Nancy Carlson received a B.A. from Rice University, then going on to receive a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.  Since 1993 she has served as a partner at Carlson Capital, L.P.

In addition to her work at Carlson Capital, Nancy makes time to serve many other charitable organizations.  Her efforts include serving as a Trustee on the Board of Rice University, the Board of the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Board of the Dallas Theater Center.  She also serves on the Executive Board of SMU Meadows School of the Arts and on the Board of Governors of the Texas Ballet Theater.  She is on the Emeritus Board of the Dallas Children’s Theater, formerly served as the Board Chair of The Arts Community Alliance, and as a Trustee of Greenhill School.