The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) has announced the 49th class of Leadership Dallas (LD), the Dallas Region’s premier leadership program and flagship program of the DRC. The 56 members of the LD Class of 2024 represent a diverse group of companies and industries and were selected through a rigorous, competitive application process based on their proven leadership potential within their organization and community.
Since 1975, LD has provided one-of-a-kind professional development to up-and-coming leaders in the Dallas Region. The intense nine-month curriculum positions class members to address the challenges and opportunities facing the region with the goal of improving the quality of life for all people.
“The Dallas Region is in the midst of an unprecedented period of economic prosperity, and the business community – including our emerging leaders – has a golden opportunity to use this sweet moment in time to drive positive change that makes tomorrow better than today,” said Dale Petroskey, DRC President and CEO. “The Leadership Dallas Class of 2024 is filled with lots of highly motivated leaders who will learn skills and what they need to know about our community to join the DRC in making the Dallas Region the best place for all people to live, work, and do business.”
LD curriculum is designed to help class members foster a greater understanding of issues most important to the Dallas Region through class days focused on education and workforce, public policy, economic mobility, health care, criminal justice, and regionalism.
Each LD class undertakes a service-oriented project. The LD Class of 2023 piloted a new approach to the class project by leveraging their skills and expertise to create a sustainable positive impact for Bonton Farms’ Food Desert Action Plan. The DRC plans to continue the new model with the LD Class of 2024 and beyond.
The LD Class of 2024 will select a community organization to partner with for the class project. Class project applications are open through Friday, Aug. 11.
“We have seen time and again the impact members of Leadership Dallas have on our community while in the program and as alumni,” said Megan Miers, Director of Leadership Programs at the DRC. “The Class of 2024 is joining an impressive legacy, and we are excited to welcome them on this journey and see what they accomplish in serving our region over the next nine months and beyond.”
The Leadership Dallas Alumni network includes over 2,300 individuals, including police chiefs, revered business leaders, U.S. Ambassadors, and elected officials at the city, state, and national levels.
The members of the LD Class of 2024 are:
|GS Dallas LP
|Methodist Health System
|Haynes and Boone, LLP
|Baylor Scott & White Health
|Bare Roots Landscape Solutions
|The Beck Group
|American Airlines Center
|Toyota Motor North America
|Locke Lord LLP
|YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
|Hattie Hill Enterprises
|Baker Botts L.L.P.
|The Boeing Company
|Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
|Hillwood, a Perot Company
|Atmos Energy Corporation
|Health Care Service Corporation
|American Red Cross
|Turner Construction Company
|Jackson Walker LLP
|UT Southwestern Medical Center
|Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
|Ernst & Young LLP
|Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
|Junior League of Dallas
|Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Dallas Hospital
|Bank of America
|Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.
|The University of Texas at Arlington
For more information on LD, visit www.dallaschamber.org/ld.