Linda W. Hart

Linda W. Hart
  • Linda W. Hart
    CSIS Trustee
  • Linda W. Hart is vice chairman, president, and CEO of Hart Group, Inc., a diversified group of companies involved in insulation manufacturing and investments. She is also former chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and former chairman of Imation Corp., a global technology company. Ms. Hart is currently, or has been, a member and/or chairman of a variety of other outside corporate, academic, and eleemosynary boards, including Conner Peripherals, Inc., WordPerfect Corporation, and SICPA Industries of America, Inc.; UT Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees; DFW Directors Roundtable; SMU Cox School of Business and Dedman School of Law Executive Boards; SMU Tate Lecture Series, Hart E-Center, Hart Global Leaders Forum, and Hart Center for Engineering Leadership Boards; University of Texas at Dallas School of Management and Foundation Boards; Duke University Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Board; Dallas Symphony Association, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Citizens Council Boards; Klyde Warren Park Foundation Board and Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board. For the 24 years prior to joining the Hart Group in 1990, Ms. Hart was engaged in the private practice of law in Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate and securities matters. She is author of the treatise “Securities & Partnership Law for MLPs & Other Investment Limited Partnerships” and, while continuing her legal practice in Dallas, also served as outside consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.S. cum laude, 1962) and Southern Methodist University Law School (LL.B., 1965). Ms. Hart has been a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has written and lectured frequently throughout the country on corporate governance, partnerships, and securities law subjects. In addition, she served on the NYSE Special Study on Self-Regulation and is chairman emeritus of the University of California Securities Regulation Institute. She has been a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the National Center on Financial Services of the University of California at Berkeley, the Trade and Investment Task Force of the Dallas Commission on International Development, and the Executive Committee of the U.S. Government-Business Forums on Capital Formation, and she was selected as an international business fellow. She is a member of the Committee of 200 and the Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University and is past president of the International Women’s Forum–Dallas. Ms. Hart is vice chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

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