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35 Years of Celebrating Leadership
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American Leadership Forum

For three and a half decades ALF has worked very intentionally to bring together a mix of diverse leaders from virtually every sector of the Houston 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 to empower 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.

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.

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
  • Vicki LaRue
    Retired
    Camp For All
    Class XX
  • Nikki VanHightower
    Retired - Senior Lecturer
    Texas A&M
    Class III
  • Susan Garwood
    President
    Susan Vaughan Foundation
    Class XVII
  • Cynthia Garza Roberts
    Public Affairs Director
    H-E-B
    Class XLII
  • Robert Muhammad
    Southwest Regional Minister
    The Nation of Islam
    Class XIX
  • Thomas Jones
    Partner
    McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP
    Class XVII
  • Suzan Deison
    CEO/President/Founder
    Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce
    Class XXXV
  • Rebecca Kirkland
    Retired - Prof. Pediatrics, Sr. Associate Dean for Med. Ed.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Class VI
  • Ericka Brown
    COO
    Harris Health System
    Class XLI
  • Nancy Li
    President
    Easton Resource Development, Inc.
    Class XXVIII
  • William King

    Class VI
  • Roman Martinez
    President & CEO
    Texas Taxi, Inc.
    Class VI
  • Helen Huey
    Owner
    Creative Consulting
    Class VII
  • Janette Cosley
    Executive Director
    The Ensemble Theatre
    Class XXVIII
  • Qusai Mahesri
    Managing Director
    Xpediant Solutions
    Class XXXV
  • Joe Gorton

    Class VI
  • Carlos Escobar
    AVP for Planning, Design and Construction
    Augusta University/Augusta Health System, GA
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Kathryn McNiel
    CEO
    Theater District
    Class XXXII
  • Roberto Trevino
    Executive VP, Planning, Engineering & Construction
    METRO
    Class XXXVIII
  • Alan Rosen
    Constable Precinct 1
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Joseph Jaworski
    Attorney at Law
    Jaworski Law Firm
    Class XXIII
  • Ange Finn
    AAMET Certified EFT Practitioner (Stress Relief and Wellness)
    Tap Into Yourself, LLC
    Class XXIX
  • Jay Zeidman
    Managing Partner
    Resolute Venture Partners
    Class XLI
  • Umair Shah
    Executive Director
    Harris County Public Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Samuel Golden
    Managing Director and CEO
    Alvarez & Marsal Financial Institutions Advisory
    Class XX
  • David Gerger
    Partner
    Gerger Khalil & Hennessy
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Margo Scholin
    Retired - Partner
    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Class XXIV
  • Tony Diaz
    Director of Intercultural Initiatives
    Lone Star College-North Harris
    Class XXV
  • Sabrina McTopy
    Partner
    Walker Jackson L.L.P.
    Class XXXVIII
  • Cindy Garbs
    Wellness & Anti-Aging Consultant
    Universal Divine Design
    Class XV
  • Lester King
    Built Environment Manager
    Harris County Public Health
    Class XXXV
  • Roger Harris
    Development Specialist Manager
    Houston First
    Class XXXIX
  • Angelica Adams
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Ghulam Bombaywala

    Five Star Merchant Services
    Class XX
  • Jesse Jones
    Director
    Houston Endowment, Inc.
    Class XXIX
  • Robert Sanborn
    President/CEO
    Children At Risk
    Class XXIX
  • Eartha Jean Johnson
    CEO, Chairman of the Board
    Risk Mitigation Worldwide
    Class XXXVI
  • Gwendolyn Goffe
    Chief Investment Officer
    The Brown Foundation,Inc
    Class XIV
  • George Martinez
    Chief Executive Officer
    Allegiance Bank
    Class XVII
  • Hiram Contreras

    Retired
    Class IX
  • Peter Beard
    Sr. VP, Regional Workforce Development
    Greater Houston Partnership
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Parvin Bagherpour
    Chief Student Affairs Officer
    Graduate Medical Education Development
    Class XXXV
  • Susan Osterberg
    Educator
    University of Houston System
    Class XXV

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