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Executive After Hours

Connect. Experience. Influence.

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The mission of Executive After Hours is to provide business executives with the opportunity to meet on a regular basis, develop relationships, advance the understanding of business issues, and build a mutually beneficial community that fosters success among its participants.

It is designed for high-level, influential executives in and around Richardson to connect with their peers in a comfortable and casual setting.  It is not a networking and sales group - it is by invitation only.

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What Makes a Smart City Smart?
Tuesday, August 28
5:30 – 7 pm
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas
 2830 Rutford Drive, Richardson 75080

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by UT Dallas Jindal School of Management

Moderator:  Trey Bowles, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
           

Come join your peers for a discussion about what makes a smart city smart, and learn about the Smart Cities plan for Dallas.  Our speakers are Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) co-founders Trey Bowles and Jennifer Sanders. DIA is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for Dallas. DIA’s goal is to elevate Dallas as a city that is not only prepared for – but a driving force in shaping – the future of cities, and provide opportunities for prosperity for its citizens

Trey is a serial entrepreneur and community advocate who has founded and built numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit space in Dallas and throughout the United States. He is co-founder of the DIA and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, where he led strategy, vision, and drives the overall planning and development efforts for the DEC.

Jennifer is Co-founder and Executive Director of  DIA and brings expertise across a broad array of industries, including energy, technology, economic development and finance. While at the DIA, Jennifer has collated a network of 30 member organizations, and works with over 20 departments within the City of Dallas and Dallas County to accomplish an aligned smart city strategy, beginning with the implementation of the Smart Cities Living Lab in the West End District in downtown Dallas.

For more information or to RSVP, reply here.

Past events

April 24, 2018 at The Wine Authority – A panel and q&a discussed the unpredictable reality of the new tax law on business.  Mbusiness in 2018, with Shannon Huggins of Methodist Health Systems and Dr. Paul Hain of Blue Cross Blue Shield.


November 16, 2017 at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Jon Drago, tournament director for the AT&T Byron Nelson, shared with the group the reasons for moving the tournament to the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas in 2018.


September 12, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – Tracy Merzi, publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, spoke about the effects the change from print to digital media is having on media, business, and the community.


May 9, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – The Honorable Pete Sessions, US Congress, District 32 was our guest speaker.


February 15, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – Jason Saving of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on why Texas grows faster than the U.S., and a current and near-future Texas economic outlook.


October 11, 2016 at Texas restaurant – Retired major league baseball player Scott Podsednik spoke about overcoming hurdles to achieve professional success.


September 13, 2016 at Texas restaurant – Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker gave an update on city activities at the inaugural Executive After Hours event.

Steering Committee

The Executive After Hours steering committee meets monthly to acquire speakers and plan events that will be of interest to the executive audience.

2018 Tri-chairs:

Mary Bedosky, Vice President – Banking Center Manger, LegacyTexas

Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Vice President, ANBTX Insurance Services

Stan Sims, Senior Manager, Raytheon Company

Companies attending

Executives from the following companies, among others, have attended past Executive After Hours events:

Alliance Architects
ARGO Data
Atmos
BB&T Bank
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BTH Bank
Digital Realty
Fossil
Frost Bank
Fujitsu Network Communications
Halff & Associates
LegacyTexas Bank
Lennox International
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Raytheon
RealPage
Reliant
Richardson City Council
Richardson City Manager's Office
Richland College of the DCCCD
Richardson Independent School District
Smith Anglin Financial
State Farm
UnitedHealthcare
US Freedom Capital
UT Dallas Contact

For more information about Executive After Hours, including:

  • inviting the executives from your organization
  • sponsoring the program or an individual event
  • hosting an event at your company
  • speaker suggestions or other feedback
  • participating on the committee

please contact Beth Kolman at beth@richardsonchamber.com or 972-792-2817.

Next event
Next event:
What Makes a Smart City Smart?

Tuesday, August 28
5:30 - 7 pm
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas
 2830 Rutford Drive, Richardson 75080

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by UT Dallas Jindal School of Management

Moderator:  Trey Bowles, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
           

Come join your peers for a discussion about what makes a smart city smart, and learn about the Smart Cities plan for Dallas.  Our speakers are Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) co-founders Trey Bowles and Jennifer Sanders. DIA is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for Dallas. DIA’s goal is to elevate Dallas as a city that is not only prepared for – but a driving force in shaping – the future of cities, and provide opportunities for prosperity for its citizens

Trey is a serial entrepreneur and community advocate who has founded and built numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit space in Dallas and throughout the United States. He is co-founder of the DIA and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, where he led strategy, vision, and drives the overall planning and development efforts for the DEC.

Jennifer is Co-founder and Executive Director of  DIA and brings expertise across a broad array of industries, including energy, technology, economic development and finance. While at the DIA, Jennifer has collated a network of 30 member organizations, and works with over 20 departments within the City of Dallas and Dallas County to accomplish an aligned smart city strategy, beginning with the implementation of the Smart Cities Living Lab in the West End District in downtown Dallas.

For more information or to RSVP, reply here.

Connect. Experience. Influence.

RichardsonChamberLogo2022-OL-10

The mission of Executive After Hours is to provide business executives with the opportunity to meet on a regular basis, develop relationships, advance the understanding of business issues, and build a mutually beneficial community that fosters success among its participants.

It is designed for high-level, influential executives in and around Richardson to connect with their peers in a comfortable and casual setting.  It is not a networking and sales group – it is by invitation only.

MethodistRichardson3_clr BCBSTX_LeftLng_Tag_RGB Next event Past events Steering Committee Companies attending Contact Next event
Next event:
What Makes a Smart City Smart?
Tuesday, August 28
5:30 – 7 pm
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas
 2830 Rutford Drive, Richardson 75080

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by UT Dallas Jindal School of Management

Moderator:  Trey Bowles, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
           

Come join your peers for a discussion about what makes a smart city smart, and learn about the Smart Cities plan for Dallas.  Our speakers are Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) co-founders Trey Bowles and Jennifer Sanders. DIA is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for Dallas. DIA’s goal is to elevate Dallas as a city that is not only prepared for – but a driving force in shaping – the future of cities, and provide opportunities for prosperity for its citizens

Trey is a serial entrepreneur and community advocate who has founded and built numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit space in Dallas and throughout the United States. He is co-founder of the DIA and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, where he led strategy, vision, and drives the overall planning and development efforts for the DEC.

Jennifer is Co-founder and Executive Director of  DIA and brings expertise across a broad array of industries, including energy, technology, economic development and finance. While at the DIA, Jennifer has collated a network of 30 member organizations, and works with over 20 departments within the City of Dallas and Dallas County to accomplish an aligned smart city strategy, beginning with the implementation of the Smart Cities Living Lab in the West End District in downtown Dallas.

For more information or to RSVP, reply here.

Past events

April 24, 2018 at The Wine Authority – A panel and q&a discussed the unpredictable reality of the new tax law on business.  Mbusiness in 2018, with Shannon Huggins of Methodist Health Systems and Dr. Paul Hain of Blue Cross Blue Shield.


November 16, 2017 at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Jon Drago, tournament director for the AT&T Byron Nelson, shared with the group the reasons for moving the tournament to the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas in 2018.


September 12, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – Tracy Merzi, publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, spoke about the effects the change from print to digital media is having on media, business, and the community.


May 9, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – The Honorable Pete Sessions, US Congress, District 32 was our guest speaker.


February 15, 2017 at Aboca’s Italian Grill – Jason Saving of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on why Texas grows faster than the U.S., and a current and near-future Texas economic outlook.


October 11, 2016 at Texas restaurant – Retired major league baseball player Scott Podsednik spoke about overcoming hurdles to achieve professional success.


September 13, 2016 at Texas restaurant – Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker gave an update on city activities at the inaugural Executive After Hours event.

Steering Committee

The Executive After Hours steering committee meets monthly to acquire speakers and plan events that will be of interest to the executive audience.

2018 Tri-chairs:

Mary Bedosky, Vice President – Banking Center Manger, LegacyTexas

Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Vice President, ANBTX Insurance Services

Stan Sims, Senior Manager, Raytheon Company

Companies attending

Executives from the following companies, among others, have attended past Executive After Hours events:

Alliance Architects
ARGO Data
Atmos
BB&T Bank
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BTH Bank
Digital Realty
Fossil
Frost Bank
Fujitsu Network Communications
Halff & Associates
LegacyTexas Bank
Lennox International
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Raytheon
RealPage
Reliant
Richardson City Council
Richardson City Manager's Office
Richland College of the DCCCD
Richardson Independent School District
Smith Anglin Financial
State Farm
UnitedHealthcare
US Freedom Capital
UT Dallas Contact

For more information about Executive After Hours, including:

  • inviting the executives from your organization
  • sponsoring the program or an individual event
  • hosting an event at your company
  • speaker suggestions or other feedback
  • participating on the committee

please contact Beth Kolman at beth@richardsonchamber.com or 972-792-2817.

Steering Committee
Companies attending
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