After an eight-month national search, a new president of the Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation has been named. He is Texas native Ben Renberg, who most recently has served (since 2016) as senior associate VP of alumni affairs and development at Cornell University. There, “he led day-to-day operations and focused on effectively integrating and heightening fundraising activities and planning the university’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.”
According to Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation Board Chair Norm Bagwell, “Ben has an excellent reputation as a strategist and fundraiser. He is a proven leader with an impressive track record. We look forward to working with him to build on the legacy of excellence and success for which the Foundation is known.”
Ben literally got his start in Texas, having grown up in Navasota and earning his bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from Baylor University, where he later served as associate VP of university development.
Before joining Cornell, Ben held the position of associate VP of Rice University after serving as assistant dean of external relations for Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.
Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation Interim President/Baylor Scott And White Health Chief Policy and Community Affairs Officer Kristi Sherrill said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ben back to Texas. His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to advance our Mission and serve patients and communities across North Texas.”
Ben has also been a partner with Dini Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in nonprofits, and the director of development at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Ben, who will start his position on Monday, February 1, said, “I am inspired by the work of Baylor Scott And White Health and excited to be a part of the North Texas community.”
In the meantime, he and his family will be relocating back to the Lone Star State.
*Photo provided by Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation