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Andrea Thomas lands at DFW Airport!

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Andrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas

Workforce Diversity Manager
DFW International Airport

 

Working with North Texas LEAD has proven to be an exceptional experience for me. The selection and job search process is set up to bring out the best in candidates through coaching, resume development and more. The  LEAD team was instrumental in helping me take my resume to another level, allowing me to realize my strengths and how truly valuable my professional experience is.

Having long tenure with my previous organization, it had been several years since I’d interviewed. LEAD  introduced me to the STAR format of behavioral based interviewing, which better prepared me to communicate my experience effectively and to show my value. After only a short time, I was hired by a world class organization that is progressive, innovative and embraces diversity.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with North Texas LEAD. I will continue to remain in touch with the organization and tell others about the great work they do!”

 

Workshop to help military members, veterans enter workforce

Monday, April 27th, 2015

News release shared from UNT Health Science Center.

Workshop to help military members, veterans enter workforce

Steve SoslandDrawing on 13 years of experience recruiting U.S. military veterans in the private sector, Steve Sosland will lead a free job search training workshop for active military members and veterans April 30 at UNT Health Science Center.

Sosland, a West Point graduate and Chief People Officer in the UNTHSC Office of People Development, will offer attendees who are seeking jobs hands-on training, including resume building, networking skills and interviewing techniques.

“Too often I see military veterans undervalue their background, skill and experience as they pursue employment during their transition back to civilian life,” said Sosland, who served as a U.S. Army officer from 1980 to 1991. “In fact, they have many of the critical skills and qualities that make them excellent candidates for jobs in business, government and nonprofits. I hope to help them learn to highlight and communicate those strengths.”

The workshop is offered by North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity, known as North Texas LEAD, which strives to make North Texas the destination of choice for diverse talent by breaking stereotypes and encouraging employers to reach out to every segment of the community. UNTHSC President Dr. Michael Williams is a member of the North Texas LEAD Board of Directors.

The workshop will be held from to 6 to 8 p.m. April 30 in the Medical Education and Training (MET) Building at UNT Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth. To register for the event, visit the event’s webpage.

Eventbrite - Transitioning Military Job Seeker Training - April 30, 2015

 

The T hosts LEAD Q1 Networking Reception

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Fort Worth Transportation Authority President and CEO Paul Ballard hosted North Texas LEAD’s first Candidate Networking Reception of 2015 . LEAD receptions bring professional job seekers together with employers who are driving diversity and inclusion.

(Front row: Shawn Donaghy – Vice President of Operations & Maintenance (The T), Bo V. Cung, P.E. – Vice President Facilities Management(The T), Detra Whitmore – Director of Administration(The T), Paul J Ballard – President & Chief Executive Officer (The T), Gyna Bivens – President & Chief Executive Officer (North Texas LEAD), Melanie Kroeker – Vice President of Human Resources(The T), Nancy K. Amos – Senior Vice President(The T), Robert D. Harmon – Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance(The T), Joan Hunter – Communications Manager(The T).

Back row: William Johnson – Grants & DBE Administrator(The T), Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE – Chief Executive Officer of (Texas Health Resources), Bob Baulsir – Vice President TEX Rail and Procurement (The T)

The Power of Connections

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

North Texas LEAD’s unique process connects leading employers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to top diverse talent from all over the globe.

DFW Airport Reception

Monday, February 9th, 2015

DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue hosted North Texas LEAD’s final Candidate Networking Reception of 2014 . LEAD receptions bring professional job seekers together with employers who are driving diversity and inclusion. (Left to Right: Sean Donohue, Gyna Bivens, Executive Director, North Texas LEAD; Linda Valdez Thompson, EVP Administration and Diversity, DFW Airport, Ken Buchanan, EVP Revenue Management, Robert Horton, VP Environmental Affairs, and Thomas Dallam, VP Human Resources).

High Impact Award

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Upon its 40th anniversary, DFW Airport became the first-ever organization to receive the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce High Impact Legacy Award. City leaders praised the airport’s regional economic impact and commitment to excellence. Airport CEO and LEAD Board Member Sean Donohue accepted the honors. LEAD immediate Past Chairman and current CEO of Freese & Nichols Bob Pence presented the award.

North Texas LEAD Vision

Monday, February 9th, 2015

LEAD’s vision is to be a driving force in North Texas that fosters an open environment of diversity and inclusion for top talent. We attract and connect top talent to outstanding organizations who are driving diversity and inclusion.