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Robert H. Dedman

January 1, 2019

Chairman of the Board Club Corporation of America Current: Chairman of the Board ClubCorp International (Deceased) – Dallas, Texas

Robert H. Dedman is Founder and Chairman of the Board of ClubCorp International and Franklin Federal Bancorp. ClubCorp owns and operates approximately 250 clubs, resorts, public fee golf courses, and real estate developments worldwide. Franklin Federal is the largest financial institution headquartered in Austin. Total employees exceed 22,000. A native of Arkansas, Dedman has BA, BS and LLB Degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Laws Degree from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of North Texas. Before founding ClubCorp in 1957, he practiced law in Dallas. Dedman College of SMU and Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports at SMU are named after him. 3200 National Merit Scholars at the University of Texas at Austin are named Dedman Merit Scholars because of scholarship funds contributed by him. Dedman Memorial Hospital and Dedman Medical Center in Dallas are also named after him. He was inducted in the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 1987, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Texas in 1976, the Humanitarian of the Year Award in Dallas in 1980, and the Marketer of the Year Award in Dallas in 1986. In 1989, he received the Horatio Alger Award. He is a director of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and NationsBank Texas Corporation. “I think it’s incredibly important in life that you never take yourself too seriously.”