Don Dillard
Don Dillard Consulting, LLC

Don Dillard established Don Dillard Consulting, LLC in 2011. He is offering his creative problem solving services to clients who are embracing the many challenges associated with urban and regional development. Dillard has over 35 years of professional experience in planning, developing, and managing the urban and regional environment of Texas. His experience includes the private sector as well as the public sector. His private sector experience includes: City and regional planning, land use and transportation planning, design and architecture, real estate development, and real estate management. His public service employment and volunteer activities include: City, county and regional governments, chamber of commerce, various state and metroplex professional organizations and various charity boards. 

In recent years, as President of Galatyn Park Corporation (Hunt Petroleum Corporation), he was involved in the creation of Galatyn Park and managed the planning and development of this venture for the Hunt/Hill Families. Galatyn Park is a 500 acre mixed use Transit Oriented Development located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of U.S. 75 Central Expressway and the President George Bush Turnpike in Richardson, Texas. Galatyn Park is served by Dart’s two rail light stations- Bush Turnpike Station and the Galatyn Park Station. Dillard, on behalf of Galatyn Park, coordinated with Dart and the City of Richardson to locate these Dart Stations in Galatyn Park. In recent years, he played an instrumental role in providing the site for the largest office campus built in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in more than two decades. The 1.1-million square foot Blue Cross-Blue Shield project in Richardson was awarded Dallas Business Journal’s “Deal of the Year” in 2006. 

As Vice President of real estate for Hunt Petroleum Corporation, he managed over 5,000 acres in the metroplex area for the Hunt/Hill family real estate team. His career with the Hunt/Hill family started when he was hired to provide family donated right-of-way for what is today the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) and in return obtain development rights from Plano and Richardson along the corridor. His efforts to secure PGBT for Collin County led to his appointment by Governor George Bush to the Texas Turnpike Authority and the North Texas Tollway Authority. The balance of his experience was in hotel development for the Metro Hotel Corporation, just prior to being hired by the Hunt/Hill Families in Dallas. 

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE His public sector employment included the cities of Waco and Temple. He served for 10 years as City Planner and Assistant City Manager in Waco, Texas. During his Waco tenure, he was a private architectural and planning consultant to urban renewal agencies of several Texas cities. He also instructed part time, in urban development at Baylor University. In Temple, he worked in the engineering department. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE Mr. Dillard served as Chairman of the North Texas Tollway Authority Board (NTTA), for four years of his nine years service to the NTTA Board. He was a Governor George Bush and a Collin County Appointee during his tenure on the NTTA Board. 

His service to the Richardson Chamber of Commerce includes: Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman for Economic Development and Chairman of the Richardson Developers Committee. In 1997, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce named Mr. Dillard “Citizen of the Year”. He has also served as President of the Plano Developers Council and as a member of the Plano Economic Developers Board. In 2008 Mr. Dillard was honored with the Living Legends Award by the Collin College Foundation. Currently he serves as a Board Member on the Texas Motor Speedway’s Children Charities Board, which raises funds for grants benefiting children’s health, social and educational organizations. 

Don holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning), and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University, as well as an Associate Arts degree from Temple College. He is a registered architect in the State of Texas and a corporate member of the The Texas Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. 

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