Heading up the prestigious Hoblitzelle Foundation has become a generational responsibility for the late Lynn Harris family. For 30 years, Lynn was philanthropist Karl Hoblitzelle’s secretary and executive assistant. From 1974 to 1986, he was “responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hoblitzelle Foundation.”
Under Lynn, his son Paul W. Harris served as Executive VP and upon Lynn’s stepping down, Paul took over the role of president/CEO for the next 30 years.
In the meantime, Paul’s daughter, Katie Harris Robbins came on board and was named Executive VP in October 2016, after spending 20 years in the nonprofit finance and accounting. The magna cum laude A&M graduate earned her MBA from SMU and in her spare time has served on the board of the Junior League of Dallas and is currently chairing the Parkland Foundation.
With Paul’s recent retirement, it was just announced that Katie will take over his duties and title.
In addition to Katie’s new role, is news that Holland P. Gary has joined the board of trustees for the Foundation that annually distributes $7M in grants.