Mr. McFarland graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts and Business Administration degree. John was a founder of Southland Trust Company and, later Penn Davis McFarland. John currently serves on the boards of Baylor Health Care System Foundation and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, as trustee of the Chrystal Charity Ball Foundation, and is co-chairman of the SMU Meadows School capital campaign. John is President of Penn Davis McFarland. He focuses on client relations and manages all operational aspects of the firm.