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Texas Instruments Foundation board names new chairman

Oct 2, 2013

DALLAS, TEXAS (October 2, 2013) - The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation has named Lewis McMahan as its new chairman of the board.

McMahan joined the TI Foundation board in August of 2008.  A retired TI vice president, he headed TI’s Worldwide Facilities operations during his 36-year career at the company.  He grew up in Dallas and attended Highland Park High School and Southern Methodist University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

His TI assignments and responsibilities included international facilities planning and coordination, as well as management of wafer fabrication plant construction and leading the Worldwide Facilities’ Environmental Health and Safety organization from 1998 to 2005.

McMahan’s community involvement has included board positions on the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Commission, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, SMU Alumni Association, Quality Texas Foundation and Dallas Museum of Art.  He also has served as president of TI Alumni Association and as an appointed member of Texas Water Development Board. 

His current responsibilities include serving on the New Parkland Hospital Construction Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of TI Alumni Association and the SMU Engineering School Executive Board.  

McMahan replaces Sam Self, who joined the TI Foundation board in 2008 and served five years as chair. Self retired from TI in 2002 after a 34-year career at TI as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. 

“Sam has done an excellent job leading the TI Foundation, and he will be missed.  He led some truly innovative philanthropic initiatives that are making an impact in education for North Texas, including grants to the Perot Museum and to Educate Texas for the Lancaster school district”, said Terri West, vice chair of the TI Foundation and a TI senior vice president.  “Lewis will continue the TI Foundation’s focus in education, the arts and human services, working with our board to keep building a better future.”

“The TI Foundation is committed to enriching and improving the communities where TI operates.  I’m excited about the great opportunities ahead for the TI Foundation and our community partners,” McMahan said.


About the Texas Instruments Foundation

The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments operates. Committed to supporting educational excellence, the foundation works to create measurable, replicable programs and initiatives.  

Note to editor:  A photograph of Lewis McMahan is available upon request.