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Grant S. Moise

Grant S. Moise

Chief Executive Officer,
DallasNews Corporation

President and Publisher,
The Dallas Morning News

Grant S. Moise is currently chief executive officer of DallasNews Corporation and president and publisher of The Dallas Morning News, one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States.  In his role, Grant is responsible for both The Dallas Morning News and Medium Giant which is one of Texas’ largest marketing agencies serving clients nationwide.

Previously, Grant served as general manager of The Dallas Morning News and senior vice president of Business Development for DallasNews Corporation.  He managed mergers and acquisitions for DallasNews Corporation and oversaw the integration of new companies into the Company’s marketing solutions ecosystem – including The Dallas Morning News core assets, as well as six new businesses that were built or acquired during the past five years.  Prior to that, Grant served as the vice president of digital for The Dallas Morning News where he was responsible for the monetization of all digital assets.

In addition to Grant’s direct responsibilities, he also sits on the boards of the News Media Alliance, the Dallas Citizens Council, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU, and the Neeley School of Business Board of Advisors at TCU.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

A native of New Mexico, Moise currently resides in Dallas with his wife, Katie, and their three children, Macy, Lyle and Reid.

Robert W. Decherd

Robert W. Decherd

Director since October 2007

Executive Chairman

Robert Decherd became executive chairman of the Board of Directors on May 12, 2022. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer from May 17, 2018 until then. Robert served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of DallasNews Corporation from December 2007 through September 2013 and was vice chairman of the Board of Directors from September 2013 through December 2016. Robert served as non-executive chairman of Belo Corp. from February 2008 through December 2013 and he held several executive positions during his 35-year career with Belo Corp., including chairman and chief executive officer from January 1987 through January 2008. Robert has been a member of the board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since 1996, served as that company’s Lead Director from 2004-2008, chairman of the audit committee from 2002-2004, and is presently chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Robert is chairman of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation that promotes the establishment of center-city parks. He has served on the Advisory Council for Harvard University’s Center for Ethics and the Board of Visitors of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

John A. Beckert

John A. Beckert

Operating Partner
Highlander Partners, L.P.
Director since September 2011

Lead Director
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman
Compensation and Management Development Committee Member
Audit Committee Member

John Beckert was an Operating Partner for Highlander Partners, L.P., a private equity firm, from March 2012 until December 2021. He served as a Special Advisor to Highlander Partners from October 2010 to March 2012. John served ClubCorp, Inc., a golf course and resort management company, as chief executive officer from June 2004 through December 2006 and chief operating officer from August 2002 through June 2004. He became chairman of the board and a director of ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. in August 2013 prior to the company’s initial public offering and served in this role until the sale of ClubCorp, Inc. in September 2017. John served as chairman of the board of The Composites Group, a company that develops and manufactures thermoset plastic compounds and custom molded components, from December 2010 to November 2014. He was a member of the board of directors of Meisel, a digital graphic arts provider, until December 2012. From May 2000 until July 2002, John was a partner in Seneca Advisors L.L.P., a Dallas-based consulting and private investment firm, and from 1985 to April 2000, he served as chief operating officer of Dallas-based Bristol Hotels & Resorts, then the largest independent hotel operating company in North America.

Louis E. Caldera

Louis E. Caldera

Professor of Leadership
College of Professional Studies,
George Washington University
Director since March 2011

Compensation and Management Development Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member
Audit Committee Member

Louis Caldera is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and a Senior Affiliate in the Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). He also serves as a senior fellow at the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute since July 2016. Louis is also a private investor and consultant. Louis previously served on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, compliance and nominating and governance committees of Career Education Corp. from March 2013 until October 2015. He served as vice president of programs of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation from July 2010 until March 2012. Louis was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress from June 2009 to June 2010, and served as director of the White House Military Office in the Obama Administration from January 2009 to May 2009. Louis served as a tenured member of the University of New Mexico Law School faculty from August 2003 to December 2010 and was president of the University of New Mexico from August 2003 to February 2006. Previously, Louis was vice chancellor for university advancement at The California State University and Secretary of the Army in the Clinton Administration.

Louis is a former director of DallasNews Corporation (December 2007 to January 2009), Belo Corp. (July 2001 to February 2008), IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. (May 2002 to August 2008), and Southwest Airlines Co. (March 2003 to January 2009).

Ronald D. McCray

Ronald D. McCray

Director Since September 2010

Audit Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member
Compensation and Management Development Committee Member

Ron McCray is a limited partner of Boston Championship Basketball, LLC. Ron is an advisor to RLJ Equity Partners. He previously served as chairman of the board of Career Education Corp., a for-profit education services company, from July 2015 to October 2015 and served as its interim president and chief executive officer from February 2015 to April 2015. Ron served as vice president and chief administrative officer of Nike, Inc. from August 2007 until May 2009. He served as senior vice president — law and government affairs of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from August 2003 until August 2007, and as its chief compliance officer from November 2004 until August 2007. Ron joined Kimberly-Clark in 1987 and held other senior positions prior to 2003 and also served as a member of the management executive committee. Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Ron was an attorney at the law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and Jones Day in Dallas. Ron is a former director of Career Education Corp., Knight-Ridder, Inc., Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and EveryWare Global, Inc. Additionally, Ron is a member of the governing boards of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the boards of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Artists of Charleston, and was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to be a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Dunia A. Shive

Dunia A. Shive

Director Since 2021

Compensation and Management Development Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Dunia Shive served as senior vice president of TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., a broadcast and digital media company, from 2013 to 2017. She was president and chief executive officer of Belo Corp. from 2008 to 2013, which was acquired by Gannett in 2013. She joined Belo Corp. in 1993 and served as chief financial officer and various other leadership positions, including controller, prior to her election as president and chief executive officer.  Dunia has served on other public company boards since 2015: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (since 2019), Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (through July 2018), Main Street Capital Corporation (since March 2020) and Trinity Industries, Inc. (since 2014). Dunia serves as the audit committee chair for Kimberly-Clark and Trinity Industries. She also serves on the Main Street Capital Corporation nominating and corporate governance committee.