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.

Next event

Thursday, April 2, 2015
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
NOAHs of Richardson
2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082


"Local development's regional impact"

Panel discussion with Bil Guthrey, KDC Real Estate Development, lMabrie Jackson, CEO/President, North Texas Commission, Bill Sproull, President of Richardson Chamber of Commerce and moderator Laura Maczka, Mayor of City of Richardson.



About the Program

Since it opened in 1974 there probably has been no greater economic engine for North Texas than the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Supporting 143,000 area jobs with a payroll of $9.4 billion, the world‘s fourth largest airport pumps $31.6 billion into the region’s economy annually. Find out the latest information about the airport from facility renovations to the increase in international travel and how it will affect our community in 2015.


2015 Theme
Richardson 2015: today, tomorrow and beyond


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

April 2: Mabrie Jackson, CEO/President, North Texas Commission

May 27:  co-hosting with Growth & Mobility

June:  co-hosting with Public Policy

Sept 16:  co-hosting with Growth & Mobility
Oct 1

*Dates are subject to change

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
Chris Cantrell, Vice President Branch Sales Manager, Regions Bank
Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services

Signature Steering Committee Members

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


Previous programs


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


Books to business: Connecting education to industry - Oct 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