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The 2018 Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award Dinner was a huge success!
35 Years of Celebrating Leadership
Celebrating 35 Years of Joining and Strengthening Diverse Leaders

Thank you to young social activists Dieter Cantu, Lila Mankad, Daniel Cohen, and Cesar Espinosa, for joining ALF to share how they are organizing and engaging others around the issues they are passionate about. And thank you to Julie Waters who moderated the dialogue.

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
  • Cynthia Siegel
    CPA
    Former Mayor/City of Bellaire
    Class XXVIII
  • Robert Ochoa
    Surgical Critical Care, General Surgery
    Houston Methodist Surgical Associates
    Class XLVI
  • Norma Benzon
    Deceased
    YWCA
    Class XIX
  • Max Patterson
    Executive Director
    TEXPERS
    Class XXII
  • Sherry Mose
    Board Chairman
    Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
    Class XXXI
  • Gay Estes
    Community Volunteer
    Class XII
  • Thomas Stauffer
    Managing Partner
    Global Consultation, LLC, Twelve5 Oenology
    Class II
  • Sharon Washington
    Cultural Anthropologist, CEO
    TWO Research & Consulting
    Class XLIII
  • Diane Arms
    Director of Programs
    AAMA
    Class XLIV
  • Reginald Adams
    CEO & Founder
    Reginald C. Adams LLC
    Class XXIV
  • Lemel Jones
    Founder
    I Am A Legacy Builder
    Class XXXVII
  • Rhonda Skillern Jones
    Secretary/ District II
    HISD School Board
    Education Class 4
  • Tina Paez
    Director of Administrative & Regulatory Affairs
    City of Houston
    Class XXXIV
  • Katharine Lord
    Retired - Executive Director
    Bayou Preservation Association
    Class XVI
  • Andrea Hodge
    Outgoing Executive Director, REEP
    Rice University
    Education Class 4
  • Anne Whitlock
    Executive Director
    Connect Community
    Class XLII
  • William Reed
    President/CEO
    Technology for All
    Class XXVIII
  • Joe Russo
    Principal
    The Russo Group/USA
    Class I
  • Ann McGinity
    Chief Nurse Executive
    The Methodist Hospital
    Medical Community Class 2
  • James Greenwood
    Retired / Volunteer/ Part time CEO Daniel and Ripley Foundation
    Class V
  • Jodie Jiles
    Director of Business Development
    Transwestern
    Class IX
  • Aijaz Khowaja
    President
    Palms Recovery Corp.
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Randy Petersen
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Rudeina Baasiri
    Patent Agent/Physician
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Class XLIV
  • Lee Brown
    Chairman and CEO
    Brown Group International
    Class V
  • Anthony Greisinger
    Executive Director
    Kelsey Research Foundation
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Beatrice Garza
    Retired - President and Chief Executive Officer
    AAMA
    Class XXIII
  • Siva Kumari
    Director General
    International Baccalaureate
    Education Class 1
  • Brock Thomas
    Judge
    State of Texas/Harris County
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Hannah Chow
    Lawyer, Former Judge
    Class II
  • John Chen
    Retired - Assistant Chief
    Houston Police Department
    Criminal Justice 4
  • J. Michael Solar
    Managing Partner
    Solar & Associates, L.L.P.
    Class VII
  • Linda Riley Mitchell
    Chief Financial Officer
    The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
    Class XLIV
  • Marie Moreno
    Principal
    Las Americas Newcomer School
    Education Class 3
  • Kendra Thomas
    Legal Review Manager
    MHMRA of Harris County
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Edgardo Colon
    Attorney At Law
    Edgardo E. Colon, P.C.
    Class XXIII
  • Marion McCollam
    Retired - President
    McCollam Consulting LLC
    Class XII
  • Robert Glaser
    Trustee, District V
    HCCS
    Class XLIII
  • Rodney Ellis
    Commissioner, Precinct One
    Harris County
    Class II
  • George Beatty
    Retired
    President - The Greater Houston Partnership COC
    Class XVII
  • John Duman
    CEO
    Zenith Learning
    Class XLIII
  • Gary Randazzo
    Director, Executive Education
    University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business
    Class XIX
  • Lois Stark
    President
    Stark Productions, Inc.
    Class VI
  • Diana Quintana
    Deputy Director, Health Services Division
    Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
    Criminal Justice 2
  • John Rolfe
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Houston First Corp./Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Class XLI
  • Patrice McKinney
    Attorney
    Lanier Law Firm
    Class XXXVI
  • John Spear
    Architect & Realtor/President
    Spear Properties, LLC/Richwood Realty Advisors, LLC.
    Class XVI

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