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PlainsCapital’s John Dorff Named a Maverick PAC 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

John Dorff, vice president of government and industry relations for PlainsCapital Corporation, has received a 40 Under 40 Award from the members of Maverick PAC (MavPAC), an independent political action committee whose purpose is to serve as a vehicle for the next generation of America’s young Republicans, to support like-minded candidates and to become a driving force for the Republican party in future elections.

According to MavPAC’s press release announcing the honorees, Jeb Bush, Jr. said the 40 Under 40 Awards program was established to “honor young professionals who are deemed by their peers to be the best and brightest in politics, business, law and entrepreneurship. The 40/40 group will be indicative of the talent emerging as the next generation of top opinion leaders and decision makers.”

Dorff received the 40 Under 40 Award based on his service to PlainsCapital, which includes representing PCC’s interests as a registered lobbyist on Capitol Hill and working closely with our trade associations to protect main street banks and customers. Dorff is also the founding treasurer of PCC PAC, which was established by the leadership of PlainsCapital to support pro-business candidates at the federal level.

Prior to joining PlainsCapital in 2009, Dorff was honored to serve for eight years in the Bush administration. After completing assignments at the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture, Dorff’s public service culminated at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where he was deputy director of the White House Management Office. In this role, he coordinated day-to-day operations for White House staff. His service ended on Jan. 20, 2009, after overseeing the successful transfer of all offices and equipment during the presidential transition. A native of Dallas, Dorff graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University in 2001.

40 Under 40 Award recipients were recognized at MavPAC’s annual conference in Miami on July 12- 13. Speakers at the conference included former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Florida’s House Speaker Will Weatherford. 

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