Zoe Halfmann

Vice President, Public Policy

Zoe Halfmann is Vice President of Public Policy at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC), which has been recognized as the National Chamber of the Year. 

Halfmann oversees local policy, infrastructure initiatives, and healthcare policy for the DRC. She works with regional partners to advocate and educate stakeholders on business priorities.  

Prior to joining the public policy team, she spent nearly a decade serving the City of Dallas on its legislative team, and more recently, served as Councilmember Paula Blackmon’s Council Liaison and Policy Advisor. She has also managed a successful general and runoff campaign in a crowded field of candidates.  

Halfmann was just appointed as the District 13 representative on the Public Facilities Corporation and also serves on the Friends of the Northaven Trail Board. She is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She also has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Texas, where she was named a Sumners Scholar. She and her husband live in Dallas with their daughter and two dogs.  

Isabelle Scott

Program and Events Coordinator, Public Policy

Isabelle Scott currently serves as the Public Policy Program and Events Coordinator for the Dallas Regional Chamber. In her role, Isabelle supports the team by monitoring project progress, coordinating different event deliverables, and collaborating with the DRC’s Marketing and Events teams on event execution.

Isabelle joined the DRC in February 2022. Previously, she was employed by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, serving in the non-profit’s Communications Department, and supporting the organizations’ largest events. As a Beaumont, Texas-native, and active member of her community, Isabelle chose to attend her hometown school, Lamar University, to focus on advocacy issues in the Southeast Texas region.

In 2021, Isabelle was a hybrid intern for an integrated communications firm that had a heavy background in public affairs, advocating for conscious capitalism, criminal justice, and education reform.

Morgan Christian

Director, Public Policy

Morgan Christian currently serves as Public Policy Director for the Dallas Regional Chamber. She supports the DRC’s efforts at the local, state, and federal levels to advance pro-business, pro-growth policies that ensure the region’s continued prosperity while maintaining a high quality of life for all its residents. Morgan also works closely with the DRC’s Communications and Marketing teams to share the story of the DRC’s advocacy initiatives and how they relate to the growth of the Dallas Region to elevate the DRC’s brand within the DFW community.

Prior to joining the DRC, Morgan worked for the Communities Foundation of Texas and for Dallas College. As a member of CFT’s 2019 North Texas Giving Day Team, she provided support to nonprofits for the largest community-wide giving event in the U.S., helping drive awareness and engagement that led to a record $50 million in donations. At Dallas College she supported efforts to inform the public about the community college district’s proposed (and passed) $1.1 billion bond program, and she also assisted with the rebranding and unified accreditation process that followed.

As a political science student at the University of North Texas, Morgan served as a legislative intern for Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) through the N.T.D.C. program. Her writing for the Loyola Phoenix, Loyola University Chicago’s student newspaper, was recognized by the Illinois College Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 5 Chapter.

Morgan is a member of the Resource Center’s Young Professionals Advisory Council in Dallas. She is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at the Bavarian International School in Haimhausen, Germany.

Matt Garcia

Senior Vice President, Public Policy

Matt Garcia is Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC), which has been recognized as the National Chamber of the Year.  

Garcia leads the policy efforts for business priorities through issue advocacy, member education, and collaboration with our regional and statewide partners. 

Garcia’s career also includes service as Chief of Staff for Texas to U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, Managing Advisor of Government Affairs for Sunwest Communications, Director of External Affairs for Leon Capital Group as well as various senior financial roles for two publicly traded companies. 

Garcia is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and is currently a Director for the Texas Lyceum. Garcia is active in his community and serves as a member on numerous boards, including the Chairman’s Task Force for the State Fair of Texas, Reading Partners of North Texas, and the Advisory Board for the McCombs School of Business. 

Garcia is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Dallas with their two children.