AlumNow: Football helped prepare Carter alum for success

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For Tim Maiden, a 1996 graduate of David W. Carter High School, football instilled in him a sense of teamwork and other valuable skills that he has used to make a path in the banking industry. Today, this former Carter Cowboy has participated in more than $350 million in capital transactions during his career in commercial lending, land acquisition and development, and numerous real estate projects.

AlumNow, a Hub feature that checks in with district alumni to see where they are now, caught up with Maiden at one of the many community events organized by the corporation he owns and operates with his twin brother, Terrence.

What are you doing now?

I’ve worked in the banking industry for the past 12 years. Currently, I serve as a Senior Vice President and Community Leader at Frost Bank for the southern sector of Dallas. My responsibilities include investment activities, regional market growth support, community engagement and portfolio management.

Briefly list a few of your career and/or personal highlights.

  • Adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University;
  • Four-year letterman on the TCU football team that was recognized as the Sun Bowl Champion in 1998, Western Athletic Conference Football Conference Champion in 1999 and 2000;
  • Board member of several civic organization;
  • Proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc;
  • Named to 2015 Forty under Forty by Dallas Business Journal.

What was your favorite subject or activity/involvement in high school?

Football, because it developed team work, communication skills, and taught you how to manage adversity, competition, and opposition.

Who was your favorite teacher?

So many…Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Dickerson and Mrs. Black.

What lesson did you learn in high school or beyond that has served you well through the years?

Popularity is overrated. Making good decisions and selecting the right friends are too underrated.

What advice, if any, would you offer to high school students today?

Assume responsibility for daily decisions, selection of friends, actions, and ultimately your future.

Surround yourself with positive influences and self-inspiration. Success comes with sacrifices.  The greater the sacrifice, the greater the promise.

College/University and degree earned:

Bachelor of Arts (2000) and Master of Liberal Arts (2002), Texas Christian University.
Master of Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University (2008).

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