Board of Directors


Cigna
LaMonte Thomas

LaMonte
Thomas
Chairman of the Board, Texas Diversity Council
President and General Manager, North Texas and Oklahoma, Cigna

VIA Metropolitan Transit
Jeffrey Arndt

Jeffrey
Arndt
President and CEO
VIA Metropolitan Transit

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
David Comeaux

David
Comeaux
AVP of HR Business Support & Workforce Diversity
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Lisa Firmin

Lisa
Firmin
Associate Provost for Veteran and Military Affairs
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Direct Energy
Emily Fletty

Emily
Fletty
Head of Talent & Development
Direct Energy

CenterPoint Energy
Bryan Glines

Bryan
Glines
Manager, HR Compliance & Diversity
CenterPoint Energy

Air Liquide North America
Sherri Sides

Sherri
Sides
VP – Human Resources
Air Liquide North America

H-E-B
James Harris

James
Harris
Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity
H-E-B

Wells Fargo
Laura Hitchens

Laura
Hitchens
Vice President and Human Resources Manager, Southwest Region
Wells Fargo

University of Texas at Arlington

Jean
Hood
Vice President, Human Resources
University of Texas at Arlington

METRO
Karen Kauffman

Karen
Kauffman
Chief Human Resources Officer
METRO

AT&T
Janice King

Janice
King
Assistant Vice President-Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
AT&T

VALIC
Freda Lee

Freda
Lee
Vice President, Relationship Management
VALIC

CPS Energy
Lisa Lewis

Lisa
Lewis
Vice President of People and Culture
CPS Energy

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
David Miller

David
Miller
Vice President, Human Resources
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Michael Muhammad

Michael
Muhammad
Vice President, Diversity
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Texas Tech University
Paul Frazier

Paul
Frazier
Assistant Vice President of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
Texas Tech University

UNT System
Parikh Chinten

Chinten
Parikh
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
University of North Texas System

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Edward Romero

Edward
Romero
Chief Diversity Officer
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Dallas Hospital
Virginia Rose-Harris

Virginia
Rose-Harris
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Dallas Hospital

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Michelle Scheffler

Michelle
Scheffler
Partner
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Aviall, Inc.
Eric Strafel

Eric
Strafel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aviall, Inc.

TDECU-Your Credit Union
Vandi Theriot

Vandi
Theriot
Vice President of Talent Services
TDECU-Your Credit Union

Southwest Airlines
Ellen Torbert

Ellen
Torbert
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
Southwest Airlines

University of Texas at Austin

To be
determined
University of Texas at Austin

Harland Clarke
Valerie Wilson

Valerie
Wilson
Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Harland Clarke

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Larry Perkins

Larry
Perkins
Executive Director, HR Talent and Diversity Organizations
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mac Executive Recruiters
Jeff Chaponick

Jeff
Chaponick
President and CEO
MAC Executive Recruiters

The Michaels Companies
Tracy Goyne

Tracy
Goyne
Manager of Leadership Development and Inclusion
The Michaels Companies


USAA
Monique McCloud

Monique
McCloud
Vice President-Diversity & Inclusion
USAA

National Diversity Council
Dennis Kennedy

Dennis
Kennedy
Founder and Chairman
Texas Diversity Council