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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.

Standing Committees




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.



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. 

Committee Chair

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. 

Taskforce Chair

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, the private sector can help preserve their authority to establish appropriate means to govern and adequately fund local services for businesses and their employees.

Taskforce Chair

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. 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.

Taskforce Co-Chairs

Dr. Susan Bohn, Aledo ISD & Chris Huckabee, Huckabee, Inc.

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Health Care Collaborative

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 health care, and the creation and implementation of health care 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.

Council Co-Chairs

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.

Council Co-Chairs

Dana Schenck, Bell & Kristian Havard, DFW Airport

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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, Alrington ISD, Burleson ISD, Carrolton Farmers-Branch ISD, Coppell ISD, Dallas ISD, Denton ISD, DeSoto ISD, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Frisco ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Irving ISD, Keller ISD, Lake Worth ISD, Lancaster ISD, Lewisville ISD, Mesquite ISD, Plano ISD, and Richardson ISD

North Texas Mayors' Economic Recovery Council

A joint effort with the North Texas Commission and North Central Texas Council of Governments, formed in response to the pandemic, with the goal of bringing together our region's mayors to share information and discuss immediate and long-term recovery efforts and consistent strategies. 

Council Co-Chairs

Mayor Mattie Parker, City of Fort Worth & Mayor Rick Stopfer, City of Irving

Organization Committees

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. 
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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.