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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
  • Cynthia Colbert
    President
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Class XXXVI
  • Ellen Susman
    Philanthropist
    Ellen Susman Enterprises
    Class XXIV
  • Daisy Morales
    VP Marketing and Outreach
    Community Health Choice
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Christine Faulstich
    Rector
    Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
    Class XXXV
  • Amanda Edwards
    Council Member
    City of Houston
    Class XLI
  • Jane Peranteau

    Medical Community Class 3
  • Sue Levin
    Executive Director
    Houston Galveston Institute
    Education Class 4
  • Leticia Turner
    Community Volunteer
    Class XVII
  • Michael Burke
    Founder & Chairman
    San Antonio Clean Technology Forum
    Class III
  • Holly Birdsall
    Otolaryngologist
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Graham Painter
    Corp. Communications
    Class XVII
  • Melanie Gray
    Partner
    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Class XXVI
  • Robert Wolin
    Partner
    Baker & Hostetler LLP
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Ayse McCracken
    Market President
    Texas Medical Center- Village MD
    Class XXIII
  • Paula Arnold
    Director of Communications
    Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
    Class XIV
  • Jeff Alexander
    Division Manager-Youth Services Division
    Harris County Protective Services
    Criminal Justice 5
  • John Donovan
    Justice 14th Court of Appeals
    State of Texas
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Evelyn Velasquez
    Professor, Business Center of Excellence
    Houston Community College
    Class XXXIII
  • Nicole Gonzales
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    UT Health
    Class XXXIII
  • Richard Celli

    Class XIX
  • Alvin Byrd
    Senior Staff Analyst
    City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods
    Community Development Class 1
  • Sharron Cox
    Curate
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waco
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Brock Thomas
    Judge-338th Criminal District Court
    Harris County/State of Texas
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Janice Hale-Harris
    Senior Learning and Leadership Development
    Waste Management
    Class XXXII
  • Robert Corder
    Principal & Partner
    The Dini Partners
    Class X
  • Tarsha Jackson
    Harris County Director
    Texas Organizing Project (TOP)
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Roland Garcia
    Shareholder
    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Class XIII
  • Dameion Crook
    Educator
    Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men/HoustonISD
    Community Development Class 1
  • Richard Reyes

    Class XIII
  • Can Dogan
    Associate Professor of Economics, Chair of the Business Administration Department, MBA Program Coordinator
    North American University
    Class XXXI
  • Jacquetta Smith
    CEO
    Dominion Consulting and Development
    Class XXXVII
  • Steve Rosencranz
    Retired Founder
    The Woods Project, Inc.
    Class XXXII
  • Alan Bergeron
    Franchisee
    Denny's & Shipley Donuts
    Class XXI
  • Pauline Higgins
    Attorney & Mediator
    Pauline E. Higgins & Associates, P.C.
    Class XXV
  • Susan Elmore
    President
    Elmore Public Relations, Inc.
    Class XXVI
  • Richard Noriega
    Chief Executive Officer
    AVANCE
    Class XV
  • Steven Parker
    Owner/Creative Director
    SEPia Creative, LLC
    Community Development Class 1
  • Lisa Helfman
    Real Estate Director
    H-E-B
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Margaret Guerriero
    Retired
    Guerriero + Spuhler Consulting
    Class IV
  • Suzanne Syme
    Author-Lecturer
    Class XII
  • Kenneth Li
    President
    Southwest Realty Group
    Class XLII
  • Ed Gonzalez
    Sheriff
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Georgia McCoy
    Retired Civil Engineer
    Class IX
  • Susie Crafton
    Senior CP, Development
    Education Pioneers
    Class XXXI
  • Kirbyjon Caldwell
    Senior Pastor
    Windsor Village U. M. C.
    Class VI
  • J. Bridgwater
    President, Houston Market
    Comerica Bank
    Class XIX

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