Theodore “Ted” C. Skokos
Theodore “Ted” C. Skokos, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, is an entrepreneur residing in Dallas, Texas. After a lengthy legal career first as a prosecutor and then as a civil attorney, Ted focused his energy on the businesses world. He founded multiple companies in various industries, including most prominently the wireless communications industry and the medical device industry. In order to give back, Ted and his wife Shannon founded The Ted and Shannon Skokos Foundation, which awards grants to public charities that make a positive impact on society by, among other things, advancing education, the arts, science and religion. Ted most recently served on the boards of The Texas Rangers Baseball Club, The Ted and Shannon Skokos Foundation, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts President’s Advisory Board, North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Southwestern Medical Foundation, Dallas Opera, and Brinker International Forum Advisory Board. Ted proudly served in the U.S. Army during all three missions of the Gulf War, i.e., Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Provide Comfort, and retired in 1992 as a 21-year veteran. Ted is also a former racecar driver in the North American circuit of the Ferrari Challenge Racing Series, where he and his teammate were North American Champions in 2009. He received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas.