Dr. Lindsay Whorton


Portait photo of Dr. Lindsay Whorton, President

Dr. Lindsay Whorton is proud to be a founding member of The Holdsworth Center. She helped design the blueprint for the center’s programming and has served as president since 2019. As its leader, she is dedicated to living Holdsworth’s values to be of service, believe in people and drive for excellence and equity.

Under Lindsay’s leadership, Holdsworth has grown from serving seven public school districts through its initial offering – the Holdsworth Partnership – to serving more than 1,500 leaders in 75 public school districts across several programs, all designed to build a bench of stronger superintendents and principals for Texas public schools.

Lindsay’s story with Holdsworth began in 2015, when Charles Butt, Chairman of H-E-B, tapped her to work with an organizing board designing the center’s first programs. At the time, Lindsay was working as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Washington D.C. She officially joined The Holdsworth Center team shortly after its launch in January 2017.

In her role as managing director of district support, Lindsay helped create and evolve Holdsworth’s model for supporting partner districts to develop aspiring leaders, place them in leadership roles and support them as they progress along their leadership journey.

A native of Independence, Missouri, Lindsay earned bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Drake University in Iowa, where she served as a captain of the women’s basketball team. She holds a master’s degree in comparative social policy and a doctorate in social policy from Oxford University.

When she’s not working, Lindsay is reading, painting, spending time with family, building furniture and creating things with concrete.