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November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
3-Part Fall Breakfast Series: Election Reform November Breakfast: Voting How can we get more...
November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am
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December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thank you to the wonderful facilitators and Senior Fellows who created such an amazing community with us at the 2019 Senior Fellows Retreat!
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Thank you to Roland Garcia, Judge Robert Schaffer, Judge Martha Hill Jamison and former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson for joining us for Part 2 our Fall Series on Election Reform with a dialogue on the Selection of Judges.

Diversity of Thought: Building Together--2018 Annual Report

American Leadership Forum

It’s no coincidence that Houston’s growing recognition as one of America’s great multicultural cities for more than 30 years parallels the growth of the American Leadership Forum. Since 1980, ALF has worked very intentionally to bring together a multicultural mix of extremely diverse leaders from virtually every sector of Houston’s community not to debate, but to co-create new possibilities. Characterized by a strong belief in the human capacity for collective intelligence, the ALF program focuses on the principles of a different kind of leadership that empowers Fellows to envision effective solutions and take coordinated action to address the community’s pressing issues.

The fundamental principles of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) assert that when individuals suspend judgment and allow themselves to truly hear meaning and context from others without the interference of cultural and ideological filters – this potential is unlocked to serve the common good.

This commitment to community and cooperative spirit is nurtured through a yearlong program in which ALF Fellows engage in dialogue, learn to value their differences and unique perspectives, find common ground and build lasting relationships.

 

Senior Fellows from the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Randall Wright
    Medical Director
    Methodist Hospital The Woodlands, Brain Wellness Center
    Class XLV
  • Cheryl Peters
    Executive Director, Honors and Weekend College
    Houston Community College
    Education Class 4
  • Brian Greene
    President/CEO
    Houston Food Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • D. Mark Poag
    Founder and Managing Director
    Fitz Gate Ventures
    Class XXXVI
  • Katherine Cabaniss
    Judge-248th Criminal District Court
    Harris County- Houston, TX
    Criminal Justice 1
  • David Abraham
    Research Scientist/ Lecturer
    Rice University
    Class XXXV
  • Marie Arcos
    Vice President, Governmental and Community Affairs
    YMCA of Greater Houston
    Class XLVII
  • Bill Teague
    President
    Teague & Associates, Inc.
    Class XIV
  • Andrea Caracostis
    Chief Executive Officer
    HOPE Clinic
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Janiece Longoria
    Partner
    Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall, L.L.P.
    Class X
  • Anthony Tam Pham
    Catholic Priest/Physician
    Espiritus Spine & Pain
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Orin Covell
    Deceased
    The George Foundation
    Class V
  • Ann McGinity
    Chief Nurse Executive
    The Methodist Hospital
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Randy Petersen
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Gigi Lee
    President
    Asia Houston Network
    Class XXXI
  • Craig Jackson
    Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
    Texas Southern University
    Class XXVI
  • Gail Winkler
    Retired--Supervising U.S. Probation Officer
    SD/TX, Houston
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Shaukat Zakaria
    CEO
    HealthQuest Therapeutics, LLC
    Class XXXIX
  • Robert Muhammad
    Southwest Regional Minister
    The Nation of Islam
    Class XIX
  • Rochelle Jacobson
    Retired
    Merfish Pipe & Supply / Pipe Exchange
    Class XXIX
  • Mark Lee
    Deputy General Counsel and Vice President
    AIG Life and Retirement
    Class XIX
  • Harish Jajoo
    President
    HJ Consulting, Inc.
    Class XXXIII
  • Oliver Luck
    Commissioner and CEO
    XFL
    Class XXII
  • Edward Allen
    Senior Partner and Co-Founder
    Eagle Global Advisors
    Class XXXI
  • James Colbert
    Superintendent
    Harris County Dept. of Education
    Class XXXVII
  • Jacqueline Baly
    President and CEO
    BalyProjects
    Class XLVIII
  • Ed Gonzalez
    Sheriff
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Deborah Gibson
    Executive Vice President
    Amegy Bank of Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Emilee Whitehurst
    President and CEO
    Houston Area Women's Center
    Class XXIX
  • Linda May
    Executive Director Emeritus
    The Simmons Foundation
    Class V
  • Curtresha Weston
    Assistant Regional Director
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice- Parole Division
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Charles Gremillion
    Executive Director
    C3 - Construction Career Collaborative
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Thomas Stauffer
    Managing Partner
    Global Consultation, LLC, Twelve5 Oenology
    Class II
  • Kay Walther
    Senior Audit Partner
    Blazek & Vetterling LLP
    Class XXXIX
  • Belinda Hill
    Attorney
    Class XX
  • Graham Painter
    Corp. Communications
    Class XVII
  • Brenda Hellyer
    Chancellor
    San Jacinto College District
    Class XXX
  • Michael Lee
    Major
    Harris County Sheriffs Office
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Cynthia Briggs
    CEO Emeritus
    Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.
    Class XVII
  • Kirk Hamilton
    Professor
    Texas A&M University
    Class XII
  • Constance White
    Executive Director
    Spindletop Charities, Inc.
    Class XLIX
  • Larry Satterwhite
    Assistant Chief-Homeland Security Command
    Houston Police Department
    Class XLII
  • Jeff Clarke
    CEO
    Clarke & Company
    Class XV

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