Dallas 500

The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

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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Nominations for next year's program will open in March 2022.

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

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Past Events

2017 Dallas 500 Event

2018 Dallas 500 Event

2019 Dallas 500 Event


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 2022 edition, 197 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?

D CEO editors will begin accepting suggestions for the 2023 edition of the Dallas 500 in March of 2022.

Where can I buy a copy?

For the most current edition: Click the “Buy 2022 Edition Now” link above.

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

Where can I get more information?

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


For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact president and publisher Gillea Allison at gillea@dmagazine.com.

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