Dallas 500 is a special, standalone edition that celebrates the most influential business leaders in North Texas. Unprecedented in scope, it’s the result of a year-long research initiative by the editors of D CEO, which has been named the country’s best regional business magazine for the last four years. Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make Dallas-Fort Worth's economy tick.

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The editors of D CEO present the most powerful top executives in more than 60 business categories. The Dallas 500 is the region’s and highly selective biographical database of the people who really run Dallas-Fort Worth business, based on extensive contacts in North Texas business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research.

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The Dallas 500 for 2017

Banking and Finance


Elaine Agather
Chairman of Dallas Region, JPMorgan Chase

Ralph Babb Jr.
Chairman and CEO, Comerica Inc. and Comerica Bank

Norm Bagwell
CEO, Bank of Texas

C. Keith Cargill
President and CEO, Texas Capital Bank

Key Coker
Dallas CEO, BBVA Compass

Kent Eastman
Texas President, Capital One Bank

Zach Fee
CEO, UMB Bank Texas

John Gavin
Regional President, Wells Fargo

Kevin Hanigan
President and CEO, LegacyTexas

Richard Holt
Dallas Market President, Bank of America

Scott Jones
DFW President, Regions Bank

Alan White
Chairman, PlainsCapital Corp.


Keith Behrens
Managing Director, Stephens

Hill Feinberg
Chairman and CEO, Hilltop Securities

Rick Lacher
Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Joseph Mannes
President, Samco Capital Markets

Tom Spivey
Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance

Joe Stone
Managing Director, Blackhill Partners


Todd Amacher
Managing Partner, RGT Wealth Advisors

Stephen “Tony” Batman
Chairman and CEO, 1st Global

Brian Casey
President and CEO, Westwood Holdings Group

Thomas Gile
Partner, Southern Wealth Management

Craig Hodges
CEO, Hodges Capital

Philip Kistler
Principal, Turtle Creek Management

Richard “Richie” Lee
Founder and CEO, Lee Financial Corp.

Jeffrey Markham
Managing Director, Division Executive, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

R. Scot Smith
Managing Director and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

John Tolleson
Chairman and CEO, Tolleson Wealth Management

Nicole Weeldreyer
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management

Scott Wood
Co-Founder and CEO, True North Advisors

Private Equity FIRMS and HEDGE FUNDS

Kyle Bass
Chief Investment Officer, Hayman Capital Management

David Bonderman
Chairman and founding partner, TPG

Doug Deason
President, Deason Capital Services

Kenneth Hersh
Chairman, NGP Energy Capital Management

Conner Searcy
Founder and Managing Partner, Trive Capital

Kneeland Youngblood
Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group


Roya Azar
Vice President and Principal Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo

Gary Blankenship
Chairman and CEO, Bank of the West

Ken Byrd
Business Development Officer, Synergy Bank

Greg Clarkson
Executive Vice President, BBVA Compass

Larry Conley
Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Glenn Lauter
Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank


Christine Allen
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Hillcrest Bank

Olivia Bock
Vice President, Healthcare Profession Group, Comerica

Brian Brown
Managing Director, Dallas Office, Silicon Valley Bank

Elizabeth Falco
Executive Vice President and Manager, Corporate and Healthcare Banking, Texas Capital Bank

Joe Griffith
Managing Director and Region Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Christina Kitchens
Group Managing Director, National Energy Finance, East West Bank


Chief Financial Officers

Frank Bilban
Secretary and CFO, Encore Wire Corp

William Davenport
CFO, TopGolf

David Gibbs
President and CFO, Yum! Brands

Maria Henry
Senior Vice President and CFO, Kimberly-Clark

Derek Kerr
Executive Vice President and CFO, American Airlines

Kevin March
Senior Vice President and CFO, Texas Instruments

Mike Mravle
CFO, Wingstop restaurants

Biggs Porter
Executive Vice President and CFO, Fluor Corp.

Don Robillard
Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Risk Officer, Hunt Consolidated

Tammy Romo
Executive Vice President and CFO, Southwest Airlines

Fred Savelsbergh
CFO, Baylor Scott & White Health

Jodi Taylor
CFO and Administrative Officer, The Container Store

Chief Marketing Officers

Sheryl Adkins-Green
CMO, Mary Kay

Charlotte Jones Anderson
Executive VP and Chief Branding Officer, Dallas Cowboys

Lee Applbaum
Global CMO, The Patrón Spirits Co.

Laura Bloom Gordon
VP, Marketing and Brand Innovation, 7-Eleven

Lori Lee
Senior Executive VP and Global Marketing Officer, AT&T

Noelle LeVeaux
CMO, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Toby Purdy
Executive VP and CMO, grupo LaLa

Jennifer Saenz
Senior VP and CMO, Frito-Lay North America

Ashley Sheetz
Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Sally Beauty

David Timm
CMO, Pizza Hut US

Jim Trebilcock
Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Mary Beth West
Exec VP, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, JCPenney


Ellen Barker
CTO, Texas Instruments

John Carmack
CTO, Oculus

Amy Czuchlewski
Senior Director of Engineering, Bottle Rocket

Mandy Edwards

Zack Hicks
CIO, Toyota Motor North America

Maya Leibman
CIO, American Airlines

Corporate General Counsels

Jack Balagia
Vice President and General Counsel, Exxon Mobil

Marc Kesselman
Chief Legal Officer, Yum! Brands Inc.

David McAtee
Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AT&T

Carey O’Connor
Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Flowserve

Steven Roth
Senior Deputy General Counsel, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Kelvin Sellers
General Counsel, Interstate Batteries

Corporate Risk Managers

Jeremy Benson
Director of Internal Audit, Essilor of America

Susan Cox
Head of Risk ManagementAmericas, Ericsson

Helen Irizarry
Director of Safety and Risk Management, TopGolf

Kyle Rogers
Risk manager, HollyFrontier Cos.

Catherine Stutzman
Director of Insurance and Risk Management, Alon USA Energy

Reggie Texada
Manager, Risk Management and Claims Management, Univision

Education and Healthcare

Colleges and Universities

Victor Boschini Jr.
Chancellor and Professor of Education, Texas Christian University

Carine Feyten
Chancellor and President, Texas Woman’s University

Lee Jackson
Chancellor and CEO, University of North Texas System

Vistasp Karbhari
President, University of Texas at Arlington

Thomas Keefe
President, University of Dallas

Joe May
Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District

Andrew Morriss
Dean, Texas A&M University Law

Daniel Podolsky
President, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Neal Smatresk
President, University of North Texas

Michael Sorrell
President, Paul Quinn College

R. Gerald Turner
President, Southern Methodist University

Michael R. Williams
President, UNT Health Science Center

Health Insurance

Vijay Kedar
General Manager, Oscar Insurance Co.of Texas

Veronica Martin
Vice President, Business Development. Humana Behavioral Health

Dan McCoy
President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Michael Nelson
Vice President, Coach for Central Territories, Aetna

Tom Quirk
CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Texas

LaMonte Thomas
President and General Manager, North Texas and Oklahoma, Cigna

Healthcare Executives

Erol Akdamar
President, HCA North Texas Division

Joel Allison
President and CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health

Barclay Berdan
CEO, Texas Health Resources

Frederick Cerise
President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital Center

Tyler Cooper
President and CEO, Cooper Aerobics

Christopher Durovich
President and CEO, Children’s Health

Robert Earley
President and CEO, JPS Health Network

Trevor Fetter
Chairman and CEO, Tenet Healthcare

Steve Love
President and CEO, DFW Hospital Council

Stephen Mansfield
President and CEO, Methodist Health System

Dr. Bruce Meyer
Executive Vice President, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Robert “Bob” Walker
President and CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Hospital Administration

James Berg
President, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

David Berry
President, System Clinical Operations, Children’s Health

Lillie Biggins
President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

Joseph DeLeon
President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth

Charles Gressle
CEO, Medical Center of Plano

Martin Koonsman
President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

David Lopez
Chief Operating Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System

John McWhorter
Chief Operating Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health

Rick Merrill
President and CEO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Jeff Milligan
Director, VA North Texas Health Care System

Chris Mowan
President and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital, Hospital Corporation of America

John Warner
Vice President and CEO, University of Texas Southwestern University Hospitals

Medical Groups

Rajjit Abrol
President, HeartPlace

Christopher Crow
Co-Founder, Village Health Partners

Shawn Parsley
President, Texas Health Physicians Group

R. Steven Paulson
President and Chairman, Texas Oncology

Jim Walton
President and CEO, Genesis Physicians Group

F. David Winter Jr.
Chairman and President, HealthTexas Provider Network

Leading Industries

Aerospace and Defense

Orlando Carvalho
Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Rick Edwards
Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Christopher Emerson
President, Airbus Helicoptersb

Brad Haselhorst
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Rockwell Collins

Mitch Snyder
President and CEO, Bell Helicopter

Rick Yuse
President, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems


Sean Donohue
CEO, DFW International Airport

Mark Duebner
Director of Aviation, City of Dallas

Pedro Fábregas
President and CEO, Envoy Air

Gary Kelly
Chairman, President and CEO, Southwest Airlines

Doug Parker
Chairman and CEO, American Airlines Group

Masao Yamagami
Chairman and CEO, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. America

Data Centers

Chris Crosby
CEO, Compass Datacenters

Kevin Ehringer
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Systems

Bryan Marsh
Vice President, Global Asset Management, Digital Realty

Tom Myers
Regional Vice President Sales and General Manager, ViaWest

Gary Wojtaszek
President and CEO, CyrusOne

Travis Wright
Site Director, QTS

Energy-Oil and Gas

Barry Davis
Chairman and CEO, EnLink Midstream

Timothy Dove
President and COO, Pioneer Natural Resources

Joe Foran
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Matador Resources

Steven Gray
Co-Founder, Director and CEO, RSP Permian

Ray Hunt
Executive Chairman, Hunt Consolidated

Andrew Inglis
Chairman and CEO, Kosmos Energy

N. Malone Mitchell III
Managing Member, Chairman and CEO, Mitchell Group

W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr.
Owner, Moncrief Oil

Trevor Rees-Jones
Founder and CEO, Chief Oil and Gas

Rex Tillerson
Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corp.

Kelcy Warren
Chairman and CEO, Energy Transfer Partners

George Yates
Chairman and CEO, HEYCO Energy Group


Kim Cocklin
CEO, Atmos Energy

Thomas Hartland-Mackie
President and CEO, City Electric Supply

Larry Mondry
President and CEO, Stream

Robert Shapard
CEO, Oncor

Jere Thompson Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO, Ambit Energy

Neal Walker
President, Texas New Mexico Power

Food and Beverage

Barry Andrews
President and CEO, Andrews Distributing

Alfredo Duarte
President and CEO, Taxco Produce

Robert Hallam Sr.
Chairman and CEO, Ben E. Keith

Hattie Hill
President and CEO, Women’s Foodservice Forum

Sheldon Stein
President, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Larry Young
President and CEO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Logistics and Transportation

Albert Black
President and CEO, On-Target Supplies & Logistics

Don Daseke
CEO, Daseke INc.

Carl Ice
President and CEO, BNSF Railway

Tim Keith
CEO, Texas Central Partners

Dave Leach
President and CEO, Greyhound LInes

Gary C. Thomas
President and Executive Director, DART

Manufacturing and Consumer Goods

Victor Almeida
CEO, Interceramic

Joseph Alvarado
Chairman, President and CEO, Commercial Metals Co.

Michael Ball
Division Head and CEO, Alcon

Todd Bluedorn
Chairman and CEO, Lennox International

Thomas Falk
Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark

David Holl
President and CEO, Mary Kay

Jim Lentz
CEO, Toyota Motor North America

Eric Leonard
President, Essilor of America

Mark Rohr
Chairman and CEO, Celanese

Bill Sandbrook
President and CEO, U.S. Concrete

Rich Templeton
Chairman, President and CEO, Texas Instruments

Timothy Wallace
Chairman, President and CEO, Trinity Industries


Lewis “Lee” Bird III
CEO, At Home Group

Brian Bolke
President, Forty Five Ten

Joseph DePinto
President and CEO, 7-Eleven

Marvin Ellison
CEO, JCPenney

Karen Katz
President and CEO, Neiman Marcus

Nancy Nasher
Owner, NorthPark Center

Brian Philips
President and CEO, FedEx Office

Paul Raines
CEO, GameStop

Melissa Reiff
CEO, The Container Store

Carl Sewell
Chairman, Sewell Automotive

Ray Washburne
President and Managing Director, Highland Park Village

Sharon Anderson Wright
President and ceo, Half Price Books

Technology and Telecommunications

Anousheh Ansari
CEO, Prodea Systems

Tony Aquila
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Solera Holdings

Calvin Carter
CEO, Bottle Rocket

Lance Crosby
CEO and founder, StackPath

Mandy Ginsberg
CEO, Match Group North America

Ed Heffernan
President and CEO, Alliance Data

Mikito Kiname
President and CEO, Fujitsu Network Communications

Tom Klein
President and CEO, Sabre Corp.

Angel Ruiz
Chairman, Ericsson North America

Andres Ruzo
CEO, Link America

Sanjiv Sidhu
Chairman and Co-Founder, O9 Solutions

Randall Stephenson
Chairman and CEO, AT&T

Gurvendra Suri
Founder and CEO, The Suri Group

Shinsuke Takahashi
President, NEC Corp. of America

Evelyn Torres
CEO, Solaris Technologies

Nina Vaca
Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Group

Charlie Vogt
CEO, Imagine Communications

James Von Ehr
CEO, Zyvex Labs

Professional Services


Larry Autrey
Managing Partner, Whitley Penn

Ty Beasley
Office Managing Partner, RSM US

Thomas Codd
Senior Client Relationship Partner, PwC

Jason Downing
Managing Partner, North Texas, Deloitte

Manny Fernandez
Managing Partner, KPMG

Wally Gruenes
Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Scott Moore
North Texas Managing Partner, PwC

Randy Robason
National Managing Partner, Tax Services, Grant Thornton

Ted Vaughan
Assurance Office Managing Partner, BDO USA

Debra Von Storch
Partner and Southwest Region Growth Markets Leader, EY

Michelle Vopni
Dallas Office Managing Partner, EY

Tom Watson
Managing Partner, BKD

Advertising and Public Relations

Hugh Boyle
CEO, TracyLocke

Steve Dapper
Chairman and CEO, Publicis Hawkeye

Tom Moroch
Chairman and Founder, Moroch

Carol Reed
CEO, The Reeds Public Relations

Marvin Singleton
Executive Vice President and GM, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Andy Stern
Chairman and CEO, Sunwest Communications

Business Consultants

Jorge Corral
Dallas Office Managing Director, Accenture

David Court
Senior Partner, Dallas, McKinsey & Co.

Mark Gottfredson
Founding Partner, Dallas, Bain & Co.

Thomas Lutz
Global leader, Consumer & Retail Practice, Boston Consulting Group

Brint Ryan
Chairman and CEO, Ryan LLC

Chip Wagner
CEO, Alsbridge

Business Insurance

Randall Goss
Chairman and CEO, U.S. Risk Insurance Group

Bill Henry

Tom Hughston
Principal and CEO, Roach Howard Smith & Barton

Bill Jackson
Regional Vice President, Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

Frank Scardino
President, Dallas Property-Casualty Business, Lockton Cos.

Jack Wagner
Region President, USI Southwest

Law-Business and IP Litigation

Hilda Galvan
Partner in Charge, Jones Day

Donald Godwin
Chairman and CEO, Godwin, Bowman &Martinez

Mike McKool
Chairman and CEO, McKool Smith

Thomas Melsheimer
Dallas Managing Principal, Fish & Richardson

Harriet Miers
Partner, Locke Lord

H. Ron White
Managing Partner, White & Wiggins


Carla Calabrese
Co-Managing Partner, Calabrese Huff

Rhonda Hunter
Partner, Farrow-Gillespie & Heath

Marilea Lewis
Of Counsel, Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson

Kelly McClure
Managing Partner and CEO, McClure Law Group

Mike McCurley
Partner, McCurley Bell Cruz

Ike Vanden Eykel
Managing Shareholder and CEO, KoonsFuller

Law-Labor and Employment

Kim Askew
Partner, K&L Gates

Ron Chapman
Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

Melissa Goodman
Partner, Haynes and Boone

Andrew M. Gould
Partner, Wick Phillips

Christine “Christi” Neill
Partner, Neill & Byrne

Arlene Switzer Steinfield
Senior Counsel, Dykema Cox Smith

Law-Mergers and Acquisitions

Gina Betts
Coordinating Partner, Schiff Hardin

Michael Boone
Partner, Haynes and Boone

Jeff Chapman
Partner, Gibson Dunn

Kenneth Stewart
U.S. Chair, Norton Rose Fulbright

Glenn West
Corporate Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges

John Willding
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Law-Managing Partners

Tim Durst
Partner in Charge, Dallas, Baker Botts

Vicky Gunning
Partner, Locke Lord

Ken Menges
Partner in Charge, Dallas Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

David Moran
Managing Partner, Dallas Office, Jackson Walker

Holland O’Neil
Chair, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell

Yvette Ostolaza
Managing Partner and Executive Committee Member, Sidley Austin

Tim Powers
Managing Partner, Haynes and Boone

Michael Santa Maria
Managing Partner, Dallas Office, Baker & McKenzie

Jonathan Skidmore
Partner In Charge, Norton Rose Fulbright

Mark Solomon
Managing Partner of the Dallas office, Andrews Kurth

Rob Walters
Partner in Charge of the Dallas Office, Gibson Dunn

John Wander
Managing Partner, Dallas office, Vinson & Elkins

Law-Real Estate

Jean Pierre Boyea
Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin

Glenn Callison
Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Noelle Garsek
Shareholder, Winstead PC

Kevin Kelley
Chair and Partner, Real Estate, Gardere Wynne Sewell

Mark Sloan
Managing Partner, Thompson & Knight

Robb Stewart
Partner, Locke Lord


Thomas Crichton IV
Partner, Vinson & Elkins

Jeff W. Dorrill
Partner, Haynes and Boone

Tom Helfand
Shareholder, Winstead PC

William Hornberger
Partner, Jackson Walker

Vester Hughes
Partner, K&L Gates

Emily Parker
Partner, Thompson & Knight

Law-White Collar Criminal Defense

William Mateja
Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

Charles Meadows
Partner, Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman

George Milner
Partner, Milner Finn Price

Rod Phelan
Partner, Baker Botts

Barry Sorrels
Managing Partner, Sorrels Udashen & Anton

Mike Uhl
Partner, Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl

Real Estate

Architecture and Design

Lance Josal
President and CEO, CallisonRTKL

Bob Morris
President and CEO, Corgan

Dan Noble
President and CEO, HKS

Don Powell
Principal, BOKA Powell

Cindy Simpson
Managing Director, Gensler

Andre Staffelbach
Creative Principal, Staffelbach

Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Randy Cooper
Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

Jack Fraker
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CBRE

Steve Lieberman
CEO, The Retail Connection

Brian O’Boyle Sr.
Vice Chairman, Ara, a Newmark Co.

Phil Puckett
Executive Vice President, CBRE

Jeff Staubach
President-South Central Region, JLL

Commercial Real Estate Development and Investment

Michael Ablon
Principal, PegasusAblon

Monte Anderson
Owner, Options Real Estate

Sue Ansel
President and CEO, Gables Residential

Gabriel Barbier-Mueller
Founder and CEO, Harwood International

Lucy Billingsley
Partner, Billingsley Co.

Bill Cawley
CEO, Cawley Partners

Michael Dardick
President and CEO, Granite Properties

John C. Goff
Chairman and CEO, Crescent Real Estate

Craig Hall
Chairman and Founder, Hall Group

Fehmi Karahan
President and CEO, The Karahan Cos.

Jack Matthews
President, Matthews Southwest

Frank Mihalopoulos
Owner, Corinth Properties

Ross Perot Jr.
Chairman, Hillwood

Scott Rohrman
Owner, 42 Real Estate

Adam Saphier
President of Central Operations, Trammell Crow Co.

Robert Shaw
President, Columbus Realty Partners

Sabine Gaedeke Stener
CEO, Gaedeke Group

Steve Van Amburgh
Chairman and CEO, KDC

Commercial Real Estate Executives

Mike Berry
President, Hillwood Properties

Diane Butler
Executive Chairman, BBG

Clifford R. Fischer
Chairman and CEO, Fischer

John Gates
CEO of Markets, JLL

Mike J. Lafitte
Global Group President, CBRE

Herb Weitzman
Executive Chairman, The Weitzman Group

Construction and Engineering

Jerry Crawford
Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction Co.

Mark LaVoy
Executive Vice President and Division Manager, Hunt Construction

Fred Perpall
CEO, The Beck Group

David T. Seaton
Chairman and CEO, Fluor Corp.

David B. Walls
President and CEO, Austin Industries

Greg Wilkinson
Co-Chairman, Hill & Wilkinson


David Auld
CEO, D.R. Horton

Stephen Brooks
CEO, Grand Homes

Don Dykstra
President, Bloomfield Homes

Kevin Egan
President and COO, American Legend Homes

Robert Elliott
Partner, Stillwater Capital

Peter Shaddock
President, Shaddock Homes

Residential Development

Leon Backes
Founder, Provident Realty Advisors

Fred Balda
President, Hillwood Communities

Jim Brickman
CEO, Green Brick Partners

Phillip Huffines
Co-Owner, Huffines Communities

Craig Martin
Founding Partner, Terra Verde Group

Rob Witte
Senior Managing Director, Hines

Residential Real Estate Executives

Allie Beth Allman
President and CEO, Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Robbie Briggs
CEO, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Mary Frances Burleson
President and CEO, Ebby Halliday Realtors

Ben Caballero

David Griffin
President, David Griffin & Co.

Ted Wilson
Principal, Residential Strategies

Title Companies

Melissa Eastman
Senior Vice President, Manager Commercial Services Dallas, Stewart Title

Kyle Forsgren
Divisional President, First American Title

Thomas Garner
Executive VP and Regional Manager, Fidelity National Title Group

Bill Kramer
Executive Chairman, Republic Title of Texas

Dawn Moore
CEO, Allegiance Title Co.

Bill Shaddock
CEO, Capital Title of Texas

Arts, Sports, and Leisure

The Arts

Keith Cerny
General Director and CEO, Dallas Opera

Robyn Flatt
Executive Artistic Director, Dallas Children’s Theater

Jonathan Martin
President and CEO, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Catherine Marcus Rose
Board Chair, Dallas Museum of Art

Jeremy Strick
Director, Nasher Sculpture Center

Ann Williams
Founder, Dallas Black Dance Theatre


Troy Aikman
President, Aikman Enterprises

Nancy Lieberman
Founder, Nancy Lieberman Charities

Dirk Nowitzki
Power Forward, Dallas Mavericks

Emmitt Smith
President and CEO, Emmitt Smith Enterprises

Jordan Spieth
President, Jordan Spieth Family Foundation

Michael Young
Special Assistant to the General Manager, Texas Rangers

Chefs and Restauranteurs

Nick Badovinus
Chef and Restaurateur, Flavor Hook

Al Biernat
President, Al Biernat’s Restaurant

Bruno Davaillon
Chef and Partner, CES Holdings

Dean Fearing
Chef and Partner, Fearing’s Restaurant

Chad Houser
Executive Director and Executive Chef, Café Momentum

Paula Lambert
Founder and President, Mozzarella Co.

Janice Provost
Executive Chef and Proprietor, Parigi

Stephan Pyles
Chef and Owner, Stephan Pyles Concepts

Kent Rathbun
Executive Chef and Owner, Kent Rathbun Concepts

Mico Rodriguez
Founder, Mesero

Jim Severson
Chef and General Partner, Sevy’s Grill

Shannon Wynne
President, Eight-0 Management

Hospitality and Tourism

Eric Affeldt
CEO, ClubCorp Holdings

Jim Amorosia
President and CEO, G6 Hospitality

Monty Bennett
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ashford Hospitality Trust

Dirk Burghartz
Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Keith Cline
President and CEO, La Quinta Holdings

Phillip Jones
President and CEO, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

Leisure and Entertainment

John Duffey
President and CEO, Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

Eddie Gossage
President and General Manager, Texas Motor Speedway

Steve King
CEO and Director, Dave & Buster’s

Thomas Leverton
CEO, CEC Entertainment

Ken May
CEO, TopGolf

Perry Sook
Chairman, President and CEO, Nexstar Broadcasting

Restaurant Chains

Roland Dickey Jr.
CEO, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

John Harkey Jr.
Chairman and CEO, Consolidated Restaurant Cos.

Darin Harris
CEO, Cici’s Pizza

Guillermo Perales
President and CEO, Sun Holdings

Wyman Roberts
President and CEO, Brinker International

Artie Starrs
President, Pizza Hut US


Mark Cuban
Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Jon Daniels
President of Operations and General Manager, Texas Rangers

Tom Gaglardi
Owner, Dallas Stars

Clark Hunt
Chairman and CEO, FC Dallas and Kansas City Chiefs

Jerry Jones
Owner, President and General Manager, Dallas Cowboys

Mary O’Connor
President, Dallas Wings

Nonprofits and Government

Civic Organizations

Jim Falk
President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth

Kourtny Garrett
President and CEO, Downtown Dallas Inc.

Linda McMahon
President and CEO, The Real Estate Council

Dale Petroskey
President and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber

Bill Sproull
President and CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce

Bill Thornton
President and CEO, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development

Sally Bane
Director of Economic Development, City of Plano

Beth Bowman
President and CEO, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Orlando Campos
Director, Economic Development & Tourism, Town of Addison

Allison Branson Cook
Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Farmers Branch

Jim Gandy
President, Frisco Texas International Development Center

John Jacobs
Executive Vice President, Richardson Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Payne
Economic Development Manager, City of Arlington

Mike Rosa
Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Dallas Regional Chamber

Keri Samford
Director, The Colony Economic Development Corp.

Robert Sturns
Economic Development Director, City of Fort Worth

Allison Thompson
Director, City of Cedar Hill Economic Development Corp.

Karl Zavitkovsky
Director, City of Dallas Office of Economic Development


Robert Dye
Chief Economist, Comerica Bank

Robert Kaplan
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

M. Ray Perryman
President and CEO, The Perryman Group

Keith Ugone
Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Bernard Weinstein
Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University

Mine Kuban Yücel
Senior Vice President, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Clay Jenkins
Judge, Dallas County

Harry LaRosiliere
Mayor, City of Plano

Betsy Price
Mayor, City of Fort Worth

Mike Rawlings
Mayor, City of Dallas

Hope Shimabuku
Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Victor Vandergriff
Commissioner, Texas Department of Transportation

Nonprofit Foundations

Linda Perryman Evans
President and CEO, The Meadows Foundation

Kathleen M. Gibson
President and CEO, Southwestern Medical Foundation

Mary Jalonick
President and CEO, The Dallas Foundation

Frank Risch
Chairman, Communities Foundation of Texas

Judith Salerno
President and CEO, Susan G Komen

Roslyn Dawson Thompson
President and CEO, Dallas Women’s Foundation

Nonprofit Organizations

Bruce Buchanan
Executive Director, The Stewpot

Christie Carter
Chairman, Crystal Charity Ball

Cece Cox
CEO, Resource Center

Paige Flink
Executive Director and CEO, The Family Place

Terry Flowers
Perot Family Headmaster, St. Philip’s School & Community Center

Jennifer Sampson
President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas


Mary McDermott Cook
Nancy Dedman
Lyda Hill
Peter J. O’Donnell Jr.
Nancy Chritton Rogers
Annette Simmons

Startups and Entrepreneurship

Darlene Boudreaux
Executive Director, TechFW

Trey Bowles
CEO and Co-Founder, Dallas Entrepreneur Center

John Miller
Executive Director, North Texas Enterprise Center

Jennifer Sanders
Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance

Hubert Zajicek
Co-Founder, Partner and CEO, Health Wildcatters

Gabriella Draney Zielke
CEO, Tech Wildcatters

Living Legends

Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

Andrew Beal
Founder, Chairman, and President, Beal Bank and Beal Bank USA

George W. Bush
Co-Founder, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Kenneth Cooper
Founder and Chairman, Cooper Aerobics Center

Harlan Crow
Chairman and CEO, Crow Holdings

Gerald J. Ford
Chairman, Hilltop Holdings

Jody Grant
Chairman and Partner, BankCap Partners

Tim Headington
President and Owner, Headington Resources

Caroline Rose Hunt
The Rosewood Corp.

Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senior Counsel, Bracewell

Herb Kelleher
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Southwest Airlines

Ron Kirk
Senior of Counsel, Gibson Dunn

Bobby Lyle
Founder and Chairman, Lyco Holdings

Margaret McDermott

H. Ross Perot
Owner, Perot

T. Boone Pickens
Founder and CEO, BP Capital

Stan Richards
Principal, The Richards Group

Robert Rowling
Founder, TRT Holdings

Roger Staubach
Executive Chairman-Americas, JLL

Kenny Troutt
Founder and Owner, Mt. Vernon Investments and WinStar Farms

Ross Perot spawned the technology services industry when he launched EDS in the 1960s, becoming a multibillionaire along the way.

Ross Perot

WHAT is The Dallas 500?

The Dallas 500 is a special annual publication produced by the editors of D CEO (the award-winning business title of D Magazine Partners). It features personal, insightful profiles of the 500 most influential leaders in North Texas. The luxury publication is printed on heavy stock and designed to be both a reference tool and a keepsake.

WHO is on the list?

The Dallas 500 features the region’s most powerful leaders in 60 categories. D CEO editors compile the list based on extensive contacts in local business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research. To nominate a leader for the 2018, click here. Suggestions due June 1.

WHEN does the publication come out?

The Dallas 500 is published and distributed in November. To order copies of the 2017 edition, see below.

WHERE can I get more information?

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