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September 11, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
As Houston area students head back to school, join Chris Vierra, President, Spring Branch ISD School Board and Board Member,Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA), Cathy Horn, Executive Director, Institute for
October 9, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Join Jonathon Glus (Class XXXII), President and CEO, Houston Arts Alliance, Rick Lowe (Class XVI), Founder, Project Row Houses and Co-Chair, Cultural Plan for the City of Houston, Kathryn McNiel (Class XXXII), CEO, Theater District, Sharon
October 16 - 17, 2015
--Disparities and Inequities in the Greater Houston Region-- Retreat participants will: Bear witness to personal stories of individuals who have faced challenges and inequities through their journey in Houston Take a deep dive into a
December 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fellows and Senior Fellows are invited to the 2015 Annual Meeting to socialize and vote for the 2016 slate of trustees. This event is graciously underwritten and hosted by Chevron and promises to be a fun evening. Fellows and

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Thank you to Mayor Annise Parker (Class XVII) and Stephen Klineberg (Class X) for joining us at the July ALF Second Friday Breakfast to explore Plan Houston.
Senior Fellows Retreat-- October 16 - 17
A Tale of Two Communities: Disparities and Inequities in the Greater Houston Region

American Leadership Forum

For three 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 better serve the public 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 Chapter
  • Roman Martinez
    President & CEO
    Texas Taxi, Inc.
    Class VI
  • Bruce Leslie
    The Alamo Colleges
    Class XXII
  • Dean Quinn
    Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
    Class XXXIII
  • Alan Rosen
    Constable Precinct 1
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Floyd LeBlanc
    VP, Corporate Communications & Community Relations
    CenterPoint Energy
    Class XXVI
  • Anton Sinkewich
    Executive Director
    East Downtown Management District
    Community Development Class 1
  • Stephen Williams
    Executive Director
    Houston Department of Health & Human Services
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Jana Mullins

    Brookwood Community
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Kofi Burney
    Chief - Infrastructure and Applications Office
    Class XXXII
  • Anthony Hall
    The Law Office of Anthony W. Hall, Jr.
    Class VII
  • Stan Marek
    Marek Family of Companies
    Class XXVIII
  • Lisa Slinkard
    Assistant Principal
    Terrace Elementary
    Education Class 4
  • Carmen Watkins
    SW Regional Director
    Class XXI
  • Robin Reagler
    Executive Director
    Writers in the Schools
    Community Development Class 2
  • Elda Ramirez
    Associate Professor
    UT Health Science Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Sonia Corrales
    Chief Program Officer
    Houston Area Women's Center
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Maxie Patterson
    Executive Director
    Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems
    Class XXII
  • Theopolis Holeman
    Spectra Energy Crop
    Class XIV
  • Victor Bhatt
    Lee Office Solutions
    Class XXI
  • Laura Murillo
    President & CEO
    Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Class XXVIII
  • T.J. Martinez
    Founding President - Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prepatory School
    Class XXIX
  • Don Wukasch
    Retired Physician, Cardiovascular Surgeon
    Texas Heart Institute
    Class I
  • Marcie Mir
    Chief Executive Officer
    El Centro de Corazón
    Community Development Class 1
  • Catherine Mosbacher
    President & CEO
    Center for Houston's Future
    Class XIV
  • Paul Morales
    Deputy Director, Management Operations
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Correctional Institutions Division
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Kenneth Huewitt
    Houston Independent School District
    Class XXIX
  • Sangeeta Gad
    Director, Houston PREP
    University of Houston-Downtown
    Education Class 2
  • Allyson Cook
    Community Volunteer
    Class XI
  • Bonna Kol
    Executive Director
    Asia Society Texas Center
    Class XXVIII
  • Donna Kristaponis
    Tour Guide/Food & Wine Consultant
    Chateau Ste Michelle Wine Estates
    Class XI
  • Carol Atwood
    Assistant Superintendent - Data Quality and Accountability
    Humble ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Jonita Reynolds
    Chief Executive Officer
    Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.
    Education Class 2
  • Dan D'Armond
    Director, Community and Government Relations
    BMC Software
    Class XXVII
  • Beatrice Garza
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Class XXIII
  • Anne Koci
    Associate Professor
    Texas Woman's University College of Nursing
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Susan Osterberg
    University of Houston System
    Class XXV
  • David Lopez
    Vice President - External Affairs
    YMCA of Greater Houston
    Class XXVI
  • Dan Gattis
    County Judge
    Williamson County
    Class XV
  • William Neuhaus
    Studio RED Architects
    Class IV
  • Alesia Shealey
    Executive Personnel Services, Inc. (EPSI) / Cane River Gardens, Inc.
    Community Development Class 1
  • Vicki LaRue
    Camp For All
    Class XX
  • Patricia Kerrigan
    190th District Court, Harris County Texas
    Class XXVIII
  • James Leslie
    Marketplace Chaplains
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Donna Fife
    Principal, Elm Grove Elementary
    Humble ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Laurie Bricker
    Vice President
    Jefferies LLC
    Class XVI
  • Joseph Jaworski
    Attorney at Law
    Jaworski Law Firm
    Class XXIII

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