Drue Pounds has served Hardin-Simmons University as a member of the Board of Development and as a two-time member of the Board of Young Associates.
Pounds currently serves as chief financial officer for Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, a consulting and technology company located in Plano, Texas.
From 2009-2012, he served as vice president for finance, and treasurer, of United Orthopedic Group, Inc. in Dallas. Under his tenure, the company more than doubled its size through acquisitions and organic growth.
Before joining UOG, Pounds oversaw the finance systems for LPL Financial Services, serving as vice president.
From 2003 to 2007, he served as vice president and controller for Bumble Bee Foods, one of North America’s largest canned seafood companies.
Pounds graduated cum laude in 1992 from HSU with a double major in finance and accounting and earned an M.B.A. in 2008 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Pounds first job out of school was with the Dallas office BDO LLP, an international accounting firm. As the first HSU graduate hired by BDO, he has helped other graduates from HSU’s Kelley College of Business secure positions over the last two decades.
Pounds was a two-time, NAIA All-American for the HSU Cowboys golf team in 1991 and 1992. The Brownwood native was also named academic All-American in his junior and senior years, and was the recipient of the 1992 George Skiles Anderson Medal, given by HSU to one outstanding graduating senior.
In 2005, Pounds was one of four named to the HSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Drue and his wife, Chris, live in Colleyville, Texas, with their two children, Abby, 13 years old, and Jack, 10. Chris is a professional trainer and facilitator. Drue and his family attend First Baptist Church of Grapevine where he was recently ordained as a deacon.
Pounds says he has a strong connection to HSU and the university’s commitment to provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, self-confidence and lifelong relationships in a Christian atmosphere.
Pounds says by continuing to be good stewards of its resources, HSU will stay on course to graduate Christian “difference makers” and leaders that this country and the world can rely upon.