Executive Team

Donald J. Tomnitz, Executive Chairman

Donald J. Tomnitz is currently serving as the Executive Chairman of Forestar. Prior to Forestar, he served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of D.R. Horton, Inc. from November 1998 to September 2014. He was a Vice President in charge of various divisions of D.R. Horton from 1983 until he was elected Vice President-Western Region in 1994. From 1996 until 1998, Mr. Tomnitz was President of the Company’s Homebuilding Division. In 1998, he was elected an Executive Vice President of the Company and in 2000, he became President. 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 Degree in economics from Westminster College and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Western Illinois University.

Daniel C. Bartok, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel C. Bartok is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Forestar, a position he has held since December 2017. Prior to joining Forestar, he was the Executive Vice President of Owned Real Estate for Wells Fargo from January 2009 to December 2017. Mr. Bartok has more than 35 years of experience in real estate, including building a successful real estate development company operating across multiple states, with an emphasis on residential land development and homebuilding. Mr. Bartok graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting and began his career at Price Waterhouse.

James D. Allen, Chief Financial Officer

James D. Allen is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Forestar. Mr. Allen joined Forestar in March 2020 with over 35 years of operating and financial experience in multiple industries including manufacturing, most recently serving as a Senior Operating Partner at Palm Beach Capital where he was responsible for operational oversight and executive and financial support of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Palm Beach Capital, he served as CFO of Hollander Sleep Products and held a variety of executive roles at both private and public companies, including Operating Vice President and Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners, Chief Administrative Officer at Mattress Firm Inc. and a variety of C-Suite roles at Tandycrafts Inc. after spending 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he began his career. Mr. Allen graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and management.

Mark S. Walker, Chief Operating Officer

Mark S. Walker is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Forestar. Mr. Walker joined Forestar in February 2019 as a Region President overseeing operations in the East. His oversight responsibilities consistently expanded throughout his tenure to include the Mid-Atlantic, North and Texas regions. Prior to joining Forestar in February 2019, he was a Vice President in land acquisition and development at D.R. Horton, Inc. from January 2012 to January 2019. Mr. Walker has over 20 years of residential real estate experience and has held a variety of operational roles at both public and private homebuilders. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in general business.