Robert B. Rowling

Co-Founder at TRT Holdings, Inc.

Robert B. Rowling

Robert B. Rowling

Co-Founder at TRT Holdings, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

TRT Development Company - CCB
Omni Hotels Corp.
TRT Holdings, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2255

Primary Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1954 - Corpus Christi, TX, United States

Age

66

Number of Awards

16

Estimated Net Worth

$6.2B

Relationships
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Secretary, Director & General Counsel at TRT Holdings, Inc.

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Head, Advisory Strike Force at Texas Office of the Governor, Greg Abbott

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Chief Executive Officer at HHEP-Cuvee Coffee LP

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President at TRT Holdings, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President at Trinity Industries, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Wingate Partners LLP

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Former Executive Director & Equity Portfolio Manager at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss LLC

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Executive Director at WWWW Foundation, Inc.

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Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at Carleton Residential Properties

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Director & Vice President at TRT Holdings, Inc.

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In The News
The Dallas Morning News
May 5, 2020
Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy
The Dallas Morning News
April 20, 2020
Advisory council mostly donors
The Dallas Morning News
March 3, 2020
27 from D-FW are on global rich list
The Dallas Morning News
October 11, 2019
Suit alleges pregnancy discrimination
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Robert B. Rowling
Co-Founder at TRT Holdings, Inc.
Education
JD with Honors
Class of 1979

We are a global law school community of distinguished alumni residing throughout the United States and in more than 75 countries. Our faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership in such areas as dispute resolution (including litigation), international and comparative law, intellectual property, corporate, commercial and tax law. We offer a rich curriculum of over 165 upper class courses in subjects such as oil and gas, health and environmental law. Over one-half of our upper class courses have fewer than 25 students; three-fourths have fewer than 50 students. The first year class is divided into three sections (two full-time and one part-time evening) of approximately 90 students each, with small legal writing sections of approximately 25 students each. We emphasize the vital skill of legal writing through our six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The law quadrangle provides an idyllic setting for learning. The Underwood Law Library houses the largest private law collection in the Southwest. The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn offers students an elegant backdrop for study breaks and meals. A secure wireless network is available in all law school buildings. Most importantly, our small size fosters a scholarly community that features interaction with faculty, attention to your personal needs, and lifelong friendships. We have an active student government, five respected law journals, six specialized legal clinics and two related projects, numerous moot court and mock trial competitions, and one of the finest Career Services Offices in the country. In addition, students participate in the thriving intellectual life of the school. We have been chosen as the national headquarters for the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. In 2006 the Institute brought over 225 appellate judges and attorneys from across the country to SMU, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Chief Justices of Texas and Indiana, and the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Recently, the 35 students in our SMU Oxford program assisted with our Supreme Court Summit in which Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, and Breyer participated, as did Justices from Europe's highest court, the European Court of Justice. In spring 2007, we were honored to host a group of distinguished Justices from the ECJ on campus. A thriving community of scholars call Dedman Law home. Our distinguished faculty, coupled with our intelligent and inquisitive student body personify Robert Dedman's words, "Leadership starts with learning."

Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors
Class of 1976

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Attendee

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force Academy), is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting more than a million visitors each year.

Career History
Co-Founder
1989 - Current

TRT Holdings, Inc. operates hotels and retail stores. The firm also engages in oil and gas exploration, real estate business, and fitness centers. The company was founded on April 4, 1990 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Professional
1972 - Prior
President
Tenure Unconfirmed
Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current

TRT Holdings, Inc. operates hotels and retail stores. The firm also engages in oil and gas exploration, real estate business, and fitness centers. The company was founded on April 4, 1990 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Director
2009 - 2010

Gaylord Entertainment Co. is a hospitality and entertainment company. The company owns and operates Gaylord Hotels, its network of upscale, meetings-focused resorts and the Grand Ole Opry, the weekly showcase of country music's finest performers. Its entertainment brands and properties include the Radisson Hotel Opryland, Ryman Auditorium, General Jackson Showboat, Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Wildhorse Saloon, and WSM-AM Radio. The company operates its business through three segments: Hospitality, Opry & Attractions, and Corporate & Other. The Hospitality segment includes the company's hotel operations. The Opry and Attractions segment includes the company's Grand Ole Opry assets, WSM-AM and Nashville attractions. The Corporate and Other segment includes the company's corporate expenses. Gaylord Entertainment was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Director
2009 - Prior

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. Our managed assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,795 rooms that are managed by world-class lodging operator Marriott International under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other managed assets include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat and The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland. Ryman Hospitality Properties also operates a number of media and entertainment assets. These assets include the Grand Ole Opry, the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for nearly 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; and WSM-AM, the Opry’s radio home and the only clear-channel station in the U.S. broadcasting music. Ryman Hospitality Properties owns four of the nine convention hotels with greater than 400,000 square feet of meeting space. The high replacement costs and long lead times for developing these large-scale resort properties limits competition and provides the company with a substantial competitive advantage. Our Vision Our vision is to leverage our expertise in yielding attractive returns on group-oriented resort assets to generate income and enhanced long-term value for our shareholders. Ryman Hospitality Properties is also committed to preserving and fostering the rich heritage of our entertainment brands through aggressive management and sustained growth.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Young Life provides activities and support services. It is a christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents through volunteers, staff, club meetings, and camps. The company was founded on October 16, 1941 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

Vice Chairman, Board of Regents
Prior - 2009

The University of Texas System encompasses 15 educational institutions in the U.S. state of Texas, of which nine are academic universities and six are health institutions. The UT System is headquartered in Austin, and has a total enrollment of over 190,000 students. Its flagship institution is the The University of Texas at Austin.

Lifetime Member, Advisory Council
Prior

The McCombs School of Business, also referred to as the McCombs School or simply McCombs, is a business school at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the main campus in Downtown Austin, McCombs offers classes outside Central Texas in Dallas, Houston and internationally in Mexico City. The McCombs School of Business offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs for their average 6,000 students each year, adding to its 89,690 member alumni base from a variety of business fields.

Member, Strike Force-Special Advisory Council
2020 - Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2004

Boys & Girls Clubs offers club programs and services and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers school programs throughout the United States. The firm's programs include character and leadership, education and career, health & life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Boys & Girls Clubs of America was founded in 1860.

Political Donations
$5,400
2018

Senator from Texas

$2,700
2015

Senator from Florida

$5,400
2015

Senator from Texas

Investments
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TRT Holdings, Inc. operates hotels and retail stores. The firm also engages in oil and gas exploration, real estate business, and fitness centers. The company was founded on April 4, 1990 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Omni Hotels Corp. provides hospitality services. It offers accommodation, lodging, and different amenities to business and leisure travelers. The hotel's amenities include restaurant, lounge, spa, meetings and events space, and penthouse suites. The company is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Gold's Gym International, Inc. provides physical fitness services. It offers group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning, pilates, and yoga services. The company was founded on August 25, 1965 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Awards & Honors
Rank #234
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #286
2016
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #286
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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