Archive for December, 2012

Candidates In The News: Ken Reeves

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Candidates In The News: Kudos to Ken Reeves who was elected to the Board of Directors of The Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association. He was also elected Chairman of the Board for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.”

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas (AICCT)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas (AICCT) and the DFW Native American Chamber of Commerce (DFWNACC) currently chaired by LEAD Advisory Council member, Anthony Patricio, will be combining Chambers in 2013 and onward. The goal is to be a stronger advocate for Native Americans, their businesses, and their business opportunities. LEAD is proud to have the AICCT as a community partner.

Pictured in the photo include: Bottom Row (Left to Right) (Vice President) Bob Whistler, Tribal Legislator Angela Young, (Secretary) Jacob Click (President) Anthony Patricio
Top Row (Left to Right)Becky Smith, Christi Redfearn, Colinda Torrez, Jesse Preston, (Treasurer) Dan Callahan

Experienced Professionals Sought

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

DALLAS/FORT WORTH—December 12, 2012Resumes from college-degreed professionals are being accepted by North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity (LEAD) for its 2013 interview year.   “Executives and managers from our member companies interview a select group of applicants each month for consideration into our program,” said Gyna M. Bivens, President and Executive Director of LEAD.  Applicants apply by uploading their resume to LEAD’s website (

The non-profit organization’s membership is comprised of 27 employers who value LEAD as a resource for top diverse talent.  More than 500 professionals have found employment after going through LEAD’s unique process.  LEAD candidates hold titles such as:

  • CFO
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Engineer
  • Accountant
  • Technology Services Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Manager of Supply Chain Management


Bivens says LEAD identifies talent that matches the employment needs of North Texas.  Initially, the organization focused exclusively on the talent needs of Fort Worth employers.  “Realizing our applicants were coming from all over Texas, we made a conscientious effort to invite Dallas-area employers to share the vision.”  LEAD Human Resources Manager Stephanie Valadez says the non-profit organization receives resumes from 16 states and all over Texas.  “They apply with LEAD specifically because they share the vision of our CEOs who know a diverse and inclusive workforce is a talented workforce.”

Final Reception for 2012

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The final reception for 2012 was hosted by Tim Carter, President & CEO of Omni American Bank. Freese & Nichols President & CEO Bob Pence, Texas Health Resources VP of Strategic Workforce Planning Mark Morales, LEAD President Gyna Bivens, Tim Carter and Dick Ruddell, President/Executive Director of The T were on hand to network with candidates

LEAD’s Human Resources team

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

LEAD’s Human Resources team manages the receptions which are invitation-only for endorsed candidates. HR Manager Stephanie Valadez and HR Generalist Stephen Bradshaw greet candidates.