George Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

Roger Adamson

The George Foundation Trustees announced the retirement, effective May 1st, 2013, of longtime Executive Director, Roland Adamson, who has served the Foundation for 35 years. “After interviewing the top three candidates, the Foundation Trustees have recruited Roger Adamson to fill the open position of Chief Executive Officer of The George Foundation,” said Pat McDonald, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Adamson, the Foundation’s newly appointed CEO, is a 1999 graduate of the United States Military Academy, receiving a BS degree in Systems Engineering. From West Point, he went on to fulfill his military obligations from 1999-2004, training at Fort Hood, Texas and a tour in Iraq. While in Iraq, Adamson served as the Company Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion’s 67th Armor Regiment in Ba’qubah and as Operations Officer at Headquarters of the 4th Infantry Division in Tikrit.

Following his military service, Adamson received a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2006, majoring in Marketing, Finance, and Management & Strategy. He comes to the Foundation with seven years of experience in management and marketing with a Fortune 500 Company, Caesars Entertainment, where his last position was Vice President of Marketing.

Adamson stated, “I am very happy to be returning to the community where I grew up and graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School, and to bring with me my family, my wife Jennie and two children, who will now get to experience the richness of growing up in Fort Bend County.”

McDonald stated, “The Foundation Trustees feel that they have found the right candidate to make this transition in leadership to carry on the work begun by Mamie and Albert George in 1945. We welcome Roger and his family and look forward to working with him to fulfill the mission of The George Foundation.”