Robert C. "Robie" Vaughn is a co-founder and co-owner of Vaughn Capital Partners, LLC, a privately-held investment partnership. Robie also holds executive positions with Dorchester Minerals, Empire Partners, and Vaughn Petroleum—companies focused on oil and gas interests and other investment opportunities.
Robie earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been a life-long supporter of UT educational excellence, as well as capital improvements related to sports and scientific exploration. Robie also provides leadership and philanthropic support to the Culver Educational Foundation (Culver Academies, Culver, Indiana).
An avid all-around sportsman, Robie has climbed Mount Everest and led an Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. skeleton team.
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