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December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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We hope you will join us on December 6 for the 2017 Annual Meeting!

Thank you to Keith Wade, Charles Kuffner, Jessica Colon, and Minerva Perez (our great moderator from Class XXXI) for joining us for a dialogue to examine the results of Houston's recent election.
Celebrating 35 Years of Joining and Strengthening Diverse Leaders

ALF Salutes the Lead 2017 Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award Dinner Sponsors
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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
  • Charles Savage
    Executive Director
    Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc.
    Community Development Class 1
  • Darryl King
    CEO/Principal
    The Principle Partnering Group, LLC
    Class XIV
  • Lance Menster
    Officer, Curriculum and Development
    Houston ISD
    Class XXXVII
  • Christy Poisot
    Sr. Info. Risk Mgmt. Practices Analyst
    Shell Oil Company
    Class XXXVII
  • Ruth Goldberg
    Independent Consultant
    Artik Corporation
    Class XXXVIII
  • Brian Reed
    Vice Chair / Assoc Prof. Community Health Programs
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical Community Class 5
  • John Brittain
    Professor of Law
    UDC School of Law
    Class XIX
  • Michael Cordua
    Owner & Executive Chef
    Cordua Restaurants
    Class XXIII
  • Sonia Corrales
    Chief Program Officer
    Houston Area Women's Center
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Dan D'Armond
    Executive Director-Community Development
    American Cancer Society
    Class XXVII
  • Alma Connor
    Retired - Chief US Pretrial Services Officer
    U.S. Courts
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Catherine Garcia-Prats
    Community Volunteer
    San Francisco Nativity Academy of Houston
    Class XLI
  • Robert Ivany
    President Emeritus
    University of St. Thomas
    Class XXV
  • Peter Wareing
    Partner
    Wareing, Athon & Company
    Class IV
  • Maria Quintero-Conk
    IDD Authority Psychologist
    Tri-County Services
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Shelaghmichael Brown
    Board Member
    BBVA Compass
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Sherry Mose
    Board Chairman
    Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
    Class XXXI
  • Donna Bahorich
    Chair
    Texas State Board of Education
    Class XLIII
  • Sharron Cox
    Curate
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waco
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Gene Locke
    Partner
    Andrews & Kurth LLP
    Class IX
  • Stephen Costello
    President
    Costello, Inc.
    Class XXX
  • Nancy Sullivan
    Semi-Retired
    Class XX
  • Bernice Joseph
    Chief Operating Officer
    The Rose
    Class XXXII
  • Zachary Hodges
    President
    Houston Community College - NW
    Class XIX
  • Sergio Castillo

    Class XXXVI
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
    U.S. Congresswoman
    United States House of Representatives
    Class IV
  • Cruz Hinojosa
    Galena Park City Councilmember Position 2-Police & Fire
    League of United Latin American Citizens
    Class XXVII
  • Jessica Diaz
    Director of Partner Engagement
    All Kids Alliance
    Community Development Class 1
  • M.A. Toni Moreno
    Vice President
    MDR CFO's Inc.
    Class XXIV
  • Roger Harris
    Development Specialist Manager
    Houston First
    Class XXXIX
  • Ed Allday

    Class V
  • Jane Cummins
    Executive Director
    The HEART Program
    Class XXV
  • John Baker
    President
    John H. Baker Interests
    Class II
  • Dean Quinn
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
    Class XXXIII
  • Becky Seabrook

    Education Class 3
  • Dean Gladden
    Managing Director
    Alley Theatre
    Class XXVI
  • Melanie Lawson
    News Anchor/Reporter
    KTRK-TV/ABC-13; DISNEY/ABC
    Class VI
  • Joseph Nixon
    Of Counsel
    Beirne, Maynard & Parson LLP
    Class XVIII
  • Michael Webster
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Instruction
    Houston Community College
    Education Class 4
  • Angelica Adams
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Sherry Vetter
    Vice President, Government and Expansion Programs
    Texas Children's Health Plan
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Lan Bentsen
    President
    Shape Up Houston
    Class III
  • Steve Amstutz
    Director - Measuring What Matters
    Institute for Research and Reform in Education
    Class XXIII
  • Karen H. Love
    SVP Strategic Planning and Partnerships
    Community Health Choice, Inc.
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Lenox Reed
    Retired
    Neuhaus Education Center
    Class VIII
  • Rebecca Lunstroth
    Associate Director/Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics UTHSC
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Carlos Escobar
    AVP for Planning, Design and Construction
    Augusta University/Augusta Health System, GA
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Roopa Gir
    President & CEO
    iEducateusa.org
    Class XLIII

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