Thursday, February 23, 2017
SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE VICEPRESIDENT
March, 2012Southwestern Medical Foundation announced that Kathleen M. Gibson has
been appointed Executive Vice President.
Southwestern Medical Foundation’s mission is to support UT Southwestern Medical Center and its
affiliated institutions by helping build greater awareness in the community about the center’s many
areas of clinical, educational, and research excellence, and by raising and managing private philanthropic
funds to support its programs. In her new role on the Foundation’s management team, Gibson will work
closely with President Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D. and Executive Vice President Plack Carr, and with
the Board of Trustees and its chairman, William T. Solomon. Gibson’s duties will include community
outreach, asset management and general administration of the Foundation’s office.
“We are enormously proud to have Kathleen on our team. She is an exceptional leader with outstanding
management and financial skills, and she will play a central role as the Foundation strives to help UT
Southwestern Medical Center achieve still greater eminence,” said Wildenthal.
Gibson has held many key leadership positions during her three decades in Dallas with Citibank and
Bank of America.
“We are fortunate to have Kathleen on board to help meet the growing needs of the Foundation,” said
Solomon. “She brings a great breadth and depth of experience as an outstanding business and civic
leader, with a strong understanding of the community and the donors we serve.”
Gibson joined Citibank in 2006, where she served as head of Citibank Texas Commercial and president of
Citibank Texas. In 2007, she was named president of Commercial Banking for the Central U.S.
Before that, Gibson spent 25 years with Bank of America, and its predecessor in Dallas, where she held
management and leadership roles in Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking and Asset Management.
From 2003 to 2006, she was president of the Bank of America, Dallas, while also running the
corporation’s Southwest Strategies and its North Texas Commercial Business. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, she
held lending and management roles for the company in the Southwest, Midwest and Western U.S.
It’s a great pleasure to join the Foundation staff and to assist in our goal of helping underwrite and
enhance the outstanding health care, medical research and education provided by UT Southwestern
Medical Center,” said Gibson.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with our wonderful private sector-supporters whose ongoing
generosity and philanthropic support has been and will increasingly be so essential to our success.”
Born in Texas, Gibson lived for part of her childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and attended
school at Southern Methodist University in England and in Russia.
Gibson has played an integral role in Dallas community organizations for many years, and her extensive
background includes serving on the boards of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Children’s
Medical Center, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the Association of Former
Students at Texas A&M University and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. She’s also
chairwoman for the 2012 Dallas March for Babies Campaign.
Gibson is a member of the International Women’s Forum – Dallas, the Dallas Woman’s Club, the
Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, the Junior League of Dallas and the Park Cities Presbyterian Church.
A recipient of the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Award, Gibson has been recognized in the Dallas
Business Journal as a “Top 25 Industry Leader in Women in Business” and by Profiles in Diversity Journal
in its 10th annual “Women Worth Watching” edition.
Gibson’s new role with Southwestern Medical Foundation comes during a period of extraordinary
growth for both the Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Foundation's net assets
hit a new high in February, thanks to a record-setting year in fund-raising. The trustees and staff are
actively involved in assisting UT Southwestern President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., in his efforts to raise
$200 million in philanthropic support to complete the new, state-of-the-art $800 million
University Hospital currently under construction to replace the St. Paul University Hospital structure.
In the last few decades, UT Southwestern has made a rapid rise to prominence and emerged in the
global top tier of research and clinical institutions. In August, its upper echelon reputation was reconfirmed
when it was ranked by the Center for World Class Universities as one of the world’s 10 best
universities in the key areas of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and Life and Agricultural Sciences. And
most famously, UT Southwestern, which already was ranked as the No. 1 medical school world-wide
in terms of the number of its Nobel Prize-winning faculty members, solidified that position late in
2011 when Dr. Bruce Beutler became the Medical Center's fifth Nobel Laureate.
About Southwestern Medical Foundation
Since its founding in 1939, Southwestern Medical Foundation has been committed to a three-fold
mission: the development and improvement of medical education, medical research and patient care i
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