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Gordon M. Bethune

Managing Director at G-b1 Partners
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Gordon M. Bethune

Managing Director at G-b1 Partners

Overview

Birth Location
San Antonio, TX, United States
Age
76 (Born 1942)
Notable Companies
Continental Airlines, Inc.
Awards
3
Board Seats
20
Number of Relationships
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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sprint Corp.

Strategic Partner at C5 Capital Ltd.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Founder at Storch Advisors, Inc.

Senior Advisor at SSA & Company

Vice President for Global & Strategic Initiatives at Yale University

Former Executive Vice President at Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Director & Professor at Institute for Public Policy Research

Former Chief Executive Officer at Gras Savoye SA
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Former Director at United Way of Brazos Valley
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Educational Background

Bachelor of Science Degree 
Class of 1984 
ACU Profile Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size. Our Mission Our mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Our Promise ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world. Our 21st-Century Vision By 2020, ACU will become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders. Our Religious Heritage Established by members of the Churches of Christ, ACU maintains a strong relationship with these independently governed congregations around the world. Since its founding, the university has welcomed all students of character and ability who value the university’s strong Christian environment and exceptional learning environment. Required daily chapel and required Bible courses contribute to the open acknowledgment of Christian faith as an important aspect of the lives of most ACU students. All faculty, staff, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees are Christians. Quick Facts Selective, private, master's-level university founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas Graduates accepted into medical schools at a rate more than twice the national average Graduates accepted into law schools at a rate of more than 90 percent One of only six church-affiliated universities that have a journalism program accredited by ACEJMC Undergraduates included in significant faculty research projects All full-time undergraduate students are provided an iPhone or iPod touch as part of ACU's award-winning mobile-learning initiative Majority of students actively volunteer in the community All-Christian faculty personally interested in students' studies and lives Students may choose from 71 baccalaureate majors that include more than 125 areas of study, 25 master's degree programs and one doctoral program Career network of 86,000 ACU alumni in every state and 109 countries Annual enrollment of about 4,700 students from across the U.S. and about 40 nations 64 national athletics team championships Beautiful, 250-acre, modern campus 180 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth area Our Students and Faculty About 4,600 students, including 800 graduate students, come to ACU from nearly every state and 43 nations. We have a diverse and global environment, which we believe enriches student learning. Our students are served by more than 245 full-time faculty members who focus on high-quality teaching, scholarship and service. More than 97 percent of tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 15:1. The faculty and administrators are actively involved as leaders and presenters in many national professional associations, and ACU is an active member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The university includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services; the Graduate School; the Graduate School of Theology; the School of Information Technology and Computing; the School of Social Work; and a School of Nursing. High-tech classrooms, computer labs in the residence halls, full wireless Internet across campus, and ACU’s innovative mobile-learning initiative guarantee our students are prepared for the fast-paced technological world of today. The university offers generous merit scholarships to incoming students with exceptional academic records and demonstrated leadership skills, and ACU attracts some of the nation's brightest students who want to study in a Christian environment. Students have found that the small classes taught by talented, caring faculty members provide them an advantage when they search for jobs after graduation or apply to graduate schools. Because ACU's professors know their students so well and often serve as mentors, they are able to provide excellent references to medical schools, law schools, graduate programs and future employers. Exceptional Academics At ACU, students experience some rare opportunities to prepare for their future careers. In the physics program, undergraduate students regularly participate with faculty members at national nuclear physics laboratories and make national and international presentations. Most universities only allow graduate students to participate in this high-level work. In the journalism program, students produce a twice-weekly newspaper that has received All-American honors every year since 1975. Communication majors regularly win national debate competitions against large, prestigious universities. English students win highly competitive writing competitions. Business majors travel to Colorado for a unique leadership institute. The College of Business Administration is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The university includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, the Graduate School, the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Information Technology and Computing, the School of Social Work, and the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. High-tech classrooms, computer labs in the residence halls, fast Internet connections, email access as an incoming student and much more guarantee our students are prepared for the fast-paced technological world of today. Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU. Academic Resources Margaret and Herman Brown Library is at the heart of ACU's academic program. It includes the innovative Learning Commons, the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Center, the Speaking Center, and the AT&T Learning Studio. The university's Learning Studio and Learning Commons provide innovative spaces for students to collaborate and acquire skills to use the latest technology. ACU's award-winning mobile-earning initiative helps ensure cutting-edge technology is an integral part of each student's education. Brown Library holds more than 1.5 million volumes and 1 million microforms held by ACU and other members of the Abilene Library Consortium. Students also can access more than 20,000 journals. ACU is a depository library for U.S. Government Documents. The library's Special Collections department includes rare books and Bibles, manuscripts, and archival materials. The Center for Restoration Studies, headquartered in the library, is a magnet for church history scholars. Distinctive Academic Environment ACU places great value on the dynamic relationship that should exist between professors and their students. U.S. News & World Report honors ACU for "an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching" and ranks it as the No. 1 “Up and Coming” university in the West Region. Many institutions rely extensively on graduate assistants. Not ACU. All our courses are taught by qualified faculty members. And when professors work on research projects, you can usually find undergraduates by their side, a rarity elsewhere. How do we know this philosophy works? Because each year, some of the nation's top businesses come to our campus to interview because they know ACU students have the education and preparation needed to succeed. Outstanding faculty. Great facilities. Good jobs and graduate school. They're all the result of ACU's uncommon commitment to teaching and learning. ACU prepares its graduates for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Student Life As a residential campus, ACU is alive with activities from concerts and comedians to weeknight devotionals and poetry readings. Many students participate in intramural sports, men's and women's social clubs, Spring Break mission campaigns, and the annual Sing Song performance event. Almost 100 campus organizations give students many venues for involvement and leadership. ACU also provides opportunities to study abroad in several different countries. The university is located in Abilene, Texas, an All-America City of 117,000 people with a variety of social, religious, athletic and cultural activities. Abilene is a safe, fun place to live – all the amenities without the hassles of a mega-city. Health, Wellness and Recreation The $21 million Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a focal point on campus. Designed to encourage wellness of the whole individual - body, mind and spirit - it includes the ACU Medical and Counseling Center and is the home of a dynamic intramural program with championship and recreational leagues for students of all interests and abilities Athletics As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II) and the Lone Star Conference, ACU competes in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, women's soccer and women’s softball. During the past decade, ACU has consistently been ranked by the Learfield Director's Cup competition as having one of the best NCAA Division II athletics programs in the nation. Successful Alumni Graduates of ACU have become best-selling Christian authors, ministers, members of Congress, state judges, big-city mayors, researchers, Hollywood movie producers, teachers and superintendents, top Nashville musicians and music producers, distinguished university professors, business owners, nationally renowned physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners, and winners of Emmy, Telly, Dove, Grammy, Inventor of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. We believe our 86,000 alumni make a real difference in the world in positive ways every day. Contact Us For more information about attending ACU, call toll-free 800-460-6228, write the Office of Admissions at ACU Box 29000, Abilene, Texas 79699-9000, or send email to info@admissions.acu.edu.
MBA 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History

Managing Director
2005 - ?
Senior Management Positions (Western Air Lines Inc.)
Tenure Unconfirmed
Delta Air Lines, Inc. engages in the provision of scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates through the folllowing segments: Airline, Refinery, and Other. The Airline segment provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Refinery segment consists of jet fuel and non-jet fuel products. The Other segment comprises of other activities. The company was founded by Collett Everman Woolman in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
Senior Management Positions (Braniff Airlines)
Tenure Unconfirmed
American Airlines, Inc. provides scheduled airline transportation services in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The firm also operates as a scheduled air freight carrier that provides various freight and mail services to shippers. It also offers travel insurance, email subscriptions, group and meeting travel and business programs services. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2004
Continental Airlines, Inc. is an air carrier engaged in the business of transporting passengers, cargo and mail. The company operates in two business segments: mainline and regional. Continental Airlines was founded on July 15, 1934 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
Vice President & General Manager, Renton Division
1988 - 1994
The Boeing Co. is an aerospace company that manufactures commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Its products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic, and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. The company is organized into three business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides related support services, principally to the commercial airline industry worldwide. Its Defense, Space & Security business comprises three segments: Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems and Global Services & Support. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is engaged in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for global strike, including fighter and combat rotorcraft aircraft and missile systems; global mobility, including tanker, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft; and airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, including command and control, battle management and airborne anti-submarine aircraft. The Network & Space Systems segment is engaged in the research, development, production and modification of the following products and related services: electronics and information systems, including command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems, including satellites and commercial satellite launch vehicles; and space exploration. The Global Services & Support segment provides customers with mission readiness through total support solutions. Its global services business sustains aircraft and systems with a full spectrum of products and services through integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, including pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment seeks to ensure that Boeing customers have the financing they need to buy and take delivery of their Boeing product and manages overall financing exposure. The company was founded by William Edward Boeing on July 15, 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Senior Vice President, Operations
1984 - 1988
Piedmont Airlines, Inc. provides regional air carrier services. It operates 55 deHavilland DHC-8 turbo prop aircraft. The company was founded by Richard A. Henson in 1931 and is headquartered in Salisbury, MD.
Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance
1978 - 1982
Chief Petty Officer
1958 - Prior
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is larger than the next 13 largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, one under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 317,054 personnel on active duty and 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft.
Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance
Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Lead Independent Director
2017 - Current
Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc. owns and operates hotels and resorts. It offers accomodation, lodging, and different amenities to business and leisure travelers. The firm portfolio of hotels include Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree (DoubleTree by Hilton), Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company was founded by Conrad Hilton in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.
Member, Board of Directors
2012 - Current
Chung joins Sprint from LG Electronics where he served as a senior vice president, managing the account division for major U.S. operators. Previously he worked at McKinsey and Company Inc. and also held management positions at Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies. Chung earned his bachelor's degree at U.C. Berkeley in Computer Science and earned his master's degree at Stanford University in Computer Science. He also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania at Wharton.
Member, Board of Directors
2004 - Current
Sprint Communications, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services that are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. It provides 4G wireless broadband services. The company builds and operates next generation mobile broadband networks, which provide high-speed mobile Internet and residential access services, as well as residential voice services, in communities throughout the country. It operates through two reportable segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale and affiliate basis, which includes the sale of wireless services which utilize the Sprint network but are sold under the wholesaler's brand. The Wireline segment provides a broad suite of wireline voice and data communications services to other communications companies and targeted business and consumer subscribers. It also provides voice, data and IP communication services to Wireless segment and IP and other services to cable Multiple System Operators that resell local and long distance services and use back office systems and network assets in support of their telephone service provided over cable facilities primarily to residential end-user subscribers. The company was founded by Cleyson Brown in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, KS.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2016
For more than 135 years, Prudential Financial, Inc., has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Today, we are one of the world's largest financial services institutions with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols: The Rock ®, an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation.
Chairman
Prior - 2008
Chairman
2006 - 2009
Aloha Airgroup, Inc. provides scheduled passenger air transportation services. It also provides cargo services in Hawaii, Nevada and California regions. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Honolulu, HI.
Director
Prior - 2006
Director
Prior - 2005
Director
2005 - Prior
Prudential Insurance Co. of America provides investment advice. It offers insurance products and services. The company was founded on May 13, 1901 and is headquartered in Newark, NJ.
Director
2004 - 2008
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. provides insurance, reinsurance brokerage and risk management consulting services. It develops and delivers insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting, and actuarial services. The company provides specialized risk management advisory and other services to clients in various industries, including aerospace, marine, energy, and construction industries. It acts as an intermediary between clients and insurance carriers by advising clients on risk management requirements. The company also offers various services to its clients, which enable them to identify and control their risks. The services primarily comprise strategic risk consulting, including providing actuarial analyses; due diligence services; and practical on-site risk control services, such as health and safety, or property loss control consulting. The company was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Director
2004 - 2008
Willis Group Ltd. provides insurance brokerage services. The company specializes in providing services to the Banking & Finance, Global Markets, International Business, Healthcare and Human Resources & Law industry. It is located in London, UK.
Director
2004 - 2008
Willis Towers Watson Plc engages in the provision of advisory, broking, and solutions services. It operates through the following segments: Human Capital and Benefits; Corporate Risk and Broking; Investment, Risk and Reinsurance; and Exchange Solutions. The Human Capital and Benefits segment provides an array of advice, broking, solutions and software for employee benefit plans, the human resources organization, and the management teams. The Corporate Risk and Broking segment offers a broad range of risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services to clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. The Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment applies a sophisticated approach to risk which helps clients free up capital and manage investment complexity. The Exchange Solutions segment covers medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across both the group and individual markets. The company was founded on January 4, 2016 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Director
2004 - Prior
Willis Group Holdings Plc operates as a holding company that through its subsidiaries provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance and consulting services to its clients worldwide. The company operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Global. The North America segment provides risk management, insurance brokerage, employee benefits brokerage and consulting services in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The International segment provides reinsurance and risk management services in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America. The Global segment provides brokerage and consulting services. Willis Group Holdings was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Director
2001 - Prior
ANC Rental Corp owns and operates car rental businesses under the brand names Alamo and National. Their rental operations has a presence in the airport leisure and business travel market. Alamo and National serve the daily rental needs of both leisure and business travelers from a network. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Director
1999 - 2000
Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses
Lead Independent Director
1999 - 2016
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do.
Director
1996 - Prior
Continental Airlines, Inc. is an air carrier engaged in the business of transporting passengers, cargo and mail. The company operates in two business segments: mainline and regional. Continental Airlines was founded on July 15, 1934 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
Chairman
Prior
Travelport LP provides online transaction processing and information technology services to the travel industries. It offers information, bookings, transaction processing, and related services for airlines, travel agencies and other travel-related entities. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Part of The River Performing & Visual Arts Center, Theatre Under The Stars is an American company located in Houston, TX, that produces, directs and conducts musical theater presentations. It was acquired by The River Performing & Visual Arts Center on 04 May 10.
Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current
THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART IS A UNIQUE GRADUATE SCHOOL THAT COMBINES INTENSIVE TECHNICAL TRAINING IN THE FINE ARTS WITH ACTIVE CRITICAL DISCOURSE. WE BELIEVE THAT RIGOROUSLY TRAINED ARTISTS ARE BEST ABLE TO REALIZE THEIR ARTISTIC VISION. THEREFORE, ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT TRADITIONAL METHODS AND TECHNIQUES AND ENCOURAGED TO USE THESE SKILLS TO MAKE VITAL CONTEMPORARY ART. AS SUCH, THE ACADEMY SERVES AS A CREATIVE AND INTELLECTUAL CENTER FOR ALL ARTISTS DEDICATED TO HIGHLY-SKILLED, CONCEPTUALLY-AWARE FIGURATIVE AND REPRESENTATIONAL ART.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2007
United Way of Greater Houston provides child and family social services. The organization offers programs in the following four areas, developing children and youth to their full potential with an emphasis on programs involving abuse and neglect, adoption, character development, child care and after school services, delinquency intervention, foster care, special education, and teen pregnancy

Political Donations

$2,500
2004
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is the Republican Hill committee which works to elect Republicans to the United States House of Representatives. The NRCC was formed in 1866, when the Republican caucuses of the House and Senate formed a "Congressional Committee". It supports the election of Republicans to the House through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations; technical and research assistance to Republican candidates and Party organizations; voter registration, education and turnout programs; and other Party-building activities.
$2,000
2003
Former President of United States
$1,000
2002
Majority Whip at Office of the Senate Majority Whip, John Cornyn
$1,000
2001
Former Senator from New Jersey
$1,000
2000
Of Counsel at Jones Walker LLP
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Awards & Honors

Hall of Fame
2012
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
2009
Aviation Week and Space Technology - Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement
2003
Tony Jannus Award

Events

Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 Evening with the Fortune 500
Fortune presented an Evening with the Fortune 500, held in New York City on Monday, May 7 at the New York Stock Exchange. This gathering of CEOs and other leaders from America’s most important companies focused on the most innovative and effective efforts that companies are making in job creation and as well as hiring and engaging with one of America’s most valuable resources: military veterans.

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