Speaker Date Topic
Steve Love Jan 27, 2021 11:45 AM
How Healthcare Providers Respond to a Pandemic
How Healthcare Providers Respond to a Pandemic

W. Stephen Love

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
300 Decker Drive, Suite 300

Irving, Texas 75062




Mr. Love is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council which promotes collaboration, cooperation and advocacy on behalf of its 90 member hospitals. The Hospital Council also has approximately 100 Associate Members (business and industry), including prominent accounting, legal and consulting firms. The primary mission is to promote patient safety, quality healthcare and coordination in the delivery of healthcare within the North Texas market. He served as 2015 Chair for the Conference of Metropolitan and Regional Hospitals Association in the United States. He also previously served on the Children at Risk Board for North Texas. He serves on the Southwest Region Board for the American Heart Association; Southwest Transplant Alliance; Cure Glaucoma Foundation Advisory Board; North Texas Eye Research Institute; the Metropolitan YMCA Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Prism Health North Texas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Dallas. Mr. Love has worked in healthcare management for over 40 years. He has demonstrated leadership in tax exempt, investor-owned, specialty and private hospitals in operations, finance and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Mr. Love was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 healthcare company that owned over 50 hospitals and managed approximately 200 facilities in the United States. 

Larry James Feb 03, 2021 11:45 AM
We need a new Marshall Plan to deal with our persistent, systemic poverty problem
We need a new Marshall Plan to deal with our  persistent, systemic poverty problem

Larry James | CEO Emeritus

Larry James has provided executive leadership since joining CitySquare in 1994. Known in the Dallas faith, business and media communities as a social entrepreneur and committed servant to the people of East and South Dallas, Larry came to CitySquare after serving 14 years as senior minister with the Richardson East Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas.

He is a graduate of Harding University (BA 1972), Harding University Graduate School of Religion (MA 1973), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv 1977) and Tulane University (MA—American History 1986). His first full-length book, The Wealth of the Poor, was published by Leafwood Publishers in 2013.

Larry spent eight months in 1998 as executive director for the Greater Dallas Community of Churches but returned to CitySquare with a renewed clarity that his place was with the people of Dallas’ inner-city community. Since 1999, Larry and wife, Brenda, have made their home in the inner city and have been active members of First United Methodist Church-Dallas. He currently serves the church in a dual appointment to CitySquare and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

David Johnson Feb 10, 2021 11:45 AM
Markets and the Economy During and After the Pandemic
Markets and the Economy During and After the Pandemic

David Johnson


David Johnson is a 40+-year Wall Street veteran, has been a fixture on local and national media since 1975 and  appears on radio and television programs approximately 2000 times per year.  


David has been KRLD-CBS's Business Analyst since 1980 and broadcasts approximately 85 business reports each week on the station including  “David Johnson’s CEO Spotlight”  daily interview program, and can be heard twice daily state-wide on the Texas State Network.


David joined Public Radio's "Marketplace" program during its inaugural season and was a regular on the program for  nineteen years. "Marketplace" is heard by over 8 million listeners on almost 400 radio stations around the world.

After hosting his own television program, "Business Edition with David Johnson," on Dallas PBS-affiliate KERA, David began a 21 year engagement as the business analyst for WFAA-TV Channel 8.   He became a regular on the all-news cable channel TXCN where he hosted his own program” Cadillac Presents Texas Legends in Business with David Johnson”.
David has appeared on many CNN programs, CBS Evening News, ABC Evening News, NBC Nightly News and ABC’s The View.

David served a three-year stint as chairman of the board of The Greenhill School in Dallas. He was an original member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board, serving from 1983 to 1987, and is the winner of a Gold Medal from the New York International Film and TV Festival for his documentary "Tailspin."  He was awarded “Distinguished Alumnus” from both Greenhill and Sewanee: The University of the South. 

David is the father of two boys, Ben and Sam. He and his wife Debbie have been married for over 40 years.

President Jim Frankiewicz Feb 17, 2021 11:45 AM
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

During the Club Assembly you will learn about The Rotary Club of Dallas behind the scenes. The speakers will take the zoom podium to discuss their given topics or expertise. 

DPD Chief Eddie Garcia Feb 24, 2021 11:45 AM
Meet Dallas' New Police Chief
Meet Dallas' New Police Chief

Incoming Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia says reducing violent crime and gaining the community and staff’s trust are among his top goals when he starts in February.

During a virtual news conference on Monday where he was formally introduced as Dallas’ 30th police chief, Garcia said he plans to listen to his staff, criminologists and residents on ways to decrease crime.

He also plans to review data to determine what parts of the city need increased police presence while also being mindful of community concerns of racial bias and enforcement disparities.

Garcia, 50, said he felt the statistics and perception of crime in the city went hand in hand — and that both had to go in the opposite direction. He said he felt residents can judge whether his plans are successful by their perceptions of crime in the city, how present officers are and their collaborations with the community.


“I know that there are high expectations,” he said. “I know that we have to work quickly, but we have to work smartly as well.”

Garcia, who spent nearly 30 years as a member of the San Jose Police Department and retired as chief on Dec. 12, was announced as Dallas police chief last Wednesday after a three-month search.

Ted Beechler Mar 03, 2021 11:45 AM
White Rock Center of Hope
White Rock Center of Hope

White Rock Center of Hope is a non-profit, ecumenical organization that makes a difference in peoples lives by providing a place where the community can share God’s blessings by satisfying basic human needs.

Gina Norris Mar 10, 2021 11:45 AM
State Fair of Texas Elects 1st Chairperson of the Board
State Fair of Texas Elects 1st Chairperson of the Board

The State Fair of Texas Board of Directors has appointed Gina Armour Norris as its new chairwoman of the board during their annual meeting. Mrs. Norris will succeed Richard Knight, Jr., following his four-year term as chairman. By accepting the responsibilities as chairwoman, Gina Armour Norris is the first woman to join a long line of distinguished community leaders who have provided leadership for the State Fair of Texas since it was originally chartered in 1886.

Prior to becoming chairwoman, Mrs. Norris has held multiple leadership roles within the State Fair. She joined in 2004 through the Youth Livestock Auction Committee, raising funds for the State Fair’s Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program, and later served as co-chair of the committee. Gina is the co-founder of the Big Tex Champion Club fundraiser, which has raised more than $1 million for the Scholarship Program since its creation in 2013. Gina has served on the board of directors for 11 years and most recently served as chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.


Dennis Connally Mar 17, 2021 11:45 AM
DRCF Awards
Sam Thompson Mar 24, 2021 11:45 AM
Boy Scouts of America / Circle 10 Council
Boy Scouts of America / Circle 10 Council

Samuel “Sam” Thompson is the Scout Executive/CEO of the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas. With a passion for what Scouting provides the youth of America, Sam is committed to growing the number of Scouts within the 24-county council territory. In fact, his goal is to increase the membership to over 114,000 youth members by the year 2027 (doubling the number of Scouts from when he took the reins). 

Sam grew up in Reno, Nevada. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1979 in Troop 152. Sam graduated from University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management.

Sam’s scouting career began in 1990 when he served as District Executive in the Reno, Nevada council. Sam also held the positions of Senior District Executive, and Director of Field Service. He became the Assistant Scout Executive, in Sacramento, California, in 1999. In January of 2002 Sam moved into the position of Scout Executive for the Ore-Ida Council in Boise, Idaho. In 2006, he was promoted to the Cub Scout Division Director at the National Council. Sam became the Membership Impact Department Manager in 2008. In 2010, Sam took leadership of the Regional Support Department and in April 2014, he became department manager of the Strategic Performance Office. In 2015 he took the helm of the Information Technology Group, responsible for transforming BSA systems into a user-friendly experience that addresses the needs of the membership, making extensive progress in Online Registration, Scoutbook, Blackbaud CRM, My.Scouting tools.

Sam is married to Debi and they have a son, Nicolas. Sam’s hobbies are: parenting, golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening.

Brian Lullaen Apr 07, 2021 11:45 AM
Reshaping Dallas' Crown Jewel
Reshaping Dallas' Crown Jewel

Brian Luallen has more than 20 years of experience in destination tourism and

experiential events. His career has been dedicated to developing and delivering

impactful experiences for employees and guests, re-launching attractions, and

growing public-private partnerships including Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta

Georgia, The RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA and the Witte Museum in San


Brian’s work transforming concepts into reality has been featured in Time

Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other national media outlets. He

holds degrees in education and pre-law from Georgia State University and enjoys

living in Dallas with his wife, Tina. 

Hon. Michael Williamson Apr 14, 2021 11:45 AM
Ken Novice Apr 21, 2021 11:45 AM
Musicals & Marketing in the Age of CoVid
Musicals & Marketing in the Age of CoVid

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announces the appointment of Kenneth T. Novice as its President. Novice will begin his position on May 1, 2017 with an immediate plan of action to continue the work that David Hyslop, DSM’s Interim Managing Director, started last year of instilling stability and sustainability for the organization.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ken to Dallas as the next President of the Dallas Summer Musicals,” said Ted Munselle, DSM Board Chair. “His experience is the perfect blend of what DSM needs to continue to excel at what we do best, and to build upon our storied history as a leader in the Dallas arts community. Ken has an engaging personality, as well as a broad vision of where we can and should go as an organization. His ability to think outside of the box will help keep DSM relevant and exciting for future generations of arts patrons. We sincerely believe that Ken is the best person to take us forward into our next 77 years, continuing and expanding DSM’s great legacy, while ensuring DSM’s financial and artistic success in the future.”

Admiral Patrick Walsh Apr 28, 2021 11:45 AM

Patrick Walsh is a retired career Navy pilot and commander and is the current president of strategic programs of the Dallas-based company Academic Partnerships. Within the last year, he has led the expansion of the company to bring more than 40 public and not-for-profit private university degree programs online. Important for Patrick, this means that 110 undergraduate and graduate degrees are now available to members of the active duty military.

In 2012, Patrick retired from his position as the 59th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, after 35 years in service. In this last position, he led the U.S. military response to the 2011 earthquake in Japan, after which he was awarded the Grand Cordon – Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government. Prior to his command positions, Patrick was a Navy pilot with Carrier Air Wing One and flew with the Blue Angels. Patrick, whose ancestors come from Cork, values his Irish heritage as a source of shared pride with his wife, Andy, and their two children, Jennifer and Matthew.