And the parade of CEO announcements keeps marching in. This time it’s from Parkland Foundation. Last September, Parkland CEO/President David Krause announced that he was retiring and the search got underway to find his replacement.
They didn’t have to look far and wide. The person was local and pretty darn stellar. The new Parkland Foundation CEO/president will be Dr. Michael Horne, who in recent times has served as superintendent of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), “where he oversaw the exponential growth of high-quality college preparatory education in Dallas’ most socially and economically disadvantaged children.”
According to Parkland CEO/President Dr. Fred Cerise, “Dr. Horne’s work with the KIPP program aligns with Parkland’s mission of caring for the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. His demonstrated abilities to generate and inspire philanthropic investments in the North Texas community will benefit generations to come.”
If KIPP is new on your radar, update your software. Over the years Michael has managed to build “an enterprise that increasingly addressed gaps between federal/state revenue and expenses.” It has grown “from one school educating 300 students to seven schools educating 3,000 students.”
Equally important in his being selected was his ability at KIPP to “also strategically cultivate relationships with donors and institutions that supported the advancement of the organization’s mission.”
Upon being named to his new role, Michael said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to join Parkland, a venerable institution in Dallas County and the country. My life’s work has been to lead institutions that are dedicated to addressing the barriers preventing our most vulnerable residents from realizing their full potential. I am excited to work with the Parkland Foundation team to advance the mission and vision of Parkland Health and Hospital System.”
His credentials are highlighted by his Doctor of Education degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, his Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as his Master in Education Policy and Management and his Bachelors of Arts in sociology from Amherst College.
As if that isn’t enough, he has been “recipient of the 2018 Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the KIPP Fisher Fellowship, KIPP Miles Family Fellowship and the 2005 Amherst College Class of 1954 Commitment to Teaching award. Dr. Horne was a member of the 2019 Leadership Dallas Class, Dallas Assembly, The Commit Partnership-Leadership Council and a member of the Grow South Advisory Council.”
In his spare time Michael has served “on the boards of Year Up DFW and St. Philip’s School and Community Center.”
Regarding David’s tenure with the Foundation, Parkland Foundation Board of Directors VP Sara Albert said, “The resources secured by Parkland Foundation under David Krause’s guidance have significantly advanced the health system’s goals and made a lasting difference in the quality of care provided to residents of Dallas County. We want to congratulate him and wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his leadership of successful capital campaigns including the $150 million in philanthropic donations for the new Parkland Memorial Hospital and the $40 million for the Moody Center for Breast Health now under construction. David’s steadfast commitment and dedication to Parkland’s patients will serve as an inspiration for others who understand and support the important role played by Dallas’ only public hospital.”
Michael takes over officially on Monday, August 5.
Pat on the back for David and “can’t-wait-to-see-the-future” for Michael.
* Photo provided by Parkland Foundation