Vice Chairman, President & CEO of Hart Group, Inc.
Linda Hart is Vice Chairman, President, and CEO of Hart Group, Inc., a diversified group of companies involved in manufacturing and investments. In addition to being a director of each of the Hart Group companies, Hart is actively involved with a variety of outside Boards, including Catalyze Dallas.
She graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to receive her law degree from SMU Law School, after which she clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the first woman to do so. Prior to joining her husband at Hart Group, Hart was a nationally recognized corporate and securities law attorney in private practice, writing and lecturing frequently around the country.
A former Chairman of the NYSE Legal Advisory Board, Hart co-authored the first treatise on securities and partnership law, master limited partnerships and other investment limited partnerships. While continuing her legal practice in Dallas, she served as outside consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
Hart is a Trustee and former Vice Chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and has a long record serving in leadership positions with arts organizations, including as former Chairman and member of the Board of the Dallas Symphony, a member of the Executive Committee and Board of the New York Philharmonic, and the Board of The Dallas Opera.
She is Past Chairman of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Advisory Board and Foundation, a member of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center President’s Advisory Board and its Executive Committee, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business Executive Boards, Hart Center for Engineering Leadership Board, and SMU Hart Global Leaders Forum. A member of the Committee of 200 and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board, Hart is also a former President and a founding member of the International Women’s Forum, Dallas.
B.S. English Education, University of Pittsburgh
L.L.B. Southern Methodist University Law School