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Thank you to Police Chief Acevedo for joining the American Leadership Forum for breakfast.

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
  • Sylvia Louie
    Dept of Religious Studies
    Rice University
    Class XXI
  • Jerrell Purvis
    Retired Principal/NFISD
    Advisor/Houston Can Academy
    Education Class 1
  • Katy Caldwell
    CEO
    Legacy Community Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Anna Eastman
    Trustee District 1- Secretary
    Houston ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Amy Smith
    Deputy Director
    Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Christine Markham
    Associate Professor & Associate Director
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Jim Kollaer
    Managing Director
    Kollaer Advisors, LLC
    Class I
  • Deborah Gibson
    Executive Vice President
    Amegy Bank of Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Shehzaad Ali
    Director of School Director Leadership
    YESprep
    Class XXXIX
  • Francene Young
    Transition Minister
    The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
    Class XXX
  • Andrea White
    Editorial Board
    Houston Chronicle
    Class XIV
  • Samuel Sarabia
    Chief School Officer
    HISD
    Class XXXI
  • Rebecca Udden
    Artistic Director
    Main Street Theater
    Class XVII
  • Soner Tarim
    CEO
    Harmony Public Schools
    Class XXX
  • Ida Eng
    Special Projects Coordinator to Independent Agent
    AFLAC
    Class XVII
  • Yolanda Londono
    Vice President, Global Social Responsibility
    Tupperware Brands Corporation
    Class XXI
  • Barbara Irving
    Director of Employment & Veteran Services
    Career and Recovery Resources, Inc
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Dorothy Gibbons
    CEO and Co-Founder
    The Rose
    Class XXIX
  • Kristopher Ahn
    Chairman
    Korean Community Center
    Class XXXVIII
  • Stacy Methvin
    Director
    Pioneer Natural Resources, Magellan Midstream
    Class XXI
  • Graham Painter
    Corp. Communications
    Class XVII
  • David Page
    Retired
    Fairview Health Services
    Class XIV
  • J. Bridgwater
    President, Houston Market
    Comerica Bank
    Class XIX
  • Alan Bergeron
    Franchisee
    Denny's & Shipley Donuts
    Class XXI
  • Peter Beard
    Sr. VP, Regional Workforce Development
    Greater Houston Partnership
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Nancy Sullivan
    Semi-Retired
    Class XX
  • Dwight Boykins
    Council Member District D
    City of Houston
    Class XXXV
  • Anne Koci
    Associate Professor
    Texas Woman's University College of Nursing
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Jerry Nevlud
    President/CEO
    Associated General Contractors-Houston Chapter
    Class XXXIV
  • Parvin Bagherpour
    Chief Student Affairs Officer
    Graduate Medical Education Development
    Class XXXV
  • Marina Walne
    CEO
    EduStart
    Class XV
  • Carmen Watkins
    SW Regional Director
    NAACP
    Class XXI
  • Jason Bernal
    Chief School Officer - East Area
    HISD
    Class XXXI
  • Ronald Oran
    Partner
    Strasburger & Price, LLP
    Class XLII
  • Pamela Potter
    Practice Administrator / Principal
    Bone & Joint Clinic of Houston
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Judy Wallis
    Educational Consultant
    Education Class 4
  • Cecilia Hawkins
    Former Deputy Superintendent
    Humble Independent School District
    Education Class 3
  • Don Wang
    Retired - Chairman of the Board
    MetroBank
    Class IX
  • Teresa Harris
    Financial Advisor
    Morgan Stanley
    Class XXXIV
  • Thelma Gray-Becknell
    Retired - Chief Nurse Executive
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Paul Castro
    Director of School Performance
    Houston A+ Challenge
    Education Class 2
  • Armando Alaniz
    Retired
    H.I.S.D.
    Class XVIII
  • Lee Brown
    Chairman and CEO
    Brown Group International
    Class V
  • Jose Garcia
    Vice Chairman Pediatrics
    University of TX- Houston LBJ General Hospital
    Class XXIV

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