Michael McMahan is a proven strategic planning, fundraising, and operations specialist with over 20 years experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In addition to his role at the GWOTMF, Michael serves as President and CEO of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. Prior to joining GWOTMF, he served as Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, overseeing all fundraising activities and events as well as integration of long-term revenue planning for Bush Institute and public programming workstreams. Previously, he had multiple operational roles at the Bush Center, including oversight of strategic planning and strategic partnerships across the Bush Center and Bush Institute.
Michael is a licensed member of the Texas Bar, and prior to joining the Bush Center, he was an energy law litigator. He served in the George W. Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of Policy and International Affairs. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Economics) and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law (J.D.).
Michael serves on the board of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, the Mission & Outreach Committee for St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal church, and is a member of the 43 Club young professionals organization.
Michael is proud of his military family members, including his namesake and uncle, Major General Michael C. McMahan, United States Air Force (Retired), and grandfather, Captain Lewis C. McMahan, United States Army Air Corps. (Retired.)