Established in 1991, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of George Bush, 41st President of the United States. In addition to sponsoring our own programs, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the George Bush Presidential Library Center, which includes the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
As part of our mission, the Foundation sponsors exhibits, lectures, conferences and special events to create a dynamic learning environment dedicated to the idea that public service is a noble calling.
David B. Jones - Chief Executive Officer
David B. Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Before joining the Foundation in May 2016, David twice served as managing principal at Houston-based Dini Spheris, where he was also a longstanding Board member, principal and consultant. During his 28 year consulting practice, David’s clients included some of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations including the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the Points of Light Foundation, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
David served as a volunteer advance representative for Vice President and President George H. W. Bush. In 2008 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, US Department of State.
A native of Warren, Pennsylvania, David and his wife Pat have two children and one grandchild.
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Events
Senior Director of Programming and Communications
Senior Director of Development
The Board of Directors for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is responsible for the oversight of the Foundation. The Board meets to adopt rules, regulations and policies governing the Foundation and supervises financial and budgetary issues.
Mr. Ellis has been a General Partner in RockPort Capital Partners since its inception in 2000. He has primarily focused on renewables, electric grid technologies, advanced materials, and transportation and emission control technologies. Prior to the formation of RockPort Capital Partners, he joined RockPort Partners, a merchant bank specializing in the energy and environmental projects in 1998. He has extensive operating experience in electric power and renewable energy. Prior to joining RockPort Partners, he was a partner in several electric power development companies, developing over 1100MW of combined-cycle gas-fired electric generating stations, and a senior executive at Kenetech Corporation from 1991-1995, a leading wind turbine and development company. Hap received a BA from Colorado College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Mr. Cicconi is the Senior Executive Vice-President of External and Legislative Affairs for AT&T Inc. He is also currently the Chair of the AT&T Foundation, which provides grants to improve education and strengthen communities. Within AT&T, he has also served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Law and Government affairs. Mr. Cicconi earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Before joining AT&T in 1998, he was a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Mr. Cicconi has also served in the White House under two presidents: as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George Bush, and as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has also served as a presidential appointee to the Administrative Conference of the United States. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Cicconi is also a director of El Paso Electric Company, the American Council on Germany, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A partner in Andrews Kurth LLP, Ms. Lacy focuses her practice on personal tax planning with particular emphasis on structuring estate plans for high wealth individuals. She has extensive experience relating to government ethics laws and uses that expertise to represent officials in the federal administration. First earning her bachelor’s degree at Southern Methodist University, Ms. Lacy went on to obtain her law degree at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Ms. Lacy has been featured as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly, an honor which is bestowed based on peer nominations.
In the past, she has served as Chair of the Texas Racing Commission, Chair of the Federal Salary Council, on the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, on the Board of Directors and as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy. Her current civic affiliations include membership in the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council, the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, and the State Bar of Texas.
Andrew Card has enjoyed a distinguished career, beginning in the mid-70s when he was elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature. Soon after he was tapped by President Ronald Reagan to serve as deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs. Card later served in President George H. W. Bush's administration as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, where he managed the daily operations of the White House. He would go on to be the 11th U.S. secretary of transportation before being selected by then President-elect George W. Bush to be White House Chief of Staff, a position he held for nearly six years, making him the second longest serving chief of staff in modern history.
Later, Card served as dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University before being named President of Franklin Pierce University in January 2015. He is the 5th president in the university’s distinguished history.
A native of Holbrook, Massachusetts, Card previously served on the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees, helping to develop the university’s program in mass communication, named after fellow Franklin Pierce trustee and White House press secretary, Marlin Fitzwater. President Card is the recipient of many honorary degrees, including one from Franklin Pierce University in 2002. He is married to the Reverend Kathleene Card, whom he met in the 5th grade. The Cards have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Mr. Frederick D. McClure is currently the Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives at the Office of the Provost at Texas A&M University. Prior to that he held the Chief Executive Officer position at The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Mr. McClure earned his undergraduate degree in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University and his law degree at Baylor University. He has extensive legislative experience in Congress and broad advocacy experience with the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. His career highlights include service as Associate Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President Ronald Reagan, and Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George Bush.
He also served as a member of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission. In 1995, Mr. McClure was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System, where he served two years as Vice Chairman. He has served as Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors. A native of San Augustine, Texas, Mr. McClure and his wife, Harriet, have two children.
Mr. LeBlond has worked for Premium Distributors, a member of Reyes Holdings, since 2009. He is currently the On Premise Sales Manager for Premium Distributors of Virginia, where he focuses on domestic and craft beer sales in Northern Virginia. Prior to working in the beverage industry, Sam spent four years in the National Football League working in various operations and scouting roles for the Houston Texans and the Cleveland Browns.
Sam is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He has worked in the South Carolina House of Representatives for former Speaker David Wilkins and has held multiple roles in Presidential campaigns 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2016. Sam lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lee LeBlond.
The Board of Trustees serves as an advisory group for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. It represents a broad range of individuals who have served in government and business and who have been associated with President Bush throughout his career. They share in President Bush's dedication to public service and the education mission of the Bush Library Center.