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Celebrating 35 Years of Joining and Strengthening Diverse Leaders
2015 ALF Annual Report: Dialogue or Debate
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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
  • Arthur Porter
    Retired - University V. P. Technology Dev.
    The University of Oklahoma
    Class V
  • Renee Logans
    Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
    ADSI (Access Data Supply, Inc.)
    Class XVI
  • Robert Sanborn
    President/CEO
    Children At Risk
    Class XXIX
  • Elizabeth Ghrist
    President
    Liz Ghrist & Associates, Inc.
    Class V
  • Joi Beasley
    President/CEO
    GOGO Business Communications
    Class XXXIII
  • Richard Torres
    VP, Community Relations Officer
    BBVA Compass
    Class XVI
  • Paul Colbert
    Consultant
    Class VII
  • Paule Anne Lewis
    President, CEO
    San Jose Clinic
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Bruce Leslie
    Chancellor
    The Alamo Colleges
    Class XXII
  • Lee Brown
    Chairman and CEO
    Brown Group International
    Class V
  • Jacob Monty
    Managing Partner
    Monty & Ramirez LLP
    Class XXXI
  • Ryane Jackson
    Community Development Manager
    Houston Methodist
    Community Development Class 2
  • Dan D'Armond
    Director, Community and Government Relations
    BMC Software
    Class XXVII
  • Richard Caplan
    Surgeon
    The Methodist Hospital
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Ismael Hernandez
    VP- Global Marine
    Buckeye Partners, LP
    Class XXXV
  • Antoinette Jackson
    Partner
    Jones Walker LLP
    Community Development Class 1
  • Lisa Rowland
    Regional Sales Leader
    Paychex, Inc.
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Thao Costis
    President and CEO
    SEARCH Homeless Services
    Class XXVI
  • Kathryn McNiel
    CEO
    Theater District
    Class XXXII
  • Robert Simon
    Mental Health Administrator
    The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Maria Quintero-Conk
    IDD Authority Psychologist
    Tri-County Services
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Marcus Malonson
    Senior Vice President
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
    Class XXIX
  • Sofia Adrogue
    Member
    Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
    Class XX
  • Alfred Leal
    Attorney at Law
    Leal & Associates
    Class XII
  • Scott Van Beck
    Executive Director
    Houston A+ Challenge
    Education Class 1
  • Viola Garcia
    Professor Emeritus, Retired
    University of Houston-Downtown
    Education Class 2
  • Jonita Reynolds
    Chief Executive Officer
    Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.
    Education Class 2
  • Richard Trabulsi
    Investments/Ranching/Retail
    Richard Trabulsi, Inc.
    Class I
  • John Johnson
    Director
    Johnson & Lindley LLC
    Class XI
  • Leslie Bourne
    Executive Director
    Covenant House Texas
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Jodie Jiles
    Director of Business Development
    Transwestern
    Class IX
  • Beatrice Garza
    Retired - President and Chief Executive Officer
    AAMA
    Class XXIII
  • George Yang
    CEO & Chairman
    Asia Chemical Corp.
    Class XIV
  • Harriet Wasserstrum
    Retired President
    American Leadership Forum
    Class XXI
  • Manisha Gandhi
    Director of Development
    Akshaya Patra Foundation USA
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Cheryl Peters
    Executive Director, Honors and Weekend College
    Houston Community College
    Education Class 4
  • Minerva Perez
    President & CEO
    Minerva Perez Media, LLC
    Class XXXI
  • Sara Selber
    Principal
    The Project Management Team
    Class XVIII
  • John Odam
    General Counsel
    Harris County Attorney's Office
    Class II
  • Alexander Bunin
    Chief Public Defender
    Harris County, Texas
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Susan Stasney
    Community Volunteer
    Class XIII
  • Susan Barnes
    Rector
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    Class XIV
  • David Gerger
    Attorney
    Gerger & Clarke
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Jacqueline Phillips
    Vice President of Ethics and Compliance
    Spectra Energy Corp
    Class XXXI
  • Wea Lee
    Chairman/CEO
    Southern News Group
    Class XV
  • Rebecca White
    President and CEO
    Houston Area Women's Center
    Class XXIX
  • Janice Hale-Harris
    Senior Learning and Leadership Development
    Waste Management
    Class XXXII
  • Bridget Samuel
    Capacity Building Officer
    Episcopal Health Foundation
    Class XL-Workforce Development

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