George Consolver brings over four decades of Texas Instruments leadership experience to his volunteer job as
TI Alumni Association president.
A native of Wichita, KS, George completed a bachelor’s degree in math and physics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, attending on an academic and football scholarship.
George joined TI in 1968 in Dallas as a software engineer in Military Computer Systems, where he developed software for the U.S. Navy Satellite Radio Navigation System SRN-9.
From 1968 through 1975, George held leadership positions in computer and software development for the Navy, U.S. Air Force electronic warfare airborne computers, and advanced distributed processor/memory systems.
Then, from 1976 through 1979, George led the computer hardware and software development team for TI’s Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment contracts for manportable, aircraft, and missile demonstrations. From 1979 through 1981, George was responsible for GPS new business development. From 1981 to 1985, he served in business development and strategy management positions in communications, navigation, and avionics sensors.
From 1986 to 1991, George was manager of Strategic Planning & Mission Analysis, and deputy strategy manager for Avionics Systems with responsibility for new business concepts for advanced radar, electro-optical, communications, and digital signal processing systems.
From 1991 to 1994, George was director of Communications and Planning for TI’s defense electronics business. He was co-leader for customer satisfaction in TI’s winning the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige U.S. National Quality Award. In 1993-94, he led defense systems and other TI business leadership teams through strategy processes to craft business unit visions and strategic intents.
From 1994 to 2009, he served as director of Strategy Process for the TI Strategy Leadership Team (SLT). His
primary focus was helping transform TI into a leading global semiconductor company for communication, consumer, and industrial applications.
George took the February 2009 voluntary retirement program and bridged to his official retirement date of April 2010. Meanwhile, he joined the TI Alumni Association in April 2009 and became the first TIAA Community Involvement Team (CIT) chair. He was elected TIAA president at the 2012 annual meeting.
“Our CIT focus,” George said, “is to serve the community through groups of TIAA members providing assistance, using The Senior Source as our primary coordination agency. TI has set a great example over the years in supporting our communities and TIAA CIT continues in this tradition. “We have had a great group of people who meet to plan and they go out as a team to serve others. One example was helping seniors save money on electricity by installing CFL bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs. Other outings included working with food banks, packing supplies for disaster relief, and helping prepare shoes and socks for distribution in overseas
George said TIAA is an ideal way to stay connected with former and active TIers. TIAA offers many opportunities, including travel, education, and service as well as support of The Senior Source, which serves seniors in Dallas and Collin Counties.
He is on the Advisory Board of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, the Industrial Advisory Board for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas and
the Advisory Board for the Center for Global Business Studies at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania
State University. He serves in his local church, working with different ministry teams as well as teaching on
George and Peggy Consolver recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Their son, Andrew Consolver
of Plano, TX, and wife, Charlcye, have two children – Caitlin, 12, and Ben, 10. Their daughter, Dana Consolver White of Ennis, TX, is married to Bobby Jack White. They have three children – Jackson,10, Reid, 9, and Presley, 6.