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The Texas Instruments Foundation has named Sam Self its new chairman of the board.

Throughout his 34-year career at TI, Self held financial positions in various business units before retiring in 2002 as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. He is an active member in the community and serves on the board of the Baptist Foundation of Texas and as a trustee of the Eugene McDermott Foundation.

He has been a volunteer with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for 26 years and currently serves on the United Way Foundationís Investment Advisory committee. Earlier this year, he served as interim president and chief executive officer of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO), managing the DSO's operations between the departure of the former president and the appointment of a permanent successor.

Self holds a masterís degree in business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

He replaced Jack Swindle, who retired after five years of service on the board.

"Jack has been a dedicated leader with a deep commitment to improving the quality of life in our communities," said Terri West, vice chair of the TI Foundation and a TI senior vice president. "Combining Jackís legacy with Samís experience and abilities, we can have confidence the TI Foundation will continue to invest in important programs to improve education, arts and human services."

Two other members were recently elected to the 10-member board as well. David Heacock, TI senior vice president of High Volume Analog & Logic, joined the board in May. Lewis McMahan, a retired vice president who led TIís Worldwide Facilities operations, joined in August.

"We are committed to advancing educational and civic initiatives, supporting grantees in ways that increase their effectiveness and reach," Self said. "We look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in our communities."

The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit corporation providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes. For more information, click here.

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