The power of the North Texas Commission lies in the women and men leading our region. We offer many opportunities for our members to engage in and shape the region. If you’re interested in joining any of the committees or councils, please contact Patrick Brophey for more information.
The Executive Committee oversees and evaluates the progress of the North Texas Commission's program of work. Members are elected from the NTC Board of Directors.
Ensures organizational accountability, transparency, and board independence as well as the updating of governing documents and policies.
FINANCE & AUDIT
The Finance Committee monitors the Commission's financial performance and policies. It recommends monetary changes to the NTC Board and Executive Committee as necessary.
The Nominating Committee is charged with nominating new board members and officers.
Policymaking Committees and Councils
The North Texas Commission offers our members the opportunity to steer policymaking decisions and advocate for critical legislation through a variety of committees, task forces, and industry councils.
Government Affairs Committee
Regional public affairs professionals who guide the NTC's policy positions and identify critical legislative issues that require immediate action from NTC investors. This committee steers the North Texas Commission's legislative agenda and the priorities identified by its industry councils and task forces.
Lori McMahon, Toyota Motor North America
Business Competitiveness Task Force
Designed to focus on evaluating legislative policies that ensure North Texas remains business-friendly and competitive in the global marketplace. This group incorporates a variety of NTC stakeholder opinions including the thought leadership of our large and midsize employers, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion partners.
Michael Peterson, AT&T
Local Government Accountability Task Force
Dedicated to identifying strategic ways that the NTC can support local governments and help push back on the continued anti-local control legislation. By providing support for our local officials, we can preserve their authority to establish appropriate means to govern and adequately fund local services for businesses and their employees.
Opal Mauldin-Jones, City of Lancaster
Education & Workforce Task Force
Focused on the ongoing obstacles and funding challenges our public schools and higher education systems face from the State Legislature. the Education and Workforce Task Force will work to promote increased collaboration between our business community and educators to develop and train a much-needed sustainable workforce for our region. This task force works closely with the NTC’s Superintendents Advisory Council to develop legislative priorities.
Dr. Susan Bohn, Aledo ISD & Chris Huckabee, Huckabee, Inc.
Dedicated to advancing and supporting the health industry through thought leadership, advocacy, and business investment in North Texas for the purpose of promoting the development and delivery of quality and innovative healthcare, and the creation and implementation of healthcare related legislative priorities.
Michael Arvin, New Era Partners
Water & Infrastructure Industry Council
Focused on promoting the infrastructure industry, supporting workforce development, educating business community leaders, and advocating state and federal legislative priorities as they relate to all modes of transportation, water, infrastructure, and broadband.
Standford Lynch, Freese & Nichols, Inc. & Brian O'Neil, Pacheco Koch
Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense Council
Intended for the purpose of promoting the critical workforce needs and legislative advocacy of the aerospace, defense manufacturing, commercial aviation, and transportation and logistics industries in North Texas.
Dana Schenck, Bell
Superintendents Advisory Council
Established to amplify the voice of our region's public schools. This council is designed to produce thought leadership across the region by convening the superintendents of our local school districts. The policy development and critical advocacy provided by these leaders is intended to promote a unified regional voice that speaks to the needs of superintendents throughout North Texas.
Members: Aledo ISD, Carrolton Farmers-Branch ISD, Dallas ISD, Denton ISD, DeSoto ISD, Eagle Mountain- Saginaw ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Frisco ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Lancaster ISD, Mesquite ISD, Plano ISD, and Richardson ISD
Leadership North Texas Steering Committee
A selection committee that meets in the spring to determine participants in upcoming LNT program and provide input into class curriculum. Previous participation in Leadership North Texas program is a requisite for this committee.
North Central Texas InterLink, Inc.
NTC supports and monitors the North Central Texas InterLink, Inc., a regional quality workforce planning organization founded in 1987. InterLink is a 501(c)(3) partnership among business, education, and government entities which works to improve workforce development in the region and helps to match the supply and demand of a skilled labor force. The board helps make policy and direct the activities of the organization.
Think-tank to develop topics, speakers, and support for programming that connects all members in the NTC community. Participants will be encouraged to be table hosts at NTC events.