Michael A. Horne named Parkland Foundation CEO

Michael Horne
Michael Horne

Special to The Dallas Examiner

Michael A. Horne, EdD, a career educator and social entrepreneur, has been named president and CEO of Parkland Foundation and will take his seat on Aug. 5. He will replace David E. Krause, who last year announced his plans to retire in the fall.

The son of an educator, Horne comes to Parkland Foundation from the Knowledge is Power Program – known as KIPP – where he served as superintendent. There he oversaw the exponential growth of college preparatory education for the city’s most socially and economically disadvantaged children.

“Dr. Horne’s work with the KIPP program aligns with Parkland’s mission of caring for the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care,” said Parkland president and CEO Fred Cerise, MD, MPH. “His demonstrated abilities to generate and inspire philanthropic investments in the North Texas community will benefit generations to come.”

In his leadership role at KIPP, Horne oversaw an organization of 300 employees and managed a multimillion-dollar budget comprised of both federal and state revenue, as well as philanthropic dollars.

To grow KIPP DFW from one school educating 300 students to seven schools educating 3,000 students, he built an enterprise that increasingly addressed gaps between federal/state revenue and expenses. As a part of this effort, he also strategically cultivated relationships with donors and institutions that supported the advancement of the organization’s mission.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Parkland, a venerable institution in Dallas County and the country. My life’s work has been to lead institutions that are dedicated to addressing the barriers preventing our most vulnerable residents from realizing their full potential,” he said. “I am excited to work with the Parkland Foundation team to advance the mission and vision of Parkland Health & Hospital System.”

In his role as president and CEO, Horne will be the key management leader of the foundation and key relationship manager representing Parkland in the community to cultivate support for the health system in Dallas and beyond.

Prior to joining the KIPP program in 2011, he served in numerous educational roles in New York and Massachusetts.

He earned his Doctor of Education degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as his Master in Education Policy and Management. He received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

He is the recipient of the 2018 Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the KIPP Fisher Fellowship, KIPP Miles Family Fellowship and the 2005 Amherst College Class of 1954 Commitment to Teaching award. Horne was a member of the 2019 Leadership Dallas Class, Dallas Assembly, The Commit Partnership-Leadership Council and a member of the Grow South Advisory Council. He serves on the boards of Year Up DFW and St. Philip’s School and Community Center.

“The resources secured by Parkland Foundation under David Krause’s guidance have significantly advanced the health system’s goals and made a lasting difference in the quality of care provided to residents of Dallas County,” Sara Albert, vice chair, Parkland Foundation board of directors said. “We want to congratulate him and wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his leadership of successful capital campaigns including the $150 million in philanthropic donations for the new Parkland Memorial Hospital and the $40 million for the Moody Center for Breast Health now under construction. David’s steadfast commitment and dedication to Parkland’s patients will serve as an inspiration for others who understand and support the important role played by Dallas’ only public hospital.”


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