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Mr. McClure is Executive Director of The Leadership Initiative at Texas A&M University. Mr. McClure was previously the Chief Executive Officer for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. McClure was the Washington, DC, managing partner for the international law firm, SNR Denton. He has also served as Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George H.W. Bush and as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President Ronald Reagan. His previous U.S. government service includes Legislative Director to U.S. Senator John Tower, Associate Deputy U.S. Attorney General and Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1995, Governor George W. Bush appointed Mr. McClure to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents where he served as vice chairman.
Mr. McClure also serves as Lead Director on the Board for Alex Lee, Inc., a North Carolina-based food retailer and distributor. In 2011-12 he served as President of The University Club of Washington, D.C. Having served as Chairman from 1998 to 2002, Mr. McClure is a Board member of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.
A former Managing Shareholder of Winstead, Sechrest and Minick, Mr. McClure previously served as Managing Director of Public Strategies Incorporated and as Government Affairs Staff Vice President of Texas Air Corporation.
Mr. McClure graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural economics, earned summa cum laude honors, was chosen Phi Kappa Phi, elected student body president and received the Brown-Rudder Outstanding Student Award. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University in 1981.
In 1991 Mr. McClure was named the 115th Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and an Outstanding Young Alumnus of Baylor University. He has served as Vice President of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students and as a member of the Board of Directors of the 12th Man Foundation. In 1994, Time magazine named Mr. McClure as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders age 40 and under.