Dallas 500

The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Dallas 500 is a special edition that profiles the most influential leaders in North Texas, across a wide spectrum of industries. It’s produced by the editors of D CEO, the award-winning business title of D Magazine Partners. Unprecedented in scope, the publication represents months of research, interviews, and conversations with extensive, high-level contacts in the regional business community. Dallas 500 goes far beyond corporate bios to reveal the personal side of the leaders who drive the North Texas economy and make it such a vibrant place to work and live.

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D CEO editors are now accepting nominations for the 2025 edition of Dallas 500, the publication's 10th edition. Click the button below to submit your nominations. The submission deadline is June 14, 2024.

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The editors of D CEO present the region's most powerful top executives in more than 50 categories. The Dallas 500 is a highly selective biographical database of the people who lead Dallas-Fort Worth companies and organizations. Learn about their toughest challenges, strategies for success, and personal details you can’t find anywhere else.

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What is the Dallas 500?

Dallas 500 is an annual publication produced by the editors of D CEO, the award-winning business title of D Magazine Partners. It features insightful profiles of the most influential leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. Along with introducing readers to under-the-radar influencers, the book shares personal details of the top executives, their strategies for success, and what makes them tick. The luxury publication is printed on heavy stock and designed to be both an exclusive reference tool and keepsake.

Who makes the list?

Dallas 500 features the region’s most influential leaders across the region in about 60 different industry categories. D CEO editors leverage extensive contacts in local business circles and do hundreds of interviews and perform months of research to compile the list. Influence can wane; each year, new names are added while others fall off. In the 2024 edition, 170 people are new to the book. Dallas 500 is in perfect alignment with D CEO magazine’s mission of connecting top executives in North Texas.

When does it come out?

Dallas 500 is published annually and distributes in late November.

How can I suggest people to include in future editions?

Nominations for next year’s program will open in March 2024.

Is there a fee to submit a nomination?

No! There are no required costs to submit a nomination, be a finalist, or be named a winner.

Where can I buy a copy?

For the most current edition: You can purchase it here.

For bulk copy sales or to purchase previous editions: Email receptionist@dmagazine.com or call 214-939-3636.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Ben Swanger at dallas500@dmagazine.com.

For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact sales manager, Rachel Gill at rachel@dmagazine.com.