Congratulations are in order to the Leadership Dallas Class of 2010 who officially graduate today. Founded in 1975, Leadership Dallas is the flagship program of the Dallas Regional Chamber for leadership development. Approximately 55 people are selected to participate each year. During the 10-month program, participants receive in-depth education on critical issues in the community including criminal justice, education, government and politics, as well as a history of the area, healthcare, and human services. Also part of the 10-month program is a class service project that allows the class to put their skills and passion to work for the community.
This year’s class project was the renovation of an outdoor recreational area at Austin Street Center, a therapeutic community serving over 400 men, women and children daily. The effort included: installing two handicap access ramps, a decorative pathway, an 8 foot privacy fence, screening hedge, and prayer garden; laying Bermuda grass sod; planting flowerbeds, ground cover, and trees; painting the existing gazebo; repairing playground equipment and furnishing ground material for safe recreational use; and building a large, open dining/event pavilion featuring six picnic tables. The class also donated $20,000 to the facility during a ribbon cutting for the new recreational area on May 27th.
The following are the graduates of the Leader Dallas Class of 2010:
Craig Adams, Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Audrey Andrews, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Wilson Aurbach, Rodriguez Ghorayeb & Gersch, LLP
Vance Beagles, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Bill Borus, Bank of America
Mark Bowers, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, L.P.
Shalissa Clary, Texans Credit Union
Cameron Curtis, Turner Construction Company
Melissa de Leon, Dallas Area Habitat For Humanity
Stacey Dore, Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Nancy Footer, University of North Texas System
Florencia Velasco, Fortner Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Service Organizations
Kevin Hanrahan, Optimus Recruiting LLC
Jesse Jackson, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Nick Jarke, The Beck Group
Gail Warrior-Lawrence, The Warrior Group
Maria Mendez, Aetna, Inc.
Gretchen Moxcey, Deloitte
Kris Munoz Vetter, Southern Methodist University- Meadows
Andrew D. Nash , Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
Ann Obeney, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Ed O’Brien, Grant Thornton LLP
Mike Peterson, AT&T Texas
Sarah Polley, Vickery Meadow Learning Center
Allen Pryor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Matt Ray, Jones Day
Teri Shaffer, Ernst & Young, LLP
Catherine Fox, BDO Seidman, LLP
Andy Smith, Texas Instruments Inc.
Pam Stoyanoff, Methodist Health System
Bill Weinberg, Winstead PC
Justin Whitman, Veneerstone L.P. “Pavestone”
Cynthia Yung, Innisfree Investments LLC/The Boone Family Foundation
Scott Barnard, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Sophia Dowl, Alpha Business Images, LLC
Sam Joyner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Kurt Schwarz, Jackson Walker LLP
Christy Berry, Briggs Freeman Real Estate
Peter Brodsky, HM Capital Partners
Carolyn Carlson, IBM
Paige Dawson, MPD Ventures Company
Paige Farragut, Texas Rangers Baseball Club
Carol Goglia, Frito Lay
Barry Hand, RTKL Associates Inc.
Val Haskell, Hitachi Consulting
Tim King, Glasshouse
Todd Porch, Yahoo! Inc.
Ben Retta, Children’s Medical Center
Melissa Sherrill, The Family Place
Phyllis Cole Spence, Children’s Medical Center
Adam Vanek, Tipton Jones
Ramsay Woodall, Milestone Distributors, Inc.