Dallas business community, claiming, “SMU is all but the official alma mater of the Dallas business and professional elite.”

  • Andrew B. Gautreaux - Founder and C.O.O. of Dru Hill Entertainment, an all male adult film company - Irving, Texas
  • Gabriel Barbier-Mueller - Founder and CEO, Harwood International
  • * Richard L. Clemmer, CEO, Agere Systems
  • Charles Cullum - Co-founder and CEO, Tom Thumb
  • Nancy M. Dedman. - Civic and Philanthropic Leader
  • Robert H. Dedman, Jr. - President and CEO, ClubCorp Corporation
  • Robert H. Dedman, Sr. - Founder and CEO, ClubCorp Corporation
  • David B. Dillon - President and Chairman, The Kroger Co.
  • Bob Dudley, BP executive in charge of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • J. Lindsay Embrey - Chairman and CEO, First Continental Enterprises Inc., and Embrey Enterprises Inc.
  • Mindy Tucker Fletcher - Senior Vice President of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, and National Press Secretary, George W. Bush Presidential bid
  • Gerald J. Ford - Dallas-based billionaire
  • Arthur George - Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments
  • Aart J. de Geus - Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Synopsys
  • Richard C. Green - President and CEO, Aquila, Inc.
  • Art Greenhaw - Founder and Producer, Art Greenhaw Records, Grammy Award-Winning record label
  • Cynthia H. Grossman - Chairwoman of the board of Grupo Continental
  • Alan Haase - President and CEO, AGC Aerospace & Defense, Composites Group
  • Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. - Founding Partner, Wingate Partners
  • Donald Holmquest - CEO, California RHIO
  • Clark Hunt - Chairman of the Board of the Kansas City Chiefs and a founding investor-owner in MLS
  • Lamar Hunt - Founder of the American Football League and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Helen LaKelly Hunt - Founder of The Sister Fund
  • June Hunt - Founder of the Hope for the Heart Ministry
  • Ray Lee Hunt - Chairman and CEO, Hunt Oil Company
  • Jim Irsay - Owner of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League
  • Jerry Junkins - Chairman and CEO, Texas Instruments
  • Jack M. Kinnebrew - Executive Director, Communities Foundation of Texas
  • William H. Lively - President and CEO, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation
  • Thomas E. Locke - Lubbock banker; graduatged from SMU's Southwestern Graduate School of Banking
  • Thomas S. Lockyer - President and CEO, Environmental One Services, Atlanta, Georgia
  • J. K. Loh - President and CEO, Dah An Commercial Bank, and former minister of finance, Republic of China
  • Harold MacDowell - CEO, TDIndustries
  • Clark J. Matthews - President and CEO, 7-Eleven
  • John H. Matthews
  • Bill McNutt - Businessman
  • Joseph Medlin - DART Entities
  • Robert E. Mellor - President and CEO, Building materials Holding corporation
  • Branko Marinkovic - Civic Leader
  • Robert Mosbacher, Jr. - Houston businessman, President, Mosbacher Energy Company, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Fred Nazary - Principal, Park Cities Motors
  • Erle A. Nye - Chairman and CEO, TXU
  • Martin W. "Bud" Pernoll - CEO, Bay Mutual Financial
  • Eckhard Pfeiffer(MBA) - Chairman and CEO, Compaq
  • Donald Powell - Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Timothy Puckorius - Senior VP of International Sales and Marketing, GeoEye
  • George T. Reynolds - Founder and President, Reynolds Outdoor Advertising
  • Robert Rowling - U.S. Billionaire #45 on Forbes 400
  • Edward B. Rust, Jr.(MBA) - Chairman and CEO, State Farm Insurance
  • John T. Sharpe - President and Chairman, Saxon Publishing Company
  • Mark Shepherd - Chairman and CEO, Texas Instruments
  • Jeffrey Skilling - Chairman and CEO of Enron
  • Claire C. Skinner - Chairman and CEO, Coachmen Industries, Inc.
  • Helmut Sohmen - M.C.L. '66 of Austria, Chairman, BW Group, Singapore
  • Alejandro Widmer - CEO Punto De Oro Cigars Guatemala
  • Oliver C. Thomas (1914–2008), a decorated World War II prisoner of war and Lubbock businessman who served as president of the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association, attended SMU but graduated from Texas Tech University.
  • James C. Thompson - Chairman and CEO, Thompson Petroleum Corporation
  • John Tyson (businessman) - Chairman, Tyson Foods and grandson of John W. Tyson, Founder of Tyson Foods
  • Myra Nicol Williams - President and CEO, Molecular Applications Group
  • Alejandro Widmer - CEO Punto De Oro Cigars Guatemala
  • William J. O'Neil - Founder of the business newspaper Investors Business Daily
  • Ahmed Mohamed Zakaria - Founder and CEO of, Ex-Treasurer of the Government of Dubai's Finance Department
  • Martin L. Flanagan CFA, CPA President and Chief Executive Officer of Invesco Ltd. (USA)
  • Craig Keeland Founder and President of Liberty Franklin Pharmaceuticals, Trinity Nutriceuticals, and Doctor's Wellness Solutions

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