About Us | Board of Directors
Our Development Approach Combines Proven Experience, Integrity, and Trust
Forestar's Board of Directors represent a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets.
Our directors contribute their exceptional talent and considerable experience to overseeing and guiding our business and affairs. Our Board is committed to furthering the mission, vision and strategy of Forestar.
Donald J. Tomnitz
Donald J. Tomnitz is currently serving as the Executive Chairman of Forestar.
Donald J. Tomnitz has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board since October 2017 and was appointed in connection with the Merger with D.R. Horton. Prior to joining Forestar, Mr. Tomnitz was a consultant to D.R. Horton from October 2014 to September 2017. From November 1998 to September 2014, Mr. Tomnitz was the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of D.R. Horton. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Tomnitz was President of D.R. Horton's Homebuilding Division. In 1998, he was elected an Executive Vice President of D.R. Horton and in 2000, he became President of D.R. Horton as well. Before joining D.R. Horton, Mr. Tomnitz was a Captain in the U.S. Army, a Vice President of RepublicBank of Dallas, N.A., and a Vice President of Crow Development Company, a Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Tomnitz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westminster College and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Western Illinois University.
Samuel R. Fuller
Samuel R. Fuller currently serves as Director of Forestar
Samuel R. Fuller has been retired since 2008, having obtained significant experience in accounting and financial roles through his employment with D.R. Horton from 1992 until his retirement. He served as Controller of D.R. Horton from 1995 until his promotion to Chief Financial Officer in 2000 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2000 until 2003. Mr. Fuller has served on the Board of Directors of Forestar since October 2017. Mr. Fuller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.
M. Ashton Hudson
M. Ashton Hudson is President and General Counsel of Rock Creek Capital Group, Inc.
M. Ashton Hudson is President and General Counsel of Rock Creek Capital Group, Inc., an alternative asset manager with significant land holdings throughout the southeast, and has been a partner and member of the Rock Creek Investment Committee since 2002. Previously, Mr. Hudson practiced law with the firm of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, where his legal practice was primarily focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. He is a former owner and manager of Timbervest, LLC, one of the first timber investment management organizations (TIMO). Mr. Hudson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wake Forest and a Juris Doctorate from the Wake Forest School of Law.
G.F. (Rick) Ringler, lll
G.F. (Rick) Ringler, lll currently serves as a Director of Forestar
G. F. (Rick) Ringler, III has provided real estate and financial consulting to various former customers since his retirement from commercial banking in 2012. From 2006 to 2012 he served as Senior Vice President – Commercial and Real Estate Lending for Frost Bank. He previously served on the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Burleson and Landmark Bank of Fort Worth where he also had real estate lending responsibilities there, as well as three others since 1968. Mr. Ringler has served on the Board of Directors of Forestar since October 2017. Mr. Ringler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Donald C. Spitzer
Donald C. Spitzer is a member of the Board of Directors of AirBorn, Inc.
Donald C. Spitzer has served as Chief Financial Officer for a family business with a variety of business and investment interests since October 2014. Mr. Spitzer is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and gained significant audit experience working at KPMG, an international public accounting firm, for 39 years. He served as a National Managing Partner and Partner-in-Charge of KPMG for many years as well as serving on the KPMG Board of Directors from 1997 until 2004. Mr. Spitzer has served on the Board of Directors of Forestar since October 2017. Mr. Spitzer has served as a member of the Board of Directors of AirBorn, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of electronic components, since 2014 where he serves on the AirBorn Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Spitzer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University.