PAST SPEAKERS

 2020

Ross Ramsey, Co-founder, Texas Tribune

Politics 2020:  In Texas and Beyond

2019

 

Urban Parks: What It Means for Downtown Dallas

Kit Sawers, President, Klyde Warren Park  

Robert Decherd, Chairman, Parks for Downtown Dallas

 

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

NCAA Big 12 Conference

 

Engineering Advances for Human Health

Gregory Dussor

Dr. Shalini Prasad 

Heather Hayenga

Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, Moderator

 

The Collin County Boom!

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney

Moderator Trisha Windham

 

John C, Creuzot

Dallas County District Attorney

Legislative Wrap Up

Senator Royce West

Representative Jeff Leach

 

Dr. Ray Perryman

President & CEO

The Perryman Group

 

The Honorable Douglas George 
Acting Consul General of Canada

To South Central United States

 

Todd Staples

President

Texas Oil and Gas Association

Dallas Region Bid for Amazon HQ2

Dale Petroskey & Mike Rosa

 

2018

Legislative Preview

Representative Angie Chen Button

Representative Morgan Meyer

Senator-Elect Nathan Johnson

Representative-Elect John Turner

Rudy Bush, Dallas Morning News, Moderator

 

Ken Hersh

President & CEO

George W. Bush Presidential Center

 

Dallas Friday Group 40th Anniversary!
The History of Dallas: A Mayors Panel Discussion

Mayor Mike Rawlings

Former Mayor Tom Leppert

Former Mayor Laura Miller

Former Mayor Ron Kirk

Former Mayor Steve Bartlett

Lee Cullum - Moderator

 

Sean Donohue
Chief Executive Officer
 DFW Airport

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum

Daron Babcock, Bonton Farms

Brittany Merrill Underwood, Akola Project

Jennifer Hilton Sampson, United Way

 

 

Brain and Sports Concussions

Hunt Batjer, M.D. 

Chair of Neurological Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center

C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D

Chief of Psychology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
 

Leandre Johns

External Affairs Lead For TX, OK & AR

Uber Elevate

 

Steven Duong

Urban Design, Project Lead
 Hyperloop One

AECOM

 

David Lakey, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health

The University of Texas System 

John T. Carlo, MD, Moderator

CEO, Prism Health North Texas
 

U. Reneé Hall

Chief of Police

City of Dallas

 

Robert S. Kaplan

President and CEO

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lee Cullum, Moderator

Host of CEO, KERA

 

 

 

2017

 

 

Philanthropy Panel

Linda Evans, The Meadows Foundation

Mary Jalonick, The Dallas Foundation

David Sullin, Communities Foundation of Texas

Nicole Small, LH Holdings

 

 

Cheryl Hughes

Group Vice President, Human Resources
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Building Passion for your Company, Culture, and Brand

 

 

Joel Allison

Chair, Board of Regents
Baylor University

B 2 B (From Baylor to Baylor)

 

Arts Panel
Agustin Arteaga, Dallas Museum of Art
Zenetta Drew, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
David Lozano, Cara Mia Theatre
Moderator
Jennifer Scripps, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas

 

 

Gary Thomas

President/Executive Director

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

 

 

Senator Don Huffines

Representative Rafael Anchia

 

Mike Wilson

Editor, The Dallas Morning News

 

 

T.C. Broadnax

Dallas City Manager

 

 

Lucy Billingsley

Partner, Billingsley Company

Interviewed by: Cheryl Hall, The Dallas Morning News


Mental Health Panel

John W. Burrus, MD

CEO, Metrocare Services
Marianne Fazen, PhD.

Executive Director, DFW Business Group on Health

Andy Keller, PhD. 

CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

 

2016

 

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

Founder and Chief Director of the Center For BrainHealth

 

Garrett Boone

Co-Founder, The Container Store

 

Technology Panelist

Scott Roller

VP System Engineering and Marketing, Texas Instruments

Michael Troiano,

Vice President IT Solutions, AT&T

Dr. Hubert Zajicek

CEO and Co-Founder, Health Wildcatters

Bill Sproull, Moderator

President & CEO, Tech Titans

 

The Honorable Ivy Taylor

Mayor of San Antonio

 

Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of Schools, Dallas Independent School District

 

Dr. James “Jim” Denison

Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

 

Chief David Brown

City of Dallas

 

President F.W. de Klerk

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Former President of South Africa

Chairman, Global Leadership Foundation

 

Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State

 

Mark McKinnon

Post-Election Discussion

Showtime's "The Circus"

 

Legislative Preview

Senator Royce West

Representative Jason Villalba

 

 

 

2015

 

Legislative Preview

Senator Royce West

Representative Jason Villalba

 

Mike Miles

Superintendent of Schools, Dallas Independent School District

 

Mike Ullman

CEO, JCPenney

Interviewed by: Glenn Hunter, Editor, D CEO Magazine

 

John Watters

Chariman & CEO, iSIGHT

 

Blockbuster Sports Panel

Moderator, Chuck Cooperstein, Voice of the Dallas Mavericks

Panelist

Larry Kelly

Communications & Marketing Director, Dallas Sports Commission

Dave Brown

Chief Operating Officer & General Manager, American Airlines Center

Bob Bowlsby

Commissioner, Big 12 Conference

 

Judge Clay Jenkins

Dallas County Judge

 

Susan Hawk

Dallas County District Attorney

 

Legislative Discussion

Senator Kelly Hancock

Representative Linda Koop

Representative Helen Giddings

Sam Baker, KERA - Moderator

 

Sean Donohue, CEO, DFW Airport

 

Richard Fisher, Former CEO & President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

  

Leandre Johns, General Manager, Uber

 

Don Carty, CEO, Virgin America

 

 

2014

 

Honorable Margaret Spellings

President, George W. Bush Presidential Center

 

Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor of Houston

 

Thomas J. Donohue

President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

Dallas Does Art - Panel

Maxwell Anderson

The Eugene  McDermott Director, Dallas Museum of Art

Amy Hofland

Director, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jonathan Martin

President & CEO, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Moderator, Catherine Cuellar, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District

Brett Begemann

President and CCO, Monsanto Company

 

Jere W. Thompson, Jr.

Co-Founder and CEO, Ambit Energy

 

A.C. Gonzalez

Dallas City Manager

 

Tom Leppert

CEO, Kaplan, Inc.

 

Harvey Kronberg

The Quorum Report

 

Tom Schieffer

Texas High Speed Rail

 

Ginger Hardage

Southwest Airlines

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