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David Bonderman named 2023 Business Executive of the Year

08.03.2023 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that David Bonderman, Founding Partner of TPG, has been selected as the 2023 Fort Worth Business Executive of the Year.

Mr. Bonderman will be honored at the 53rd Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Fort Worth Club. 


Tickets to the Business Hall of Fame event are $300 per person.  

The following sponsorship opportunities are also available:

  • Leadership Sponsor - $10,000
  • Blue & Gold Sponsor - $5,000
  • Table Sponsor - $3,000

To make reservations and purchase tickets, contact Amy Tate-Almy at 817-531-5806 or at The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Dress is business attire and tickets are open to the public. 

About this year's honoree

David Bonderman is the co-founder and Chairman of TPG Inc. (NASDAQ: TPG), a leading global alternative asset management firm with $120 billion in assets under management and offices around the world. TPG invests across five multi-product platforms: Capital, Growth, Impact, Real Estate and Market Solutions.

Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Oak Hill Partners. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a Partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.

Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Mr. Bonderman serves on a number of public and private boards, some of which include Allogene Therapeutics, Inc., Boston Championship Basketball, LLC, Seattle Hockey Partners, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and The Rise Fund. In addition, he serves on the boards of the American Himalayan Foundation, The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, Wyss Foundation and funds the Wildcat Foundation. Mr. Bonderman is the Chairman and majority owner of the Seattle Kraken hockey team, the NHL’s newest franchise.

About the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame

For 53 years, Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber have joined forces to present the Business Executive of the Year, which promotes business as a challenging and dynamic profession. Last year's recipient was Arnold Gachman, owner of Gamtex Industries.

The event supports the Thomas H. Law Scholarship program, which benefits business students at Texas Wesleyan. 

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