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Board of Directors

(2015 – 2016)

Executive Board

Dr. Marvin E. Robinson

Chairman - Emeritus

Accommodations, Inc. Company

Gilbert Gerst


Bank of Texas

Georgia Scaife


Retired – Supermedia, LLC

Mark Cooks

Vice President

Wells Fargo

A. Shonn Brown

VP Governance/Nominating

Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, LLP

Clem Maddox

VP Government Affairs

Time Warner Cable

Lee McKinney


City of Dallas

Avalyn Pace

VP Artistic

TharHe Corporation-McDonalds; IBM Corporation

Sheena Payne

VP Marketing

Global Payne Solutions

Paulette Turner


Integrated Leadership Concepts, Inc.

Kim Whitaker

VP Development

Community Volunteer

Ann Williams


Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Lisa Young**

VP Finance

Ernst & Young, LLP

Board of Directors

Maurice Aguirre**

DG Group, LLP

Bate Bate

Union Bank

Christi Blakelock

Accompany Partners, LLP

Juanita Brown

Downtown Business News

Joleen Chambers

Community Volunteer

Greer L. Christian

Wells Fargo

Kellie L. Crewse

J.P. Morgan

Marie Diaz

Pursuit of Excellence

Robbie Douglas

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Ann E. Dudley**

FCi Federal

Lawanda Penland Dunwell

The Raytheon Company

Sylvia Hougland

OCA / City of Dallas Liaison

Andre Jessie

Irving Holdings

Stephanie L. Johnson


Richard Lee**

Houlihan Lokey

Terrence G. Maiden

Corinth Properties

Dr. Shea Manigo


Rev. Claude Maples

Community Volunteer

Heidi K. Murray

Leadership Women

Laura Jeffers Murray

Jeffers Investment

Herdercine Nash

Community Development Volunteer

Lavida Samuel-McGhee

Abstract Concepts, Inc

Willow Sanchez

MW Logistics, LLC

Jack Skinner

Oversee My IT, LLC

Diane Stephenson

American Red Cross - North Texas Region

Robert B. Tapley

The Tapley Group, Inc.

Linda Todd

Xerox Corporation

Terdema L. Ussery, Esq.

Under Armour

Jim Washington

The Dallas Weekly

Kwame Watkins

Sodexo USA

Paula Watkins

The Bridge at Fair Park

** National Board Members