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                                                Honoring George Floyd

Since our founding, the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter has stood for and worked for inclusion and equity. We oppose and denounce racism, discrimination and injustice in all its forms both overt and implicit. And today we stand in solidarity with our Black Fellows, Senior Fellows, community members, colleagues and neighbors.

The murder of George Floyd has devastated our community because he was one of us. Yet this tragic injustice has called every one of us, not just in Houston, but across our country and around the world to take a stand and demand meaningful and permanent change. And we must not fail to heed this call.

Mr. Floyd was brought home to Houston to be celebrated, recognized, remembered and laid to rest. And I ask that every Houstonian, Texan, American and human being join in honoring him by searching their heart and committing to ending racism by taking specific action to demonstrate that commitment in their lives, their homes, their workplaces and their communities.

I look forward to working together with our Black Fellows and Senior Fellows along with all of the other dedicated allies of all backgrounds that are part of our ALF movement to lead and serve our community in keeping Mr. Floyd’s life and tragic death in our hearts and minds as the guiding light in the work ahead of all of us.

Daniel W. Snare, President

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Leadership matters-- all the time-- and especially during a crisis.  As we move through the current COVID-19 crisis, the American Leadership Forum is proud to support our leaders across the Houston/Gulf Coast Region who are working tirelessly to support the community. 

The American Leadership Forum was created here in Houston nearly 40 years ago to create a platform for us to collaborate and help one another, especially during times like these.  The ALF network is deep and holds incredible potential to be a vital part of the solutions that will help our community navigate through our current challenges.  We are stronger together! 

We are continuing to develop and offer opportunities to support our Fellows and Senior Fellows through virtual convenings and welcome your suggestions on topics impacting our community through this challenging time. While we are honoring the Stay at Home, Work Safe guidelines, ALF staff remains available to support you and may be contacted directly through email.

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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.

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.

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
  • Kristen Hawkins
    Judge-11th District Court
    Harris County Texas
    Class XLVII
  • Edward Bernacki
    Executive Director
    UT Health-Austin's WorkLife Health Solutions
    Class III
  • Scott Strang
    Chief Operating Officer
    The Harris Center
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Laurens Hall
    Retired- Rector
    St. John The Divine Episcopal Ch.
    Class XVI
  • Angelica Garcia
    President/CEO
    AIM Global Logistics
    Class XLIV
  • Breaux Castleman
    Managing Director
    Castleman Group
    Class IX
  • Wilhelmina Robertson
    President
    Cockspur, Inc./Westview Development
    Class XVII
  • Max Patterson
    Retired-Executive Director
    TEXPERS
    Class XXII
  • Rolando Trevino
    Chief School Officer- East Area
    Houston Independent School District
    Class XXXVI
  • Jagdip Ahluwalia
    Executive Director
    Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Charles McMahen
    Retired- Vice Chairman-Board
    Compass Bancshares, Inc
    Class I
  • Natalia Egan
    Creative Services Director
    KPRC Channel 2
    Class L
  • Sallie Rawlings
    Retired
    Class XVII
  • Courtney Taylor
    Vice President / Community Development Officer
    Veritex Community Bank
    Class LII
  • Craig Rohden
    CEO
    Space City Credit Union
    Class XXXVIII
  • Hector Monterroso
    Bishop Assistant
    Episcopal Diocese of Texas
    Class XLVII
  • Aida Tello
    Asst. Prin./Counselor
    Lamar HS/HISD
    Education Class 4
  • Bettye Lewis
    CEO & Owner
    Diversified Health Care Systems
    Class XII
  • Gayle Fallon
    Retired - President
    Houston Federation of Teachers
    Class V
  • William Bryant
    Senior Staff Analyst / Special Asst. to the Director
    Houston Health Department
    Class XLVI
  • Jo Ann Delgado
    Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
    Harris County
    Class XXVI
  • Annise Parker
    Former Mayor
    City of Houston
    Class XVII
  • Beatrice Marquez
    Manager/ Social Emotional Learning Department
    HISD
    Class XLIII
  • Jacqueline Phillips
    Vice President of Ethics and Compliance
    Spectra Energy Corp
    Class XXXI
  • Kimberly McLeod
    Assistant Superintendent
    Harris County Department of Education
    Education Class 2
  • Lydia Johnson
    Clinical Director, Legal Clinic
    Texas Southern University
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Jevaughn Sterling
    SVP, Regional Commercial Banking Manager
    Amegy Bank
    Class XLVIII
  • Dave Watson
    Deceased
    Retired - Scientist Nat'l Space Biomed Research Inst.
    Medical Community Class 3
  • George Hanks
    United States District Judge
    US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    Class XXIV
  • Daniel Louie
    Retired
    Orthodontist
    Class XIII
  • Leslie Blanton
    Community Volunteer
    Class XV
  • Brandie Cleaver
    Director of Outreach
    HERdacity
    Class XLIII
  • Melinda Little
    Director of Government Affairs
    Comcast
    Class XLII
  • Armando Perez
    Senior VP, Houston Region
    H-E-B
    Class XXVII
  • Laura Jaramillo
    Senior Vice President, Regional Community Development Manager
    Wells Fargo
    Class XXVII
  • Peter Boudreaux
    Partner
    Curry Boudreaux Architects
    Class XXXIII
  • Algenita Davis
    Director
    Lewis Affiliated, Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • Peggy Smith
    Professor & CEO Teen Health Clinics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Class II
  • Tyrone Tanner
    Associate Professor
    Prairie View A&M University
    Education Class 3
  • Dee Koch
    Retired- Grant Officer
    The George Foundation
    Class XVIII
  • Joseph Icet
    CEO/Urban Farmer
    Last Organic Outpost
    Community Development Class 2
  • Karun Sreerama
    Principal
    The Assets Management Consultants
    Class XXIX
  • Paul Charles
    Executive Director
    Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation
    Class XLI
  • Travis Brashear
    Vice President/Market Leader of South and Central Texas, Employee Benefits
    Holmes Murphy
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Thelma Gray-Becknell
    Retired - Chief Nurse Executive
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Veronica Gorczynski
    President
    Greater East End Management District
    Class XXXV

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