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Linda and Mitch Hart

Linda & Mitch Hart

Milledge A. "Mitch" Hart, III

Chairman, Hart Group, Inc.

Milledge A. Hart, III a native Texan, is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Following service in the Marine Corps, Mr. Hart joined IBM Corporation as a marketing representative. In 1962, Mr. Hart joined Ross Perot as one of the founders of Electronic Data Systems Corp. In 1969, he became Executive Vice President of the company and became President in 1970, the position he held until his retirement in 1977.

Later in 1978 Mr. Hart founded, and remains Chairman of the Board of Rmax Operating, LLC, which manufactures rigid isocyanurate insulation. Rmax currently has plants in Dallas, Texas; Greenville, South Carolina; and Reno, Nevada. Its products include residential wall and roof insulation, and commercial roof insulation, as well as other specialty products.

In 1983, he formed Hart Group, a diversified group of companies involved in insulation manufacturing and investments. Subsequently, Hart Group Inc. was founded in 1988.

In addition to being Chairman of the Board of Hart Group, Inc. and Rmax Operating, LLC, Mr. Hart serves/has served on the following outside boards:

  • The Home Depot, Inc. (one of the original founders; retired from Board in 2008 after 30 years of service), served on the following Committees: Executive Committee and Chairman of the Information Technology Advisory Council
  • Docucorp International, Chairman of the Board and served on the following Committees: Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, and Audit Ex-Officio
  • Southern Methodist University former Board of Trustee, Campaign Leadership Council, and various Committees of the Board: Executive, Academic Policy Trustee and Investment Committee Chairman
  • Southern Methodist University Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series: Nominating Committee (former Chairman)
  • Southern Methodist University Hart Global Leaders Forum (endowed and funded) and sponsorship of the Hart Presidential Scholars
  • Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board Member and Campaign Steering Committee
  • Southern Methodist University Hart Center for Engineering Leadership (funded) Board Member
  • Episcopal School of Dallas, Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Endowment Committee (Former Chairman of the Board and Founding Director)
  • Duke University, Trustee Emeritus, Sanford Institute Board of Visitors. Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and Hart Leadership Program benefactor (endowed this undergraduate program in 1986)
  • Baylor Health Care System Foundation Board
  • Recipient of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives - Dallas Chapter 1999 Outstanding Philanthropist
  • Claridge Association (President)
  • Strawberry Park Home Owners Association, President (Beaver Creek, Colorado)
  • Beaver Creek Property Owners Association

Mr. Hart is also a member of World Presidents' Organization, Chief Executives' Organization, Inc., and was also selected as a member of Who's Who in American Business and Who’s Who in Texas.


Linda Wertheimer Hart

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hart Group, Inc.


Linda Wertheimer Hart is Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hart Group, Inc., a diversified group of companies involved in insulation manufacturing and investments. She is also the former Chairman of Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global technology company focused on storing, protecting, and connecting a digital world. In addition to being a director of the Hart Group companies, Ms. Hart is currently, or has been, a member of a variety of outside Boards, including the following:


  • Imation Corp. (Non-Executive Chairman of the Board; Former Lead Director; member and Former Chairman, Nominating and Governance Committee; member, Compensation Committee)
  • Conner Peripherals, Inc. (Chairman, Audit Committee; member, Compensation Committee) (Conner Peripherals, Inc. sold to Seagate Technology)
  • WordPerfect Corporation (merged) - (Chairman, Compensation Committee; member, Audit Committee) (WordPerfect Corporation sold to Novell, Inc.)
  • SICPA Industries of America, Inc.
  • Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington D.C. (CSIS) Board of Trustees (Member, Executive Committee; Chairman, Real Estate Committee)
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Board of Advisors
  • New York Stock Exchange Legal Advisory Committee (Former Chairman; Ex-Officio member)
  • Women’s Leadership Board, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees
  • DFW Directors Roundtable Advisory Board
  • Southern Methodist University Hart E-Center Advisory Board
  • Southern Methodist University Tate Lecture Series Board (Former Chairman)
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law and Cox School of Business Executive Boards
  • Southern Methodist University Hart Global Leaders Forum Board
  • Southern Methodist University Hart Center for Engineering Leadership (funded) Board Member
  • The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Advisory Board (Former Chairman)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Management School Foundation (Former Chairman)
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Health System Board of Visitors (Charter Member)
  • Dallas Citizens Council Board
  • Dallas Symphony Association, Inc. (Former Chairman of the Board)
  • Dallas Opera Board (Member, Finance Committee)
  • Duke University Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board
  • AFI Dallas International Film Festival Board
  • Texas National Research Laboratory Commission Board (Texas Agency-Superconducting Super Collider)
  • International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation Board
  • Dallas Women's Foundation (Chairman, Advisory Council)
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Advisory Board
  • Vail Valley Music Festival Executive Board

For the 24 years prior to joining the Hart Group in 1990, Ms. Hart was engaged in the private practice of law in Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate and securities matters. While continuing her legal practice in Dallas, Ms. Hart also served as outside consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. and as a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.S. cum laude 1962) and Southern Methodist University Law School (L.L.B. 1965). Ms. Hart has been a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has written and lectured frequently throughout the country on corporate and securities law subjects.

Ms. Hart served on the NYSE Special Study on Self Regulation, is Chairman Emeritus of the University of California Securities Regulation Institute, has been a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the National Center on Financial Services of the University of California at Berkeley, the Trade and Investment Task Force of the Dallas Commission on International Development and the Executive Committee of the U.S. Government Business Forums on Capital Formation and was selected as an International Business Fellow. She is a member of the Committee of 200 and is Past President of International Women's Forum - Dallas.

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