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35 Years of Celebrating Leadership
Celebrating 35 Years of Joining and Strengthening Diverse Leaders

Thank you to Dayan Gross, Terri Burke, and Mustafa Tameez, for leading the February Second Friday Breakfast: How Do We Restore Civil Discourse?

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
  • Grover Jackson
    Chairman & CEO
    Spinel Capital
    Class XIX
  • Margaret Rodriguez
    Superintendent
    AAMA Inc. Sanchez Charter School
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Leonard Zwelling
    Retired - VP Medical Support Services
    Legacy Community Health Services
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Anne Olson
    President
    Buffalo Bayou Partnership
    Class XXII
  • James Michael Anderson
    Deceased
    Harris County District Attorney
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Larry Hawkins
    Financial Advisor
    New England Financial
    Class X
  • Deborah Anderson
    Executive Director
    Pyramid Community Development Corporation
    Class XXVII
  • Jose Villarreal
    Retired Former non-profit executive, Public Administration Senior Executive
    Self-Employed Consultant
    Class IV
  • Janice Coggeshall
    Deceased
    Former Mayor of Galveston
    Class VI
  • John Farrell
    President
    Midvale Enterprises and Farrell Executive Coaching and Consulting
    Class XXX
  • Rodney Ellis
    Commissioner, Precinct One
    Harris County
    Class II
  • Terence Cheng
    CEO/President
    TRW Engineers, Inc. dba TSC Engineering
    Class XV
  • Jeffrey Powell
    SVP
    Wells Fargo
    Class XLII
  • Linda Aldred
    Sr. Vice President
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Armando Alaniz
    Retired
    H.I.S.D.
    Class XVIII
  • Nancy McGregor Manne
    Community Volunteer
    Class XXII
  • Elneita Hutchins-Taylor
    General Counsel
    HISD Legal Services
    Education Class 3
  • Richard Reyes

    Class XIII
  • Abel Davila

    Class XXI
  • Debra Stewart
    Manager, Supplier Diversity and Diversity Outreach
    Shell Oil Company
    Class XXXVI
  • Cissy Davis
    Managing Director
    Miller Theatre Advisory Board
    Class XXX
  • John Spear
    Architect & Realtor/President
    Spear Properties, LLC/Richwood Realty Advisors, LLC.
    Class XVI
  • Judy Bozeman
    Chairman of the Board
    Woodway Financial Advisors A Trust Company
    Class VI
  • Mona Jiles
    Deputy Director, Forensic Services
    MHMRA of Harris County
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Dee Koch
    Grant Officer
    George Foundation
    Class XVIII
  • Gerry Pate
    President
    Pate Transportation Partners
    Class II
  • Jerrell Purvis
    Retired - Principal/NFISD
    Advisor/Houston Can Academy
    Education Class 1
  • E. Ashley Smith

    Class V
  • Richard Hite
    Owner/CEO
    Norton Ditto
    Class I
  • Dan D'Armond
    Executive Director-Community Development
    American Cancer Society
    Class XXVII
  • Gregory Knight
    SVP & Chief Customer Officer
    CenterPoint Energy
    Class XXXI
  • Mary Jane Gomez
    Retired - Director, Advanced Academics, Principal, ECH Manager
    Houston ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Jane Cummins
    Executive Director
    The HEART Program
    Class XXV
  • Antoinette Jackson
    Partner
    Jones Walker LLP
    Community Development Class 1
  • John Walsh
    Retired-Director, Graduate Real Estate Program
    The University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
    Class XV
  • Martha Macris
    President and CEO
    Memorial Assistance Ministries
    Class XXXIX
  • Lisa Mayes
    Sr. Director of Development.
    Harris Health System
    Community Development Class 2
  • Miguel Hernandez
    Refinery Maintenance Field Execution Supervisor
    Shell Oil Products Company, LLC
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Naomi Macias
    Bureau Chief of Public Health
    City of Houston Health Department
    Class XXXIX
  • Susan Young
    Retired-President
    South Main Alliance
    Class XVII
  • Elizabeth Ghrist
    President
    Liz Ghrist & Associates, Inc.
    Class V
  • Deborah Gibson
    Executive Vice President
    Amegy Bank of Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Kathleen Martinez
    Sr. Director, National Strategic Relationships & Initiatives
    BP America
    Class XLI
  • Jay Zeidman
    Managing Partner
    Resolute Venture Partners
    Class XLI
  • Shannon Buggs
    Chief Commons Director
    CultureWorks Greater Houston
    Class XXXVIII
  • Ed Allday

    Class V

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