Connection Point: ‘Say Yes’ to Talent Attraction

Jessica Heer, Senior Vice President of Talent Attraction + Leadership, dives deep into what makes the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Talent Attraction department vital to the Dallas Region and unique among its peers in economic development.

The Dallas Regional Chamber created the Talent Attraction department in response to a need to attract the best and brightest workers from across Texas, the United States, and the world, while retaining the talent already studying and working here. From all the available jobs to trendy, new restaurants that find success here, the region has so much to offer. Take a look at the team that showcases these offerings through our award-winning Say Yes to Dallas campaign.


Jessica Heer, Senior Vice President

“Say Yes to Dallas is so valuable to the Dallas Region. It serves as a platform for our member companies to elevate their company culture and their brand to a new and growing audience by marketing the Dallas Region as a great place to start or continue a career. Just as our members sell their companies to potential candidates, we help those companies recruit talent by highlighting all the benefits of living and working in the Dallas Region.”

Originally from upstate New York, Jessica calls Dallas her home because it’s a place where both her career and family can grow. Some of her favorite family spots include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Arboretum, and LEGOLAND. Jessica’s favorite outdoor activity is taking a bike ride on Campion Trail in Irving.


Milton Grays, Director

“What makes me Say Yes to Dallas is the community here. The Dallas Region is so talent rich and everyone here is well connected. With the help of local influencers and community leaders who are building Dallas’ identity, it’s easy to brand the region as a place where people can thrive.”

Milton relocated from Michigan to Dallas because of all the job opportunities and Dallas’ growing marketing industry. On the weekends, he likes to listen to live music in Deep Ellum and relax near White Rock Lake. Milton takes advantage of Dallas’ central location by hopping on a plane for quick visits to see friends and family.



Holly Nguyen, Coordinator

“One of the best things about the Dallas Region is the astounding volume of stories that started here – from people, businesses, communities, and more. Through social media, Say Yes to Dallas is able to highlight those stories that make the Dallas Region, while connecting with new people and businesses every day.”

Holly was born and raised in the Dallas Region, and chose to move back after graduating from Texas A&M University (whoop!) because of the opportunities available here. She likes to start each day with Starbucks and to spend lots of time at the Dallas Museum of Art. Holly’s favorite way to celebrate is with lots of confetti and good company.



Jane Martens, Coorinator

“The tremendous availability of talent and diversity in the Dallas Region makes my job easy as the Say Yes team’s videographer. With so many things to do and see in the Dallas Region, I always have a way to grow – both creatively and professionally.”

From North Texas and Virginia, Jane actively pursued a life in Dallas because of its cosmopolitan lifestyle and enthusiastic business culture. A recent graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jane enjoys working with the Say Yes to Dallas campaign. During her time off, she explores the network of outdoor trails from Dallas to Fort Worth and teaches acrobatic yoga classes at NorthPark Center. Her favorite way to meet new people is lindy hop dancing at Sons of Hermann Hall, a historic music venue.

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