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Leadership North Texas Announces Lineup for Class 10

August 27, 2018 at 5:00:00 AM

Leadership North Texas Builds Regional Stewards through Graduate-Level Program

North Texas – The North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the vibrancy of the North Texas region, has selected the members of Leadership North Texas Class 10. Leadership North Texas is a graduate-level, regional leadership program that recruits, develops and supports stewards of our region. Oncor is the presenting sponsor for the program.

Class 10 is made up of 34 leaders from across North Texas in a variety of industry sectors including elected officials, municipal leaders, executives from DFW International Airport, education leaders and the business community.

This class also marks the pivotal decade point of Leadership North Texas. Since the program launched in 2008, Leadership North Texas has graduated nearly 270 leaders including a state representative, numerous mayors and city council members, a county commissioner, business and non-profit executives and higher education leaders.

“Leadership North Texas has been a catalyst for creating and supporting regional leaders for nine program years, bringing together leaders to form bonds and develop solutions across the region,” said Chris E. Wallace, President/CEO of the North Texas Commission and a member of LNT Class 10. “I’m excited to become a part of this elite group of leaders shaping the future of North Texas.”

Leadership North Texas meets one day a month, September through May and covers topics such as regionalism, the North Texas economy, education and workforce, the cost of incarceration on a community and transportation and sustainability.

The 2018-2019 Leadership North Texas Class will include the following:

Kara Barker, Claim Section Manager, State Farm Insurance Company

Rebecca Barksdale, Precinct Administrator, Tarrant County

Lauren Blitzer, Senior Director, Economic Security, Dallas Women’s Foundation

Marvin Bond, Vice President of Investor Relations, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber

Hon. Martha Brown, Executive Director, Keep Rowlett Beautiful and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Rowlett

Jason Byers, Assistant Police Chief, DFW International Airport

Jodie Covalt, Insurance Manager, Agency Sales Administration, State Farm Insurance Company

Tony Felker, President/CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce

John Fletcher, President/CEO, Fletcher Consulting Public Relations

Mark Floyd, President, F&P Construction, LLC

Hon. Holly Gray-Moore, Business Development/Associates Principal, Pacheco Koch and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Roanoke

Lisa Hermes, President and CEO, McKinney Chamber of Commerce

Eva Hummel, Manager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy

Brandon Jones, Assistant Vice President, Texas Capital Bank

Jon Kendall, Business Development, Bohler Engineering

Sandy King, President/CEO, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce

Traci Leach, Deputy City Manager, City of Coppell

Sunny Lindsey, Director of Information Services, City of Highland Village

Don Magner, First Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson

Candy McQuiston, Interim Public Works Director, City of Forney

Charley Mock, Sales Manager and Associate, Freese and Nichols

Sophia Kwong Myers, Director of IB Programming, Uplift Education

Catherine Oliveros, Vice President, Community Health Improvement, Texas Health Resources

Rachel Phillips, Marketing Coordinator, The Rios Group

Wesley Pierson, City Manager, Town of Addison

Joshua Roehm, Vice President, Huitt-Zollars

Lee Rogers, President, The Rogers Group

Doug Short, CIO, Trinity River Authority of Texas

Michael Steiner, Project Manager – Senior Associate, Corgan

Chris Wallace, Community Ambassador, Junior League of Collin County and Agency Owner, Farmers Insurance – Chris Wallace Agency, LLC

Chris Wallace, President and CEO, North Texas Commission

Leslie Weisberg, HCSC Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Hon. Kathy Wheat, Councilmember, City of Colleyville

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The North Texas Commission improves the economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by marketing the region, promoting collaboration and advocating on critical federal and state issues.


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