Written by Phil Cerroni
The North Texas Commission recently announced the election and appointment of its new officers, executive committee and directors to its board. Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief will serve as the 2013 chairman of the North Texas Commission; and David Tesmer, senior vice president, Advocacy and Community Benefit for Texas Health Resources, will serve as the vice chairman. Plano Mayor Phil Dyer will serve as treasurer, Gray Mayes, director, government relations, Texas Instruments, will serve as secretary and Holly Reed, regional vice president for AT&T, will be the immediate past chairman.
The following directors remain on the Executive Committee for 2013:Sandra Doyle, director, public affairs, Atmos Energy, Dan Hagan, managing director/corporate affairs, American Airlines; Dan Johnson, city manager, City of Richardson Bob Pence, president and CEO of Freese and Nichols, Inc., Stephen Tolerico, chief marketing officer, Sewell Automotive Companies, Kevin Ward, general manager, Trinity River Authority, Julie Wilson, vice president, urban development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Hal Thorne, OnePrime, will serve as general counsel and will serve as immediate past chairman.
Newly appointed board members are Cathy Altman, attorney, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal LLP, Steven Bristow, vice president, community relations and advocacy, Methodist Health System, Rick Chess, president, Encore Enterprises, Jim Cline, public works director, Denton County Transportation Authority, Arnim Dontes, executive vice president for business affairs, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Brad Gorrondona, chairman, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, RaDonna Hessel, president & CEO, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Margaret Keliher, formerly of Texas Business for Clean Air, Stephen Knobbe, vice president, HNTB Corporation, Rick Lee, principal, HKS, Inc., Steve Love, president and CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Bobbie Mitchell, North Central Texas Council of Governments Board president and Denton County Commissioner,Michael Schulman, partner, Locke Lord LLP, Jonathan Seyoum, vice president operations, The Original Pancake House, Whitney Smith, chairman, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City of Irving, Kathy Wilkins, vice president, Alliance Operating Services and Renee Wilson, business development manager, United Technologies.
Source: North Texas Commission