The Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas. Produced by the editors of D CEO, the Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.

Identifying the most influential leaders in these categories was no easy task. The D CEO editorial team arrived at our selections only after months of research and hundreds of personal interviews.

If you’d like to recommend an executive or business category for consideration next year or provide other feedback on the special edition, please complete this form.

To qualify, executives and other influential leaders must be based in the DFW region. The Dallas 500 is not an awards program or a vote-based list. All decisions are made by the editors, and the number of recommendations an individual receives is not a consideration factor.

  • The Dallas 500 is broken down into more than 60 industry categories (e.g., retail, banking, energy-oil and gas, technology and telecom, etc.). If there’s an additional business category you’d like us to consider for next year, please let us know.

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