King Scovell joined Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation in 2007 to launch the company's select-service development program and establish partnerships with various capital partners, developers and brands. Throughout his tenure and through that select-service development program, Woodbine has developed many hotels with funding through a combination of balance-sheet capital, strategic joint ventures, and partnerships with family offices, foundations and institutions.
Over the last decade, King has overseen the construction and renovation of full-service, boutique and select-service hotels, as well as office and mixed-use development projects across Texas and from coast to coast. In fall 2016, he was promoted to chief development officer and managing partner, a role that includes all levels of deal sourcing and development for the company.
Born and raised in Dallas, King is deeply committed to his hometown on personal and professional levels. The Scovell family has a long legacy of giving back and serving the community with their resources, time and talents—something King has always embraced. His current civic duties include serving in the following capacities: board member the Cotton Bowl; board member at the Dallas Foundation's Good Works Under 40; co-president/board member of the Scovell Scholarship Foundation; board member of the Dallas Citizens Council PAC; committee co-chair for the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Dallas Scholarship committee. In the past, he served with Community in Schools, Sports United, The Real Estate Council Foundation and Young Citizens Council.
King's passion is public education, specifically the kids. Because of that, the Scovell Scholarship Foundation and Dallas Independent School District are nearest and dearest to this heart. Raised in the public-school system himself, King places a high value on the diversity, struggles and successes that inspire and shape the lives of all public-school students—knowing the impact of such experiences can last a lifetime. The scholarship foundation is one way King and his family are able to underscore what DISD has meant to them, as well as to emphasize its importance for today's youth and future generations.
King married his wife, Ana Lucia of Monterrey, Mexico, in 2010, and together they have three kids, J.S., Lui Girl and DeLa.