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Board of Directors


(2016 – 2017)

Executive Board

Dr. Marvin E. Robinson

Chairman - Emeritus

Accommodations, Inc.

Gilbert Gerst


Bank of Texas

Georgia Scaife


Retired – Supermedia, LLC

Mark Cooks

Vice President

Wells Fargo

A. Shonn Brown

VP Governance/Nominating

Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst , LLP

Clem Maddox

VP Government Affairs

Charter Spectrum

Lee McKinney


City of Dallas

Avalyn Pace

VP Artistic

TharHe Corporation-McDonalds Consultant, 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

Fernando M. Aguirre**

BEHR Group Holdings

Bate Bate

Community Volunteer

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**

American Airlines - Retired

Lawanda Penland Dunwell

The Raytheon Company

Sylvia Hougland

OCA / City of Dallas Liaison

Andre Jessie

Echo Transportation

Stephanie L. Johnson


Marianne Lamont

Texas Instruments

Richard Lee**

Houlihan Lokey

Terrence G. Maiden

Corinth Properties

Dr. Shea Manigo

CVS/Target Channel

Rev. Claude Maples

Community Volunteer

Shelia McAfee

MUFG Union Bank, NA

Heidi K. Murray

Leadership Women

Herdercine Nash

Community Development Volunteer

Frank Samuels

Deloitte, LLP

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.

Community Volunteer

Jim Washington

The Dallas Weekly

Kwame Watkins

Sodexo USA

Paula Watkins

The Bridge at Fair Park

Petre White

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

** National Board Members