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Senior Fellows enjoyed connecting with one another and exploring Houston's culinary scene at Kiran's Houston at ALF's Reservations for Six program.

Thank you very much to A.J. Crabill for joining us for our August Second Friday Breakfast dialogue to share a very timely and relevant update on educational issues that affect the Houston area.
The inaugural Class Reunion Week was a huge success!
More Class Reunion Week fun!

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
  • Susan Elmore
    Elmore Public Relations, Inc.
    Class XXVI
  • Graciela Saenz
    Attorney At Law
    Law Offices of Graciela Saenz
    Class XIII
  • Elneita Hutchins-Taylor
    General Counsel
    HISD Legal Services
    Education Class 3
  • George Martinez
    Chief Executive Officer
    Allegiance Bank
    Class XVII
  • Nicole West
    NCA Investigations
    Class XLVII
  • Jeff Ross
    Class XIX
  • Jennifer Holmes
    Director Corporate College- Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
    Houston Community College
    Class XXVIII
  • Alan Ratliff
    The StoneTurn Group
    Class XXIV
  • Dale Trevino
    The Trevino Group
    Class XXII
  • Rose Childs
    Retired - Deputy Director for Mental Health Services
    MHMRA of Harris County
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Yolanda Barnes
    Director, LEAD - Leadership Exploration and Development
    Comcast University - West Division
    Class XXXVIII
  • Michelle Paul
    Executive Director
    Capital Idea Houston
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Orfelina Garza
    Houston Community College System - Southwest
    Class XXIV
  • Larry Hawkins
    Financial Advisor
    New England Financial
    Class X
  • Sehba Sarwar
    Artistic Director/Founder/Independent artist
    Voices Breaking Boundaries
    Class XXXII
  • Carol Alvarado
    State Representative
    District 145, State of Texas
    Class XVIII
  • Jon VandenBosch
    City of Houston (Retired)
    Class VIII
  • Julie Boom
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Susan Harris
    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Sandra Rodriguez
    Human Service Program Manager
    Houston Health Department
    Class XLVIII
  • Cheryl Thompson-Draper
    Cypress Pony Land Co. & T Bar D Ventures
    Class XIX
  • Carmen Orta
    American Communication Services, Inc.
    Class IX
  • Melanie Fisk
    Sr. Director of Adult Education
    Baker Ripley
    Class XLIX
  • Gerald Wilson
    Wilson Financial Group, Inc.
    Class VIII
  • Ranvir Mohindra
    President, CEO
    HMVS Management Team
    Class XVIII
  • Antonio Tillis
    Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    University of Houston
    Class XLVII
  • Kenneth Huewitt
    Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
    Texas Southern University
    Class XXIX
  • Shelaghmichael Brown
    Board Member
    BBVA Compass
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Hiram Contreras
    Class IX
  • Mona Jiles
    Deputy Director, Forensic Services
    MHMRA of Harris County
    Criminal Justice 2
  • John Spear
    Architect & Realtor/President
    Spear Properties, LLC/Richwood Realty Advisors, LLC.
    Class XVI
  • Argentina James
    President & CEO
    Hill Day Public Relations
    Class XXI
  • John Burruss
    Metrocare Services
    Class XXV
  • Albert Myres
    A Myres and Associates
    Class XXV
  • Lisa Mayes
    Consultant for Public Policy & Government Relations/Public Affairs Exec./Heatlhcare Strategist
    Community Development Class 2
  • Marilyn DeMontrond
    Community Volunteer
    Harris County Protective Services, Child Welfare League of America
    Class XXVIII
  • Jevaughn Sterling
    SVP, Regional Commercial Banking Manager
    Amegy Bank
    Class XLVIII
  • Suzette Jones
    Managing Member
    Training Resources Consulting, LLC
    Class XXXII
  • Donald McKinney
    Assistant Chief of Police
    HPD, Criminal Investigations Command
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Bryce Kennard
    External Affairs Manager
    Class XLVII
  • Jonathon Glus
    Convention & Cultural Services
    City of Sacramento, CA
    Class XXXII
  • Robin Reagler
    Executive Director
    Writers in the Schools
    Community Development Class 2
  • Peggy Engram
    Retired; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    UH Downtown College of Public Service
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Jon Lindsay
    Former Texas State Senator and Harris County Judge
    Class VI
  • Teresa Harris
    Financial Advisor
    Morgan Stanley
    Class XXXIV
  • Andy Weiner
    President and Founder
    RockStep Capital
    Class X
  • Eric Evans
    Tomball Regional Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 5

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