North Texas Commission announces 4th class of Leadership North Texas

The North Texas Commission announced its 4th class of Leadership North Texas.

The 2012-2013 class is made up of 31 leaders throughout the region who have a commitment to civic engagement and to the North Texas region. Leadership North Texas participants learn best practices in regional stewardship from experts and discuss key issues our region faces, including education and workforce, the North Texas economy, sustainable development, healthcare and transportation.

"Leadership North Texas has yielded nearly 90 regional leaders who have formed bonds across city and county borders and have a deep understanding of what it takes to make North Texas successful," said Mabrie Jackson, president and CEO of the North Texas Commission. "It's encouraging to see the dedication to our region that comes as participants complete the program."

The 2012-2013 class of Leadership North Texas will include:

  • Ish Arebalos, Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Leslie Baker, Director of Marketing, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery
  • Andre' Davidson, Program Director for Leadership Plano and Plano City Councilmember
  • Jean Dean, President/CEO, Nathan D. Maier Consulting Engineers
  • Chris DeFrancisco, Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending for PlainsCapital Bank and Councilmember, Town of Addison
  • Joseph DeLeon, Vice President, Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Fort Worth
  • James Fisher, City Manager, City of Murphy
  • Rick Galceran, Director Public Works, City of Dallas
  • Michael Gallops, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, City of Rowlett
  • Dolores Garza, Project Manager, Chesapeake Energy
  • Victor Garcia, President/CEO, VG Electric Contracting
  • Anne Glasscock, President/CEO, Kaufman Chamber of Commerce
  • Anne Holland, SEVP, Chief Lending Officer Omniamerican Bank
  • Wayne Huddleston, Director, Tarrant Small Business Development Center, Tarrant County College District
  • Robin Hutchison, President/CEO, Can! Academy Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Amy Johnson, Vice President, Strategic Development, North Texas, American Heart Association
  • Gianni LaBarba, Senior Vice President, Colliers International
  • Lisa London, Executive Director, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Laura Maczka, Executive Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Dallas and Richardson City Councilmember
  • Steve Matthews, Director, Governmental and Public Affairs, Atmos Energy
  • Mark McClendon, Vice Chancellor, Finance/CFO, Tarrant County College District
  • Mary Jo Polidore, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, DFW International Airport
  • Ken Reeves, Vice President, Human Resources, YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
  • LaShon Ross, Deputy City Manager, City of Plano
  • Archit Sanghvi, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pearl Hospitality
  • Stephen Seidel, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Trophy Club
  • Suzanne Smith, Managing Director, Social Impact Architects
  • Ben Thatcher, Assistant City Manager, City of Southlake
  • Autry Warren, Vice President, Oncor
  • Laura Wheat, Mayor, Town of Westlake
  • Marty Wieder, Director, Economic Development, City of Colleyville