Ross Perot, Jr. serves as chairman of Hillwood, one of the top ten private real estate developers in the United States, which is recognized for its high-profile projects and public-private ventures. In addition, Mr. Perot is chairman of the Perot Group, which manages the various Perot family interests that include real estate, oil and gas and financial investments. A native of Dallas, Mr. Perot earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and, after graduating, he completed the first helicopter flight around the world in 1982. His helicopter, The Spirit of Texas, is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He also spent eight years in the United States Air Force, earning his certification as an F-4 pilot. Mr. Perot currently serves as chairman of the board of the EastWest Institute, serves on the board of Vanderbilt University, and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.