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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
  • Lorraine Lewis
    Executive Vice President
    Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
    Class XLV
  • William Reed
    President/CEO
    Technology for All
    Class XXVIII
  • Gwendolyn Goffe
    Chief Investment Officer
    The Brown Foundation,Inc
    Class XIV
  • Vanessa Wodehouse
    Owner
    Big Blue Whale Toys & Curiosities
    Class XXIX
  • Kenneth Huewitt
    Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
    Texas Southern University
    Class XXIX
  • Jay Steinfeld
    CEO/Founder
    Blinds.com
    Class XXVIII
  • Kathryn Whitmire
    Former Mayor
    City of Houston
    Class VI
  • James Barrette
    Secretariat Director-Pastoral & Educational Ministries
    Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
    Class XLI
  • Theopolis Holeman
    Deceased
    Spectra Energy Crop
    Class XIV
  • Barron Wallace
    Partner
    Bracewell & Giuliani
    Class XXIV
  • Andy Weiner
    President and Founder
    RockStep Capital
    Class X
  • Cathy Airola
    Principal
    Fall Creek Elementary, Humble ISD
    Education Class 1
  • Michael Schneider
    Judge-315th District Court
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Yolanda Navarro
    Deceased
    Owner-Consultant- YBN Consulting Strategies
    Class XII
  • Kathryn Stripling
    Retired
    H.I.S.D. Superintendent
    Class XXI
  • Tarsha Jackson
    Harris County Director
    Texas Organizing Project (TOP)
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Terence O'Rourke
    Special Assistant
    Harris County Attorney's Office
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Louise Howell
    Retired-Executive Director
    American Leadership Forum
    Class XVII
  • Fatima Mawji
    Past Board Chair, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
    Anesthesiologist
    Class XXXVIII
  • Deborah Gibson
    Executive Vice President
    Amegy Bank of Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Marylyn Harris
    Executive Director
    Women Veterans Business Center
    Class XXXVI
  • Barbara Irving
    Director of Employment & Veteran Services
    Career and Recovery Resources, Inc
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Kathleen Ownby
    Executive Director
    SPARK School Park Program
    Class XXXVI
  • Manson Johnson
    Shepherd - Teacher
    Holman Street Baptist Church
    Class XI
  • Eva Guzman
    Justice
    Texas Supreme Court
    Class XXII
  • Howard Tellepsen
    Chairman & CEO
    Tellepsen Corporation
    Class XIV
  • Bruce Coe
    Assistant Director, Development
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Class XXXIII
  • David Legge
    Publisher
    Pinnacle Media Ltd.
    Class I
  • Joshua Hayes
    Director of Adult Education
    College of the Mainland
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Diana Fallis
    Writer
    Class XI
  • Darryl King
    CEO/Principal
    The Principle Partnering Group, LLC
    Class XIV
  • Irma Diaz-Gonzalez
    President
    Employment & Training Centers, Inc.
    Class XXVII
  • Joyce Langenegger
    Government Professor
    Blinn College
    Class XX
  • Wilhelmina Robertson
    President
    Cockspur, Inc./Westview Development
    Class XVII
  • Brian Smith
    President
    Brian Smith Construction Inspection, Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • Craig Wessels
    SVP Business Banking
    Amegy Bank of Texas
    Class XLV
  • Antoinette Jackson
    Partner
    Jones Walker LLP
    Community Development Class 1
  • Michael Lee
    Major
    Harris County Sheriffs Office
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Jeff Bricker
    Senior Vice President
    Page
    Class XX
  • Susan Tortolero Emery
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Research Affairs
    The University of Texas School of Public Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Bonnie Foxworth
    Team Building and Relationships
    Foxworth Consulting
    Class X
  • Sharon Washington
    Cultural Anthropologist, CEO
    TWO Research & Consulting
    Class XLIII
  • Kristi Rangel
    Public Health Education Chief
    City of Houston Health Department- My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Houston
    Class XXXV
  • Nancy Sullivan
    Semi-Retired
    Class XX
  • Cindy Garcia
    Attorney
    The Law Office of Cindy Garcia
    Class XI
  • Randy Petersen
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Donna Bahorich
    Chair
    Texas State Board of Education
    Class XLIII

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