DRC Announces 48th Class of Leadership Dallas

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) is pleased to announce the 48th class of Leadership Dallas, the premier leadership development program in the Dallas Region. The Leadership Dallas Class of 2023 includes 55 talented new members from a diverse group of companies and organizations.

Founded in 1975, Leadership Dallas helps acknowledged and aspiring leaders grow through one-of-a-kind professional development. The intense, nine-month curriculum positions class members to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Dallas Region.

“More than ever, we need agile leaders committed to doing the important work necessary to help create a better quality of life for all people in the Dallas Region,” said Dale Petroskey, the DRC’s President and CEO. “The DRC is honored to welcome the 2023 Leadership Dallas class, and we look forward to working closely with each class member to help make the Dallas Region the best place in the United States for all people to live, work, and do business.”

Class members learn through lectures, discussion groups, and a community class project. The curriculum’s topics include education and workforce, public policy, economic mobility, health care, criminal justice, and regionalism.

“Leadership Dallas has long demonstrated a commitment to serving the community, and each member is chosen because they want to create meaningful positive change in Dallas,” said Megan Miers, Director of Leadership Programs. “They graduate with the tools needed to effectively lead in our new era of work — with empathy, inclusion, and agility.”

Leadership Dallas Alumni includes more than 2,300 alumni who continue to impact the Dallas Region. Leadership Dallas Alumni include those who have served as police chiefs, U.S. Ambassadors, and elected officials at the city, state, and national levels.

The members of the 2023 Leadership Dallas are:

First Name Last Name Company
Andrea Albright Bank of America
Raquel Alvarenga Haynes & Boone, LLP
Kyle Armstrong All Stars ProjectBaylor University Medical Center
Jennifer Asplund Raytheon Technologies
Chris Bankler Jackson Walker LLP
Tameji Berry City of Dallas – Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
Kendra Blacksher RSM US LLP
Chip Bond Keurig Dr Pepper
Natalie Boyle Mommies In Need, Inc
Nicholas Brooks The Beck Group
Banks Bruce Sidley Austin LLP
Manuel Calderon Jacobs
Nikki Ceaser Dallas College, Cedar Valley Campus
Chris Chavez TIAA
Christina Eubanks Junior League of Dallas, Inc.
Kathryn Fox McKinsey & Company
Laura Gallichio Ernst & Young LLP
Andrea Goodpasture Southwest Airlines
Cassandra Harding PNC Bank
Kita Hobbs Oncor
Daphne Hornbuckle Spectrum
Dinaz Jiwani Samsung Electronics America
Chad Kolar Wells Fargo
Danielle Mansell Dallas Mavericks
Justin Mapes Locke Lord LLP
Kamecia Mason McCarthy Building Companies
Renda Mathew Truist
Shannon McCord HNTB Corporation
Michael McKissack Boston Consulting Group
Norma Nelson Readers 2 Leaders
Ajay Nimmala Intuit Inc.
Heidi Noack Axxess
Hellen Oduor Methodist Health System
Heather Ormand Nexus Recovery Center, Inc.
Daniel Palos PwC
Rina Parikh Grant Thornton
John Pello Arcosa
Crystal Perry Peerless LLC
Dr. Latame Phillips Hunger Busters
Senay Redda Thomson Reuters
Matthew Renna JPMorgan Chase
Je’Varis Richardson Target
Mark Riester Toyota Motor North America
Courtney Rottman UT Southwestern Medical Center
Albert Sanchez Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Stephanie Seno CBRE
Nikki Simon Simon Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Jana Simons Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.
Rachel Smith McKesson
Joseph Strub Turner Construction
Brent Turman Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Brandon White Comerica Bank
Stormee Williams Children’s Health
Tiffani Wise Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Thomas York Jones Day

For more information on Leadership Dallas, visit: www.dallaschamber.org/ld.