Signature Event Series




This quarterly luncheon series features prominent corporate leaders from around the Metroplex who bring their stories of success in business to the membership.

We appreciate your continued support of this program. Please check back for the new 2016 schedule

2015 Theme
Richardson 2015: today, tomorrow and beyond


January 29 - Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

April 2: Panel with Mabrie Jackson, CEO, North Texas Commission; Bill Guthrey, SVP, KDC Real Estate Development; Bill Sproull, CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Richardson Mayor, Laura Maczka

July 23: Bob Young, Managing Director, Brokerage, The Weitzman Group; Kirk Hemansen, Founder/Principal, Hermansen Land Development; Jason Claunch, Founder/Principal, Catalyst Commercial; Thomas Glendenning, Retail, Shop Companies Inc.

Oct 1: Doug Moore, COO, Fujitsu Network Communications; George Brody, CEO, GlobeRanger, a Fujitsu Company; Skip Woodall, CEO, Vent-A-Hood; moderated by Bill Sproull, CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce


Previous programs

Theme: 2015: Today, tomorrow and beyond

"Ask the C-Suite" - October 1
Panelist: George Brody, GlobeRanger, a Fujitsu Company; Doug Moore, Fujitsu Network Communications; Skip Woodall, Vent-A-Hood; moderated by Bill Sproull, Richardson Chamber of Commerce

"Richardson retail evolution: The inside story" - July 2
Panelist: Bob Young, Managing Director, The Weitzman Group; Thomas Glendenning, Shop Companies; Kirk Hermansen, Founder/Principal, Hermansen Land Development; Jason Claunch, President, Catalyst Commercial

"The regional impact of local development" - April 2
Panelist: Moderated by Richardson Mayor, Laura Maczka, Bill Guthrey, Senior Vice President, KDC Real Estate Development, Mabrie Jackson, CEO-President, North Texas Commission and Bill Sproull, CEO-President, Richardson Chamber of Commerce

"The economic engine that is DFW international"- January 29
Featuring: Sean Donohue, President, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

"Retail and Restaurants: Making the commitment to Richardson's future"- July 23


Theme: Economic outlook for 2014 and beyond 

Books to business: Connecting education to industry - October 9
Richard Matkin, Plano ISD superintendent, Kay Waggoner, Richardson ISD superintendent, and moderator Chris Coxon, Chief programs officer with Educate Texas


How the future of energy will affect the future of Texas - July 10
Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls; Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant; Rusty Speed, Axium Solar and moderated by Dennis McCuistion, TV host


Protect yourself, your business and your family from wrongdoing in a tough world? - May 1
Featuring, Dave Lieber, columnist, Dallas Morning News


Economic Outlook - February 6
Featuring Rober Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank


Mayors Forum: A New Perspective on Key Issues - October 24
Featuring Mayor Douglas Athas, City of Garland, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, City of Plano and Mayor Laura Maczka, City of Richardson.


The exclusive story behind the George W. Bush Library - July 25
Featuring Alan C. Lowe, Executive director


 "What Would You Ask a Navy Seal?" - May 23
Featuring Clint Bruce, founder and president, Trident and former Navy Seal 


"Living a Life of Legacy and Commitment" - Feb. 7
Featuring Chad Hennings, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt ll pilot, and Dallas Cowboy, commitment expert


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Signature Committee

Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9 am, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Office, 411 Belle Grove Dr. 75080

2015 Signature Steering Committee Tri-Chairs 
Charles Hoffman, President, Insperity
Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, AMBTX Insurance

Signature Steering Committee Members

Ron Barker, Focal Point Coaching
Jeanne Hooker, Former Chairman of Board
Adam Keller, Atlas Wealth Advisors
Brad Lipton, Vice President, Maverick Commercial Real Estate
Bonnie Perry, Richardson Local Proud
Michael Tannery, Tannery & Company Wealth Management
Ron Taylor, Former Chairman of Board
Ginger Tonne, Richardson's Dine Smart
Sandee Treptow, Reliant an NRG company