Board of Directors
President and CEO of R. D. Stone Interests
Chairman of the Tolleson Wealth Management Audit Committee
Mr. R. Dary Stone is President and Chief Executive Officer of R.D. Stone Interests. He is active in the real estate and financial services industry, currently serving as Director of Cousins Properties Inc.(NYSE: CUZ) and Director of Tolleson Private Bank, and formerly serving as a Director of Lone Star Bank and as Chairman of the Texas Finance Commission.
Mr. Stone founded and built a commercial development company in Texas, Faison-Stone, Inc., which was acquired by Atlanta-based Cousins Properties. Dary served as President of Cousins Properties and as Vice Chairman of the company upon his return to Texas.
Dary has always been active in public affairs. Before beginning his real estate career, he served as Counsel to former Texas Gov. Bill Clements; Director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, D.C.; and as Campaign Manager for the re-election of Gov. Clements. Dary also served as a regional board member of the Resolution Trust Corporation.
Dary is a member and past Chairman of the Board of Regents of Baylor University. Previously, Dary served as a Director of Lone Star Bank, Baylor Medical Center Foundation, the Texas Economic Development Foundation, Cistercian Preparatory School, the Real Estate Roundtable, and the Real Estate Council (of Dallas). He is a former member of the Governor’s Strategic Planning Committee, the Texas Commission on Judicial Efficiency, the North Texas Regional Transportation Task Force, and the Urban Land Institute.
He attended Tulane University and Baylor University for undergraduate studies. He has a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Baylor University.