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2021 Regional Leadership Award Recipients

Each year, the Commission recognizes regional leaders and organizations who have made an impact on North Texas. This year, we recognized 8 recipients in a variety of categories at our 50th Annual Meeting.


Civic Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize a leader who has made contributions to their community to support current needs and future growth.

2021 Award Recipient: The Honorable Bob Golden


Corporate Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize a corporation that contributes to the region in the areas of Advocacy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Workforce Pipeline, and Infrastructure Development.

2021 Award Recipient: AT&T


Diversity Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize a leader who offers innovative ideas to improve a diverse workforce, equity throughout our region, and inclusion in the workplace and communities

2021 Award Recipient: Linda Valdez Thompson


Education Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize a leader in education that develops innovative programs that meet the current needs of employers and students and builds paths toward sustainable futures.

2021 Award Recipient: Dr. Joe May


Elected Official Leadership Award

Purpose: To recognize an elected official who has achieved positive outcomes for the region for many years.

2021 Award Recipient: Judge Glen Whitley


Philanthropy/Social Impact

Purpose: To recognize an individual or non-profit organization that has demonstrated significant social impact outcomes.

2021 Award Recipient: United Way of Tarrant County (this award was combined with social impact last year)


Dan Petty Regional Visionary Award

Purpose: To recognize a visionary leader who has demonstrated a history of creating innovative solutions across a wide spectrum of sectors and needs.

2021 Award Recipient: The Honorable Jeff Williams


Rising Star Award

Purpose: To recognize a young professional who demonstrates servant leadership traits and achieves meaningful outcomes for the North Texas region.

2021 Award Recipient: Annette Landeros

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